Posts Tagged ‘acupuncture’

Moving the Qi for Fibromyalgia Relief

This is part 3 of the fibromyalgia roundtable recap. You can read parts one and two. Part four is coming soon. In addition to acupuncture, anything that gets the body’s Qi (energy) moving again is likely to be beneficial for people with fibromyalgia. Massage can help greatly, as long as the client’s specific needs are

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia: Part 2 of the Generations Talk Recap

This is the second part of a four-part recap of a roundtable discussion on fibromyalgia. You can read a background post here and part one here. As I wrote in part one, treating fibromyalgia requires an individualized approach for each patient. For the purposes of this blog post, I will need to vastly over-simplify and

Expanded Office Hours

Beginning in March, River Valley Acupuncture will be open four days a week. We have added Tuesday evening hours, to accommodate people who need appointments after 5pm. Hours will continue to expand as the schedule fills up. The new schedule will be: Mondays 3:30-7:30pm Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Wednesdays 10:00am-2:00pm Thursdays 1:30-6:30pm As a small business, we

Being Healthy on a Budget

We all want to be healthy, but there are many barriers to taking the first step: not knowing how to make positive changes, being strapped for time, and trying to stick to a strict budget. This blog article will address the third issue. Ever since I switched my acupuncture practice in Worcester, MA to an

How Did the Steelers Win the Superbowl?

I’m sure there were lots of reasons for the Steelers’ dramatic win. But acupuncture may have played a role! Apparently, linebacker James Harrison receives acupuncture twice a week during the season. Harrison states that acupuncture helps him get “back to feeling as close as I can to how I felt at the beginning of the

Skin Conditions Treated With Chinese Medicine

One of the lesser-known uses of Chinese medicine is for the treatment of dermatological disorders. In my practice, I have treated people for many skin conditions, including acne, warts, psoriasis, scars and poison ivy. Both acupuncture and Chinese herbs seem to be effective for these issues, although one type of medicine may be preferable in

Reminder: Open House Tomorrow!

Our 2nd annual open house is Wednesday, November 5 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  We are located in the Giguere’s building, 148 Main Street, Cherry Valley (Leicester) MA. Free sample acupuncture treatments will take place in the lower level of the building.  When you go through the main entrance, take a left and head down the stairs (stop for

Acupuncture for Children with Autism

An interesting study, done by Egyptian researchers, came out this spring. Children with autism were studied to see whether scalp acupuncture could help improve language skills. All of the children received language therapy and half of them also received scalp acupuncture. At the end of nine months, children who received acupuncture showed greater improvement than

Join Us for Our 2nd Annual Open House

River Valley Acupuncture, along with Renova massage and nutrition, is having our second annual Open House! We will be having free example acupuncture treatments, mini massages, and nutrition samples. Meet our practitioners and see our office space. Everyone is welcome! The Open House will take place on Wednesday, November 5 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. We

Can Acupuncture Improve Depression Symptoms?

A recent Australian study looked at acupuncture’s effects on depression symptoms. The researchers compared patients who used standard anti-depression medication and found that those who added acupuncture to their treatment significantly improved their depression compared to the group that didn’t use acupuncture. Emotional issues are one of the most common main complaints that I see

Website design, maintenance & hosting by Super Blog Me.