Posts in the ‘Chinese Medicine Theory’ Category

Introduction to Acupuncture: March 23

When: Saturday, March 23, 2:30 – 3:30pm Where: Down to Earth Acupuncture, 120 Stafford St., Suite 204, Worcester MA 01610 What: This event is for anyone who is new to acupuncture. Cost: FREE Meet with our acupuncturist Emily for a brief overview of how acupuncture works. Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about

Herb of the Month: Free and Easy Wanderer Plus

Our most-often sold herbal formula, Free and Easy Wanderer Plus is designed for women with stress or hormonal issues. As the name suggests, this formula is supposed to make you feel free and easy as you go about your day. It is good for treating irritability, anxiety, headache, PMS, irregular periods, bloating, constipation, tight muscles,

Gua Sha Class

Gua sha is a traditional form of bodywork used throughout Asia and in many other cultures. It involves using a rounded-edged instrument to rub the skin and muscles and produce a beneficial effect. Gua sha literally means “scraping sand”—- after a gua sha treatment, the skin is usually reddened with small dots (the “sand”). Gua

Interview About Community Acupuncture

One of the founding members of the community acupuncture movement, Lisa Rohleder, was recently interviewed by The whole interview is great, so I highly suggest you read the entire article. Below is an excerpt, where Lisa answers the question, “[I]s community acupuncture… as clinically effective as private practice? “I have been an acupuncturist for

Is it a Cold or Allergies?

Fall is the beginning of cold season. It’s also when people with allergies to weeds (ragweed, goldenrod, etc.) tend to have the worst symptoms. So, how do you know if you are coming down with a cold or if you have allergies? This chart from WebMD does a great job of breaking down the common

Staying Cool with Dietary Therapy

Dietary therapy is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM theory believes that foods have either a warming or cooling nature. In summer, we can take advantage of cooling foods to help beat the heat. One of the best foods for summer heat is something you probably gravitate towards naturally during this time—watermelon.

Why Choose Community Acupuncture?

The Experience Community acupuncture is done in a group setting. Patients remain fully clothed and are treated in reclining chairs, making the feel of the space less clinical and more like someone’s living room or community center. Because of the group setting, there is more appointment availability and many patients choose to come in with

Getting the Most Out of Acupuncture: Pain Management

Acupuncture has been used to treat pain for thousands of years. It can be effective for a wide variety of conditions, ranging from ankle sprain to rheumatoid arthritis. If you are considering trying acupuncture for your pain condition, taking these simple steps can help you get the most out of your treatments. · Track your

Getting the Most Out of Acupuncture: Fertility

If you have been trying to conceive for more than a year without getting pregnant, you may have been given a diagnosis of infertility. Your doctor has probably ordered many tests for you and your partner, and you may be considering medical treatment. Many women with fertility concerns decide to try acupuncture. When a woman

Happy Year of the Tiger!

Not only was February 14 Valentine’s Day, it also marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year). This year is the Year of the Tiger. What does this mean for you? Check out this great summary from our friends at Sarana Community Acupuncture. The Chinese believe that whatever you

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