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5 Habits That Help You Manage Ulcerative Colitis Sep 2nd, 2022

Ulcerative colitis is the most common inflammatory bowel disease, and this condition can make life fairly miserable for sufferers. Since ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease with no cure, proper management is paramount. As specialists in gastrointestinal problems, the team of certified acupuncturists has considerable experience helping patients with conditions...

Health Problems That Contribute to Infertility Aug 8th, 2022

About one in five women of reproductive age (and with no prior births) in the United States struggle with infertility, making the problem a common one. There are any number of reasons behind this failure to conceive and/or carry a baby to term, and we want to shed some light on some...

What You Should Know About Anxiety Jul 5th, 2022

One fact that many people might not know about anxiety is how prevalent the problem is — 40 million adults in the US have an anxiety disorder. This number is likely on the low side as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has certainly left its mark, and this statistic doesn’t include anxiety experienced...

How Stress Impacts Your Pregnancy Jun 1st, 2022

We use the word stress quite a bit these days, but it’s important to understand the side effects that ongoing stress can have on your body, especially when you’re pregnant. Pregnancy can be inherently stressful as you plan for the future, so you want to do what you can to relax, for...

Acupuncture Explained May 8th, 2022

You have a friend who was dealing with crippling anxiety and finally found relief through acupuncture. Or, perhaps you read about someone who was able to relieve chronic back pain through acupuncture. However you came to hear about the potential of acupuncture, you want to know more. Here at Family...

How Acupuncture Can Help Combat Shingles Pain Apr 21st, 2022

The numbers surrounding shingles are eye-opening — one in three people in the United States develop the condition during their lifetime, and 13% of those who have shingles and who are 50 years of age or older go on to struggle with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). PHN is incredibly difficult to...

How Our Weight Loss Program Works Mar 8th, 2022

You’ve tried, time and again, to lose the extra pounds you’re carrying, but you have nothing to show for your efforts. You aren’t alone. Two-thirds of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese, placing them at risk for serious health issues. Since the definition of insanity is...

How Stress Impacts Your Overall Health Feb 8th, 2022

With one quick glance at the news or your day’s schedule, you feel your heart rate skyrocket and the stress settle in. Although your body’s stress response is designed as a life-preserving tool, living in a constant state of stress can exact a heavy toll, physically and emotionally. To better...

Why Collagen Production Is Crucial to Your Skin's Health Jan 16th, 2022

When you were younger, you likely didn’t give much thought to collagen, but its role in the health of your skin becomes increasingly apparent when you start to age and lose production of this critical protein. When this occurs, your skin begins to sag and wrinkle, making finding a way...

Pregnant or Trying to Be? Managing Your Stress Is Especially Important Dec 12th, 2021

You’re excited to build your family and you want to do everything you can to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or you already are, you should pay close attention to your stress level. The effects of excessive stress on the human body can negatively...

The History of Acupuncture Nov 14th, 2021

When we refer to something as being time-tested, this can certainly be said of acupuncture, which dates back millennia and has a long history of helping people to heal. As old as this healing technique may be, there’s still enough confusion about its history and role in medicine that the...

A Closer Look at Migraine With Aura Oct 11th, 2021

Americans are no strangers to migraines — one in four households includes someone who struggles with migraines. Although migraines are often referred to as headaches, they can be much more as they can have a strong neurological component, as demonstrated by migraines with aura. However your migraines present themselves, the...

Why You Should Consider Our Acupuncture for Weight Loss Program Sep 9th, 2021

The statistics surrounding weight loss in the United States are bleak — a report of 29 studies found that nearly half of people who lost weight gained it back within two years and 80% within five years. There are many reasons why people struggle to lose weight, and we feel...

Acupuncture and Your Fertility Aug 9th, 2021

When it comes to fertility issues, the problem can have many sources, and they’re almost equally divided among males and females. In fact, of the men and women of reproductive age in the United States who are struggling with infertility, one-third of the time the problem lies with the man,...

3 Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture Jul 12th, 2021

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and, as with every organ in your body, can benefit greatly from acupuncture, especially as you age. Over time, your skin takes a beating, and its resources diminish as you get older, preventing it from bouncing back like it once did. Through cosmetic...

Myths and Facts About Acupuncture and Pregnancy Jun 17th, 2021

Congratulations — your journey toward building the family of your dreams is underway! As you prepare for your baby and learn all that you can about the dos and don’ts of pregnancy, we wanted to weigh in on the potentially valuable role that acupuncture can play. The team of licensed...

Tension at Work Leads to Stress: Read to Know More Jun 2nd, 2021

Work-related stress is an adverse response that happens if the demand of work surpasses your coping capabilities. Other tensions at work, like bullying, feeling of inadequacy or undesirable working environment can also lead to stress. Working is good since it gives structure in your life and can sometimes give satisfaction....

Common Causes of Infertility in Men and Women May 13th, 2021

You long to start a family or add to your existing one, but, try as you might, you and your partner are unable to conceive or carry a child to term. You aren’t alone. Up to 15% of US couples experience problems with infertility, and the root causes are equally...

3 Ways Anxiety Impacts Your Life Apr 6th, 2021

Under normal circumstances, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, which represents more than 18% of the population. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year was anything but normal, and one-third of the population reports signs of clinical anxiety or depression....

Managing Persistent Back Pain Mar 22nd, 2021

Back pain is the sixth most expensive medical condition in the US, with an alarming 16 million adults suffering from persistent and chronic back pain. This prevents them from enjoying and accomplishing everyday tasks, while some experience such severe back pain that their work performance and productivity is affected.Unfortunately, back pain can...

Why Your Metabolism is So Important to Weight Loss Mar 15th, 2021

There are many hurdles when it comes to losing weight, which range from slow metabolism and stress to poor food choices and yo-yo dieting. Although there’s no silver bullet when it comes to losing weight, various techniques can pave the way forward to meaningful and sustainable weight loss. At Family...

Struggling With Pregnancy Side Effects? Acupuncture Can Help Feb 18th, 2021

From the moment you conceive until your child (or perhaps children) make a grand entrance, your body is essentially taken over by the pregnancy. Though many of the changes are welcome as you anticipate the arrival of your child, some can leave you quite uncomfortable, which is where acupuncture can...

How to Keep Your Mind and Body Sharp During These Tough Times Feb 12th, 2021

The current global health crisis has essentially altered every part of our lives ⁠— and this has a profound effect on our mental and physical health. A lot of us have been under immense amounts of stress and anxiety since the start of the pandemic, all of which can affect...

Make This the Year You Overcome Chronic Pain Jan 6th, 2021

This past year has been difficult in many ways as a health care crisis holds us hostage. As a result, many of us have put off other medical concerns, including finding solutions for chronic pain. As we enter a new year, it’s time to take charge of your life and...

5 Tips for Better GI Health Dec 2nd, 2020

When your gastrointestinal (GI) system is in distress, you can experience a wide range of highly unpleasant symptoms, from bloating to nausea and vomiting. Since it’s impossible to avoid eating altogether, the key to finding relief is to better manage your GI health. Our team of licensed acupuncturists here at...

How Acupuncture Can Help You Remain Calm Over the Holidays Nov 1st, 2020

Although the holidays are supposed to be a time for family, friends, and good cheer, for many, these annual celebrations become a source of great stress and anxiety. Now, imagine that you can enter the upcoming holiday season with newfound serenity — which is precisely what acupuncture can accomplish. At...

Suffering From Tech Neck? Acupuncture Can Help Oct 1st, 2020

Life in front of a screen was already fairly common as Americans spent about 11 hours a day with their faces glued to a monitor, smartphone, or tablet. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, screen life has increased exponentially, and even children are tied to screens for long periods thanks to...

Feeling Anxious? Acupuncture Can Put Your Mind at Rest Sep 2nd, 2020

The numbers surrounding anxiety in the United States before the COVID-19 crisis were already alarming — 18% of the population report an anxiety disorder in any given year. Thanks to the current worldwide pandemic, however, the Census Bureau reports that up to one-third of our population is affected by depression...

8 Consequences of Stress Aug 13th, 2020

High levels of stress in certain situations can be effective and even life-saving, but when stress takes over your life (and who isn’t feeling more stressed these days!), it can exact a heavy toll on your mental and physical health. At Family Wellness Acupuncture, our team of certified acupuncturists is...

Am I A Candidate for Acupuncture? Jul 16th, 2020

Although modern medicine has certainly provided us with many advancements, its approach is more interventional, which means it isn’t tapping the most powerful weapon we have available — the healing resources that are found within our own bodies. Through acupuncture, we unlock and access these resources, allowing your body to...

Acupuncture for Insomnia: How It Can Help You Sleep Better Jun 12th, 2020

Sleep is incredibly important for good health and overall well-being. A good night’s sleep offers benefits for your physical and mental health, and being unable to get one can be terribly frustrating.  At Family Acupuncture and Wellness, our expert providers have helped many patients who struggle with insomnia and poor...

Can Acupuncture Assist in My Weight Loss Journey? May 18th, 2020

Have you tried multiple diets and failed to lose or keep the weight off? With summer around the corner, you’re probably thinking about trying to lose weight again. You’re not alone. About 45 million people a year go on a diet, yet nearly two-thirds of the population is obese or...

The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy Apr 16th, 2020

At Family Acupuncture & Wellness we believe that your body isn’t a set of separate systems but instead functions as a whole entity. Yes, you have a circulatory system and a nervous system, but all of those systems are connected and interdependent.  This informs our staff’s approach to your care....

Are There Natural Diabetes Treatments? Mar 20th, 2020

At Family Acupuncture and Wellness, our staff doesn’t simply treat your symptoms. Instead, we consider your overall health, the root causes of your issues, and any lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your good health or your problems. When it comes to insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, or type 2 diabetes,...

Pregnancy without Morning Sickness Feb 4th, 2020

In the earliest stages of pregnancy, it’s quite common to experience nausea and vomiting. In fact, one out of every two pregnant women gets morning sickness as her body adjusts to the rush of hormones that comes with being pregnant. Thankfully, for most women, nausea and vomiting usually dissipate after...

Why Try Acupuncture? Dec 31st, 2019

While modern medicine has made incredible advances in healing the human body, these techniques have been largely interventional in nature. In their search for ways to work with the human body, medical researchers are turning back to older techniques that are less invasive as they tap the power that already...

The Drug-Free Way to Treat Anxiety Dec 1st, 2019

Anxiety can make you feel like death is near. It can shorten your breath and make your heart race. Terrible thoughts may even flood your mind. If you’ve experienced anxiety, you probably know just how helpless it can make you feel. Luckily, there’s a way to treat anxiety without popping...

Acupuncture: The All Natural Migraine Treatment That Works Nov 1st, 2019

In the United States, more than 38 million men and women regularly suffer from migraines. While most people with the condition experience one or two migraine attacks each month, chronic migraine sufferers often face at least 15 days of migraine pain and symptoms. And, many of these individuals can’t function...

Acupuncture Can Offer You Natural Fertility Help Oct 1st, 2019

Acupuncture is a natural, effective way to redirect your energy and regulate your bodily systems. While you may think of acupuncture as a way to manage chronic conditions, treat migraines, or help you recover from injury, acupuncture can be tailored to address a wide variety of issues -- from sleep...

Ditch the Pills: How Acupuncture Can Help Remedy Your Insomnia Sep 1st, 2019

Insomnia doesn’t only apply to people who find it hard to get to sleep. You can go to sleep at a reasonable hour and wake up soon after and be unable to get back to sleep. Without a full cycle of sleep, you could feel tired throughout the day and...

Celebs From Kim K to Madonna Enjoy the Tightening Benefits of Facial Acupuncture and So Can You Aug 1st, 2019

It could be because it’s an all-natural approach to improving skin tone and elasticity. Or perhaps it’s because facial acupuncture not only improves your skin, but it has numerous health benefits for your entire body. Here at Family Wellness Acupuncture, our licensed acupuncturists understand the multifaceted benefits of ancient Chinese...