Ear Acupuncture Relieves Anxiety

MN acupuncture clinic for anxiety

One of the most frequent questions I get asked about acupuncture is what kinds of conditions it can treat. Most people are well-aware of the benefits of acupuncture for relieving acute and chronic pain. However, many are surprised to learn that acupuncture and Chinese medicine has a lot to offer people who are struggling with . . . → Read More: Ear Acupuncture Relieves Anxiety

Acupuncture for Stress?

Minneapolis Acupuncture clinic for stress

Stress is a fact of life. It’s a survival skill that your body is hard-wired to use whenever you feel threatened. The problem with stress is that it’s meant to be a short-term thing–a way to deal with a quick threat, and then life as you know it is supposed to get back to . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Stress?

Acupuncture for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Cold weather and your health

Early autumn here in Minnesota is perfect. It’s still warm, but the humidity is gone, and we’re blessed with crisp, sunny days that are ideal for playing outdoors. The sky is cobalt blue and there is just a hint of the color to come on the trees lining the lakes, rivers, and streams. It’s . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Feeling Irritable?

Minneapolis Acupuncture clinic for stress

It is so interesting to me what causes people to finally decide it’s time to try acupuncture. You would think that things like back pain, headaches, and maybe some digestive issues would top the list of reasons, and for the most part they do. However, there is a fair percentage of people who finally . . . → Read More: Feeling Irritable?

Acupuncture is an Effective Option for Treating Depression

Minneapolis acupuncture clinic treating depression

In my acupuncture clinic I have never treated a patient for depression who was keen to take antidepressant medications over the long term for their condition.  Most of the people I see either have hesitations about taking antidepressants, or take them but are trying to get off.  Most are seeking out acupuncture as a . . . → Read More: Acupuncture is an Effective Option for Treating Depression

Acupuncture for Withdrawal from SSRI Antidepressants

Chinese medicine for SSRI withdrawal

Almost daily we see patients who are taking or are thinking about taking antidepressant medications. In most cases, these patients either want to lower their dose, get off these medications, or avoid taking them altogether. However, they also don’t want to feel depressed or anxious.

The most frequently prescribed antidepressants are in a class . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Withdrawal from SSRI Antidepressants

Depression, Lack of Motivation, and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture in Minnesota

Last week I was at a networking event of CAM healers in the Minneapolis area, where I met a number of practitioners working with really interesting therapies. During one conversation, I was asked what kinds of conditions I treated most frequently. Hmmm…good question.

Actually, my answer was pretty simple and straight forward: Lately I . . . → Read More: Depression, Lack of Motivation, and Chinese Medicine

Clutter, Chinese Medicine, and Your Digestion

In our unending drive to consume and acquire more things, clutter is becoming more and more of a problem for many people. Clutter is unsightly, messy, and it feels chaotic. It can make you feel unsettled and even anxious when you walk into an area full of…stuff.

There are a couple of reasons people . . . → Read More: Clutter, Chinese Medicine, and Your Digestion

Teenage Mental Health and Chinese Medicine

At Acupuncture in the Park, we have found that treating pre-teens, teens, and young adults to be some of the most satisfying work that we do, primarily because they respond so quickly to the acupuncture, and the results can be life-changing.  Not only have we treated our share of young patients with aches, pains, . . . → Read More: Teenage Mental Health

Acupuncture for Panic Attacks

The symptoms of a panic attack can include a rapid or pounding heart, chest tightness, shortness of breath, dizziness, paralyzing anxiety, sweating, shaking, and hot flashes . . . → Read More: Acupuncture for Panic Attacks