Acupressure

Currently Providing Virtual Office Visits

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.

3 Acupressure Points for Low Back Pain

Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. This can also be attributed to the fact that many people suffer from low-grade dehydration because they don’t drink enough water and they don’t ingest enough healthy fats that keep the muscles and tendons loose. It is also very well known that in the United States, people are too sedentary, and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading »

Acupuncture: Not Just Needles

Cupping AcupunctureMost people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.

First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes the answers to digestion, appetite, diet, sleep patterns, bowel movement urination, pain, lifestyle, and stress level, for example. The acupuncturist will also be noting the voice pitch, hair luster, skin color and tone, as well as posture and mood of the patient and any significant odor. After that, there is a pulse and tongue analysis to determine where the pattern and root are, primarily. Finally, blood pressure is measured and other applicable tests done, including palpation of the body. After this history, a diagnosis and treatment plan is determined. What might be included in this plan? continue reading »