Anxiety

3 AcuPoints for Anxiety

One of the most wonderful things about being an acupuncturist is the ability to stimulate points on my own body when I need to. If I get a headache, or feel a cold coming on, I can always hop up on my table for a quick tune-up with some needles. Even when I’m not at the office, the magic of acupuncture can still work for me – as long as I know where the points are and what they do, I can press on them and get results. continue reading »

Seven Ways to Set and Achieve Your Goals

No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, setting goals is one way to help you get there. Often, when people have no goals, they lack motivation, focus and direction.  Setting goals also provides a benchmark to determine whether or not you are succeeding. But how do you set goals if you’ve never done so before? Or what if you have set goals in the past, but you didn’t achieve them? Do you just give up and tell yourself that goal setting doesn’t work? That’s one option, but let’s put things into perspective. continue reading »

A House Divided…

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” –Abraham Lincoln
Pain killer…Check. Anti-inflammatory…Check. Anti-anxiety…Check. Antidepressant…Check.
And that’s just breakfast!

For many, starting the day by downing a handful of pills has become the norm, a natural accompaniment to their eggs and toast. You take pills because you are taught to, and that’s what most people are accustomed to. Because somehow the drugs are supposed to wipe the slate clean and zero out your not so healthy lifestyle choices. Inherently you know that the drugs are not the best thing for you, but you figure that you can settle for good enough if the pills can help you just get by. There is a reason that every drug or pill that you are prescribed comes with a list of side effects and warnings. Continually putting foreign/toxic substances into your body over the long run often creates more illness than health. continue reading »

Insomnia & Acupuncture

Do you have trouble getting a good night sleep?

At my clinic in Naples, Florida, Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions, one of the most common complaints I hear from my patients is that they have difficulty sleeping. You hear it all the time. For good health, eat well, exercise and get plenty of rest. What do you do if you are one of the many that cannot sleep or do not feel rested after a night of restless sleep? Many people find themselves reaching for pharmaceuticals or over the counter medications to combat the insomnia they are experiencing. Unfortunately, the use of these medications can lead to unwanted side-effects, dependency on the medication or even addiction. The good news is that chronic insomnia can be treated effectively with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is a side-effect free, non-dependent, natural cure for insomnia. continue reading »