As the calendar year restarts with 2022, many of us are contemplating a restart for ourselves as well! Whether focusing on our mental, emotional or physical health - or a specific goal - beginnings inspire beginnings and health is a great place to focus! Easier said than done, right? Whatever you're inspired goals are for the New Year, here are a few Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tips to help keep your health on track: 1. MOVE MORE From a Traditional Chinese Medicine pe
Cupping is the term applied to a powerful Traditional Chinese Medicine technique using small glass cups (or bamboo jars) as suction devices applied to the surface of the body. It is a deeply relaxing therapy that can address a multitude of conditions when properly applied. You can read more about the research and science of cupping in our blog article: "What is Cupping & How Does it Work." Increases Circulation & Relieve Muscle Pain The suction from the cups increases circu
THE FIRST SESSION We begin treatment with an assessment of the areas that the patient expresses concern about. Then treatment commences with either acupuncture or some light Tui na. These therapies are sometimes preceded or followed by any combination of stimulation to Motor points or Trigger points and/or electro-stimulation. After the acupuncture treatment we employ Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) and possibly manual manipulation (Chinese Orthopedics) to help align and “sm
WHAT IS VERTIGO Vertigo is a type of dizziness where the person feels a spinning or swaying movement, typically accompanied by nausea, sweating and difficulty walking or standing. It is intimately involved in our sense of equilibrium (our sense of balance) and can come on suddenly and without warning. Triggered by head position, Vertigo will most often kick in when a person moves their head suddenly in a certain direction. WHY DOES IT HAPPEN & WHAT CAUSES VERTIGO At Seven Poi
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine - A Whole Body Approach Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies approach from a holistic and whole-body approach when treating our athletic and active-minded patients. We begin with having a new patient fill out a full Health History form, followed by a short telephone or virtual interview discussing lifestyle, diet, physical habits, sleep position, etc. This all occurs before the patient even enters the clinic.
Your immune system is your first line of defense against the COVID-19 virus (or any illness) trying to invade your system . . . and nutrition can play a vital role preventatively!
Let's take a look at Nutrition. We all get bored when we’re stuck at home. Some of us stress eat. However, this is not the time to indulge in processed foods, sugary treats and junk food. Take this opportunity to retool your eating habits and choose whole foods.
When deciding what to eat, try t
We are 27 days into self-quarantine, and I gotta say, this is tough! Doable, but quite challenging. Flatten the curve . . . social distancing? Hey, I'm totally on-board because I want us all to get back to our lives sooner than later. The thing is, I'm a social guy by nature, which I guess is why I chose a profession that insists that I see people all day long. But, you know what? I really miss you guys!! Cristina does too... We hope you're weathering this "Time out" as best
MY FATHER WAS A NAVY SEAL I never knew my Father was a Navy Seal . . . not until after his passing, on the day of his memorial almost thirty years later. We all knew he'd served in the Navy, but that was it. He never talked about his service in the Korean War, nor his multiple tours in Vietnam, and he served right up until the very end. In later years, as a civilian, he never made comment on the modern-day wars, such as the Persian Gulf or any of the other international confl
Practiced throughout China, Japan and Korea for thousands of years, and now prevalent throughout communities, clinics and hospitals world-wide, acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. LIFESTYLE & EXERCISE Simple lifestyle and exercise adjustments can go a long way towards resolving a nagging illness, sleep issues or reducing ongoing stress. As part of a full Health Assessment, we examine your daily routines, the "rhythms of your life" - offering su
There are so many ways that Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies can factor into everyday healthcare and keeping us well and thriving. Here are some great examples . . . and a few that may surprise you! 1. PAIN MANAGEMENT This is what acupuncture is famous for, right? Remember the very first time you ever heard about acupuncture or Chinese Medicine? I’ll bet it was about relief from some physical pain, but let’s move beyond the undisputed #1 and talk about how
BALANCE THE YIN & YANG For EXCELLENT SLEEP Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) Yin / Yang theory follows that sleep occurs when the yang energies of the day gently fold into the Yin energies of nighttime. The “Yin” energy of the body is cooling, calming and restorative. It correlates to sunset and nighttime, when our bodies turn inward, slow down and take time to regenerate. Conversely, daytime correlates with the concept of “Yang”, which is expansive, stimulating and warmin