Lisa’s Blog

Acupuncture Instead of Opioids

Six acupuncture organizations have released an extensively referenced 20-page white paper that outlines the profession's value as an alternative to opioid medication for pain relief. "Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management" is the product of a Joint … Continue reading Acupuncture Instead of Opioids

Letter of Gratitude January 03, 2018

Dear Lisa, I can not fully express my gratitude to you for inserting the “ear sed” while we were at the Castlegar airport as I began my journey to Toronto for Christmas. I have been a most reluctant flier since the first time I stepped onto a plane at Castlegar on Sept 11, 1966 when … Continue reading Letter of Gratitude January 03, 2018

Healthy Holiday Options To Reduce Stress

Stress is the hottest topic this time of the year.  One of the best things I have done, when the stress is quite high is to take a break and refocus my mind.  How, when there is so much to do?  so many parties to attend?  and the endless shopping for that one last gift? … Continue reading Healthy Holiday Options To Reduce Stress

Evidence Supports Acupuncture Effectiveness 2017

According to The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review, Those conditions with strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture are as follows: Allergic rhinitis (perennial & seasonal) Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics) Chronic low back pain Headache (tension-type and chronic) Knee osteoarthritis Migraine prophylaxis Postoperative nausea & vomiting Postoperative pain Conditions with moderate … Continue reading Evidence Supports Acupuncture Effectiveness 2017

Healing Reminders

"The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship you have with yourself." There is old age, sickness and death, however, we can succumb to the pain that seems to be inherent in these conditions or we can recognize that these are temporary states. Pain can remind us of our fragility and weakness. … Continue reading Healing Reminders

Cluster Headaches: Successful Treatment with Acupuncture

Cluster Headaches: Successful Treatment with Acupuncture "Cluster headache is one of the most painful conditions known to mankind and women suffering from cluster headache describe the pain as worse than childbirth." As I was researching this topic, I was surprised to find that once again opioids, which are the hottest topic in the news, are … Continue reading Cluster Headaches: Successful Treatment with Acupuncture

For you…

"For you, there'll be no more crying. For you, the sun will be shining." (Songbird by Fleetwood Mac) I once read that children who are born in warring tribes are often abandoned at birth to create an intense instinct of fear and aggression.  "Emerging research suggest parents who chronically neglect their children increase the chance … Continue reading For you…

Acupuncture and Immune Health

With the upcoming flu season it is important to boost the immune system. Studies are showing that a session of acupuncture treatments can build the immune system. According to the most recent study, "The results showed that the most favorable effects of acupuncture on the immune functions appear 72 hours after the single session and … Continue reading Acupuncture and Immune Health

Ending the Opioid Crisis with Acupuncture

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 4, 2017 (Newswire) -The Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) applauds the Sept. 18 letter, signed by 37 State Attorneys General, from the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) asking its insurance company members to review their payment and coverage policies and revise them to encourage health care providers to choose alternatives to … Continue reading Ending the Opioid Crisis with Acupuncture