We are continually blessed to have talented local artists share their artworks with us in a rotating exhibition in the clinic waiting room.
Our current artist is Yeoryios from YPhotography. I'm afraid my photos here don't do them any justice, but Yeoryios has lent us several of his beautiful landscape photos to infuse the waiting room with a sense of peace and serenity.
Here is the July installment in a series of blog posts highlighting recent scientific research in the field of acupuncture.
This series of blog posts aims to offer insights into a Western understanding of acupuncture. Links are always given to the research discussed so that you can look into the trials discussed in more detail.
This month, we talk about post-stroke rehabilitation, heart-disease, Alzheimer's disease and stress.
Did you know there is one simple thing you can do, anywhere, any time, that can significantly affect your health, happiness, relationships and even your career?
That one thing is to practice gratitude.
Although the benefits of a grateful mindset have been extolled by various spiritual traditions for thousands of years, the practice of gratitude has recently begun to receive unprecedented attention in the field of positive psychology. This is due to its scientifically proven effects on people's health and wellbeing, with studies around the globe demonstrating significant improvements in variables ranging from happiness levels to quality of sleep, relationship health and decision making.
At Affordable Acupuncture, we want to help you think about your whole health and empower you to make positive changes in your life. All aspects of your life are interconnected and affect your overall health in different ways.
We have designed this worksheet for you to take a look at your current state of health and happiness in a holistic way. This will help point you in the direction of what areas of your life need a little TLC.
With winter well and truly upon us, and a greater incidence of colds and flus about, its important to look after ourselves to boost our immunity and get in tune with the natural rhythm of the season.
Winter is the season of stillness and conservation. It’s a period of hibernation and our time to rest, slow down and revitalize our reserves. Winter is a great time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, conserve our strength and heal on a deeper level. The “downtime” that winter provides gives us an opportunity to slow down, check in and take account as to how our lifestyle supports or detracts from our health, and to recharge our battery.
Here are 10 easy pointers on how you can support and promote your own health this time of year:
Cancer is a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. It can throw you into a tumult of overwhelming feelings and fears. But if you or a loved one is facing cancer, it is very important to have hope. In many cases, cancer can be cured, especially when it’s detected early. There are more treatments available now than ever before to cure cancer or slow it from spreading, relieve its symptoms, and improve your quality of life.
You have options in addition to conventional medical treatments. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions. It can safely be used to naturally support your body and mind as you undergo standard cancer treatments. A recent large scale literature review (The Acupuncture Evidence Project, which I discuss here) provides evidence that acupuncture can be used to alleviate various symptoms related to cancer or conventional treatment.
Acupuncture and Fertility
Acupuncture and Anxiety
Acupuncture and Stress
Acupuncture and Depression
Acupuncture and Immunity
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