Motivation: How To Get It & How To Keep It

It’s warming up outside and many of us are motivated to begin moving our bodies again. To help keep you motivated and move in a healthful way, I asked an awesome woman who is an expert in this area to help me out! This week’s blog post is from Kira Elliott, Certified Personal Trainer and Co-Owner […]

Sleep, Supplements, Stress, & Sex: 4 Ways to Improve Heart Health

Heart Health

  Sleep, Supplements, Stress, & Sex: 4 Ways to Improve Heart Health   February is American Heart Month, focusing on prevention of heart related illnesses like heart attack and stroke, hypertension, and diabetes. Here are a 4 easy ways to start improving your heart health today! SLEEP Sleep is important in maintaining a normal circadian rhythm which helps […]

Chicago Acupuncture: 3 Things to Look for In a Chicago Acupuncturist

3 Things to Look for In a Chicago Acupuncturist

If you live in Chicago and are looking for an acupuncturist, this blog will help you make the right decision. When you are in physical, emotional, or spiritual distress, finding the right health practitioner can be a difficult task. Real healing requires a certain level of trust and understanding between the patient and the practitioner. […]

4 Ways to Put Spark back in Your Relationship

4 ways to Put Spark back in Your Relationship

4 Ways to Put Spark back in Your Relationship February is the month of Valentine’s Day but it’s also American Heart Month, so I thought it would be fitting to talk about an emotional aspect that impacts our hearts in a big way…relationships. To talk about relationships, I have a guest blogger this month who […]

Why I Love What I Do: An Acupuncturist’s Confession

Why I Love What I Do:  An Acupuncturist’s Confession I have a confession to make.  Ready?  Here it goes–  I LOVE what I do. How many people can say that they truly love their work?  How many people are doing the work that they know they are destined to do in their heart of hearts? […]

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic I have read that approximately 80% of our chronic health concerns are caused by ongoing stress.  The question I have is, what actually causes stress for YOU?  Given the fact that stress is such an important factor in the creation of imbalance and disease within […]

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines I see many patients who experience an occasional headache to raging migraines on a monthly basis. And unfortunately most pharmaceutical medication has side effects and offers only a temporary solution. If you are tired of dealing with the headstorm, read on the learn more about how to hammer out headaches and […]

Icing injuries – Why I am anti-ice

Over the past few months, I have had many conversations with patients about icing injuries and sore muscles. Most are surprised to learn that I highly object to icing since it is commonly practiced. In talking to other doctors or physical therapists this viewpoint is controversial. So let me share with you why I am […]

Top 6 Acupuncture Myths

It’s summer, YAY! Which means there are many social activities happening in Chicago including festivals, bbqs, parties and movies in the park. I love meeting new people and hearing a little bit about what they’re “up to” in their lives. When people learn what I do, inevitably they have questions about acupuncture so I thought […]

Healthy Spring Ideas

Finally! Spring has arrived in Chicago, and as I mentioned in my March Newsletter, this begins a season of activity.  Just as the flowers push up from the ground and trees begin to bud, we too feel nature encouraging us to loosen our bodies as energy moves up and out. So let’s talk about some […]

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