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Case Study: Acupuncture for Anxiety, a Real World Example

March 27, 2018

Anxiety is one of the most common things I treat here in the acupuncture clinic. Recently I posted a blog about the new study that gives us a clue as to how acupuncture is helping with stress, by regulating our stress hormones in the brain, blocking the HPA pathway to ward off heightened tension. On […]

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Acupuncture Continues to go Mainstream: We’re not Quacks Anymore!

February 19, 2018

Since I first decided to study acupuncture in 1993, my chosen field has grown exponentially. When people would ask what field my studies were headed towards and I’d say “holistic medicine”, I’d get a cocked head indicating complete confusion. Almost 100% of people did not know what that meant. Now, 25 years later, acupuncture and […]

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Into the Fire we Go!: More tips for Staying Balanced in Summer

May 23, 2017

We’ve arrived!  The sun is bright!  The days last seemingly into the night and a playful feeling fills the air.  What is it about this season of Fire that makes everything feel a bit easier, a bit more filled with hope?  Let’s explore the Fire element to discover the gifts and wisdom of Summer, and […]

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Acupuncture and Christianity: Does Acupuncture Interfere with Christian Beliefs?

March 10, 2014

Over the years, I’ve heard the concern that acupuncture might interfere with people’s Christian beliefs, so I just wanted to give my thoughts on this topic. For most people it’s a passing question which quickly leaves them, but for some, I can hear the pain and genuine deep struggle in their voice as they desperately […]

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Will the Affordable Care Act Help or Hurt your Access to Acupuncture?

October 18, 2013

Whether you’re for or against the Affordable Care Act, for good or for bad it’s on its way. Fortunately for patients who prefer to receive their medical care through complementary health care providers like acupuncturists, this may bring with it some positive changes in regards to your access to these practitioners. While no one knows […]

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Acupuncture Support for Flood Victims – Complimentary Trauma Treatments

September 17, 2013

This week, my heart goes out to all those who have been affected by the floods, either directly or indirectly. As I sat warm and dry in my home, and then came to my completely untouched acupuncture clinic this week, I felt so grateful that the rains did not make their way too far into […]

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Updates from the Acupuncture Clinic!

September 15, 2013

Phyoo, what a summer it’s been in the acupuncture clinic! In fact, what a year it’s been!  There has been much growth and change over here at Wisdom Ways Acupuncture, and I look forward to the new foundations making things even better. It’s my anniversary! First, this weekend marks the year anniversary of my move […]

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Wisdom Ways Acupuncture Has a Beautiful New Home!

February 1, 2013

Wisdom Ways Acupuncture has moved, and I’m so pleased with the new location! The new clinic is cozy and centrally located.  Hope you all can come visit me at my new home at 363 W. Drake Road Suite 1, just west of College on Drake, in the next building west from Cuppies coffee shop, under […]

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Acupuncture Clinic Moving to New Permanent Location Next Month

January 16, 2013

If you’ve come for acupuncture recently or have been following my practice, then you know that since my last clinic building went on the market and was sold, I’ve been searching for a comfortable new office to call home.  I’ve finally found a place, and the good news is, it will be very convenient for […]

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Acupuncture: What if Everyone Had Access to It?

January 26, 2012

What if Acupuncture was included in every insurance plan as part of “Essential Health Benefits”? From the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s (AAAOM) website: In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, a health insurance reform law intended to ensure access to quality and affordable health insurance for all Americans. Starting in […]

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Happy Chinese New Year from your Acupuncturist!

January 23, 2012

As an acupuncturist I am very interested in health and longevity…therefore, the year 2012 is an exciting time in the Chinese calendar! 2012 is the year of Dragon. Some people call it more specifically  a Black Dragon or Water Dragon year.  Either way, from a Feng Shui standpoint, the arrival of the year of the […]

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It’s Asian and Oriental (Chinese) Medicine Day!

October 24, 2011

Today is AOM day!  AOM stands for Asian and Oriental Medicine, another term used to describe the group of modalities included in Chinese Medicine, which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Asian bodywork, Qi Gong, and Chinese nutritional therapy.  AOM day is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and […]

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American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Releases it’s Position on “Dry Needling”

June 9, 2011

Over the past several years, several non-acupuncture professionals, including Physical Therapists (PT) have started performing the insertion of needles under the name of “dry needling”, or “trigger point dry needling” (TDN).  While it is basically performing a technique of acupuncture known as “ashi point” needling (or, needling a local point of sensitivity) it has been […]

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Acupuncture Insurance Parity Bill Passed in Colorado!

April 2, 2011

It’s a great week in the world of Acupuncture in the United States, and particularly Colorado.  A bill just passed, and will be signed into legislation soon, that requires insurance companies that cover acupuncture to accept claims from real, licensed acupuncturists. Why this matters for both Acupuncturists and Patients Up until now, insurance companies could […]

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Want the Acupuncture Covered Under your Insurance Plan to Cover Treatment by Legitimate, Licensed Acupuncturists?

March 20, 2011

Right now, there is a huge problem withing the field of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Currently, many insurance companies cover acupuncture services, BUT ONLY IF ADMINISTERED BY AN M.D. Of course, this makes no sense at all, because MD’s are not required to have ANY acupuncture education at all, even though some do elect to […]

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Wisdom Ways Acupuncture is Moving!

June 30, 2010

After much consideration, I am very excited to announce that on July 1 I will be moving my acupuncture practice just a few minutes north into the beautiful and quiet Nature’s Healing Center.  This office offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere that will help facilitate relaxation from the moment you walk into the waiting room. […]

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No One’s Ever Called Me a Sportsfan…But These Famous Sportsmen are Definitely Fans of Acupuncture!

June 24, 2010

No one’s ever accused me of being a sportsfan. But when I saw the list of well-known athletes who openly discuss the success they’ve had with using acupuncture, I decided to be a good sport :-)  and do some more research.  Below are listed just a few of the many examples you can find of […]

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“Practice Acupuncture in 4 Short Days!”

June 23, 2010

Yowzers!!! I became informed of the above advertisement for “medical acupuncture” while browsing the web for interesting articles to post to my blog. Medical “Acupuncture” The issue of medical acupuncture is becoming a bigger and bigger problem for patients and our profession as it still struggles to be accepted by the mainstream. Well, actually, we’re […]

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