Sure, you may think it’s “trendy.” Acupuncture seems to be the latest fad for Western medicine. In actuality, there’s nothing new about the art—and science—of acupuncture. It’s been around for centuries, rooted in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There’s a lot of information—and misinformation—out there about acupuncture, so we wanted to set the record straight and provide our beginner’s guide to acupuncture.
Trying something new is a bit frightening, isn’t it? We understand that facing the unknown — particularly in regards to your health -- can cause anxiety and hesitation. But often, trying something new presents an opportunity for greater personal growth, improved health, and reconnecting with your body’s natural healing powers. There’s no reason to let the unknown hold you back -- especially in regards to your first acupuncture treatment.
How many times have you sneezed today? Did you immediately reach for the nasal spray after a few “achoos”? Chronic allergies take a lot of enjoyment out of life, especially if you love the great outdoors. Nature is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated. Every beautiful flower should be greeted with gratitude – not with a stuffy nose.
It’s one time you don’t want to hit the bull’s-eye. If you develop a rash that looks like a “bull’s-eye,” you may have contracted Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. Ticks in all forms are icky. Nothing makes you squirm like feeling one crawling up your leg. The deer tick is particularly nasty—it’s the critter that carries Lyme disease....