Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these are the collateral vessels that break off of the 12 main channels. Next, the reservoirs become full, which are the 12 primary channels. When they are full, they overflow into the Extraordinary Vessels, which are deep and vast lakes of energy within the body. continue reading »

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Your Allergies are Ready for Acupuncture!. . . And We are Ready for You 

  It’s officially Allergy Season. We’ve seen patients in the past week with sinus congestion, swollen, red, itchy eyes, sneezing, and the infamous post-nasal drip.

We can help! Don’t delay, book your appointment today. Our schedule is filling fast so be sure to book as many sessions in advance as possible so  we can address your health concerns and we can accommodate your schedule needs. You can Call our Office at 443-521-3583 or Book Online.

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The Jade Crystal Facial Roller Also Helps Puffy Eyes

Whether from Allergies or Trouble Sleeping, the Jade Crystal Facial Roller can help reduce puffy eyelids by improving lymphatic circulation. The smaller roller ball is the perfect size for the eye area, whereas the larger roller is useful for providing a lifting effect to the face and improving skin tone. Keep in the refrigerator for even more benefit to facial swelling and discomfort from allergies.
We use the Jade Roller during the Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments to enhance the anti-aging benefits of the treatment. We have Jade Rollers available for purchase today.

We are always happy to help with wellness tips and creative, innovative ways to feel better.

Jade is a traditional stone used in Chinese culture for the benefit of circulation, heart health and beauty. You may have noticed we use another jade tool for manual soft tissue work called Gua Sha, which is amazing for breaking up stubborn muscle knots and healing muscle injuries. Gua Sha is included for free with your acupuncture session, when clinically appropriate.

Also Great for Allergies!
OPC3 Antioxidant Anti-inflammatory Supplement

With over 12 years clinical experience using OPC3 with clients and patients, Laura has seen clinical success treating allergies and pain with this powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement. Try a bottle for 90 days to see what OPC3 can do for you. You can order online or place an order with Laura.

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Cupping is Also Great for Allergies!

In addition to Acupuncture, some patients respond even better to Cupping for Allergies. Cupping is also great for muscle pain and injury, high blood pressure, asthma and bronchitis.

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Most of our new patients come in after hearing about us from other happy patients. Our patients send their parents, their children, their friends, co-workers (even their boss!), their BFF, their neighbor and even their doctors in to try acupuncture with us.
Thank you for trusting us with your referrals. We are always happy to help!

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7 Questions You Need to Ask Your Acupuncturist {Video!}

Check out the Zoom Video link below “7 Questions You Need to Ask Your Acupuncturist”

with our Acupuncturists, Jaeok, Nancy, Kelly, Laura & Emily.

 

https://zoom.us/recording/play/3WfHQr_VArLXUuYNlB8YshJmso3p9tyHIyVpBVsmYlDAinSdJRnqgKdzxymTePsY

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4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is.

An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables: we are lucky these days to have grocery stores stocked year round with fruits and vegetables from every corner of the globe at all times of year. That makes it possible to enjoy asparagus into the winter months in northern climates where asparagus would never naturally grow at that time of year if at all. Chinese medical thought prescribes realigning our diets with what would be available to us in the region where we live and at each time of year. continue reading »

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At Peace Instead of In Pieces

Lately we’ve had a huge surge in New Patients. Most of these patients are completely new to acupuncture, some are not. Some saw another acupuncturist years ago for a few visits perhaps. One of my takeaways as one of the 6 acupuncturists here at Cloud 9 from the past few weeks is a reminder of just how powerful it can be to have a practitioner provide deep listening.

 

What do I mean by “Deep Listening?”

 

Many of our patients recently have said their peace and then looked at me with a soft smile and said, “wow, I feel like I’m talking to my therapist, but I’m more relaxed. I feel so much better.” Usually followed by, “Does anyone else ever tell you that?”

 

The answer is Yes. Many times. The reason patients have this healing experience so often is because we set a supportive environment where patients can bring any of their concerns or life difficulties to the table to be tended to. As an acupuncturist, I was also given years of training as a Wellness Coach, giving mindset shifting tools to carefully craft and curate for each individual patient at hand.

 

That’s not to take away from a psychologist or therapist. We refer out to therapists all the time and we respect the amazing work they do. At the same time, we acknowledge that acupuncture brings healing to what the Ancient Chinese described as “Body/Mind/Spirit” and we tend our patients knowing that what ails the mind will show up in the body, and what ails the body will weigh heavily on the mind. We are here to tend you by looking at you holistically (and as a whole).

 

I look forward to seeing you on the table soon, so we can continue to help you Find Peace, and Bring Your (maybe not so broken?) Pieces back together.

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