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.

Allergies No More!

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Allergies No More!

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Acupuncture Beats Antihistamines For Allergic Rhinitis

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Spring is here! Allergies getting you down?
German researchers confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of allergies and sinus disorders.

#acupuncture #allergyrelief #antihistamines #rhinitis
http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1840-acupuncture-beats-antihistamines-for-allergic-rhinitis

healthcmi.com Acupuncture outperforms antihistamines for the relief of allergies and sinusitis.

Allergies No More!

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Allergies No More!

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Allergies No More!

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Allergies No More!

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Acupuncture Relieves Asthma Attacks

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Researchers find acupuncture effective for relieving allergic asthma, a type of asthma triggered by allergens (e.g., dust mites, mold, pollen, foods). Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing, itchy eyes, sinusitis, rhinitis, a general feeling of malaise, and sneezing. In a randomized controlled trial of 1,445 patients, acupuncture provided lasting relief for six months.
http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1841-acupuncture-relieves-asthma-attacks

healthcmi.com Asthma attacks, emergency rooms visits, and symptoms are alleviated with acupuncture.

Allergies No More!

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Allergies No More!

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Opinion | The Germs That Love Diet Soda

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Great information and it’s good to see the start of biomedical research looking at processed foods and microbiome damage. Food helps or hurts systemically and influences other body systems, like the lymph and immune system.

nytimes.com Human beings aren’t designed to eat processed foods like these.

21 Day Anxiety Challenge

loveandmarriageblog.com

Along with acupuncture this 21 day challenge can help you get your anxiety under control.

http://loveandmarriageblog.com/11-day-anxiety-challenge/

loveandmarriageblog.com If you're feeling overwhelmed use this to take a breather.

Botanical Biohacking Podcast by Andrew Miles DOM & Xuelan Qiu PhD

The gut and brain have a steady ability to communicate via the nervous system, hormones, and the immune system. Some of the microbiome can release neurotransmitters, just like our own neurons do, speaking to the brain in its own language via the vagus nerve.

Acupuncture and Botanical medicine work to communicate with and regulate those neurotransmitters and the body’s microbiome.

mmm hmmm

Our patients bring us some of the neatest treats! How beautiful!

[04/05/18]   Hey Everyone! Our online scheduling system is currently down and will hopefully be back up and running shortly.
If you would like help scheduling please try logging in a little later or send us an email and we’ll get you scheduled when the system is back up.

Thanks!

Botanical Biohacking Podcast by Andrew Miles DOM & Xuelan Qiu PhD

Check out this wonderful discussion about healing and epigenetics. Learn how herbs, acupuncture and Qi gong can influence the AHP axis and get you out of the constant stressed and fight or flight mode and into our rest and relax and balanced state.

Our genes are only a blueprint and our diets, habits (self care) and emotional perspectives play a more significant role in our overall health and life.

What can cells teach us about healing? How do emotions interact with epigenetics? Lori Earley L. Ac bridges the gap between the metaphysical and biological in this fascinating episode. https://botanicalbiohacking.com/61-emotions-and-epigenetics-with-lori-earley-l-ac/

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia

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Compared with aerobic exercise, the traditional martial art of #taichi is as good as, or better than, #aerobicexercise, for improving the overall severity of #fibromyalgia symptoms, new research shows.
#acupuncture #integratedmedicine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894331

medscape.com Compared with aerobic exercise, the traditional martial art of tai chi is as good as, or better than, aerobic exercise for improving the overall severity of fibromyalgia symptoms, new research shows.

[03/29/18]   Our office is CLOSED Thursday March 29th - Tuesday April 3rd. We will be back Wednesday April 4th at 9am.

To schedule appointments please go to the MINDBODY App or our website and log in.

We will return your calls and messages when we return on Wednesday.

Enjoy the Spring weather!

Stress and Back Pain: The Link

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We’ve seen many physical aches and pains directly associated with stress this week. Come in next week and get the support you need!

toyourhealth.com Author: Perry Nickelston. Title: Stress and Back Pain - The Link. Summary: Stress is a part of life, and so is back pain. Ironically, stress is a leading cause of episodic back pain. Your body experiences a cascade of physiological responses...

[03/27/18]   Reminder! We are CLOSED Thursday and Friday this week and Monday and Tuesday next week. Give us a call to come see us Wednesday morning or afternoon.

Botanical Biohacking Podcast by Andrew Miles DOM & Xuelan Qiu PhD

Chinese medicine takes into account the link between the gut and the brain. Many health issues start in the gut and the dysbiosis builds and causes problems over time. Acupuncture and botanical medicine can help!

“The vagus nerve helps control various unconscious processes like heart rate and digestion....”

Thanks Brandt Stickley

We are updating our pricing on appointments and packages and adding many more hours for our medicinal botanical Foot Soaks beginning April 1st 2018. Please see the list below.

If you love our current 4 and 8 package pricing and would like to purchase them before the change please go online or pop into the office this week or next week!

Thank you.

We are closed today due to the snowy weather! Stay warm and we’ll be back open tomorrow morning. ❄️🌨❄️

Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Here at Firefly we provide relief to many types of knee issues! Pre and post surgeries, preventing going down that road in the first place and most everything in between!

Acupuncture stimulates cartilage repair for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Using MRIs, researchers have quantified the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. Within four weeks, acupuncture successfully improves the condition of cartilage in the anterior medial and lateral tibial regions of the knee. In addition, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores document that acupuncture reduces pain and stiffness levels while simultaneously improving physical function.

In a controlled trial (Zhang et al.), acupuncture was compared with the therapeutic benefits of physical therapy. The MRIs demonstrate that acupuncture improves cartilage in the knee region.

Physical therapy did not stimulate cartilage repair. Pain, stiffness, and physical functioning improved with both therapies.

However, acupuncture significantly outperformed physical therapy across all three WOMAC indices (pain, stiffness, and physical functioning).

#acupuncture #chinesemedicine #arthritis #kneepain

Acupuncture stimulates cartilage repair for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Using MRIs, researchers have quantified the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. Within four weeks, acupuncture successfully improves the condition of cartilage in the anterior medial and lateral tibial regions of the knee. In addition, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores document that acupuncture reduces pain and stiffness levels while simultaneously improving physical function.

In a controlled trial (Zhang et al.), acupuncture was compared with the therapeutic benefits of physical therapy. The MRIs demonstrate that acupuncture improves cartilage in the knee region. Physical therapy did not stimulate cartilage repair. Pain, stiffness, and physical functioning improved with both therapies. However, acupuncture significantly outperformed physical therapy across all three WOMAC indices (pain, stiffness, and physical functioning).

🎋🌱For your nearest AACMA Chinese Medicine Practitioner, call our National Practitioner Referral Service on 1300 725 334 or visit our website www.acupuncture.org.au for qualified practitioners around Australia!

Ensure your practitioner (if in Australia) is qualified with a CMBA number, which means they are trained adequately, have a minimum of 900 clinical hours of acupuncture or more as part of their health science degree & are accurate in their treatment. AACMA members must have a CMBA number to be registered.

#acupuncture #chinesemedicine #arthritis #kneepain

[03/20/18]   It’s looking like we are going to get some snow today and tomorrow! If you’d like to reschedule your appointment for Wednesday to another day this week or next week feel free to give us a call, boo onto our online scheduler or send us an email and we’ll get you all squared away.
Stay warm everyone! 🌨❄️🌬

[03/14/18]   We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our new office manager, Melody! We're so excited to have her here! Make sure to give her a big Hello when you come in for your appointment.

Tom Brady shows off hand cut in Tom vs. Time episode

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Tom Brady used acupuncture to speed his recover from a potentially season ending injury to his hand.

si.com We finally see Tom Brady's hand injury.

REMINDER: Our office is closed March 26th-April 2nd for a little Spring Break fun. Hop online or call us to grab your favorite acu nap time the Monday and Wednesday before or the Wednesday-Friday afterwards.

[03/11/18]   We are updating our pricing on appointments and packages on Monday March 19th. If you love our 4 and 8 package pricing and would like to purchase them before the update please go online or pop into the office this week!

It's a Southern Thing

We have a handful of different formulas and supplements that can handle all your sinus and allergy issues. Even sinus infections! Stop by the clinic to pick some up or sign up for our online dispensary to get some Allergy support!

A monster is coming...and it goes by the name of POLLEN

Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food - Harvard Health Blog

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This is exactly how Chinese medicine views food and dietary balance. Food helps or hurts and is natures medicine.

health.harvard.edu The emerging field of nutritional psychiatry is finding that the food you eat directly affects the structure of your digestive tract, the function of your brain, and, ultimately, your mood.

Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Op-Docs

Once he was a doctor. Now he's a rollerblading guru on the San Diego boardwalk.

Chinese Herbal Formula Xiao Yao San for Treatment of Depression: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

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Our Enlightenment Elixir is based off of this classical formula.

Currently, xiao yao san used alone or integrated with antidepressants has been widely used as an alternative and effective method for the treatment of depression. Xiaoyaosan appears to be effective on improving symptoms in patients with depression

Chinese medicine is being validated more and more by modern biomedicine "...comparing to three categories (tricyclic-tertiary amines, nontricyclic, specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)) of antidepressant drugs such as Amitriptyline, venlafaxine and Fluoxetine, the prescription based on xiaoyaosan in different forms appears to improve the symptoms with less adverse event. The combination of xiaoyaosan and antidepressants may have shorter onset time compare to antidepressants using alone."

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3159992/

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Objectives. To assess the beneficial and adverse effects of Xiaoyaosan for depression. Search Strategy. Electronic databases were searched until December 2009. Inclusion Criteria. We included randomized clinical trials testing Xiaoyaosan against placebo, ...

Do you know what's in your tea? This is just 1 of the high quality herbs contained in our Enlightenment Elixir. The picture speaks for itself!

TED

A soothing life lesson about balance (via TED-Ed):

Trending World

Even some of our best friends love acupuncture too! We know some great vets around town who help pups get back on their feet with acupuncture!

Acu'pet'ure - if your dog is suffering from ailments, he or she can benefit from Chinese acupuncture. Watch it in action!

Botanical Biohacking Podcast by Andrew Miles DOM & Xuelan Qiu PhD

Wonderful news!

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Acupuncture Soothes Essential Tremor

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healthcmi.com Zone style scalp acupuncture produces superior patient outcomes for patients with essential tremor

Can accupuncture really heal depression?

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Acupuncture and Herbal Remedies are a great support for emotional health

quora.com Answer (1 of 9): Yes, generally speaking. With depression, you will see behavioral and physical symptoms including changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, self-esteem, or thoughts of suicide. Depression is caused by biological, psychological, and social sources o...

What is cupping?

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A great example of cupping! Keep your eye out for signs of cupping on many Olympic athletes this year
https://youtu.be/HLEHgNnBAgY

Eating Richly

Everyone could use a little extra help in prevention this time of year!

Elderberry syrup is an easy, all natural, immunity boosting home remedy that studies have shown can help shorten the effects of the flu. This elderberry syrup recipe uses the Instant Pot so that your syrup is ready in under an hour!

Check out https://eatingrichly.com/elderberry-syrup-recipe/ for links to studies on the effects of elderberry on the immune system, as well a printable recipe.
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-- Get an Instant Pot: http://amzn.to/2nPeSDf

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Avoiding opioids' risk of addiction, veterans turn to acupuncture :: WRAL.com

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Many military veterans leave the service with chronic pain.
Luckily, some are finding relief with acupuncture
http://www.wral.com/avoiding-opioids-risk-of-addiction-veterans-turn-to-acupuncture/17317902/

wral.com Many military veterans leave the service with chronic pain issues. They are often prescribed narcotic pain relievers, which comes with a big risk of a dangerous addiction. But some veterans are finding relief with acupuncture.

NewYou

Great food for thought!

Will Smith explains how your happiness is your responsibility alone

Botanical Biohacking Podcast by Andrew Miles DOM & Xuelan Qiu PhD

Acupuncture and our Botanical Foot Soaks are an amazing pair for emotional balance and support including depression and anxiety.

How can the Tibetan foot soaks help with depression? Via the essential oils that get released. Here is a study on essential oils of Shi chang pu on depression in an animal trial. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13880209.2012.751616

Virginia Center for Health & Wellness

With the flu spreading rapidly in many areas of the country, it's good to have strategies for prevention and treatment ready in your home. Some of the better known include high doses of vitamin C and D, echinacea, and zinc. Check out this article for the best things to have in your medicine cabinet:

The Chew

Looks yummy and so good for you too!

What's the deal with Bone Broth and how do you make it? Michael D. Symon is here with all the answers! #TheChew

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20600 Gordon Park Square, Ste 130
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Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
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