Acupuncture is an extremely effective healing art that can help in the treatment of many conditions and symptoms. However, I often get asked questions that show just how poorly understood acupuncture is in the Western world. That’s why I’ve put together a list of common questions and incorrect assumptions to help bust some acupuncture myths!
We are about halfway through the summer season, and it’s been a beautiful one here in the Pacific Northwest. As we move through the season, I encourage you to consider lifestyle changes that go beyond updating your diet to seasonal fruits and veggies – and enjoying more red fruits like watermelon, tomatoes, and strawberries. If
One of the most frequently asked questions I get when I first begin to work with a patient to address his erectile dysfunction is: “Do you need to put needles in my genitals?” I am happy to say “no” in answer to that question. But, it got me thinking. There are many other common questions
Many people are worried about acupuncture needles when the first come in to see me here at Attunement Acupuncture. Often patients envision the types of needles used for a blood draw – and most patients are relieved to see how thin and hair-like each acupuncture needle is. In fact, the needles are so small that
Essential oils are most commonly used in aromatherapy or massage. Usually, these oils are used to relieve stress and make one feel calmer. There’s nothing wrong with using essential oils for stress relief, in fact, essential oils have excellent de-stressing properties. However, stress relief isn’t the only benefit you can attain from essential oils. While
We see ripe, cool fruits like melons and peaches in stores; the sun has peeked out several times in the past month. This can only mean one thing… Summer is almost here! In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), each new season brings us to a new dietary regimen – and summertime is no exception. Every season