Effects of Acupuncture on Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Among people over 65 years old, Alzheimer’s is the disease that is found to cause most cases of dementia. Dementia is the loss of cognitive function so severe it interferes with daily life and ranges in severity from the loss of memory, ability to think, reason, plan and can even interfere with basic problem solving. While Alzheimer’s disease and related Dementias are more common among aging adults, it is not a normal part of the aging process.

Alzheimer's is a progressive and irreversible disease that slowly destroys long term memory and disturbs basic cognitive function as well. Often those suffering from Alzheimer's eventually lose the inability to carry out everyday tasks. Studies are showing acupuncture can help improve the lives of those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s in a variety of ways.

Acupuncture Has Long Been Used to Fight Anxiety and Depression
With the loss of cognitive function, so too comes the loss of independence. Displaced feelings of overall fear, loss, and helplessness are not uncommon. These emotions can manifest into depression and/or anxiety. A study from Wellesley College evaluated participants who were receiving acupuncture treatments 2-3 times per week for three months. This study was able to conclude that regular acupuncture treatments can improve mood and energy among this demographic.

With Alzheimer’s and related Dementias becoming an increasingly serious problem for today’s elders it is certainly worth investigating the options for its prevention. With more research being done showing promising early results, acupuncture should definitely be taken into consideration to offset these diseases. Acupuncture is safe, natural and side-effect free. Ask me for more information.


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http://www.acupuncture-online.com/alzheimers.htm
https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/aetr/2008/00000033/F0020001/art00002
http://www.healthcanal.com/alternative-therapies/46963-cuhk-research-indicates-acupuncture-can-improve-cognitive-functions-of-elderly.html
http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1244-acupuncturebraincellgb34du20
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3813990/

Acupuncture and Lingering Covid-19 Symptoms

As we head into a new year, we carry over some of the same old, same old from last year. If you're bringing lingering symptoms from COVID-19 into the new year, we'd like to help you get rid of them. Many people report some continued symptoms, in particular the loss of smell and fatigue. 

There has been recent research showing how acupuncture can help restore the loss of smell. A sense of smell is very important and contributes to how we enjoy our environment, know if food is bad, and effects how our food tastes as well. To read more about how acupuncture can help you regain your sense of smell, click: https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/2066-acupuncture-for-covid-19-loss-of-smell-and-taste?fbclid=IwAR2D74keQxj2ldVVZofMKyTPRuplVUNsJX9y82M_FtTrWpyMkeW2FErfhG0

Acupuncture and herbs can also help overcome the lingering fatigue many people experience after a viral infection. This fatigue can be debilitating and prevent you from enjoying activitis and time with loved ones. If you or someone you know is experiencing post-Covid-19 symptoms, give us a call to see how we can help!

Holiday Bonus Notice

Hey Y'all-

Please remember we are closed next week for Thanksgiving. If you have an emergency, please contact your PCP or 911. Sarah will check the messages daily and return any of immediate concern promptly. If you start feeling ill and need herbs, please call and we can arrange a pick up for you.

When we get back, our Annual Holiday Bonus Packages will be available! Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy by purchasing our Health Treatment Plan 10 Pack and get a BONUS session from November 30, 2020- January 15, 2021. That's 11 sessions for the cost of 9- can't beat it. And yes, we do have gift certificates if you want to let someone know you love them by giving them the gift of health.

Wishing you all a wonderful, fun, and safe Thanksgiving!

Dr. Stefanie and Sarah

Acupuncture and Cervical Health

Women’s health is a big part of the healthcare industry. And acupuncture can be very beneficial in caring for the overall health of women. Acupuncture has been especially effective in helping with things like infertility, turning breech babies, inducing labor and clearing up infections. The cervix is just one small part of the uterus. Specifically it is the lower part of the uterus that opens to allow passage between the uterus and the vagina. The cervix widens during childbirth to allow the baby to pass, it also allows the passage of menstrual fluids from the uterus out of the body and it is vital for sperm to pass through the cervix to reach the uterus when trying to procreate.

The cervix is very vulnerable to several health conditions, such as chronic inflammation, polyps, dysplasia and even cancer. Cervical conditions rarely present symptoms in the early stages, which makes it extremely important for women to get regular pap smears. If an abnormality is detected, there are several ways to address it, depending on the severity. In the early stages of any of the aforementioned conditions, acupuncture can be a positive addition to Western medical treatments. Acupuncture is very good at decreasing inflammation and helping to dissolve polyps and tumors. Acupuncture can also balance hormones, which allows the body to correct any imbalances.

One of the most studied areas of acupuncture is in treating fertility issues. When invitro fertilization by itself does not get the job done, adding acupuncture may be the last piece of the puzzle. Acupuncture does much more than just balance the hormones. When a woman is trying to get pregnant and struggling with it due to fertility issues, the stress levels are extremely high. And high stress levels have been proven to disrupt the body’s ability to conceive. One of the things that acupuncture is really successful at is decreasing stress levels. This can make it easier for the fertility treatments to work. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase blood flow to areas of the body, including the uterus. This can help to make a very hospitable place for a baby to grow.

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are also widely used for treating infections and sexually transmitted diseases. In traditional Chinese medicine, most infections have some sort of heat or discharge associated with them. This medicine uses principles, herbs and acupressure points that have specific properties that can drain heat and expel toxins from the body. This can lead to an overall improvement in both uterine and cervical health.

Another area where acupuncture can help with cervical health is at the time of birth. About four percent of babies are presented in the breech position prior to birth. An accessory modality known as moxibustion, has proven time and time again, that it can actually turn the baby to the proper birthing position. Moxibustion involves the burning of an herb, dried mugwort, very near the skin on a specific acupressure point that is located on the outer edge of the pinky toe. By performing moxibustion several times a day, the baby and the body somehow know that there needs to be a repositioning and the baby tends to turn during the night.

When it comes to women’s health, acupuncture is an amazing resource. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.

Seven Ways Acupuncture Can Help Mothers

One of the best gifts you can give your mother this Mother’s Day is the gift of acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with an abundance of health problems and get you feeling one hundred percent again. Mom’s make the world work, it’s a known fact. So this holiday season you should give your mother the gift of acupuncture, here are seven reasons why.


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