Fall is finally here! Along with changes in the weather, we should also be mindful of the transitions taking place in our bodies. In addition to a healthy diet and regular acupuncture treatments, there are things you can do at home to stay in good health this fall! Self-acupressure can be used to relieve everyday… Continue reading Acupressure for the Fall Season
Massage Therapy, now at Aquarius Acupuncture! This September at Aquarius Acupuncture, we will be offering you massage with Jean Rim every Saturday. Over her 20-year career, Jean, a licensed massage therapist, has been practicing, healing and administering pain management through various techniques. She has attended the Polarity Institute, in Portland, Maine, and graduated from the… Continue reading Massage Therapy, Now At Aquarius Acupuncture!
Being in practice for over 10 years, I have come across many patients suffering from chronic acne well into adulthood. Most have tried it all—salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, and even birth control pills. Although these medications often improve current breakouts, they do little to prevent future acne, so many end up in a relapse.… Continue reading Heal Your Acne with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Veganism – is it for you? Veganism is somewhat of a controversial topic in Chinese medicine. The medicine itself is based on the principles of yin and yang, which emphasizes the importance of finding balance and equilibrium within the body. Chinese medicine is not so keen on anything that leans too far to one side, meaning… Continue reading Veganism and Chinese Medicine
During the spring season the weather can be a bit unpredictable. With this natural transition from the cooler yin energy to the warmer yang energy, be mindful of some external factors in order to maintain your health this spring season. Wind is often associated with springtime and can definitely be seen on a windy day like today!… Continue reading Wind
Did you know that there is a whole area of the ear specific to treating headaches? It is called the headache line, and it has points based off of location of the headache. This is a great way to treat migraines, which can present differently in many patients. Wanting to try acupuncture but scared of… Continue reading Acupuncture For Headaches
Yin Tang is an acupuncture point indicated for symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, and agitation. It can also be used to relieve frontal migraine headaches. To locate this point, find the midpoint between the two eyebrows. Gently massage this point for a calming effect, and relief from headache and sinus blockage.
Suffering from migraines? LI4 is often called the “headache point”, for its ability to treat general issues of the head and face. To locate this point, squeeze the thumb against the base of the index finger and find the highest point of the bulge, it should be approximately level with the end of the crease.… Continue reading LI4 For Migraines
Lately in my practice, I’ve been encountering an increased number of patients with hypothyroidism. This prompted me to write about this condition, especially since it can be well-managed with the combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and conventional medicine. What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is essentially an underactivity of the thyroid gland. This gland produces the… Continue reading Why Chinese Medicine Can Help Heal Your Hypothyroidism
Aquarius Acupuncture accepts health insurance in-network from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). We are also out-of-network with many other plans including United Healthcare (UHC), Cigna, Aetna, and more! If you have a different health insurance, it doesn’t hurt to check if you are covered for acupuncture. Also, if it’s a new year and you weren’t… Continue reading Acupuncture is Covered by Insurance!