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When to see your Acupuncturist

When to see your Acupuncturist

So, a patient walked in and I asked how he was doing – “Well, if I was doing well I wouldn’t be here.” I hear that sometimes, but did you know you don’t have to be sick or in pain to come in for a visit? So here is a little snippet about when to see your Acupuncturist, when I go, and what I experience from a practitioner’s point of view.

Quick answer – go often, go for anything, go for nothing, go for everything. Everyone should come in at least once per season at minimal (think of it like watering a plant). If you really want to get specific, come at the corresponding time related to your chinese animal...

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Pediatric Acupuncture Research

This month Medical Acupuncture Journal focused the entire journal to pediatric Acupuncture.

Here are a few PDF links to the research!

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux and Functional Dyspepsia

“reduction of nausea and reported reductions in pain… successfully weaned off proton pump inhibitors. The patients in this cohort tolerated acupuncture very well.”

Acupuncture as an Anesthetic Adjuvant for Pediatric Orthopedic Patients- A Pilot Study and Protocol Description

“Acupuncture was associated with smooth postoperative courses, including low levels of pain and nausea, and relatively rapid recovery from anesthesia and surgery...

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Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians

The Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians

are meridians that flow deep within the body, act as reservoirs of qi and blood for the main meridians (filling and emptying as needed), circulate jing around the body, circulate defensive Wei Qi to increase immunity, and provide a connection between the 12 main meridians. The eight extraordinary meridians help with deep illness (physical, mental, or emotional). They are used to deal with issues of ancestral ties, fertility, life purpose, chronic illness, asthma, digestion, and much more. I find them extremely useful in clinical applications and use them on almost every patient I treat.

Ren: Conception Vessel:

Coupling pair: Lieque (Lu 7) and Zhaohai (Ki 6).

The Ren receives and transports the qi of all the yin meridians, and therefore regula...

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