People always ask me why I became an acupuncturist. And I don’t have just one answer.
From a Chinese Medicine standpoint, when we are too fixated on being healthy, that balance we strive for gets thrown for a loop. When we are too fixated on balance, we become unbalanced.
This post is copied from our older, original blog. Original post date 10/15/2012. By Marcie Bower, Lic.Ac. When I was 2 years old, mushrooms were my favorite food. Weird taste for a 2 year old, yes, but a wise one! Mushrooms are increasingly shown to have numerous health benefits, from boosting immunity to fighting cancer … Continue reading Mushrooms
Learn how Acupuncture helps our bodies recover after an athletic performance.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is all about relationships. There are 7 kinds of relationships in Chinese Herbology – these describe ways that 2 herbs can interact with each other in a formula.
I decided to try an experiment. I thought I would try not eating refined sugar for one month, and see how I felt. I wasn’t intending for a sugar-free existence to become my way of life. Now, almost one year later, I think that stopping eating sugar has been one of the best decisions for my physical health and emotional well-being that I have ever made.
*Things I have learned from being an acupuncturist, above and beyond the 3000 years of theory, the requisite biomedicine and microbiology courses, the location and function of the acupuncture points, current acupuncture research, the names and functions of hundreds of herbs, various acupuncture techniques, how to write an herbal formula, anatomy and physiology, etc. In short, what I’ve learned beyond what they teach you in becoming an acupuncturist.