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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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Blood deficiency

Functions of blood:

Nourishes the body
Moistens the tissues (eyes, tendons, ligaments, skin, hair, tongue)
Provides material foundation for mind (anchors the mind so it can flourish)
If one does not have enough blood the mind can become restless, anxious, sleepless, irritable, and dissatisfied. Symptoms such as numbness, dizziness, and palpitations can occur. As well, eye sight, flexibility, menstruation, immune function and fertility can be affected.
It is important to work on the Spleen, Liver, and Kidney.
Ways to do it:
Blood building foods:
Blood building foods, due to their high concentration of iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid, are an effective way to relieve anemia, fatigue, paleness, coldness of the body, and amenorrhea.
Eat: Animal liver, brewer’s yeast, bone marrow soup, and b...
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