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Thank you to Carrie LeNoble for this excerpt from her Home Instead Senior Care newsletter: I am sharing it, so it may help a Veteran suffering from Chronic pain r/t an injury. Caleb tried 3 different acupuncturists, and said James is the best at AcupunctureOne in Greenville. Chronic pain and increasing use of narcotics for that pain relief are on the rise with Veterans, diabetics, and people suffering from chronic pain. Alternative therapies like heat, ice, topical, and physical therapy are effective for only a short period of time. Another alternative therapy, acupuncture, has been gaining popularity in the US. Some are skeptical if acupuncture works. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association published in 2012 found acupuncture effective at easing chronic pain. The military uses it to treat wounded soldiers on the battlefield, and the VA now covers acupuncture for veterans back home. There are many Veterans in Wisconsin who have tried acupuncture and have had significant relief. Personally, I have seen the positive effects of acupuncture in my son and husband. Both live with nerve pain related to an injury and tumor. Their nerve pain has been significantly reduced since starting acupuncture. It’s not a cure all, but another natural tool to treat chronic pain that has been around for over 2,000 years.
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Mention this offer & as a new client you will receive 3 Acupuncture Treatments & a New Patient Exam for just $150.00. Enjoy a savings of $65.00! Offer expires January 15, 2016.
Summer is finally here and so is this annual appeal for our blood drive. Summer brings extra need and fewer donations because of vacations. We’re a little anxious because our schedule isn’t filling up and we’re in danger of failing to meet our goal so please, if you are eligible, donate Wednesday at our office. 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Walk-ins are welcome. Or call 757-9887 or schedule online www.communityblood.org .
And afterwards you can check out the Farmers market going on across the street.
Please donate blood – 17 gazillion mosquitos can’t be wrong. Our office – Wed. July 10, 2:30 to 5:00. Plenty of openings – call our office 757-9887 or online www.save3lives.org
According to the philosophy of Chinese medicine, the liver is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body and smoothing our emotions. Anger, irritability, and frustration are all signs that our Qi is not flowing smoothly. This is referred to as Liver Qi Stagnation, one of the most common imbalances treated by Eastern medicine practitioners in the United States.
Acupressure Points for Moving Qi
A popular treatment for the stress, anger, and frustration associated with Liver Qi Stagnation is known as the “Four Gates”. The Four Gates are the right and left side acupuncture points Lv 3-Liver 3 (Taichong) and LI 4-Large Intestine 4 (Hegu).
Together these four acupuncture points are thought to enhance the circulation of Qi and blood throughout the body and have a calming and analgesic effect.
Large Intestine 4 is located on the padded area of your hand between the thumb and index finger, between the first and second metacarpal bones. Massage the point with your thumb on both hands for approximately 30 seconds.
Liver 3 is located in a hollow on the top of your foot below the gap between your big toe and the next toe, between the bones that attach to the large and second toes and gently knead the point for approximately thirty seconds. Then switch sides to stimulate Lv 3 on your other foot.
Clients often ask me what I see the most often. The conditions we see here run the gamut from any pain syndrome to stress issues. But probably the largest issue patients seek results, which overlaps all physical symptoms, is reduction in the need for medications. With Western medicine’s fondness for using initials to name different conditions such as ADHD, PCOS, ED, COPD, etc., I’m thinking of naming a new syndrome called HTDSE (Hate Those Damned Side Effects). And with good reason. In a June 2010 report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine it was reported that adverse drug reactions cause injuries or death in 1 of 5 hospital patients. The reason there are so many adverse drug events in the U.S. is because so many drugs are used and prescribed – and many patients receive multiple prescriptions at varying strengths, some of which may counteract each other or cause more severe reactions when combined. Small wonder that more and more people are trying to be proactive in taking control of their own health.
The concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including acupuncture, fit very nicely with this goal. Consider:
1. Most health problems are caused by imbalances in the body.
2. TCM and acupuncture focus on fixing these imbalances so the body can heal itself. TCM does not actually do the healing – it brings your body’s systems into balance so natural healing mechanisms can take over.
At AcupunctureOne, we believe that when the root cause is addressed, the signs and symptoms will subside.
James Rodowca, L.Ac.
Spring is here!!!
At least that’s what the calender says. With Spring’s sunshine and flowers come wind and pollen, which for many people signals the onset of allergy season.
Tree pollens are the most prevalent pollens in the spring and many trees are prolific pollinators. Grass and weed pollens follow in late spring and summer, and airborne mold spores can be found almost year round, as well as other common allergens such as dust, dust mites, and animal dander.
While many over-the-counter remedies promise symptomatic relief, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believe that addressing the causes of allergies, treating the whole person and focusing on balancing the immune system leads to substantial long-term health benefits in managing allergies.
Allergies and Traditional Chinese Medicine
TCM often views allergic rhinitis as related to Wind noting that symptoms come and go rapidly, cause congestion, and make the person want to avoid Windy situations. This Wind often coexists with a deficiency of the Protective or Wei Qi (pronounced chee). The nearest thing we associate with the Wei Qi in the West is resistance to colds and other respiratory infections. People with Wei Qi deficiency catch colds easily, and allergy symptoms may be particularly bad in the spring or fall, seasons which are generally windy.
The acupuncturist also looks for constitutional or more deeply-rooted signs in each person who presents with allergies. The principle here is treating the whole person. The goal of the acupuncturist is to develop a plan which addresses the person’s acute symptoms and provides relief, while addressing the underlying immune sysgem imbalance which is thought to be at the root of the person’s allergies. Treatments often include acupuncture, specifically chosen herbal formulas, and dietary modification.
Immediate Opening – Office Manager
Greenville acupuncture clinic has an immediate opening for a part-time office manager. The right candidate will be available Tuesday-Friday, have superior customer service skills and be proficient with QuickBooks; must like dogs. Please mail or email cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
w6905 Parkview Dr., Ste.A
Greenville, WI 54942