Laurie Covington, L.Ac, MSOM Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine,Clinical Nutrition, Cosmetic Acupuncture Specialist.
Operating as usual
And- the Spring/wood Element is the perfect time for fresh starts and movement!
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Spent my Saturday doing two of my favorite things: Giving Acupuncture sessions and VOTING!
Do you have puffy pollen eyes?
It’s a given in both Austin and Dallas right now. Try these acupressure points beautifully illustrated by @yina.co. I recommend twice per day for several days for the best results. 👁👁💚Repost from @yina.co
Spring is a great time to focus on your eye health. In TCM, spring is associated with the Liver, which channels into the eyes.�
If you experience blurry vision, dry eyes, eye irritations, redness, or itchy eyes, it could be a sign of poor Liver Qi flow.
Since Liver blood nourishes and moistens the eyes, here are a few acupressure points you can stimulate to restore your eyes’ brightness and support their general health.
👉 LI-4 (Hegu 合谷)
👉 LV-3 (Taichong 太冲)
👉 8 points around the eyes
Stimulate each point for at least 30 seconds, and longer if needed. You can use the tip of your YINA Gua Sha tool or your fingers. Repeat 3-5x.
Do you experience any eye issues around this time of year?
A free morning = self care so I made it a ! 🧝♀️🪄
The only constant in life is change.
And the sky.
You are the sky.
Storms will come. Rain will come. Gorgeous sunshine-y days will come. And all will pass.
Do not cling to it. Just observe it all with compassion. (And kindness when you can.)
You are the freakin’ sky!
元宵节快乐 ( yuán xiāo jié kuài lè)
Happy Lantern Festival and best wishes for the 2022 Year of the Water Tiger!!
And Love > Fear. This year and forever! 🧡
Why Acupuncture sessions are my favorite treatments!
How Nature Helps Us Heal A doctor explains why he prescribes time outside to his patients.
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Her First !
I love introducing this service to patients for the first time and starting them down this wonderful path of self-care! 🎑It is almost always an existing patient who I’m treating for something else- pain, insomnia, sleep issues, digestive support, etc— and then they ask for more info on Cosmetic Acupuncture! Aka what I call the Acufacial! ✨🥰✨
An Acufacial consists of:
-face and body points
-infrared light panel
-either scalp guasha or facial wand massage(depends on the patient’s needs that day
-facial guasha can be added on for an additional fee and is complimentary with every six sessions of Cosmetic Acupuncture.
The end result: and RELAXATION! 🙌🏻✨✨And because I’m activating many smile muscles -you may just feel happier!
A series of Cosmetic Acupuncture sessions (12-24 )is recommended for best results. It tightens muscle and skin tone in the face, softens wrinkles, improves moisture and elasticity in the skin and gives an overall ‘lift’ to the face.
Plus- adding in an hour of deep relaxation to your week has so many other benefits to your body, mind and spirit!
It’s never just ‘about the face’!
The end of what feels like the longest, heaviest week…..especially since I’m a lifelong Texan. And a woman. And it is not only OK to talk about this, we NEED to talk about this. Expressing emotions and speaking out when we don’t feel honored or respected as humans is vital to our mental health and well-being.
No better time to give myself a magical unicorn, warrior princess mini-treatment.
It brought me peace and strength and filled up my resilience cup 🏆. Acupuncture has an incredible ability to be both grounding and energizing at the same time. 🙌🏻
It’s important to know the simple things that restore your mental strength , self-compassion and inner peace. And maybe make you feel a little ✨🦄🧝♀️✨ !
Right now I’m encouraging all my patients to focus on their sleep, write positive notes to themselves, stay hydrated ,and commit to Acupuncture sessions 1-4x month while experiencing mental and physical burnout symptoms.
What are your favorite tried and true rituals for filling your cup when life’s complexities start draining your mental and physical reserves?
Mask on~Mask off-Mask on 🧖🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pro tip: An hour before you apply a facial mask-especially a detoxing clay and or charcoal combination- make sure you take a dose of your skin supporting nutrients and herbal formulas. The increased blood flow to the face will draw those supplements to the targeted area. ➡️🥰⬅️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are treating acne/maskne, a few of my favorite supplements are: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅Vitamin C and Collagen-to support healthy collagen growth and repair from the inside-out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅Zinc (take with food or you may feel nauseous 🤢) helps damaged skin heal and reduces acneic inflammation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅MSM(organic sulfur) Multi-functioning skin saver that supports collagen and keratin synthesis (great for hair growth too!), reduces systemic inflammation in the body, and can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅Burdock root- a blood and lymphatic ‘purifier’ with antibacterial properties. Look for it in a skin blend with echinacea.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅Chinese Rx herbals are extremely effective at treating skin inflammation and breakouts. I prescribe both Golden Flower and Evergreen formulas. You’ll need to see your Acupuncturist for a custom recommendation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✅Fresh juice- Not a supplement, but listing anyway as fresh green veggie drinks(live enzymes) which supply detoxifying and oxygenating chlorophyll-with a little carrot added for that beta-carotene boost -are your skin’s best friend! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ll leave the post-masking topical recommendations to my natural esthetician friends! (Though I personally LOVE misting with Mei Zen Astragalus and Geranium toner and following with a CBD infused moisturizer. 😉)
Reframing Aging: Staying Young vs. Looking Young People don’t want to get older. In legends, people searched for the elixir of life and the fountain of youth, trying (and failing) to avoid the reality that time is passing. In modern times, we have a different way to slow down time – to varying levels of success. Antiaging creams, Botox, filler...
Acupuncture HH is back THIS Sunday!
Come join us for sliding scale acupuncture sessions in small groups in a beautiful and open space within Our Wellness Community/ Oak Cliff! Relax and feel the Collective healing magic! ✨✨✨✨
Limited spaces available!
RSVP required to [email protected] to reserve a spot!
Appointment start times are- 3:00, 3:20, 3:45, 4:10, 4:30, 5:00, 5:25, 5:45
Sliding scale prices are:
Traditional Acupuncture $35-50
Cosmetic Acupuncture $45-60
A few pointers:
*These sessions will last approx 45 min each.
*If you are not an existing patient of Be Real Wellness, plan to arrive a few min early to fill out your paperwork.
*Email confirmations will be sent to all who book with e-payment protocols as well.
* Please keep in mind due to the fact these are group sessions, any talking will be kept to a minimum and in hushed tones.
* Please wear short sleeve shirt and loose pants, shorts or a skirt to your session. We need to be able to access your arms and legs easily.
* Treatments will take place in zero gravity recliners spaced over 6 feet apart. Recliners will be disinfected between patients.
*The Acupuncturist will wear a mask, but masks are not required by patients who have been fully vaccinated.
*Covid informed consent forms will be required as part of the new patient paperwork.
*Email [email protected] to reserve your spot!!
Link in bio for more info!
Leaving this here so I can go back and read again. And again. And again. If only the whole world would try this! ☮️💜🤍
The Availability Bias: How to Overcome a Common Cognitive Distortion We tend to judge the likelihood and significance of things based on how easily they come to mind. The more “available” a piece of information is to us, the more important it seems. The result is that we give greater weight to information we learned recently because a news article you read last n...
I’m no Harry Potter, but I do have lots and lots of tiny magic wands at my disposal ! 🪄✨✨✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And this is a great illustration of just how tiny they are! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To experience the magic part- you will have to come in for a treatment!!☁️🔮💆🏽♂️💤🎆✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I love treating new patients who have a self described ‘fear of needles’. Because they always go from 🙀 to 😻 while on the table! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What Acupuncture magic have YOU experienced? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The many reasons why I Iove adding LED light therapy to Acupuncture sessions. Whether we are doing an Acufacial with facial rejuvenation points or a stress reduction/relaxation session- LED light therapy has so many benefits!
Facial Acupuncture and LED Light Therapy: The Low-Touch Treatment for Enhancing Your Acupuncture Practice This Year of the Metal Ox presents its challenges, as many acupuncturists have been forced to adjust their clinical practice regimes due to COVID-19-imposed restrictions. Telemedicine screening, elimination of the waiting room, and modified patient load with enhanced safety procedures significantly....
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