Health Source Acupuncture May 2019 Update

 

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MAY IS: National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the impact high blood pressure can have on health with hopes to encourage people to look at various lifestyle factors which may be contributing to high blood pressure. Lifestyle changes which can help reduce blood pressure, include maintaining a healthy body weight, regular exercise, quitting smoking and following a healthy low sodium diet rich in fruit and vegetables.

You don't have to embark on a major life overhaul to make a difference in your blood pressure. Here are six simple tips for actions you can take to help get your blood pressure back into the normal range.

Here is to your healthy heart journey!

  1. Losing Weight By far the most effective means of reducing elevated blood pressure is to lose weight. It doesn't require major weight loss to make a difference. Even losing as little as 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure.
  2. Relieve stress with daily meditation like ACUPUNCTURE! Stress hormones constrict your blood vessels and can lead to temporary spikes in blood pressure. In addition, over time, stress can trigger unhealthy habits that put your cardiovascular health at risk. These might include overeating, poor sleep, and misusing drugs and alcohol. For all these reasons, reducing stress should be a priority if you're looking to lower your blood pressure.
  3. Read labels Research shows that American’s eat far too much dietary sodium, up to three times the recommended total amount, which is 1,500 milligrams (mg) daily for individuals with high blood pressure. It doesn't take much sodium to reach that 1,500-mg daily cap- Beware in particular of what the American Heart Association has dubbed the "salty six," common foods where high amounts of sodium may be lurking: ? breads and rolls ? cold cuts and cured meats ? pizza ? poultry ? soup ? sandwiches
  4. Get Moving! It doesn't take much exercise to make a difference in your health. Aim for a half-hour at least five days a week

 

 

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Health Source Acupuncture April 2019 Update

Since 1992 April has been designated as stress awareness month. This month seeks to raise awareness of the conditions that cause stress and some of the best ways to relieve it. One of the best options for dealing with stress is acupuncture. Acupuncture is proven to be a successful stress reliever and can lower stress hormone levels.  Stress can be caused by any number of things. It really depends on the individual person and their individual issues they may be going through. Acupuncture is a viable option for dealing with the stress you are going through and is known to provide great results.

Acupuncture can help:

  • Better self-esteem
  • Create better circulation
  • Relieve you of aches and pains
  • Cause a more stable and calm mood
  • Clearer mind
  • Better decision making
  • Increased level of focus

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If you are suffering from a lot of stress and haven’t found a solution that works for you, acupuncture may be your answer. There are numerous benefits that acupuncture can offer for stress relief and is an effective and proven method. Acupuncture treatments can help release the stress from your body.

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Many patients who have acupuncture treatments find the process relaxing, calming and pain-free. These acupuncture treatments seek to put the patient in a better state of mind and significantly reduce the level of stress that the individual is going through.

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Health Source Acupuncture March 2019 Update

It’s more important to focus on your health as a whole, and how making smart health choices in several areas of your life can provide multiple benefits. It’s National Nutrition Month®, so to inspire you to live a more vibrant life each day, here are some nutritionist approved tips you can start to work into your own routines today. Practicing them daily will create a healthier (and happier) you in no time!

Here is to your healthy eating journey!

  1. Eat more plants

Plants contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that don’t just keep you full and healthy, but also satisfy your cells’ needs for quality nutrients they can put to use to fuel your metabolism better. Plants are also less inflammatory to the body which helps prevent disease that can slow your body down.

  1. Get Enough Sleep

Busy schedules, exciting nights out and stress can all keep you from getting the rest you need, but this comes with a huge price. To keep your digestive organs, hormones, and your brain working like they should, your body has to have a reset. Think of sleeping just like working out – it works around the clock for you to improve all other areas of your life. Put it in your calendar just like you would a meeting and make it happen!

  1. Exercise is very important

Since we depend on food to provide us with calories for energy, we should put those calories to use. Get moving by taking a walk, going for a jog, doing some yoga or taking a class at your local gym. When you move, you improve your mental health, physical health, and your longevity at the same time. It’s a win-win!

  1. Don’t Fall for Gimmicks

Gimmicks like strict juice cleanses, completely avoiding food groups (like fat and carbs) are not healthy! Balanced eating promotes a healthy body. Period.  As a result, your metabolism will stay fueled, your brain will function better, and you can learn how much of what specific foods make you feel full longer and fuel your activity levels best.              Food for thought…

Preventive medicine is defined as the part of medicine engaged with preventing disease rather than curing it. Nutrition is considered the first line of defense in acupuncture and Oriental medicine as it provides the energy needed for the body to function. Good nutrition not only provides energy, it also provides the basic building blocks, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that keep the body healthy and vibrant.

  • A nutritional imbalance in foods consumed contributes to an imbalance in overall health. Eating an unnatural and restrictive diet can lead to yo-yo dieting and drastic ups and downs in body weight. Improper diet practices can cause malnutrition, organ damage, slow metabolic rate and other imbalances within the body. Biochemical and energetic imbalances may present themselves as pain, sleep disturbances, mood changes, abnormal digestion, headaches and menstrual irregularities.

 

Would you like to learn more about how acupuncture can help with your nutrition and weight management goals to reclaim your health and vitality? Call our office for your FREE AcuHealth Discovery Session!

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Health Source Acupuncture February 2019 Update

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True happiness lies in loving the right things and loving them in the right way. When it comes to happiness, it is always accompanied by love, for happiness is ultimately the love of life, the celebration of living. The mark of happiness is that you are sensitive to the world around you, that you acknowledge your dependence upon your surroundings and that you are filled with loving-kindness.  Loving & Kindness is about cultivating compassion and love, through mentally repeating a series of phrases directed at someone you love, a neutral person, YOURSELF, and then all living things.


"KINDNESS IS LOVE, LOVE IS KINDNESS"

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CHALLENGE!

 

 

If you’re looking to boost your happiness and well-being, acupuncture isn’t your only option- try loving kindness meditation could be just the practice for you!   practicing seven weeks of Loving Kindness Meditation increased multiple positive emotions including love, joy, contentment, gratitude, pride, hope, interest, amusement, and awe. In conjunction with acupuncture treatments, you could greatly increase both life satisfaction and reducing depressive symptoms.

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INCREASES POSITIVE EMOTIONS


Research shows this critical voice can be tamed through practicing Loving Kindness Meditation. Beyond reducing self-criticism and depressive symptoms, Loving Kindness Practitioners also experienced improvements in self-compassion and positive emotions that were maintained 3 months post-intervention.


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STRENGTHENS YOUR EMPATHY


Because of recent advances in the field of neuroplasticity, we know that what we think, do, and pay attention to changes the structure and function of our brains. And guess what? Regularly practicing Loving Kindness Meditation has been shown to activate and strengthen areas of the brain responsible for empathy. One of the most important benefits of empathy is that it improves relationships. Increased empathy can also lead to more compassionate action.


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DECREASES MIGRAINES


Time to toss out your Tylenol? While meditation isn’t usually thought to be a remedy for debilitating migraines, research shows it can help. A brief Loving Kindness Meditation intervention was shown to immediately help reduce pain and alleviate emotional tension associated with chronic migraines.


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In another eye-opening study , researchers found that people with experience in Loving Kindness Meditation had relatively longer telomere length (a biological marker of aging) when compared to age-matched controls. Bye bye botox, time to get on that meditation cushion and repeat the Loving Kindness phrases “May you be well, may you be happy, and may you live with ease and in peace.”


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Health Source Acupuncture December 2018 Update

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Welcome to the holiday season -- that whirlwind of gift-giving holidays, marketing blitzes, holiday parties, and activities galore that begins right after Halloween, builds to Thanksgiving and continues gaining momentum through the end of the year. While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it’s also the harbinger of holiday stress for many. All things in moderation, as the saying goes. The problem with the holiday season is that we often experience too much of a good thing. While stress itself is necessary for our survival and zest for life, too much stress has a negative impact on our health, both mental and physical. Too many activities, even if they are fun activities, can culminate in too much holiday stress and leave us feeling frazzled, rather than fulfilled! Acupuncture treatments can correct imbalances and directly affect the way your body manages stress and your mental health.

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.  Seasonal acupuncture treatments in winter serve to nurture and nourish “kidney Qi”, which can greatly enhance the body's ability to thrive in times of stress, aid in healing, prevent illness and increase vitality.

Here are some tips you can try to help reduce holiday stress before it begins so that it remains at a positive level, rather than an overwhelming one:

Set Your Priorities

Before you get overwhelmed by too many activities, it’s important to decide what traditions offer the most positive impact and eliminate superfluous activities. For example, if you usually become overwhelmed by a flurry of baking, caroling, shopping, sending cards, visiting relatives and other activities that leave you exhausted by January, you may want to examine your priorities, pick a few favorite activities and really enjoy them, while skipping the rest.

Take Shortcuts

If you can’t fathom the idea of skipping out on sending cards, baking, seeing people, and doing all of the stuff that usually runs you ragged, you may do better including all of these activities in your schedule, but on a smaller scale. Send cards, for example, but only to those with whom you maintain regular communication. Or, don’t include a personal note or letter in each one. Find a way to simplify. The same goes for the baking -- will anyone be enraged if you buy baked goods from the bakery instead? If you find ways to cut corners or tone down the activities that are important to you and your family, you may enjoy them much more.

Be Smart with Holiday Eating

During the holidays, we may want to look and feel great (especially if we're around people we don't see often--we know that this is how we'll be remembered), but there is so much temptation in the form of delicious food and decadent desserts, and a break from our regular routines--plus the addition of emotional stress--can all add up to overeating, emotional eating, and other forms of unhealthy eating. This year, plan ahead by being aware of your triggers, do what you can to have some healthy food at hand for each meal, be aware of your intake, and practice mindful eating.

Set A Schedule

Putting your plans on paper can show you, in black and white, how realistic they are. If you find a time management planner and fill in the hours with your scheduled activities, being realistic and including driving time and down time, you will be able to see if you’re trying to pack in too much. Start with your highest priorities, so you will be able to eliminate the less important activities. Be sure to schedule in some time to take a walk-in nature each day if at all possible, as exercise and exposure to daylight can drastically reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of seasonal stress/depression.

Breathe!

This sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes we forget to take deep breaths and really give our bodies the oxygen we need. It's great if you can take ten minutes by yourself to do a breathing meditation, but merely stopping to take a few deep, cleansing breaths can reduce your level of negative stress in a matter of minutes, too. If you visualize that you are breathing in serenity and breathing out stress, you will find the positive effects of this exercise to be even more pronounced.

Would you like to learn more about how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you or someone you know? 

 

Call today to set up a complimentary discovery session appointment

609.601.2159.

Get started with a custom-tailored treatment plan that will be created to suit your individual needs so that you can feel & live better quickly and safely!

Health Source Acupuncture

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Health Source Acupuncture November 2018 Update

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“Movember” is an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health”, by encouraging men to get involved. Prostate health and cancer prevention have been a main focus of the Movember Foundation since it began.  Because many aging men face issues regarding prostate health it is important to encourage these men to seek help when they first begin to experience symptoms. These symptoms include burning or painful urination, difficulty starting or stopping urination, frequent urination, blood in the urine, or loss of bladder control.  Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, men are encouraged to be aware of family history of cancer and to maintain a healthy lifestyle!

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have been used to treat men's health concerns for thousands of years and are growing in popularity.  The reason for this growth in popularity is that many health issues that men face, such as

  • high blood pressure
  • prostate problems
  • depression & mental health
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Reproductive health

All respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments.

 By integrating acupuncture and Oriental medicine into a healthy lifestyle, you can dramatically reduce your risk of Prostate health/cancer, and more men’s health issues prevention. Taking even small steps to improve your health can reduce your risk for disease by as much as 80 percent. Steps to prevention include managing high blood pressure, quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing stress and getting better sleep.

 

All of these issues can be helped with

acupuncture and Oriental medicine

 

Would you like to learn more about how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you or someone you know? 

 

                                        Call today to set up a complimentary discovery session appointment

 609.601.2159.

Get started with a custom-tailored treatment plan that will be created to suit your individual needs so that you can feel better quickly and safely!

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Health Source Acupuncture October 2018 Update

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, its purpose: to increase the social consciousness concerning breast cancer. Traditional medicine has come a long way in treating this pervasive disease—from chemotherapy to radiation treatments to surgery—though the side effects of these treatments are often harsh and damaging themselves. Traditional medicine treats the disease, but what treats the pain and new problems caused by traditional medicine? To combat such negative reactions to cancer treatment, Alternative and Complementary Medicine seeks to provide patients with a second line of relief. Acupuncture in particular has been shown to successfully mitigate the side effects of cancer treatment.

Acupuncture has been proven successful in treating many of the symptoms associated with breast cancer treatment. These symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Hot Flashes
  • Vomiting
  • Pain
  • Loss of Appetite

 

Raising awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early makes a HUGE difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month do something great – make life-saving research happen by supporting charities and fundraisers around you, don’t forget to wear PINK! 

 

Find out the ways you can get involved and support all month long! From campaigning to help women in sharing information needed to know about checking their breasts, your support will help to reach the day when breast cancer has claimed its last life.

As with any form of cancer treatment, it is important to consider how medications and treatments will interact with each other. As your acupuncturist I will see how Acupuncture can help you manage your cancer treatment symptoms. Health Source Acupuncture is dedicated to helping you explore your options based on your specific needs through a natural, Safe, Effective and Drug Free Alternative: Acupuncture!

Call today to set up a complimentary discovery session appointment.

609.601.2159

 

Yours in Good Health,

Health Source Acupuncture

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Health Source Acupuncture September 2018 Update

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Today is National Backpack Awareness Day! Wearing a heavy backpack over time leads to serious chronic back pain and injury. Even carrying a heavy bag around for a short period of time can cause significant health problems. In fact, related injuries sent over 2,000 students to hospitals and emergency rooms in just one year, and 85 percent of university students self-report pain and strain in their necks, backs, and shoulders. This day is an opportunity to talk about backpack safety and bring awareness to this common issue.

With more than 79 million U.S. students wearing backpacks at any given time, the potential for injury is huge. The good news is that the problem can be easily solved with awareness and a few recommendations:

  • A loaded backpack should not weigh more than 10 percent of the student’s total body weight.
  • The backpack should extend from two inches below the shoulder blades to slightly above the waist.
  • Students should wear the backpack on both shoulders for even weight distribution.

 

If you or your child experiences any pain or discomfort resulting from backpack use, give our office a call. Our Acupuncturist is trained to treat patients of all, along with instruction in good nutrition, posture and sleeping habits.

OK parents, now that you know all the facts about how to AVOID PAIN FROM BACKPACK USE, it’s time to get your kids saddled up for the school year.

 

Yours in Good Health,

Health Source Acupuncture

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Health Source Acupuncture August 2018 Update

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August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. IFFGD works to focus attention on important health messages about gastroparesis diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues. The goals include improving understanding of gastroparesis to help patients and families manage the condition and encouraging preventive strategies.

 

Acupuncture is an option to help with gastroparesis, it is all about enhancing flow and movement in your body.  Many patients have found that acupuncture can help move food through the digestive tract and bring relief from the pain, bloating, nausea, and emotional symptoms associated with gastroparesis.

 

If you suffer from gastroparesis, there are a number of things you can do for yourself to alleviate symptoms.  Your goal is to get adequate nutrition while avoiding flare-ups.  Some tips that help accomplish this goal include:

 

Eat several small meals during the day and keep your meals light.  The more you eat at one sitting, the slower your stomach will empty—so think small.

Movement helps move your food along.  Take a not-too-vigorous walk after eating to help the process.

 Stop eating a few hours before you wind down for bedtime.

 

Make friends with soups and smoothies.  Liquid meals will be best tolerated, as they will empty from your stomach better than solid foods.  In addition, be sure to drink liquids with any solid foods that you eat.

Chew your food well.

When you’re having a flare-up, use some gentle heat on your stomach.  In Chinese medicine, heat enhances flow and may help move things along.

Do whatever it takes to manage your stress.  Stress and emotional upsets play a huge role in this condition.  Acupuncture can be a big help here, but you can also meditate, visualize, take a yoga class, or go fishing—whatever works to calm your frazzled nerves.  Your stomach will thank you for it.

 

Find out more how acupuncture can help you or someone you know, give our office a call today! 609-601-2159

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Health Source Acupuncture July 2018 Update

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Juvenile arthritis awareness month is July and it is aimed at raising awareness about the disease. Most people have a misconception that arthritis is a disease that affects adults only but the truth is that it also affects children. The recent studies reveal that almost 300,000 children who live in America have been diagnosed with arthritis. These children suffer from debilitating pain and the disease takes away the joy of their childhood.

The relief of arthritis pain through acupuncture has been studied many times. Results indicate that the use of acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be an effective form of pain management. Many studies throughout the world have been given on a range of arthritis sufferers- from patients awaiting full-hip replacements, to knee surgery patients, as well as people suffering from the effects of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

The studies indicated that between 25-40 percent of patients who received acupuncture had a decrease in pain and a noted improvement in function of arthritic joints!!

The popularity of acupuncture as a treatment for arthritis continues to grow because more and more people have found significant relief from Oriental medicine without the negative effects that sometimes accompany conventional Western medicine and/or over-the-counter medications.

The best results for drastic reduction in pain and inflammation caused by arthritis is seen by combining conventional medicine with Oriental medicine- acupuncture, herbs, and therapeutic massage. Herbal medicine strengthens the body and enhances the immune system. Massage increases circulation in affected areas and helps to deactivate painful trigger points.

 

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Food for thought…

 

There is no need to be in chronic pain when acupuncture treatments are available.  You will not know how acupuncture can affect your chronic pain until you try it.  Although it may not work for everyone, acupuncture is free of side effects and certainly worth an attempt at dealing with your pain.

If you or someone you know are suffering from arthritis, give our office a call today! 609-601-2159

 

 

Health Source Acupuncture June 2018 Update

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June is recognized as National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. More than 38 million people in the United States experience migraines or some type of tension headache with 2 -3 million of them experiencing chronic migraines. The exact causes of migraines are unknown.  People with migraine or tension headaches may have a tendency to be affected by certain triggers such as fatigue, bright lights, weather changes and hypertension.

Treatment for migraine or tension headaches depends on the how often or how severe the headache is, the level of disability your headache may cause and contributing medical conditions you may have.

 

It’s time to take control !

Acupuncture divides your body into a series of zones and pressure points. Acupuncture needles are inserted into different pressure points, depending on your symptoms. These needle points are usually near nerves in your body.

The needle stimulates the nerves to release hormones, such as endorphins, that trigger a response from your body. This immune and circulation system stimulation is what proponents of acupuncture claim relieves migraines and tension headaches!!

 

 

Over-the-counter medications provide little to no relief for chronic migraine sufferers, and prescription drugs can be costly or come with undesired side effects.

 

 

Food for thought…

If you or someone you know are experiencing painful migraine or tension headaches, give our office a call today! 609-601-2159

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Health Source Acupuncture February Update

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable.

Make a difference in your community by spreading the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encouraging those around you to have their hearts check and commit to heart-healthy lives.

Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health are all integral aspects of saving lives from this often-silent killer.

How can YOU make a difference during Heart Health Month?

Wear red on National Wear Red Day TODAY Friday, February 2nd to increase awareness of heart disease.  Then share a photo of you and your friends in your best red gear on social media with the hashtag #theheartfoundation.

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Are You Thinking About Getting Acupuncture But You Don’t Know Where To Begin?

If you are reading this, you are most likely thinking about getting acupuncture either for yourself or perhaps for a family member or friend.  You have made a great decision because acupuncture is a safe and effective medical treatment.  However, just because it is extremely safe you will need to know what to look for when choosing an acupuncture provider because the truth is ....NOT all providers of acupuncture are created equal.

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If you’ve ever had any type of pain, chronic health condition, auto accident, work injury, physical ailment, or thought about improving your overall health and wellness, you’ve probably at one point in your life, thought about or heard about Acupuncture. Now, for whatever reason, you may be at the point where you’re ready to take the next step, but you probably still have some questions that need to be answered.

Maybe you are not sure if acupuncture is for you, maybe you don’t know the first thing about how to choose a qualified and reputable practitioner, or maybe you don’t even know where to get started.

Perhaps you’ve even been to or checked out an acupuncturist in the past and for some reason it didn’t work out exactly the way you wanted or you didn’t think it was the right match for you. Now you want to make sure that this time around you do all you can to make the right decision because you are tired and frustrated with your current state of health.

As you probably know, acupuncture in the United States and around the world is gaining tremendous popularity.  More and more medical studies are showing it’s effectiveness, but even more important than that, are the wonderful and positive life changing results people are achieving from using acupuncture.  There are literally millions of people around the world who are successfully using acupuncture to help their health conditions and improve their quality of life.  In fact, acupuncture and Chinese medicine is the largest medicine practiced in the world.

People are turning to acupuncture to improve all types of health problems like pain relief, fertility issues, neuropathy symptoms, improving digestive problems, auto immune disorders, allergy relief, chronic illness, fibromyalgia, increasing immune function, menopausal symptoms, migraines and headaches, increasing energy, and even to improve overall health and wellness. Now, this is only a partial list of conditions that are successfully treated each and every day with acupuncture but I think you get the point.

In fact, many medical doctors are even referring people to acupuncture these days.  The truth is the majority of our nation is finally realizing that acupuncture is a legitimate health care option.  It has been used for over three thousand years and if it didn’t work, it would not still be around today.

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Here is the thing, although there are millions of people using this medicine to help them, there are still hundreds of millions of  people that could benefit from acupuncture but who don’t know the first thing about what to expect or what to look for when deciding on an acupuncturist.  It was out of this need that I had to create something to address some important issues for anyone that is considering choosing acupuncture to treat their health concerns.

This is really an important and potentially life-changing decision for you.  Most of the time, people seek out acupuncture after many medical options, specialists, medications, and surgery failed to achieve a positive outcome.  Most of the time these people, possibly even you, are frustrated and feel like there is very little hope or even worse that their health problem will never improve.

So here you are ready to try acupuncture.  Maybe you heard some good things about it but you don’t know the first step in choosing the right acupuncturist.  You don’t know much about it and you certainly don’t want to make a mistake by choosing the wrong practitioner.  Well, I don’t blame you and I don’t want you to make the wrong decision!

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My name is Dominic Sembello and yes…I am a Board Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical provider. However, I didn’t write this guide to persuade you on becoming a fan of acupuncture or to have you become a patient at my office. The fact is, I want to help you and I want you to find the best and most qualified practitioner for YOU!  Perhaps the most important of all is...I don't want you to make the wrong decision or have a bad experience with acupuncture because you didn't have the proper information at your disposal.

The truth is, over the last 15 + years I have helped many of my friends and family members find qualified acupuncture specialists all over the United States and even the world.  I understand the challenges and questions that people have when looking into acupuncture and finding a qualified practitioner.  This is not something that most people do very often in their life and it is important to know what to look for and what questions you need to ask.

I simply want to give you a few vital tips to consider as you make your decision to try acupuncture.  I really am concerned that you don’t have enough information about what to look for and I want to make sure you find an acupuncturist that is the perfect “fit” for you.

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My goal is, that after reading this, you’ll be motivated enough to make your own decision-but more important than that,you’ll make the correct decision.  I don’t mean to offend or to take shots at any other practitioners out there but here is the truth…

NOT ALL PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE ACUPUNCTURE ARE CREATED EQUAL

The reason why so many practitioners can operate in such a small area or city is because everyone has a particular “flavor” (if you will) and certain people gel with certain personalities better than others. Not only that but the training and education levels of people that are licensed to perform acupuncture can vary tremendously from person to person and state to state (more on this later).

I believe that the following information will provide the vital education and knowledge to choose the most qualified and best practitioner for your needs.  Without this information, you could waste your valuable time, energy, and even money in your quest to not only find an acupuncturist, but to finally reduce or dramatically improve your health and wellness.  The purpose of this guide is to prevent you from making these mistakes before it’s too late.

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