EARSEEDS: THE ANCIENT HEALING PRACTICE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Earseeds are small, round seeds that are placed on specific points on the ear to stimulate healing. This ancient healing practice is based on the concept of microsystems, where specific points on the body correspond to specific organs and systems. The ear microsystem [...]
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CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE ROCKS! In addition to acupuncture, cupping, and moxa another super important component I use in my practice is Chinese Herbal Medicine. I regularly recommend herbs to complement the acupuncture treatment and to improve the presenting condition more quickly. I recommend herbs for digestive issues, allergies, insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches, stress [...]
FIND OUT WHAT CHINESE CUPPING THERAPY CAN DO FOR YOU Another one of my favorite treatments that I use at Vida Acupuncture is cupping therapy. Cupping consists of using plastic cups to suction the skin and improve blood circulation to the area. Common areas in which I do cupping are on the neck, [...]
SPRINGTIME AND THE LIVER Springtime is an ideal time to do a cleanse or detox. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each organ system is associated with a season. Springtime is the best time to treat the liver. Spring represents a time of newness, rebirth, and re-visioning and is a great time to refresh and [...]
MOXA'S HEALING POWERS Although acupuncture is the most commonly known treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine, another powerful medicinal tool is moxibustion or moxa. Moxa is made from the dried leaves of the Artemisia vulgaris plant, commonly known as mugwort, and the leaves are rolled into sticks. The stick looks like a compacted cigar. And [...]
Since we have been in this COVID-19 quarantine, many people have told me they have had major cravings for cookies, cake, or anything sweet. An explanation from Traditional Chinese Medicine One explanation is that we turn to sweets, a comfort food, in difficult times because they satisfy a psychological need. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also [...]
Durante este tiempo que casi todos estamos encuevados por la COVID-19, varias personas me han comentado que están sintiendo mucho antojo de comer galletas, pastel, o cualquier comida que sea dulce. ¿Por qué será? Una explicación podría ser que los dulces son una “comida reconfortante” (comfort food). Entonces, en tiempos difíciles nos da por [...]
At Vida Acupuncture our priority is the health and safety of you and your family. Per Governor Whitmer’s most recent Executive Order on March 23, 2020, acupuncture clinics are not mandated to close. However, at Vida Acupuncture, we have taken the precautionary measure to temporarily stop providing services from March 16th until April 13th and [...]
The first question a person asks me about acupuncture is: Does it hurt? If you were to ask any of my patients, they would say "no". My patients are surprised at how relaxed and calm they feel with an acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has existed for over 2,000 [...]