What a wild ride COVID-19 has and will be! I want to take a minute to thank each and every one of you for supporting my practice and trusting me with your health concerns, I appreciate you greatly. I’ve decided to switch from practicing in the clinic to providing online consults via phone/Zoom for at least two weeks. Typically acupuncturists encourage patients to come in when sick since acupuncture and Chinese herbs can often stop or lessen severity of seasonal illnesses, however due to the fact that COVID-19 is highly contagious I feel the best way to serve my patients and the community right now is virtually.
The tele-medicine sessions are for new and existing patients for issues like immunity, asthma, anxiety, insomnia, digestion, allergies, fertility, and women’s health. Herbs/supplements/essential will be drop shipped or delivered to your home as well as ear seeds and magnets to place on acupuncture points, you will be guided on where/how to place them. Diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations will also be included with the tele-session.
Click Here to schedule a consult. Please email me if you would like my immunity supplement guide, discount codes are included, you do no need to schedule an appointment for this. Wishing you all the best, be safe and please follow the CDC guideline’s, we will get through this together. Sincerely, Sandra McKay-Billion L. Ac.
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In Chinese medical theory, food is considered medicine. Food has qualities and functions biochemically and energetically that target specific organs. Not only that, but the action a particular food takes to benefit that organ in terms of taste, color and temperature is what is included in Five Element theory. Food has a relationship to both the natural elements as well as the organs in the body and balances the elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood to healthy, generating cycles. continue reading
A study conducted by Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has determined that the use of moxibustion at specific days during a woman’s menstrual cycle can decrease pain associated with menstruation. Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is a big problem for many women. This study used moxibustion, an accessory modality of TCM, to treat the pain associated with menstruation. The study and its systematic review showed moxibustion treatments were more effective at relieving pain only when the moxibustion began prior to the onset of actual menstruation. This is also the theory behind Traditional Chinese Medicine, that it should be used as preventive care. The efficacy of using moxibustion during the premenstrual time period holds great promise for those who are debilitated by dysmenorrhea. continue reading
Healthy blood circulation is a vital component of life for human beings. Without proper blood flow, life would cease to exist. Blood isn’t the only thing that’s important, it’s what the blood is carrying that makes circulation so important. Blood carries fresh oxygen, hormones and nutrients that we absorb from our food. Without these components, the organs and tissues of the body become depleted, weakened and eventually stop functioning. Any blockages in the veins and arteries can deprive the brain and the rest of the body from the needed oxygen, which can then lead to a plethora of other medical issues. continue reading