Synergistic Medicine Melding

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Have you ever heard of the MBTI? It is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test to determine which of 16 psychological types you are. If you’ve never taken it check it out here.

If you know about it, check out how it can be integrated with Chinese medicine’s definition of the five elements here.

If You Only Learn One Acupuncture Point, This Is The One…

Check out this article showcasing the most excellent acupuncture point: Stomach 36

 

 

 

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Delightful Tunes!

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Click on the icon for a great resource for yoga/acupuncture/meditation music.

The Practice Is Moving

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After 12 wonderful years working with some incredible practitioners and people at El Dorado Physical Therapy, I’m moving the practice across town to join in collaboration with Dr. Angelica Drum DAOM.  As they say…

Don’t let go too soon but don’t hang on too long

-Morrie Schwartz.

Check out the practice Facebook page to get the details: Wendy Stedeford Acupuncture

See you at the new location.

And More Helpful Diagrams…

uterusThis infographic is a great example of how TCM (tradtional Chinese medicine) considers the interconnectedness of all aspects of the body. Check it out!

This Article Is Old And TCM Is Old Too But Enduring

s2.reutersmedia.netHow amazing! Animals know a good thing when it’s happening…

Read the article here.

Getting That Qi Sensation When Needled

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Did you know your acupuncturist isn’t simply putting needles into you and leaving it at that? We search for a sensation we can feel through our fingertips. If you’ve ever been fishing you might know this feeling. You can’t necessarily see what’s happening below the surface of the water when fishing but you can “see” with your fingers down the rod and fishing line. A fisherman feels all sorts of things this way: maybe the fisherman snagged a log, maybe the fish brushed by the hook. Think of the acupuncturist doing the same when they are “fishing” for your qi. Instead of landing a fish however, we catch your qi!

Simply Simple

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Okay, as an acupuncturist I just want to say that even though the “homework” acupuncturists give is usually wonderful (of course), I know full well that life is busy and sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to fit everything in. This recommendation is SO SIMPLE, however, that there can’t be any reason not to work it in. You notice in the first picture our lovely model has her hands in the “natural position” of rest with her palms facing downward. This way of laying the hands accentuates the inward/downward orientation most of us use all day long. It’s the way we sit at desks, while on the phone, while driving, watching t.v. and etc. It’s a “closed” way of sitting. By just turning the palms upward, the shoulders/neck/arms/hands/heart and general orientation goes from inward/downward to upward/outward. This rotates the shoulders/neck/arms/hands/heart and outlook onward and upward so to speak. In traditional Chinese medicine, opening the heart means to open the mind which allows life’s opportunities through the door.

All this goodness from something so simple? Give it a try!

Here’s A Blog Worth Reading…

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About KMS Acupuncture

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Very soon, Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture will be available here at the practice. In anticipation, please read about this style here.