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.

I need a do-over, please?? Oh well, Happy Sunday!!
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April Newsletter - Allergies No More!

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We are happy to answer any questions you have concerning Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Cupping, and Foot Soaks, and how they can treat many different conditions. Call us today!
(703)263-2142
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April Newsletter - Allergies No More!

April Newsletter - Allergies No More!

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businessinsider.com

Exercise officially makes you happier than money, according to Yale and Oxford research

Of course!

businessinsider.com Yale and Oxford researchers may have just proved exercise is more important to your mental health than your economic status.

TGIF!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!
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April Newsletter - Allergies No More!

April Newsletter - Allergies No More!

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Thursday Thoughts. You must love yourself before you can be loved by others.
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#loveyourself #eathealthy #movemore #speakkindly #treatyourselfwithrespect #thoutfulthursday #health #wellness #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #cupping #footsoaks #herbs #rachalrocks #tcm

Gut Critters

As a friendly reminder, properly prepared raw-organic garlic can also disrupt both yeast and bacterial biofilms...https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-04-patent-pending-probiotic-disrupt-crohn-disease.html

Be wise, treat everyone with love instead of hate and see what happens to your life!
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#noburden #loveoneanother #justimagine #health #wellness #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #cupping #herbs #footsoaks #tcm

Light it up Blue to support Autism Awareness! Acupuncture may be beneficial for cognitive function and global functioning of people on the Autism Spectrum.
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#autismawarenessday #accept #understand #love #wearblue #support #health #wellness #acupuncture #tcm #herbs

healthcmi.com

Acupuncture Reverses Chemotherapy Side Effects

https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1947-acupuncture-reverses-chemotherapy-side-effects

healthcmi.com Chemotherapy patients have less pain and tingling when utilizing acupuncture, according to modern research.

Maitake Mushroom is also useful in treating Candida, Hypertension, and even some forms of Cancer. It contains many antiviral and antibacterial properties.
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#herboftheweek #maitakemushroom #antiviral #antibacterial #dancingmushroom #henofthewoods #acupuncture #herbs

And to top it off, it’s a Monday! Happy First of April!
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#happyaprilfoolsday #fistofapril #timeforpranks #mustardintoothpastetube #vaselineondoorhandles #changenamesincellphone #cellophaneabedroomdoor #evilgeniusideas #acupuncture #wellness #funtimes #heehee #funny

Don’t be afraid, life begins when you push your own comfort boundaries. Happy Sunday!
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New Study Suggests Acupuncture Can Remap the Brain to Relieve Chronic Pain

interestingengineering.com Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice, but new research shows it has the ability to remap our brains and reduce the symptoms of chronic pain.

Hmm, what would it be called?
Enjoy this beautiful Saturday!
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A Fun Fact for this Fabulous Friday! The tongue is also examined in Traditional Chinese Medicine to diagnose health issues.
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#funfactfriday #strongtongue #whoknew #tonguesoutgunsout #raspberries #stickyourtongueout #tonguediagnosis #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #tcm

It’s Thirsty Thursday and Acupuncture makes a great way to treat yourself to a “Happy Hour!” Come imbibe in a relaxing and rejuvenating session.
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Acupuncture may be antidote for allergies

Need relief from allergy season already?

https://www-m.cnn.com/2013/02/19/health/acpuncture-allergies/index.html?r=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com&rm=1

cnn.com Acupuncture already helps to relieve pain in some patients, and the latest study hints that it might relieve sneezing and itchy eyes as well.

It’s Wellness Wednesday! Time for a mid-week, relaxing acupuncture session!!
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#wellnesswednesday #relax #nomorepain #nomoreinsomnia #feelbetter #beatyourbest #health #wellness #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #cupping #herbs #cbdoil #hempoil #footsoaks #rachalrocks

Real Mushrooms

More and more data coming out about the benefits of ergothioneine in mushrooms.

"A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 per cent reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment (MCI)."

Our tips this Tuesday to be healthy:
Eat fresh foods
Be as active as possible
Get some sun
Get more sleep
Nourish your friend network
Enjoy physical contact
Be a giving person
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#tiptuesday #happyismyhealthy #eatright #movemore #sunforvitamind #getsomesleep #nourishfriendships #touch #beagiver #loveoneanother #health #wellness #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #cupping #tcm #herbs #cbdoil #footsoaks

Gut Buddies

The possibility to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease has been reported by fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) and administration of probiotics.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0163725819300452

Dan Shen, or Red Sage Root, is used for circulation problems, such as stroke or angina. It is also quite helpful with menstrual disorders, insomnia and skin conditions, and can be found in many of our Herbal Formulas.
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Sleep Soundly & Happy St. Patrick's Day

Check out our most recent newsletter!

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Gut Buddies

The pathogenesis of systemic inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, asthma, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease are connected with gut microbiota.

Source:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0163725819300452

Helpful hints so you aren’t worried about the week ahead. You’ve got this!!
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forbes.com

Researchers Now Say Mushrooms May Reduce Risk Of Cognitive Decline

forbes.com Six types of mushrooms were analyzed in the study, and all were shown to be associated with reduced levels of Mild Cognitive Impairment.

What does your tongue say about your health? More than you think! Check out part 1 of 3 podcasts detailing how we use tongue diagnosis to get to the bottom of your health issues

Cracked, Peeled, and Geographic tongues? What is the mechanism? Does it really reflect internal changes? https://botanicalbiohacking.com/blog/2019/3/2/biology-of-tongue-diagnosis-pt-1

Who doesn’t love National Puppy Day? It’s Barktastic!
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#nationalpuppyday #myfavoriteday #happydog #westie #puppies #lovethem #bark #woof #grrr #fido #dogparents #doglovers #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #animalacupuncture #herbs #tcm #cbdoil #alsogoodfordogs #puppylove

Gut Buddies

Circadian rhythm as a Regulator in Gastrointestinal Health & Dysfunction: a review of literature.

This is a rather concise - but by no means exhaustive - overview and discussion of the potential influence host circadian rhythms may have on intestinal health both in health, and disease.

The review specifically discusses pathologies related to; metabolic syndrome; intestinal motility; ulcer development; gastroesophageal reflux disease; inflammatory bowel disease; nutritional malnourishment; dysbiosis; and, host immunity…

“…Circadian rhythms govern much of gastrointestinal physiology including cell proliferation, motility, secretion, electrolyte balance, and the digestion and absorption of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids…”

“…Individuals with GI disease often complain of poor sleep quality… [which] may reflect circadian rhythm disruption… [and] promote disease pathogenesis… [however,] given the intertwined relationship between sleep and circadian rhythms is it often difficult to parse out the relative contribution of these two processes in disease pathogenesis…”

“…On the whole, there is evidence to suggest that circadian rhythm disruption promotes GI disease… [and] the underlying theme for many of these diseases is inflammation…”

“…There are many different mechanisms by which circadian rhythms can influence inflammation… two [of the most] obvious ones are intestinal barrier dysfunction and intestinal microbiota dysbiosis; however, there are also potential mechanisms that originate outside of the GI tract such as effects on the immune system…”

“…Chrono-nutrition refers to consumption of food in coordination with the daily rhythm of the body, specifically taking into account the time of food consumption in addition to the usual considerations of amount and nutritional content of food…”

“…Time of food intake robustly regulates circadian rhythms in the intestine; therefore, a circadian-friendly eating strategy may help realign peripheral rhythms in the intestine with the central circadian rhythm and this may help mitigate the development or progression of GI disease…”

“…There are circadian variations in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug metabolism… It is proposed that more than 80% of FDA-approved drugs target cellular processes that demonstrate a circadian rhythm; therefore, administering drugs at the time of day that best aligns with these endogenous rhythms may increase therapeutic efficacy… and circadian functioning.”

“…Circadian rhythm disruption and poor sleep are often associated with a decrease in melatonin production (or loss of the appropriate rhythmic production of melatonin)…”

“…Melatonin supplementation… [and] light therapy… have been suggested as a… useful therapy for GI disease…”

“…Exposure to light robustly entrains central circadian rhythms and light therapy is a well-established method to correct circadian misalignment…”

“…Melatonin is an anti-oxidant that may be beneficial to blunt inflammatory processes associated with GI disease and in addition has important regulatory functions in the regulation of esophageal sphincter function and gastric acid production…”

Figure Keys…

Figure 2: “Entrainment of Central and Peripheral Circadian Clocks.”

“Light entering the eye is a primary factor entraining central circadian rhythms in the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain (known as the master pacemaker).”

“The central circadian clock sets rhythms in peripheral tissues using a variety of methods including fluctuations in temperature, hormone production, and behaviorally via activities such as rest/activity, sleep/wake, and fasting/feeding.”

“Circadian rhythms in the intestine can also be influenced by time of eating independent of input from the central circadian clock.”

Figure 3: “Circadian Regulation of Gastrointestinal Function and Dysfunction.”

“Circadian homeostasis is the consequence of consistent patterns of sleep/wake and eating and avoidance of eating late.”

“Circadian homeostasis permits optimal gastrointestinal function. Conversely circadian misalignment including irregular schedules and late night eating promote disease and dysfunction in the gastrointestinal tract.”

Abstract:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17474124.2019.1595588

Full text:https://sci-hub.se/https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17474124.2019.1595588

Zi Zai Dermatology

And now she is taking custom Chinese herbs in decoction form (like we prescribe here at Zi Zai). I am so hoping she gets fabulous results from Chinese Medicine. I would love to see more people seek it out for their psoriasis.

#psoriasis #psoriasisawareness #chinesemedicine #chineseherbalmedicine #traditionalchinesemedicine #dermatology #holisticdermatology #naturaldermatology #kimkardashian

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Sleep Soundly & Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Rachal just returned from a 3-day conference learning even more of the newest and best techniques for treating Fibromyalgia patients! Don’t suffer anymore, schedule an appointment today.
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Neurogen Tea focuses on circulatory disorders and degenerative changes. Great for treating Parkinson’s, Lyme Disease, Autoimmune Conditions, and Post-Stroke Issues.
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Sleep Soundly & Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Happy 1st day of Spring!! Enjoy this beautiful (yet slightly chilly) day, with a Spring in your step!
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#firstdayofspring #springequinox #springinyourstep #punintended #happyday #flowers #newgrowth #newbeginning #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #cupping #herbs #footsoak

Acupuncture Rocks!! It’s the best way to clear your mind!
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#tiptuesday #acupuncturecanclearyourmind #amillionways #goodvibes #happythoughts #relaxation #recovery #nomorepain #calm #health #wellness #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #cupping #tcm #herbs #ashburn #cbdoil

This is a powerful herb that is very versatile. It is found in many of our Formulas, so ask about Ren Shen or Ginseng today!
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St. Patrick’s Day Snicker 🤪
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
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Love my Irish genes 💚 Have a great St. Patrick’s Day Eve!
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Preparing for an amazing fibromyalgia and auto immune seminar this weekend with fellow expert acupuncturists, herbalists and medical practitioners!

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20600 Gordon Park Square, Ste 130
Ashburn, VA
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Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
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