Firefly Acupuncture and Wellness

Established in 2007 we specialize in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to support you in your healing process. *Formerly South Riding Acupuncture.

Welcome to Firefly Acupuncture & Wellness. Regain your health and enjoy life by utilizing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Acupuncture and herbal therapy can be very effective in helping you improve and maintain your health. Chinese medicine is the oldest and most widely used natural healthcare system in the world. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are safe, natural and effective. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine increases your overall wellness and everyday comfort while helping you cope with the stress of life that is so detrimental to your health. Change occurs through a process involving the whole person and that is why we will recommend a combination of acupuncture, herbal therapy and nutritional education to facilitate healing and bring the body back into balance as well as prevent disease. Traditional Chinese medicine helps with the relief of symptoms while getting to the root of health problems. Our team at Firefly Acupuncture & Wellness looks forward to helping you achieve positive changes in your health.

Wellness Wednesday is all about being happy and healthy. In addition to physical benefits, there are many emotional benefits that come with regular Acupuncture treatments. This includes a clearer mind, stress relief, and a boost in mood. It can also improve fatigue, depression and insomnia.
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Gut Critters

Yes!! Who needs some acupuncture and herbs to get this started?

The answer to this question is a resounding yes...

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-06-boosting-gut-microbiome-secret-healthier.html

Another fabulous review by one of our beloved patients โค๏ธAcupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been found effective as a therapy for Neurological Disorders and in treating pain and inflammation.
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Kore Health

Heartburn is almost never too much stomach acid!!
Itโ€™s a lack, yes lack, of acid! The stomach is constantly trying to make enough so taking a PPI reduces already deficient hcl thus the body canโ€™t break down, absorb and excrete appropriately.
There are so many things that can be done to help!!!

โ€œPPIs โ€” sold under brand names such as Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix โ€” bring relief by reducing gastric acid. PPIs are among the most commonly used classes of drugs in the U.S.โ€

The Trauma Project

An excellent broadcast with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on PBS.ORG
Please share on your networks.

"Pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has emerged as one of the strongest voices advocating for a public health campaign addressing #ACEs and their potential effects on long-term health.

She has developed screening methods to treat families and children experiencing #toxicstress. Her work was featured in the documentary Resilience and now you can see how she's rewriting the story for the next gene! #TraumaInformed via PBS", RESILIENCE.

This weekโ€™s Herb of the Week is Bai Zhu. It can be used for increasing diuresis, protecting the liver, fighting oxidation, slowing down aging and even fighting cancer.
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Botanical Biohacking Podcast by Andrew Miles DOM & Xuelan Qiu PhD

What in tarnation? Civil war medicine involved intelligent plant based antibiotics? https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44242-y?fbclid=IwAR2p_a8MmnH4na-KvRu9MjlazEk4iaBHERZVLpDtnRjeTvJSzEvBbS-wgYM Thanks Drew Pierson.

Itโ€™s a perfect day to change your path in life. Donโ€™t be afraid, just take the first step. Youโ€™ve got this!
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cosmeticsdesign.com

The skin microbiome and beauty: changing perceptions of bacteria

The skin also has its own unique ecosystem of microbiota which changes throughout a personโ€™s lifetime according to their age, diet, environment and lifestyle. We know that balance in the gut microbiome contributes to overall wellness, including skin health, but does the skinโ€™s own unique ecosystem also has an impact on its appearance and feel? Scientists, dermatologists and beauty brands have been giving the matter serious consideration in recent months and consumers are also starting to want to know more.

cosmeticsdesign.com DSMโ€™s unique approach to epidermal care reveals how two well-established actives work with the skin microbiome to boost skin and scalp barrier resilience.

Gut Buddies

Just in case you missed this...

June is Pride Month. This is a time to re-evaluate our thinking. Society needs to change. Love your fellow man as you want to be loved.
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On this Self-care Saturday do something wonderful for yourself! Happiness is a great way to keep you healthy. Try it for yourself!
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Mend Family Acupuncture and Healthcare

Just remember to reapply often!

Stock up on Lemon Eucalyptus oil!

https://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/cdc-confirms-lemon-eucalyptus-oil-as-effective-as-deet.html

Itโ€™s Feel Good Friday! What the world needs now is love, sweet love. Burt Bacharach was ahead of his time ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽธ We can make the world a better place, we just have to spread love and release hate from our lives โค๏ธ
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Wear orange to raise awareness of the invisible symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis on this World MS Day.
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The My Invisible MS campaign gives a voice to everyone affected by MS to express what they want others to know and understand about MS. This is to challenge common misconceptions and help people become more aware of the unseen impact of MS on quality of life.
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Do your part to help people understand how to provide the right support to those suffering with MS and their family members.
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Acupuncture can relieve some symptoms of MS, including pain, spasticity, numbness and tingling, bladder problems and depression.
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The technique of Acupuncture involves placing hair-thin needles in various โ€œacupointsโ€ throughout the body.
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In Eastern view, Acupuncture stimulates the points along the Meridians with Acupuncture needles to relieve the obstruction of flow of energy, enabling the body to heal.
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In Western view, Acupuncture likely works by stimulating the central nervous system to release chemicals called Neurotransmitters and Hormones.
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Botanical Biohacking Podcast by Andrew Miles DOM & Xuelan Qiu PhD

We love using this formula for hormonal balancing and lymphatic support

Used for both tender breasts and breast tumors, formula jiu wei xiao yao's influence on lymphatics may be the key. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2016/5614747/abs/

A new study concludes that Acupuncture is effective for reducing the symptoms caused by Vascular Dementia. Acupuncture helps to reduce dysfunction of reasoning, memory and general cognition for patients with Dementia.
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Other research concludes, Acupuncture is beneficial, at least in part, by preventing oxidative damage.
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Chinese Herbal Medication also demonstrates neuroprotective effects including protecting dopaminergic neurons from toxicity.
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Itโ€™s Tickled Tuesday! However, I do wish it was Friday!
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post-gazette.com

House passes Lamb bill requiring VA to study holistic treatment

Great news!

โ€œWe believe that the future of health care is going to involve a mix of old and new methods of treatment,โ€ and that treatments such as yoga, acupuncture, and meditation should be used before drugs, Mr. Lamb said in a floor speech Tuesday. โ€œIt turns out that not all doctors think that the best way to deal with chronic pain or [post-traumatic stress disorder] or depression is to simply hand out more pills.โ€

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/05/21/veterans-conor-lamb-us-house-bill-holistic-treatment-suicides/stories/201905210140

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Fu Ling induces diuresis, drains dampness, invigorates the spleen and induces tranquilization. It is sweet, bland and neutral.
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Fu Ling can also calm dizziness and palpitations, as well as treat loose stool, lethargy and low appetite.
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Enjoy your family on this beautiful Memorial Day. Never forget the sacrifices made by our Military. Thank a Veteran or Active Serviceman today, they deserve our appreciation.
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Just imagine if kindness filled our world and there was no more hatred. We could embrace each other no matter what our differences.
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Hope youโ€™re doing something fun for the long weekend! Enjoy!
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Today, Saturday, May 25th is National Wine Day! Cheers! (Like we need an excuse to drink wine ๐Ÿ˜)
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40 Years of Zen

Brain training helps you to RESPOND, rather than react.
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We wish everyone a safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
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July Newsletter- Lyme Disease, Gu Syndrome & Prevention Tips

Check out our most recent newsletter!

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It is Mental Health Awareness Month and we want you to know that Acupuncture can help!
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Not only can Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine alleviate symptoms associated with mental health issues, it can treat the root cause of the problem by helping to rebalance the bodyโ€™s internal environment.
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We aim to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual using a variety of techniques such as Acupuncture, Herbal Medicines, Lifestyle/Dietary Recommendations and Exercises to restore imbalances in the body.
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Smithsonian Magazine

Local Plant-based medicine is all around us. You just have to know how to look for it!

Facing a shortage of conventional medicines that were needed to treat high rates of infection among wounded Confederate soldiers, doctors turned to traditional plant remedies.

Neuroscience News

Exercise is the new primary prescription for those with mental health problems

When it comes to inpatient treatment of a range of mental health and mood disorders โ€” from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, suicidality and acute psychotic episodes โ€” a new study advocates for exercise, rather than psychotropic medications, as the primary prescription and method of intervention. Findings from the study reveal that physical exercise is so effective at alleviating patient symptoms that it could reduce patientsโ€™ time admitted to acute facilities and reliance on psychotropic medications.

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BBC Radio 4

Of course Fireflies are amazing!

Q: HOW amazing are fireflies?
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Botanical Biohacking Podcast by Andrew Miles DOM & Xuelan Qiu PhD

Ourโ€™s too!

This is why we use this formula, made of high potency herbs, for many of our patientโ€™s who present with Damp Heat patterns....this may be part of the treatment for auto immune issues, allergies, digestive reset and restoration, bladder issues and so many more.

Sound familiar? Let us help!

San ren is one of our favorite formulas for modern people. Here is an animal study on it. http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-TJZY200202021.htm

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July Newsletter- Lyme Disease, Gu Syndrome & Prevention Tips

In case you missed it!

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My three favorite personality traits! Life is just better when you can laugh, be truthful and treat others as you want to be treated. Wishing everyone a great day...make it so!
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Frank Lipman MD

Chinese medicine agrees!

New evidence could explain why stress is a risk factor for autoimmune disease.
http://ow.ly/mEpb50ugJWd

psychologytoday.com

Longer Exhalations Are an Easy Way to Hack Your Vagus Nerve

Need a tool to decrease your stress?

We recommend a few breathing exercises you can use on the go to support your emotional, mental and physical health throughout your day.

Applied properly our Sighing and Yawning techniques are just a few forms of gasotransmitter therapy used to communicate directly with the Vagus nerve!

How we use our breath makes a difference to our brains and vagus nerve:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201905/longer-exhalations-are-easy-way-hack-your-vagus-nerve

psychologytoday.com Respiratory vagus nerve stimulation (rVNS) counteracts fight-or-flight stress.

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