To Test or Not to Test? A comprehensive approach to the treatment of food sensitivities with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
We get asked about food sensitivity testing a lot in our practice. People see an ad, or hear from a friend that testing their food sensitivities solved a lot of their health issues. This sounds like an easy fix right ? Test to see what foods you are sensitive to, remove those foods, and all…Read More
A Beginners Guide to Asian Bodywork and Its Benefits
Asian bodywork encompasses a wide variety of treatments such as cupping, gua sha (pronounced gwah-sha), shiatsu massage, acupressure massage, tuina (pronounced twee-nah), and Thai massage to name a few. For the purposes of this blog, we will focus on the use of cupping, gua sha, shiatsu, and acupressure which are the most common bodywork treatments…Read More
How Does Acupuncture Work and What Does it Help With?
How does it work, and what can it help with are two of the most common questions we get asked about acupuncture. Acupuncture is most well known for its ability to reduce pain, alleviate stress, and improve your mood. In truth, it does so much more, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s…Read More
Understanding Functional Medicine
Understanding Functional Medicine: A root cause Approach to your Health and Wellness Functional Medicine is the latest topic gaining prominence in health and wellness. Also increasing in popularity is integrative medicine, naturopathic medicine, and other forms of natural or alternative approaches to medical care. It can be difficult to understand the differences between all of…Read More
Does Acupuncture Hurt???
Without a doubt, the most common question we get regarding acupuncture is not whether it’s effective, or whether it can help your particular ailment, but “DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?!” This is a reasonable question to ask someone who is going to poke you with sharp things in the name of helping you feel better. In…Read More
Acupuncture Provides Relief From Painful Periods: So What Are You Waiting For?
There is a good chance that if you are a person with a period, you have experienced pain associated with your menstrual cycle at some point. One study indicates that as many as 90% of women experience painful periods, and roughly 33% report pain so severe that it requires them to take pain relieving medication…Read More
Chinese Medicine Nutrition In The Season of Late Summer
Nutrition is one of my favorite topics to write about, so you’ll be seeing more on this topic in the upcoming months. My philosophy on nutrition is evidence based, accessible, and influenced by the principles of Chinese medicine. Living in harmony with the seasons is a key concept in Chinese medicine. In follow up posts…Read More
What Makes Ancient Fern Medicine Unique
Hello, and welcome to the inaugural blog post for Ancient Fern Medicine. We are very excited to be launching this new adventure, and look forward to writing about some of our favorite health and Chinese medicine topics in the weeks and months to come. We wanted to start by writing an introduction to help our…Read More