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DURING THIS TIME DUE TO COVID-19, IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST TREATMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED AND AVAILABLE TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE BODY AND MAY HELP TO PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISEASE.  

PATIENTS WILL BE PRESCREENED PRIOR TO COMING IN FOR THEIR APPOINTMENT.  PATIENTS CANNOT SHOW ANY SIGNS OF COLD/FLU SYMPTOMS OR HAVE TRAVELLED IN THE PAST 14 DAYS.  PATIENTS MUST NOTIFY OUR OFFICE IF ANY COLD/FLU SYMPTOMS DEVELOP PRIOR TO THEIR ACUPUNCTURE APPOINTMENT.

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Stress Management

Stress Management

Recently I was asked to speak about stress management at the workplace.  I could not think of a better topic to discuss and promote acupuncture as one of many ways to help with stress relief.  Acupuncture has been known to control the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) that regulates our body's response to stress signals.  Many research studies have shown and proved this mechanism.  In addition, new research in Functional MRI (fMRI) of the brain showed that by inserting thin needles to specific acupuncture points can activate or deactivate certain parts of the brain.  Now THAT is pretty neat findings!  Essentially, acupuncture therapy acts like physical therapy for the brain and the Central Nervous System (CNS).  Stress signals cause the body to release cortisol and adrenaline.  For a short while, it does not do harm to your health.  However, chronic stress signals can lead to skin issues, weight gain, excessive appetite, hypertension, insomnia, muscle tightness, headaches, indigestion, and more.  Naturally, we all have stress in our lives, but it is how we deal with stress that matters in the long term.  By incorporating acupuncture into your lifestyle can greatly alter how your body and brain handle stress that can change your health for the better.  Have you had your acupuncture therapy yet?!

~Mei-Lin Maunakea,

Image Credit to Matthew Henry

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Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

We love to eat!  It's a nuisance to constantly worry about what to eat and what NOT to eat in order to keep your acid reflux in check.  When it gets bad, symptoms can even resemble a heart attack like chest tightness and difficulty breathing.  Most of the time, patients might experience chronic sore throat, cough, and bloating.  Some patients might already have the diagnosis of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).  However,  the more anti-acid medications you take, the body becomes dependent on them to digest food.  This is why some people are stuck taking anti-acids for the rest of their lives.  But... there is still hope.  Acupuncture can help to increase your metabolism and regulate the acid production during meal times.  Accompanied with Chinese herbal formula, acid reflux can be treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine.  With consistent and frequent treatments, improvements can be seen within a month to two months.  Why not treat your body better and give acupuncture a try?!

~ Mei Lin Maunakea

Image Credit to Matthew Henry

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Type II Diabetes

Type II Diabetes

More than a third of adults have prediabetes that can develop into Type II Diabetes if left untreated, and majority of these patients don't know that they have it unless blood work is done.  Most patients have to take medications to lower their blood sugar, because their bodies have developed insulin-resistance.  Insulin is a hormone released by the Pancreas to help regulate blood sugar levels in the body.  So how does acupuncture fit in the picture?!  Well, thousands of years ago, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Diabetes was described as the "Wasting and Thirsting Disease" or "Xiao Ke", where symptoms included excessive thirst, irritability, itchy skin, dry mouth and red, swollen gums.  Acupuncture can help to restore Qi/Vital Energy in the body and improve blood flow while nourishing and enhancing internal organ functions.  This prevents the condition from worsening. Acupuncture alone is not sufficient to treat this inflammatory disease, but along with proper dietary changes, exercise, and appropriate lifestyle changes, Diabetes can be prevented or possibly even reversed in the early stages.  Regular acupuncture treatments can also help to prevent the increase in dosages of diabetic medications, and avoid dependency of insulin injections.  There is very little risk in trying acupuncture compared to typical and sometimes severe sides effects of medications.  It's never too late, your body wants to be healthy, and acupuncture can help bring you one step closer to achieving that goal.  

~ Mei Lin Maunakea

Image Credit to Sarah Pflug

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