WV Acupuncture offers information, insight and the occasional workshop on maximizing your health via "People often ask me why they should get acupuncture.
A better question would be- why not? Acupuncture increases your energy, brightens your outlook and makes you healthier!"
Tara Welty is an acupuncture practitioner licensed by the West Virginia Board of Acupuncture. She provides expert acupuncture treatment in a professional, yet personal setting at The Counseling House at 3017 Emerson Avenue. A trained and experienced Oriental bodyworker, she can also provide effective non-needle treatment for those who fear needles.
Operating as usual
You’ve got very little time left to go get the best apples grown in our neck of the woods from Ward's Farm Market here in Pburg.
Gold Rush apples are harvested late (November/December). Crisp, never mushy, sweet/tart and they keep these qualities for a long long time especially in the fridge. I buy a bunch every year and am still enjoying them in June.
I’m grateful to the family who runs this great local business and their support for local farmers…
I swear I've been grateful every day, but things got a little busy for FB posting this week...this is the time of year when it's nice to appreciate the lovely folks who deliver our mail and take away the trash and recycling...right!?!? So today I'm grateful for JR's Donut Castle because I can support a local business and say thank you with a gift card at the same time. If you don't want to spread cheer via donuts, take time to thank someone in a service industry today. Kindness costs nothing.
Today's appreciation is for two great people and their commitment to the Parkersburg community! Lee Eric Rector and Wayne Waldeck already had multiple successful businesses in our area before they took on The Blennerhassett Hotel- these two delightful workaholics believe deeply in the potential of the MOV and are walking the walk...go check out the beautiful Christmas trees at the hotel!
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Today's gratitude is for Ann Trembly, a truly gifted massage therapist in the Marietta area. Ann has many skills, including craniosacral therapy and lymphatic massage. Over the years, I have referred numerous folks suffering from lymphedema post surgery to her- the consistent comment has been "I wish I had known about this sooner!"
Thank you Ann for all you do!
You can contact Ann at 740-706-3263. Christmas is coming and most of us don't need more stuff- but we could all use more bodywork.
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Today I'm grateful for the fact that acupuncture isn't just for people- animals benefit as well. When new patients ask me if they need to believe in acupuncture for it to be effective, my standard answer is "Race horses don't give a damn about the placebo effect."
We are lucky to have Dr. Jessica Kidd offering animal acupuncture here in the MOV...
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Today's gratitude is for Dr. David Ball in Chillicothe- i's great to have some alternative options out there and he is well worth the drive!
And I'm deeply grateful to my patients who teach me something new every day- including dentist tips!
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Today's moment of gratitude and appreciation for good things in the MOV is for Nicole Martin at Evergreen Counseling and Yoga Therapy.
Nicole uses EMDR and yoga as body-based tools for assisting clients to work through trauma. Trauma starts and ends via the body- we can't medicate it away. And when we are able to resolve these issues within ourselves, this healing extends beyond us, to all our relationships. I'm grateful for Nicole- thank you for all your good work!
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Today's moment of appreciation is for Ben Rush at Bodies In Motion Chiropractic and Wellness, LLC in Marietta. Ben is a lifelong learner with many tools up his sleeve, including the chiropractic version of gua sha. Gua sha is an ancient Chinese medicine technique for freeing up fascia. It looks a little odd for a few days (think Olympic swimmers with funny marks on their backs), but feels great! He will even roll you out with the equivalent of a giant metal rolling pin. Brilliant stuff- thank you, Ben!
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Today I'm grateful for Martha Stump and MOV Yoga.
Martha is one of the first people I connected with when I moved to Parkersburg in 2013. For some reason, at that point I thought that going to a yoga class was indulgent. I should be working on my home yoga practice instead...Which simply meant I wasn't doing yoga at all.
Thankfully I wised up! And am deeply grateful for all the excellent yoga teachers in our area.
So- as you are pondering whether you should buy that little cyber sale something that you want (but don't really need), consider giving yourself the gift of movement, breath and awareness. You won't outgrow it or break it. And you can always upgrade it.
There's a saying in Jin Shin Jyutsu-
Life is movement.
Movement is change.
Growth is optional.
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Today is cyber Monday...and I'm grateful for Really Cheap Geeks
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I'm a closet Luddite. I like really well made products that last for years. I drove my beloved 240D tank to 324K and it was till running like a top when I sold it. That's quality workmanship.
So when my laptop inevitably goes wonky after a couple years, I walk over to the geeks and buy another used laptop from them. If the world is going to give me obsolescence, I'm damn well going to make the best of it.
And kudos to them for taking a dumpy regrettable building and making it beautiful!
Day 7 of spreading gratitude...today I'm grateful for McDonough Wildlife Refuge. This little gem is my home away from home.
You might not know this, but you, as a human, are engineered to easily walk 20 miles a day. And our health suffers greatly when we don't move our bones. Fitness trackers are a great way to stop fooling yourself about the movement piece of your diet. Chinese medicine encourages us to move daily in all of the seasons...
Remember- there is no bad weather! Just bad gear.
It's Saturday- another day to be grateful...Today I'm grateful for Tabletop Puzzles & Games in downtown Marietta. Stop by after you check out the River City Farmers Market.
I'm also grateful that one of my patients clued me into its existence!
Put down your phones and play a game with your loved ones. Find a beautiful puzzle to work on together...Winter, in Chinese medicine, is a time of spending time with your inner circle. You'd be amazed at the conversations that can happen when we truly come together.
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Share your gratitude! Tell all your people how much you love them...how grateful you are to have them in your life.
Keeping with the ongoing theme of let's take a breather from buying more crap- give your people the gift of bodywork this holiday season!
I'm grateful for Matthew ESmith and his crew at Bodylogic! Another amazing resource we have right here in the greater Parkersburg/Vienna megalopolis.
No, I have not been drinking- sometimes I like to amuse myself.
Bodylogic Therapeutic health clinic in Vienna, WV. All styles of massage, acupuncture and skincare.
Day 3 of glass half full let’s be grateful for what we have…I’m grateful for Dave Hawkins and what he’s created here in Parkersburg.
Mother Earth Foods is our awesome local health food store. Lots of great things to stuff your face and your Christmas stockings!
Buy a gift card for a friend rather than something that will lurk in the back of their closet for the next few years.
And your money stays here to support our community👍
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Today I’m grateful for Dr. Heather McCarter at McCarter Health Center, Inc.
Heather is an excellent chiropractor, CBD educator/advocate and a good human.
Another great resource right here in Parkersburg!
Rather than buying a bunch of crap we don’t really need from far far away (should it actually get here), let’s be grateful for the awesome people and resources we have right here in the mid Ohio valley!
So I thought I would add a tiny counterpoint to the tsunami of the silly season of overconsumption…
So let’s start here with Full Circle Yoga- great studio, great teachers. Buy some classes, give them as gifts, learn something new!
You know you’ve been parked on that damn sofa for too long. Move your butt. It’s a win-win…
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My sources are telling me that Marietta Memorial has open spaces for JnJ vaccine tomorrow, Friday and Saturday- give them a call!
In a world where it can be quite challenging to find real information, here's a gem. Here's the conversation I've been quietly championing since we started this delightful goat rodeo last year.
Let's leave age aside for the moment- because really, this is just about how healthy you are. (Unfortunately, we tend to be less healthy as we get older but this is not cast in stone.)
What you eat and how much you move every day directly translates into how healthy you are. And how healthy you are directly translates into how well your immune system handles wrastling with Covid.
When in doubt, go for a walk...happy spring!
Most Severe COVID Tied to Four Cardiometabolic Conditions The authors of a new study are calling for stronger public health lifestyle advice to minimize the risk for COVID-19 hospitalization.
It’s time to use that sodden lump in our head for something other than a spacer for our ears. We’re all in a challenging situation. A situation that demands attention, focus and flexibility. Autopilot is the human default- it’s a process that limits the immense amount of energy that our brains utilize on a daily basis. Think about it- when you first started driving, you had to think about every step. Now you can back down the driveway while simultaneously telling the dog to stop barking and talking to your friend on the phone. Autopilot is useful when everything is the same. Now it isn’t- we need to assess factors that were never on our radar. This requires engaging the brain. Let’s act with consciousness and awareness.
It’s time to simultaneously give science the respect it’s due and take it off the pedestal of infallibility. Since Covid entered our world, we’ve heard a lot of things that are contradictory. Don’t wear masks. Wear masks. It’s OK to not where a mask outside. Well, maybe we should. It’s not long ago in Western civilization that we believed that if you put a dirty shirt in the wheat bin, mice spontaneously appeared. (Look it up- history is fascinating.) All of this is the normal process of science, especially with new phenomena. Something appears, we work from the knowledge we have, we learn more, we change the hypothesis. Please don’t be pi**ed because a scientist said one thing in April and another in May. Anyone who can take a hard look at what they know, realize that they’re wrong and then admit it- that’s a sign of maturity. Let’s celebrate maturity.
It’s time to stop repeating things we’ve heard like a bloody parrot. We are all guilty of this- we hear something on the news that fits with our world view and the next thing you know, we’re repeating it as gospel. I had a conversation with a friend last week that highlighted this tendency in both of us. He said, “More people die from the flu than Covid.” I disagreed. But both of us were operating from hearsay which meant there were nowhere for that conversation to go. I realized that I was being a bloody parrot. So afterwards, I put in the research. I researched influenza statistics from the last three flu seasons (October through April) on the CDC site. The numbers from 2017 (high severity) are 61,000. 2018 (moderate severity) 34,200. 2019 numbers are still awaiting finalization but range from 24 to 62,000. So far in the US in the past six months, deaths are over 129,000. So it’s true- there was a point in this pandemic that influenza deaths outpaced Covid, but it’s July and that’s no longer true. Let’s stop swallowing news bites like a bunch of baby birds and look for answers, not opinions.
It’s time to stop making assumptions. I saw something posted on FB last week that reminded me of this- the person said that we shouldn’t make assumptions as to why a person is or isn’t wearing a mask. I totally agree. We don’t know why unless we ask, and should we actually want to know, can we please do it from the place of honest inquiry, not judgment. However, they said something else in that post that did give me pause. They proposed that person might not be wearing a mask because they’ve already had Covid and are immune. This alas is a big assumption (and a potentially risky one as well.) On the enormous list of things we don’t know re Covid is immunity. We have no solid data yet as to whether infection actually conveys immunity. We know that the sicker a person is, the more antibodies they generate. That’s all we know. We know that other coronaviruses convey limited immunity for a limited amounts of time. The science jury is still out in terms of any long term immunity- let’s leave assumptions behind.
Let’s start wearing masks over our noses. To quote Dr. Osterholm, wearing a mask under your nose is like fixing of the 3 of the 5 screen doors in your submarine. We know that in the initial highly infective phase of Covid (asymptomatic), the infection is primarily upper respiratory. We know that N95 masks (properly fitted) are effective in limiting transmission. I saw someone last week who was wearing an N95- the kind with an exhaust valve. This is great when you’re sanding, not so great in terms of keeping one’s crud to oneself. Once again- we need to engage our brains. Get off autopilot. The current assumption is that being outside is OK. But are you out walking with your dog in McDonough or are you sitting next to cousin Mabel at a picnic bench for several hours? (Sorry cousin Mabel, but we don’t know where you’ve been.) Let’s assess ourselves and each situation with fresh eyes. This is discrimination- it’s the only kind of discrimination that I can stand behind. Let’s discriminate risks, not people.
It’s time to stop taking things personally. I’m talking about politics here. When your friend criticizes the mayor or the governor or the president, it’s not about you. You are not the president (be grateful- it’s a tough job). These people stand or fall on their actions. They don’t need you to get in a tizz in their defense. (And if they do, be very wary.) Take that energy and put it into something productive- go w**d your flower bed. Even better, go w**d your elderly neighbor’s flower bed. I’ve been reading The Great Influenza by John Barry, looking for lessons from prior pandemics. Here’s a big one- the city that fared the best in the US was San Francisco. Why? Because their leadership was brutally honest with them and said people, let’s work together and we will come through this. When the schools in San Fran closed, teachers volunteered to drive ambulances. (In other cities, children starved because neighbors wouldn’t leave their homes from fear of contagion.) Let’s take care of each other. Let’s celebrate the resilience of the human spirit.
Courage is never the absence of fear- it is the willingness to move forward in spite of it.
Be strong. Be kind. Let’s rise to the challenge.
cidrap.umn.edu In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss surging cases in the United States, the challenge of testing and tracing in hot spots, hugging in the midst of a pandemic, and news about a swine flu strain with pandemic potential. Email us your questions: [email protected]
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Check out Stacy Family Farm on FB- they're in Reno, OH.
This was my first week back at work- new office, new world. I've always loved acupuncture because there is something to be learned every day. You can never know everything in medicine, whether it be Western or Eastern.
And it's not just acupuncture. I learn things from my patients every day. They offer me new perspectives and insights, windows into different worlds.
Which is good because the human default is to do the same damn thing every day. We run on habit the majority of the time. Most of us form our opinions young and spend the rest of our lives defending them. We long for change yet hate it at the same time. We bitch about our daily lives yet fight tooth and nail to maintain them. Because we dearly want to cling to the illusion that we know how the story ends.
We're in a pandemic, the economy will take years to recover and there is fire and blood in the streets. It's only June. This story is being written moment by moment, choice by choice.
So in the spirit of living in the uncomfortableness of not really knowing very much at all (and way less than we think), I offer you another awesome podcast from Dr. Osterholm. I did not like what he had to say. However, bitter medicine is easier swallowed when it comes from a scientist dedicated to honesty, integrity and clear communication.
I am reminded of the three gates to clear and compassionate communication, which have been attributed to Socrates, Rumi and a host of other folks-
Is it true?
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?
Be kind. Be strong. Show up.
cidrap.umn.edu In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the current science on COVID-19 and cloth masks. Email us your questions at [email protected] References can be accessed here: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/revised-mask-transcript-6220
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