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Forbes Acupuncture + Wellness provides acupuncture, nutrition and herbal medicine to your whole family.
forbes.com A group of experts likens the food industry's PR “machinery” to big tobacco’s. Ouch.
Inquiring minds wants to know, how does acupuncture work? An interesting article with new, science-backed research.
wellandgood.com Could fascia explain how acupuncture works? Dr. Jill Blakeway explores the relationship between connective tissue and meridians in a book excerpt.
The first poke + prosecco party was a success! 🥂
[04/24/19] Friends! I'll be speaking at the Women's Health & Wellness Summit this Friday at the Dulles Marriott covering all things acupuncture. What are some things you'd like to know about acupuncture?
Not quite ready for botox and filler? A series of facial acupuncture treatments lifts, tightens and brightens the skin. Facial acupuncture induces collagen and elastin. Also, I'm now providing microneedling at the clinic. DM me for details!
nytimes.com Our columnist, who isn’t taking well to aging au naturel, gives facial acupuncture and massage a go.
A milestone in the country's opioid crisis- the settlement will fund a new center for research, education and treatment of addiction and pain at Oklahoma State University.
washingtonpost.com As the first agreement in the current wave of litigation against drug companies, the deal could influence future legal action over the cost of the opioid epidemic.
The FDA proposed changes last Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain with acupuncture. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about acupuncture as therapy that might help patients avoid prescription opioids.
statnews.com Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials.
#acupuncture listed as one of the “on trend” therapies by TIME magazine.
Long overlooked by Western science, traditional Chinese treatments are yielding cutting-edge cures.
nationalgeographic.com Long overlooked by Western science, traditional Chinese treatments are yielding cutting-edge cures.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that mindfulness meditation can help ease psychological stressors such as anxiety, depression and pain.
upworthy.com Some schools are replacing detention with meditation, and science is backing them up.
Patients often ask me how acupuncture works and what to expect. A recent study shows that just ONE acupuncture session can make a huge difference, especially for women suffering from PCOS.
Mediate the stress of your job with acupuncture.
forbes.com Advanced Holistic Center in NYC offers the healthiest "lunch" you will ever find in the city. And its biggest fans happen to be folks working in Wall Street.
[03/02/19] Hi, hey, hello! I recently relocated from Austin, Texas where I earned my graduate degree at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine after 4 years of study, clinical rotation, and finally board examinations and licensure. I practiced in the Austin area for a little over 6 years; working in house for a multinational technology company. I have more recently been the lead Acupuncturist and Nutritionist for a boutique drug rehabilitation center. I am now striking off as an independent business owner. I am located within the Wellness Connection, conveniently located off Rte 50 in Stone Ridge, VA. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about acupuncture!
[10/18/16] Tuesday Testimonial: "I have had severe hot flashes for the last two months. They have affected my day to day activities and significantly interrupt my sleep. I started seeing Ashley because I couldn't get in with my hormone Doctor for two months. Weekly acupuncture sessions have greatly reduced the frequency and severity of my hot flashes. In addition, I am sleeping better and my digestion is more regular. I highly recommend acupuncture and Ashley for any hormonal imbalances you are experiencing."
[09/13/16] Tuesday Testimonial: "I am an avid tennis player and used to have chronic tendonitis and shoulder pain. I had it treated with cortisone shots this spring - but it came back. Since seeing Ashley for acupuncture, I have no pain in my elbow or shoulder. I always feel better after a visit and always feel welcomed. Acupuncture has benefited my whole family!"
[09/06/16] Tuesday Testimonial: "I've been receiving acupuncture for my allergies for over 6 months now. The improvement has been remarkable. I am allergic to everything in Austin and have been on nasal decongestants and antihistamines since I can remember. Acupuncture has helped with my sinus pressure and headaches. After I see Ashley, I leave more relaxed and able to breathe more freely. I very rarely take nasal decongestants now for my symptoms. I highly suggest Ashley and acupuncture for allergies!"
[08/30/16] Testimonial Tuesday: "I have been seeing Ashley now for 3 years to treat chronic low back pain. After 2 surgeries on my lower back, I have been diagnosed with "failed back syndrome". My surgeon recommended steroid injections, something I've had before without much success. Ashley uses electro-acupuncture and regular acupuncture with cupping. This provides significant relief without any of the complications or side effects of steroids and/or pain-killers. The results have been nothing short of amazing!"
[08/16/16] Testimonial Tuesday: "I have suffered high blood pressure for over 10 years. Medications kept it controlled but I didn't want to be on medication for the rest of my life. I knew there had to be other options. I worked with Ashley twice a week for over 3 months and significantly reduced my systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings. I went from being 160/100 to a consistent reading of 132/88. My Doctor now prescribes acupuncture for hypertension and high blood pressure. Also, Ashley helped me with nutrition and manageable lifestyle changes that I could implement into my everyday routine. Ashley gave me the gift of health."
[08/10/16] Wednesday Wellness Tip: Help yourself to a handful of walnuts. That’s how many you’ll want to eat a day to take care of your cholesterol! After a 6 month randomized trial, walnut eaters had lower total and LDL “bad” cholesterol.
[08/09/16] Testimonial Tuesday: Kate Garrison: "I've worked with Ashley for 2 years due to a neck condition called 'cervical dystonia', which is a tightening of the neck muscles. Baclofen, a muscle relaxer, was a regular part of my treatment to lessen chronic pain. In the last month, acupuncture has replaced the need for this drug. I sleep so much better and consequently am more productive, happy and confident. Thank you Ashley for making such a big difference in my life."
No, Michael Phelps did not sleep on his metals! This week, everyone's talking about cupping, a therapy that Olympic athletes competing in Rio have been partaking of. This is a great treatment for pain, muscle stiffness and even respiratory issues. The quick treatment lasts about 30 minutes, or an hour when combined with acupuncture.
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food."
Despite their prevalence, disorders of the thyroid remain relatively misunderstood. The thyroid gland acts as an energy thermostat for the body, so when your thyroid is operating smoothly, so do you. When your thyroid stops functioning optimally, multiple areas of your health can come crashing down. Common symptoms of under-functioning thyroid include fatigue, weight gain, mental fogginess, depression, hair loss, insomnia, and muscle weakness.
Conventional medicine’s explanation of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is that the immune system becomes confused and starts attacking the thyroid. However, over 95 percent of thyroid disorders stem from infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (the virus that causes mononucleosis, aka the “kissing disease”). Thus, it is EBV that confuses your system and wages war on your thyroid, reducing its ability to produce its critical hormones.
If you suspect you have a thyroid issue, have your doctor conduct thyroid hormone blood tests, including TSH, free T4, free T3, and thyroid antibodies. Even if your tests are in the normal range, bear in mind that your thyroid may still not be functioning optimally.
Conventional treatment involves supplying the body with extra thyroid hormones in hopes that the body will use them to replace the hormones the thyroid isn’t producing. While this may provide symptom relief for some, this approach does not address the cause of the symptoms. This is where the saying “let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” really applies. Your thyroid has the ability to rejuvenate and heal itself when provided with what it needs! Certain fruits and vegetables can help your body rid itself of EBV and heal from its effects. Foods that target thyroid health include:
• Atlantic Dulse
• Wild Blueberries
• Hemp Seeds
• Coconut Oil
• Brazil Nuts
In addition to helping destroy EBV, these foods supply your thyroid with critical nutrients, help repair thyroid tissue, reduce nodule growth, flush toxic heavy metals and viral waste, and boost production of thyroid hormones. By providing your body with the nutrients it needs to thrive, you can reclaim the health you deserve!
To learn more about hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, listen to the recent Medical Medium Radio Show on this link or check out Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal, click here http://amzn.to/1VsZ4Qr
Why men should get acupuncture, too!
mensfitness.com It's not all in your head—the ancient treatment can alleviate chronic pain, help you sleep better, relieve allergies, and more.
Acupuncture making waves! The first hospital in the US offers acupuncture in place of painkillers to ER patients.
kstp.com In an effort to help combat the painkiller epidemic in Minnesota, Abbott Northwestern is running a first-of-its-kind program, offering ER patients acupuncture in addition to, or instead of, prescription painkillers...
Hey, Samuel L. Jackson! Cupping provides relief for many health conditions. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, relieve pain and pull out toxins that reside in your body's tissues. It works wonders for patients with the flu and cold with cough, allergies, headaches, muscle and back pain, poor circulation and anxiety.
A lil cupping does a body Good! Getting some rejuvenation in!
When weekends call for merriment and imbibing, detox with lemon water | two drops of lemon essential oil will naturally cleanse the body and aid in digestion 🍋 | #forbeswellness #austinacupuncture #essentialoils #detox
As many Austinites know, allergy season in Austin is year round. Acupuncture can help relieve your symptoms without any adverse side effects. I've had some patients stop taking decongestants altogether from continued treatments. Contact me if you have any questions!
health.usnews.com Acupuncture, massage and herbal remedies may help.
Come see me at Aloe's gorgeous new location! Starting next week, I'll be taking acupuncture appointments Monday through Thursday. Call or text me if you have any questions! (512) 867-5307
Hi friends! I am now offering Mei Zen facial rejuvenation packages! The first 5 people to sign up will recieve 15% off their first treatment.
Benefits of Mei Zen:
» more youthful, radiant skin
» reduction of fine lines
» softening of deep wrinkles
» increased collagen and elastin production
» reduction of sagging facial muscles
» less discoloration of skin from age spots, acne and rosacea
Call 512) 867·5307 to book an appointment!
Essential oils are a great addition to your health regimen. They are powerful for immunity, physical and emotional well being.
mindbodygreen.com When I was first introduced to essential oils a few years ago by my naturopath I had no idea just how much I would fall in love. As a yoga teacher who was studying to be a Holistic Nutritionist, it
20 medicinal plants to adorn your mind, body and space.
20 Medicinal Plants & Herbs Worthy of Your Garden Space and TLC. http://bembu.com/medicinal-plants-and-herbs
The New York Times recommends creating a personal mission statement instead of a New Year's Resolution.
Do you agree? What would your statement be?
well.blogs.nytimes.com By creating a mission statement people can begin to identify the underlying causes of behaviors, as well as what truly motivates them to make changes.
Cedar season had an explosive kick off this week, with one of the highest pollen counts on record. If you have started experiencing symptoms, don't fret! Come visit your friendly acupuncturist! Call 512-867-5307 to book an appointment.
So many patients ask me ways to detoxify their body and lose weight. Adding some green veggies to your daily regimen is a great start! Enter to win a month of green giveaways!
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Ladies, great informational read on what your hormones may be telling you. PMS is not normal contrary to popular belief. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet and exercise therapies address any health imbalances from the root.
mindbodygreen.com So you go to yoga, drink your green smoothies, and read all the best health news outlets. You should be set and 100% healthy, right?
Sleep deprivation can cause a myriad of problems. Don't skip on the good stuff!
mindbodygreen.com You know what it feels like when you don't get enough sleep. You're grumpy, you're groggy, and you probably just don't really feel like yourself. But did you know that sleep deprivation can have
Another article on acupuncture for pain management and how it can help you. Acupuncture is becoming much more mainstream in medicine, which is why it is covered under most insurance plans.
Call Forbes Wellness today to book an appointment!
abcnews.go.com A close up look at acupuncture for relief of chronic pain.
Cleveland Clinic's "new medicine" bridges the gap by providing patients with herbal medicine! This "new medicine", however, has been around for centuries; much longer than any Western modality. The clinic's herbalist states, "We're incorporating ancient knowledge into patient care."
time.com At one Ohio hospital, patients get herbs as well as drugs
Happy Earth Day from Forbes Wellness! One small action can change the world.
simplystated.realsimple.com Did you know you can recycle those ripped pantyhose? No? What about printer cartridges? Seventy percent of used ink cartridges are thrown into landfills, where it will take approximately 450 years for them to fully decompose. That's a lot of wasted space!
Are you trying to get pregnant? Some dietary recommendations for you mommas to be.
mindbodygreen.com Once a woman gets pregnant, she's typically more aware than ever of what she is putting both in and on her body. But what about before she conceives?
Get out there and move!
mindbodygreen.com Did you know that sitting too long can cause blood clots and increases the risk of high blood pressure? These are just a few of the interesting facts in this infographic from CBC. What do you think?
nytimes.com Doctors are prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant women in astonishing numbers, new research shows, despite the fact that risks to the developing fetus are largely unknown.
About 70% of us are omega-3 deficient and 77% of us have suboptimal vitamin D3 levels. Why we should put down the processed foods and support local, organic ingredients. Because you matter!
mindbodygreen.com We've all heard this before. The USDA Healthy Eating Index says U.S. adults eat far too many processed foods. About 70% of us are omega-3 deficient and 77% of us have suboptimal vitamin D3 levels.