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Post Holiday Blues? Acupuncture Brings Emotional Balance

Beat the Winter Doldrums with Acupuncture!

Don’t suffer from depression. Bring your body and emotions back into balance with acupuncture!

The holidays can be filled with a dizzying array of events, visitors, travel and endless shopping trips. For many people, it can also be a time filled with sadness and anxiety. Sometimes it seems too difficult to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the season — stress of any kind can build up, and physical manifestations can take place.

Tension and stress affect different people in different ways. For some, it manifests as emotional tension. Energy can stagnate in the chest area, and heart palpitations and nervousness can occur, as well as feelings of anxiety or feeling distant emotionally.

In other people, the build up and stagnation of energy can cause muscle tension, pain, spasm and headaches. If the tension isn’t relieved, and is allowed to become chronic, it can lead to habitual anger, migraines and high blood pressure, among other symptoms.

Stress, anxiety and depression can cause a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body. These energetic imbalances can throw off the immune system or cause symptoms of pain, sleep disturbances, abnormal digestion, headaches, and menstrual irregularities, and, over time, more serious illnesses can develop.

Acupuncture treatments can directly affect the way your body manages stress and your mental and physical health. Acupuncture can be very helpful for those who suffer from depression as treatments can bring the body to a more balanced state.

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Acupuncture is used to unblock energy, and move it through channels in the body and either balance it or repel it from the body via the meridian system. This causes energy to flow freer in the channels of the body, allowing the person to feel more relaxed, balanced, and able to focus.

Acupuncture treatments often have the quality of sleep and deep relaxation. In fact, many patients report falling asleep during the session, and enjoy a good night’s sleep following treatment.

Acupuncture is a fantastic way to release built up stress, and head off tension before it starts to cause trouble.

Enjoy the holiday season with acupuncture!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

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Depressed this Holiday Season? Acupuncture for Emotional Balance

Enjoy the Season with Acupuncture!

Enjoy the Season with Acupuncture!

Don’t suffer from depression. Bring your body and emotions back into balance with acupuncture!

The holidays can be filled with a dizzying array of events, visitors, travel and endless shopping trips. For many people, it can also be a time filled with sadness and anxiety. Sometimes it seems too difficult to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the season — stress of any kind can build up, and physical manifestations can take place.

Tension and stress affect different people in different ways. For some, it manifests as emotional tension. Energy can stagnate in the chest area, and heart palpitations and nervousness can occur, as well as feelings of anxiety or feeling distant emotionally.

In other people, the build up and stagnation of energy can cause muscle tension, pain, spasm and headaches. If the tension isn’t relieved, and is allowed to become chronic, it can lead to habitual anger, migraines and high blood pressure, among other symptoms.

Stress, anxiety and depression can cause a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body. These energetic imbalances can throw off the immune system or cause symptoms of pain, sleep disturbances, abnormal digestion, headaches, and menstrual irregularities, and, over time, more serious illnesses can develop.

Acupuncture treatments can directly affect the way your body manages stress and your mental and physical health. Acupuncture can be very helpful for those who suffer from depression as treatments can bring the body to a more balanced state.

Get a great night's sleep with acupuncture!

Get a great night’s sleep with acupuncture!

Acupuncture is used to unblock energy, and move it through channels in the body and either balance it or repel it from the body via the meridian system. This causes energy to flow freer in the channels of the body, allowing the person to feel more relaxed, balanced, and able to focus.

Acupuncture treatments often have the quality of sleep and deep relaxation. In fact, many patients report falling asleep during the session, and enjoy a good night’s sleep following treatment.

Acupuncture is a fantastic way to release built up stress, and head off tension before it starts to cause trouble.

Enjoy the holiday season with acupuncture!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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High Blood Pressure? Acupuncture Brings You Back into Balance

Stay Heart Healthy with Acupuncture!

Stay Heart Healthy with Acupuncture!

Stay Heart Healthy with Acupuncture!

Is high blood pressure a concern for you or a loved one? Acupuncture can help heart health!

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the body becomes elevated. More than 90% of hypertension cases are classified as “Primary Hypertension,” which means that no particular medical cause can be pinpointed. The remaining cases (“Secondary Hypertension”) stem either from conditions of the kidneys or the endocrine or circulatory systems. Acupuncture can treat both.

Symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, dizziness, visual disorientation and drowsiness. According to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, middle-aged Americans face a staggering 90 percent chance of developing hypertension.

If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause of strokes, heart attack, kidney failure and arterial aneurysm — definitely something better to pay attention to rather than ignore.

Stay Young at Heart with Acupuncture!

Stay Young at Heart with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is very helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure. It has a regulatory effect on blood pressure, whether high or low, by controlling the flow of qi (life energy, life force) and blood throughout the body.

Acupuncture can work alongside other treatment programs. In Western medicine studies suggest that acupuncture helps by regulating hormone levels and body’s sensors (baroreceptors) to normalize low blood pressure.  In many cases it can reduce or even remove the need for traditional blood pressure medications — which can come with many side effects.

Even if you don’t have hypertension, everyone can benefit by maintaining a healthy weight, reducing sugar and sodium intake, finding healthy ways of dealing with stress, quitting smoking, and exercising on a regular basis.

If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can treat hypertension visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Dehydrated? Acupuncture helps with that too. Avoid Dehydration — Acupuncture Refreshes!

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Beat Holiday Stress with Acupuncture!

 
Have a peaceful holiday season with acupuncture!

Have a peaceful holiday season with acupuncture!

We’re all aiming for a happy holiday, and with acupuncture, stress can be a thing of yesteryear!

While it’s good to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the season, sometimes it seems too difficult — work stress, family stress, stress of any kind can build up, and often physical manifestations can take place.

Stress can show itself in a virtually unlimited number of ways, including headaches, muscle spasms, depression, insomnia, hypertension, and inappropriate social behavior, among many others. Increased heart rate, changes in breathing patterns, muscle tension and high blood pressure are common reactions from a change in brain chemistry that occurs with stress. 

Acupuncture treatments help with insomnia, and eases many other stress related issues. It has the added benefit of re-uniting the body with the mind so that the flow of electricity, blood, lymph, and qi (life force) is harmonious in the body. 

Acupuncture is used to unblock energy, and move it through channels in the body and either balance it or repel it from the body via the meridian system. This causes energy to flow freer in the channels of the body, allowing the person to feel more relaxed, balanced, and able to focus. Who couldn’t use that, this time of year? The end result is a place of peace; a solid foundation for managing stress. 

Acupuncture - the gift that keeps on giving!

Acupuncture – the gift that keeps on giving!

During your acupuncture treatment, your relaxation hormones will kick in and muscle tension dissipate. Acupuncture helps to release neurotransmitters such as endorphins. They are our “feel good” hormones that invite relaxation and peacefulness during treatments.

Most patients will slip into a very relaxed state, some even fall asleep. Many people use it as a time to gather and clear their thoughts and allow their body to return to a more natural, harmonious state. When you leave, you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. The positive changes that occur as a result of an acupuncture session can last a long time, and are cumulative in effect. 

There are many relevant point sites, and the choice depends on each person’s complete story of signs and symptoms. The treatment is gentle, painless, and relaxing. Lots of relief from even the first treatment!  

Want to turn the ho-hums around? Try acupuncture!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Dehydrated? Acupuncture to the Rescue! (And Drink Your Water!)

 
Avoid Dehydration -- Drink Water and Try Acupuncture!

Avoid Dehydration — Drink Water and Try Acupuncture!

Chances are — You’re dehydrated! 

For beings that are mostly water, it’s surprising how many people aren’t getting what they need!

Water is so important to our body. Water fills empty spaces and transports blood cells. It dissolves all the body solids and increases oxygen to the cells. It is the glue that keeps the solid parts of cells together. It is the main source of energy production and also regulates energy by osmotic balancing. Everything in your body needs water to live. 

Unfortunately, thirst isn’t always a reliable source of the body’s need for water, especially for children and older adults. Water is lost from the body from sweating, urinating, breathing, and bowel movements. Consider your personal color instead  — a better gauge is the color of your urine. Clear or light-colored urine means you’re well hydrated, whereas a dark yellow or amber color usually signals dehydration. Time to drink more water!

Here’s what can happen if you don’t…

Mild to moderate dehydration is likely to cause:

  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Sleepiness or tiredness — children are likely to be less active than usual
  • Thirst
  • Decreased urine output
  • No wet diapers for three hours for infants
  • Few or no tears when crying
  • Dry skin
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

Severe dehydration, a medical emergency, can cause:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Extreme fussiness or sleepiness in infants and children; irritability and confusion in adults
  • Very dry mouth, skin and mucous membranes
  • Little or no urination — any urine that is produced will be darker than normal
  • Sunken eyes
  • Shriveled and dry skin that lacks elasticity and doesn’t “bounce back” when pinched into a fold
  • In infants, sunken fontanels — the soft spots on the top of a baby’s head
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • No tears when crying
  • Fever
  • In the most serious cases, delirium or unconsciousness

So obviously, we need to pay attention to our hydration levels! Here’s more reasons why water is so important to our bodies. 

Drink Water for Your Health!

Drink Water for Your Health!

The following organs as important team players in the role of creating and moving blood: Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Lung, and Liver. Blood needs water to move. If blood does not function properly, then qi (or Life Force) cannot move well either. 

When an acupuncture needle is inserted, it results in increased heat, which results in increased blood flow, and it results in an increase in water to the damaged cells that cause pain. By increasing the content of water to the damaged cells cellular healing occurs.

Many diseases as allergies, arthritis, and high blood pressure are also alleviated with acupuncture. You can help heal yourself by restoring more water to your body.

Interested in acupuncture and how it can help you? Please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com 

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

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Why Haven’t You Tried Acupuncture? Let’s Explain the Fears Away…

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Curious about Acupuncture?

Acupuncture. You’re been reading about it. Some of your friends and family may have tried it. You’ve been thinking about picking up the phone…but there’s something keeping you back. Are you interested in trying acupuncture but really want some questions answered? Problem solved! Read on…

First and most pressing…Does it hurt?

Here’s the initial caveat — every person is different, and can have different reactions. The actual sensations caused by the needles vary. Some people feel a little pain as needles are inserted, but most patients feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a bit larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair.

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Acupuncture needle, third from the top. Surprisingly small!

The depth of needle insertion varies depending on the area of the body to be treated. For example, a fleshier area of the body may require a different needling technique. Typically, needles are inserted at depths ranging from 1/8” to 1 ½”. Many people find the treatment very relaxing, and often fall asleep!  Sometimes a little soreness in the treatment area can happen but generally dissipates within 24 hours of treatment. Proper rest and hydration is also recommended.

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, all-natural, drug free therapy which yields no side effects. There is little danger of infection from the needles, which are sterile, used once and then discarded.

Here’s some of the benefits of acupuncture — less pain, better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, a stronger immune system, better digestion, less stress, less pain, and did we mention less pain?

How May Treatments Will I Need?

Acupuncture awakens your self-healing capabilities. The number of treatments varies from person to person. For some, relief will be immediate; others may take months or years to achieve results. Chronic conditions often take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month of treatments to see significant change. 

What Conditions Can Be Treated by Acupuncture? Can you help me?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as an effective method of treatment for the following conditions: 

Allergies, addiction, ankle pain, anxiety, appetite control, arthritis, asthma, Bell’s palsy, blood pressure, bronchitis, cancer, carpal tunnel, chronic fatigue, cluster headaches, colitis, common cold, constipation, dental pain, depression, diarrhea, digestive trouble, ear aches, emotional problems, eye problems, food allergies, facial palsy/tics, fatigue, fertility, fibromyalgia, fibroids, frozen shoulder, gastritis, GERD, gout, headache, heartburn, high blood pressure, hot flashes, heel pain, incontinence, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, jaw pain, joint pain, low back pain, Lyme disease, knee pain, menstrual problems, menopause, migraine, morning sickness, Morten’s neuroma, muscle pain, nausea, neck pain, osteoarthritis, pain, PMS, rheumatoid arthritis, reproductive problems, rhinitis, sciatica, shingles, shoulder pain, sinusitis, sleep disturbances, smoke cessation, sore throat, sports injuries, stiff neck, stress, tennis elbow, tendonitis, tooth pain, torticollis, trigeminal neuralgia, tmj, urinary tract, vomiting, weight loss, and wrist pain.

See yourself somewhere on that list? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel less stress, less pain? 

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Under Pressure! — Blood Pressure Issues Helped with Acupuncture

Healthy Hearts with Acupuncture

Acupuncture Makes Hearts Happy!

Acupuncture – Health is at the Heart of it!

Blood pressure control is a very important part of cardiovascular disease prevention. Both low and high blood pressure can bring with them issues that can develop into serious problems. However, acupuncture can cause a significant reduction in high blood pressure, as well as regulate low blood pressure and strives to bring each patient back into balance in order to achieve health.

Low blood pressure, (hypotension) is a condition in which the blood pressure in the body’s blood vessels is too low. However, it is only considered to be a medical problem when there are signs or symptoms present — dizziness, nausea, thirst, poor concentration, lack of strength, rapid shallow breathing and fainting. These symptoms are the result of blood supply to the brain decreasing too much, and it affects the brain’s function.

The main problem which causes the symptoms of low blood pressure is inadequate blood supply to the brain. For this reason it is most often noticed when a person stands up from the sitting position. This is the result of gravity affecting heart blood output and is called orthostatic hypotension. In this case the body is too slow to contract blood vessels in response to postural changes. Another type of blood pressure (called postpradandial low blood pressure) is caused by the drop in blood pressure after eating.

A common cause is pregnancy – during the first and second trimesters pregnant women experience low blood pressure due to the rapid expansion of their circulatory system, (there’s a lot of growth and work going on to work on creating and maintaining two bodies at once). After pregnancy, blood pressure should return to normal in those women that did not have pre-existing low blood pressure.

Another cause of hypotension is hormone or endocrine problems. Either an under or over active thyroid can lead to low blood pressure. Lack of the hormone adrenaline (in the condition Addison’s disease) and problems with insulin (diabetes) can also lead to low blood pressure. We often see low blood pressure in people with migraines, and also with motion and altitude sickness people.

Other notable causes of low blood pressure are dehydration, medication side effects (diuretics and beta blockers in particular), blood loss and blood poisoning. In severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening, leading to a condition called shock.

On the other end of the scale is hypertension, or high blood pressure — a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the body becomes elevated. High blood pressure is defined as a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. A healthy blood pressure reading is usually somewhere around 120/80 mm Hg. The most common type is classified as primary hypertension, and the far less common secondary hypertension, which is caused by a condition in another part of the body, such as the heart, kidneys or endocrine system. Middle-aged Americans face a staggering 90 percent chance of developing hypertension, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

If it is left untreated, high blood pressure is a leading cause of strokes, heart attack, kidney failure and arterial aneurysm — definitely something better to work with than ignore. Hypertension is sometimes inherited, but everyone can benefit by maintaining a healthy weight, reducing sugar and sodium intake, avoiding and finding healthy ways of dealing with stress, quitting smoking, and exercising on a regular basis.

Here’s where we make our point — Acupuncture is very helpful in the treatment of both high and low blood pressure. The choice of point sites varies with the consideration of other factors in the medical history, Acupuncture has a regulatory effect on blood pressure whether it is high or low. It does this by regulating the flow of qi (life energy, life force) and blood around the body. Acupuncture serves to open any blockages and restore a healthy flow of qi, as well as providing relaxation and reduction of stress.

In Western medicine studies suggest that acupuncture can help by regulating hormone levels and body’s sensors (baroreceptors) to normalize low blood pressure. In many cases acupuncture can reduce or even remove the need for traditional blood pressure medications, which can come with many side effects. Whether you suffer from either low or high blood pressure, acupuncture can work alongside many treatment programs.

For more information, visit our site at www.ctacupuncture.com

Avoid a Total Eclipse of the Heart — Acupuncture Helps with High and Low Blood Pressure!

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A healthy heart is a happy heart!

One’s health is one’s wealth, and our blood pressure ensures that our life force is flowing is as it should. Unless it doesn’t, and then serious problems can arise.

Low blood pressure, (hypotension) is a condition in which the blood pressure in the body’s blood vessels is too low. However, it is only considered to be a medical problem when there are signs or symptoms present — dizziness, nausea, thirst, poor concentration, lack of strength, rapid shallow breathing and fainting. These symptoms are the result of blood supply to the brain decreasing too much, and it affects the brain’s function.

The main problem which causes the symptoms of low blood pressure is inadequate blood supply to the brain. For this reason it is most often noticed when a person stands up from the sitting position. This is the result of gravity affecting heart blood output and is called orthostatic hypotension. In this case the body is too slow to contract blood vessels in response to postural changes. Another type of blood pressure (called postpradandial low blood pressure) is caused by the drop in blood pressure after eating.

A common cause is pregnancy – during the first and second trimesters pregnant women experience low blood pressure due to the rapid expansion of their circulatory system, (there’s a lot of growth and work going on to work on creating and maintaining two bodies at once). After pregnancy, blood pressure should return to normal in those women that did not have pre-existing low blood pressure.

Another cause of hypotension is hormone or endocrine problems. Either an under or over active thyroid can lead to low blood pressure. Lack of the hormone adrenaline (in the condition Addison’s disease) and problems with insulin (diabetes) can also lead to low blood pressure. We often see low blood pressure in people with migraines, and also with motion and altitude sickness people.

Other notable causes of low blood pressure are dehydration, medication side effects (diuretics and beta blockers in particular), blood loss and blood poisoning. In severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening, leading to a condition called shock.

On the other end of the scale is hypertension, or high blood pressure — a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the body becomes elevated. The most common type is classified as primary hypertension, and the far less common secondary hypertension, which is caused by a condition in another part of the body, such as the heart, kidneys or endocrine system. Middle-aged Americans face a staggering 90 percent chance of developing hypertension, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

If it is left untreated, high blood pressure is a leading cause of strokes, heart attack, kidney failure and arterial aneurysm — definitely something better to work with than ignore. Hypertension is sometimes inherited, but everyone can benefit by maintaining a healthy weight, reducing sugar and sodium intake, avoiding and finding healthy ways of dealing with stress, quitting smoking, and exercising on a regular basis.

Here’s where we make our point — Acupuncture is very helpful in the treatment of both high and low blood pressure. The choice of point sites varies with the consideration of other factors in the medical history.  Acupuncture has a regulatory effect on blood pressure whether it is high or low. It does this by regulating the flow of qi (life energy, life force) and blood around the body.  The acupuncture treatment helps those point sites release the extra tensive energy out, by way of an intrinsic expansive function those same points sites also have.

Whether you suffer from either low or high blood pressure, acupuncture can work alongside many treatment programs. In Western medicine studies suggest that acupuncture can help by regulating hormone levels and body’s sensors (baroreceptors) to normalise low blood pressure.  In many cases acupuncture can reduce or even remove the need for traditional blood pressure medications, which can come with many side effects.

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An Oral Report! Acupuncture Gets An A From Teachers! Take Acupuncture To Work Week!

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Acupuncture Gets An “A”!

Without teachers, we would none of us know a thing, including rules about double negatives.

That being said, we’ll open up “Take Acupuncture to Work Week” with one of the most honorable of professions, the Teacher. With summer here, school is out for many, but teaching is often a year ’round commitment.

How can acupuncture help Teachers? Well…what do Teachers use the most? Their brains, hearts, voices, back, fingers and feet…basically it’s a head to toe position, especially if someone is a teacher of movement! Stress is also a factor with this job — lots of people, lots of commitments, lots of energy expended, lots of exposure to lots of contagions from all of those people.

All of that stress can cause…headaches! Unruly students, school bells, fire drills during exams, PTA meetings, 350 papers to grade, the janitor is having to visit the classroom with a mop and bucket…again…temples begin to throb just thinking about it.

Because “headache” is a blanket term for over 200 conditions that fall into multiple classifications, the symptoms (and treatment) depends on the type of headache. The severity of a headache ranges from a tightness in the neck area to an incapacitating migraine that can last several days. And that’s not good for a teacher (or their students)!

Whether it is a tension headache, or a wicked migraine (think of those poor Driver’s Ed teachers), acupuncture is quickly helpful. The treatment is gentle, and painless (unless we treat a forehead point site – ouch – but still better than a headache! Or a tack in a chair. No, really, it is!) Luckily that causes an immediate relief from the pressure there, and the headache eases. Back to school! Call the substitute back!

Take that, headache!

On to…blood pressure.  Thump thump. Thump thump..EVERYONE forgot their homework?!…thump thump thump thump…

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the body becomes elevated. The most prevalent type is classified as “primary hypertension”, and a far less-common type of hypertension is “secondary hypertension”, which is caused by a condition in another part of the body, such as the heart, kidneys or endocrine system.

Left untreated, high blood pressure is a leading cause of strokes, heart attack, kidney failure and arterial aneurysm. Serious subject matter indeed. And apparently necessitates another call to the substitute.

Here’s an oral report! Acupuncture is very helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure. The choice of point sites varies with the consideration of other factors in the medical history. Hypertension means a little too much tension or contractive energetic going into the muscles and the smooth muscle of the arterial walls. The acupuncture treatment helps those point sites release the extra tensive energy out, by way of an intrinsic expansive function those same point sites also have.

You learn something new every day!

We will end today’s lesson with the backbone of the Teacher’s arsenal. The…back.

Have you seen their chairs? And linoleum or concrete just isn’t as soft as it used to be to walk on. Teachers are athletes of the mind,  reaching for the stars to share them with their students, and the back sure can get torqued.

One of the top causes of back pain are sprains (overstretching one or more of the ligaments in the back) and strains (a rip or tear in the muscle caused by sudden force). This can happen from an injury, poor posture, or improper lifting. Say, Coach tried to show off for the Seniors when he hadn’t stretched properly. Acupuncture continues to gain popularity in this country because it is an effective treatment of acute and chronic backache, in fact, back pain is one of the most commonly treated symptoms. Acute pain can often be cleared up in a few sessions.

And now the gym students can learn about how to properly lift now that Coach is back from acupuncture!

Thanks to all the fantastic teachers out there that makes such a difference every day.

Happy Summer!

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Author: Andrée Lambertson

High Blood Pressure Reduced Successfully With Acupuncture

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High Blood Pressure Reduced With Acupuncture

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension or HTN) is a serious medical condition characterized by elevated arterial pressure. More than 90% of hypertension cases are classified as “Primary Hypertension,” which means that no particular medical cause can be pinpointed. The remaining cases, secondary hypertension stem either from conditions of the kidneys or the endocrine or circulatory systems.

Symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, dizziness, visual disorientation and drowsiness. In a large number of cases, external factors, namely changes in diet and stress management can help lessen or even eliminate high blood pressure.

Acupuncture treats blood pressure, often successfully. As the pressure corrects one can slowly reduce medication. The point sites I often chose just for this situation are on the middle front of the torso, and middle back of the torso. These points will clear a loop of energy flow, think electrical current and the electro-magnetic field radiating from the electrical flow (yes it is micro-amperage). Energy flow sounds nicer doesn’t it? The physics and the science of acupuncture point sites and pathways are well established. Trying to understand it will raise your blood pressure! Just kidding, for me it reduces it. Well, trying is one thing, and actually understanding is another… Most of the people I treat for blood pressure have wonderful results.

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