On being constipated!

I have brought you here today to talk about something very dear to my heart – poop.  Yep, I’m goin’ there.  We might as well get it out of the way because if you come see me in clinic, I will ask you about this – digestive health and comfort in your gut are very important, in my opinion.  There are even schools of thought in Chinese medicine that focus entirely around it as if your digestion were the center of the universe!   

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When should I see an acupuncturist?

I hear this all the time - "What do I even go see an acupuncturist for?"  Acupuncture can help with a long list of things that ail you – as you probably noticed if you’ve gone to an acupuncturist’s website (like my friend Ryan) and they’ll tell you they can treat anything from:

  • Acne
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Musculoskeletal pain, such as hip, low-back, or ankle pain
  • Traumatic injuries or post-surgery healing
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual issues and PMS
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What to expect at your acupuncture treatment – Before, During and After

Well you’ve done it!  You’ve finally considered acupuncture, or maybe you’ve even booked your first appointment.  Now what?  What is the appointment going to be like?  Will the needles hurt?  Do I just walk in and someone starts poking me??  Every acupuncturist and their office of course will be different, but here are a few things that are likely to happen when you come in for your first appointment:

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