I've got a great new space with elevator access in the historic Bellingham National Bank Building! I will be seeing patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Bellingham and continuing to see folks in Lynden on Mondays and Wednesdays. Come see me!
Acupuncture can help you be calm and at the same time boost your immune system. Who doesn't need help with both those things? We are living in interesting and often difficult times! Stress is everywhere; chemical, physical, and mental. Get the support you need to thrive on. Here is a link to a cool abstract entitled: Acupuncture is effective to attenuate stress and stimulate lymphocyte proliferation in the elderly. It's always lovely to get western medical research to validate this ancient modality.
"Amid all the devastation caused by Australia’s bushfires, an unlikely hero has emerged: the wombat. Quite generously, wombats have reportedly been allowing other animals to take refuge in their homes, as they hide from the blazes that threaten their own habitats. Complex underground tunnels, created by wombats, have served as safehouses for other species like wallabies and echidnas, allowing them to survive an otherwise fatal situation." Click HERE or on image for more on this amazing heroic creature!
WOAH! Wombats are bigger than I thought!!
This story makes my heart smile :-D
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been around a long time. Acupuncture is one modality that falls under the framework of TCM. I like to explain it in physiological terms that most people can relate to, hence my choosing Modern Edge Acupuncture as my business name. Fellow acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner, Chris Kresser, wrote a series of articles a few years back that he entitled, Chinese Medicine Demystified. Instead of regurgitating what he so eloquently put together, I will send you over to his site to check them out. It is a 6 part series, that goes like this:
Those that would like a western medicine explanation of how acupuncture influences the body will be delighted reading these articles. If you are more into the energy "Qi" explanation you may find this information not inclusive, but informative none the less. Be careful, you may learn something ;-D
"Chinese New Year this time around is the Year of the Rat, which brings with it the promise of prosperity. The Chinese admire the rat for its quick mind and ability to gather valuables and save them for the future. Since 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the year ahead should offer many opportunities to acquire wealth, as well as the ability to make choices that enable us to provide comfort for a long time to come. This is especially true for those born in the year of the rat.".............click on pic to see more of this article!
I could ramble on about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and I probably will....but I also would like to share other things..... Positive things! There's so much bad news out there and that can negatively effect our health; mentally, emotionally,and physically. So let's lighten things up a bit over here!