Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety
Acupuncture is gaining popularity in America as more and more people become aware of the benefits of natural medicine. Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and involves the insertion of very thin needles strategically placed in various points of the body. It is often used in conjunction with other holistic or integrative therapies to treat a vast array of physical and emotional conditions. Acupuncture works by stimulating nerves, muscles, and connective tissue, signaling the body to release hormones and chemicals to reduce pain, [...]
A Healthy Treat After All the Feasts!
Who says healthy can't be indulgent? This fudge recipe is made with fruit and high in fiber. Add peppermint oil for an extra burst of holiday flavor! INGREDIENTS: 10 dates, soaked for 30 minutes in warm water and pitted 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup raw cacao powder 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seed butter (any nut or seed butter will work) About 2-3 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut shreds Course sea salt You'll need a food processor or high powered blender (I [...]
How to Navigate the Grocery Store
This Article is part 3 of 3 in the Let Food Be Thy Medicine Series Most grocery stores have similar layouts. Fresh flowers, produce and organic foods are often placed right by the front entrance to convey a sense of freshness as soon as you walk in. Stick to the perimeter for most of your whole foods. Typically the center aisles are filled with highly processed foods and chemical cleaning supplies. Clean eating on a budget: [...]
Common Symptoms of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
This Article is part 2 of 3 in the Let Food Be Thy Medicine Series Vitamin B Found in eggs, cheese, kidney, liver, milk, fish, etc. Deficiency causes numbness, tingling, palpitations, anxiety, confusion. Vitamin C Found in dark leafy greens, citrus fruits, tomatoes, berries, broccoli, etc. Deficiency causes increased bruising and bleeding, scurvy, intestinal hyperpermeability. Vitamin D Found in fatty fish like tuna, salmon, or cod liver. The "Sunshine Vitamin". Deficiency leads to [...]
Let Food Be Thy Medicine
The Standard American Diet is SAD You wouldn't willingly drink or eat toxic chemicals, and yet, every day, we are unwittingly doing exactly that. It seems the modern food industry has no qualms about filling our foods with chemicals, dyes, preservatives and fillers that are slowly poisoning us one mouth full at a time. Our food is literally making us sick, giving "food poisoning" a whole new meaning. Food related illnesses include (but not limited to): Obesity Diabetes Stroke [...]
Save these dates at AcuWell Integrative Health
This holiday season and into 2023 we are here to help you prioritize wellness. Take advantage of these upcoming events where you can access exclusive savings on treatments and inventory! Holiday Blowout Sale December 17th from 11:00 - 3:00 Enjoy savings on treatment packages for new & existing patients. Give the GIFT of wellness this season and take advantage of our merchandise on sale. 7th Annual Celebrate, Appreciate & Manifest a Great Year January 14 from 1:00 - 4:00 Help us [...]
Mind Full, or Mindful?
When is it more than stress? If you are persistently sad or anxious, plagued by physical pain and ailments, unable to sleep or chronically fatigued, feeling constantly irritable or hopeless, unable to face routine chores, and no longer find joy in activities you normally love, you may be clinically depressed. If these symptoms last for two weeks, professional counseling may help. Persistently Sad or Anxious Physical Pain or Ailments Chronically Fatigued Constantly Irritable or Hopeless [...]
Stress Busting Foods
Focus on adding foods rich in magnesium, B vitamins (especially B-12!), zinc and antioxidants to your diet. These nutrients help to support your body’s ability to breeze through stressful situations, or recuperate after excessive periods of stress.
How to Manage Holiday Stress
When stress is in full swing, it is much more challenging to stop and recuperate. Try to stop stress before it becomes a problem. With these tools in your stress management kit, you'll have peace of mind all year long! Tools for Managing Stress Meditate Breathe deeply Reach out Check in Decompress Laugh out loud, literally! Crank up the tunes Get moving Acknowledge your feelings Be realistic [...]
Let’s Talk Holiday Stress
Stress: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Physiological Effects of Stress: Heart disease High blood pressure Digestive problems like diarrhea, ulcers, IBS, and more Anxiety or depression Sleep disturbances such as insomnia or fatigue Decreased mental clarity Decreased immune function Increased risk for addiction, obesity, diabetes, and more Physiological Effects of Stress: [...]
How To Meditate
There are many different ways to practice meditation in order to achieve a calm mind. As the mind begins to quiet, our relationship with the world around us begins to change and deepen, creating space for us to process and navigate through life more effectively. There is no cookie cutter approach to meditation. The director of the neuroscience lab at University of Wisconsin, Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., told The New York Times “In Buddhist tradition, the word ‘meditation’ is equivalent to a word [...]
How to Plan a Healthy Halloween
Are you looking for a Healthy Halloween snack for an upcoming potluck or party? Here's a simple recipe from Laura's kitchen that can significantly lower your sugar intake this October. Let’s play a little game called “can you guess which treat is the healthy indulgence?” One of the Caramel Apples shown above has 93 grams of sugar. The other has 19. Ingredients: Sugar-Free Caramels Apples Chopped Nuts (optional) Waxed Paper Directions: Dr. Cox used Smart Sweets caramels but any sugar-free caramel [...]