Research & Acupuncture in the News

A lot of great articles have been coming out about Acupuncture. I’ve been posting these on facebook for folks, but I know a lot of you don’t use FB. Thus, wanted to provide you with the links! Call me with any questions. 561.338.1771

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Acupuncture helps to Build Muscle!  Research showing interesting results!

Acupuncture and the Benefits for Women   As a lot of you know Acupuncture helps with women’s health issues – from PMS, cramps, irregular cycles, mood swings, to fertility and morning sickness! Of course we help treat menopausal symptoms from foggy brain to night sweats, hot flashes and mood fluctuations!

Acupuncture helps treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  The military is using acupuncture – why shouldn’t you? At Acupuncture Advantage we treat a broad spectrum of emotional trauma. Acupuncture can really help
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Athletes Benefit From Acupuncture!

Check out this article on the benefits of Acupuncture for ATHLETES!!  We know Acupuncture can help with Muscle & Joint Pain…but it also is great for Stress and Anxiety! Pre-Event Jitters can be soothed ….helping athletes sleep better too!

I’ve Also noticed that using Acupuncture to help relieve the Anxiety associated with nagging injuries is incredible at helping Athletes RECOVER FASTER!

Injuries heal more Quickly when we Improve Circulation….and that’s what Acupuncture is Great at!

Enjoy the article & let me know what you think!

 

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Menopause & Acupuncture – Can it Help?

At Acupuncture Advantage we work with a lot of woman who are frustrated by the side effects of menopause. Hot Flushes, irritablilty, mood swings, poor sleep, you name it! Here’s some information from ABC with Diane Sawyer which talks about the benefits of Acupuncture and Menopausal symptoms. Click Here & Enjoy! Share this with your friends too.

Acupuncture Advantage is part of the Community Acupuncture network, a community of acupuncuturists who want to bring affordable quality acupuncture to everyone. Click Here to learn more & to find clinics near you (if you’re not close to Boca Raton!)

Let me know what other topics you would like to learn more about.

Peace & Good Health

Dr. Linda Giorgio

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Did you know that March is Endometriosis Awareness month? Do you even know what Endometriosis is? And if so, do you know that acupuncture can be an effective complementary treatment to manage the symptoms of endometriosis?
Endometriosis refers to the painful and chronic condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus is found outside of the uterus as well – on the fallopian tubes, in the abdomen, on the ovaries, on the ligaments supporting the uterus, and on the lining of the pelvic cavity. This tissue acts the same way that it does in the uterus – meaning that it builds up, breaks down, and sheds each month. When this tissue is in the uterus, where it is supposed to be, this causes the menstrual flow, which is a good and healthy occurrence. However, when this tissue is misplaced elsewhere in the body and sheds, the blood doesn’t have anywhere to go, and can cause pain, scar tissue formations, and adhesions.
Common clinical symptoms of endometriosis include intense pain before and during periods, pain with sexual intercourse, infertility, painful bowel movements, and chronic digestive issues. Standard treatment options for endometriosis include pain medication to moderate the cramping and pain with the menstrual cycle, hormonal therapy to stop ovulation for as long as possible (which has other understandable side-effects), “conservative” surgery to remove as many of the growths and lesions as possible, or in severe cases, radical surgery such as removal of the ovaries or complete hysterectomy.
The good news is, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help! The Endometriosis Association recommends Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a complementary therapeutic treatment for endometriosis patients.  Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine treatment focuses on treating the underlying imbalance causing the endometriosis symptoms – from a TCM perspective, this is often related to “blood stagnation”, meaning that the blood energy of the body is not moving properly, particularly in the reproductive system. This stagnation causes the pain, cramping, and digestive upset commonly seen in patients with endometriosis. The TCM treatment also focuses on nourishing the reproductive system to restore hormonal balance and reduce symptoms. Preliminary Western scientificresearch has also shown that acupuncture may reduce pain in endometriosis patients.
TCM also uses nutritional therapy to treat cases of painful periods and to regulate the menstrual cycle. Patients with endometriosis, for instance, should stay away from heavy meats, dairy products, and refined sugars, all of which are cloying and stagnating to the system. Depending on whether the endometriosis is more of a hot or a cold-type stagnation (your acupuncturist can tell you which), there are many other spices and foods that are recommended to include or avoid in the diet in order to promote the smooth flow of energy and blood through the reproductive system.
So if you or someone you know suffers from endometriosis, spread the word (this is Endometriosis Awareness month, after all!) about the benefits of acupuncture and natural medicine for complementary treatment options.

Happy Valentine’s Day & Enjoy the Chocolate!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thought I’d share an article with you from WebMD on the benefits of Dark Chocolate…seems like an appropriate day! Click Here & May your day be full of Love.

Give the Gift of Good Health  - Acupuncture Advantage in East Boca Raton is a Community Clinic offering Low Cost Quality Care. Call us at 561-338-1771 to schedule an appointment for you & someone you love!

Optimal Self Workshop

Optimal Self Workshop.

A Valentine’s Gift for the most important beloved in your life

your SELF!

 

Suzy Anand Garfinkle will be guiding this Women’s Workshop to help you develop your Inner Strength & Beauty. Rejoice in Self-Love. Leave transformed in your awareness of yourself, your world and all that is possible…

 

When? Saturday, February 18th 3:00-5:00 PM

Where? Acupuncture Advantage, 33 SE 7th Street Suite C

Cost? Suggested Donation $20.00

Call Today to Register 561-338-1771

 

This workshop is designed to create an intimate, safe space.

Please pay for your reservation in advance for planning purposes

Thank you!

Happenings Feb & March

Acupuncture Advantage Happenings

561-338-1771

 

Monday Meditation 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Every Monday evening please join us for a guided meditation. Wear comfortable clothes; bring a cushion to sit on, a yoga mat or towel   Suggested Donation $10.

 

Optimal Self Workshop

Saturday February 18th from 3:00-5:00 pm

Suzi Garfinkle will be guiding a workshop for Women to develop their inner goddess and bask in self-love. Leave transformed in your awareness of your self, your world and all that is possible! Suggested Donation $20

Please register in advance

 

Aura and Chakra Balancing with Tuning Forks.  

Friday February 24th 7:00-9:00 pm

Hattie Parker & Betsy Cooper are bringing their incredible talents to us in this healing workshop.

Suggested Donation $36                            Please register in advance

Coming in March:

Dream Works

All dreams, even nightmares, have your increased well-being and personal wholeness as their aim. Increase your dream recall and get acquainted with them. Learn to appreciate the dream’s universal language & expand your healing, insight and creativity. Bring a dream to class.

Saturday March 3, 3-4:30 p.m. $15 donation.

 

Core Creations – Meditation & Painting workshop

Back by request! Traci will guide us through a meditation & then release your creativity through painting. After the session your paintings can be reviewed to learn about your inner self.

Saturday March 17th 3:00-4:30 $10 donation

 

 

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peace & good health

Join us at Whole Foods!

Acupuncture Advantage will be at Whole Foods on Glades in Boca Raton doing a presentation on Acupunture and Community Acupuncture.

Click here for more information & their Calendar of events

Please join us from 6:00 – 7:00 pm & bring your friends and family. A great time to ask questions and meet some new folks!

peace joy and health

 

 

2012 – a new year & 12 reasons to try Acupuncture

Happy Healthy New Year – may 2012 be full of joy, peace & good health.

Thought I would share this article! Let me know what you think…………

There has never been a better time to get acupuncture. The reasons are infinite (in our humble, unbiased opinion), but here are 12 of the most compelling motivations for making acupuncture a priority this year.

1. It’s not about adding more “stuff.” The driving idea behind acupuncture is that we’re already in possession of everything we need to be well. The holidays, while meaningful, are often a time of excess—too many presents, too much food and alcohol. The new year is an ideal time to embrace what we have rather than what we want. Acupuncture teaches us to do this.

2. Gratitude becomes evident. In teaching us to behold rather than crave, acupuncture inspires gratitude. Our healthcare system, so heavily reliant on externally manufactured diagnostic tools and therapies, sends a message that we are not enough. Acupuncture reminds us of how much potential we inherently possess.

3. There’s no technology required. We live in an over-digitized world—and it’s not just about the iPads, Pods and Phones under our Christmas trees. Mainstream medicine is obsessed with technology, too. MRIs, CT scans, and lab tests are ordered before laying a hand on the patient; antibiotics and antidepressants are recommended as easily as cough drops. This emphasis on quick fixes prevents people from distinguishing how they actually feel from what a machine tells them they feel. The simplicity of acupuncture helps us remain present in the process of achieving health.

4. Patience is a virtue. Not only does the low-tech nature of acupuncture keep us connected to how we feel, but it also makes us more patient. Technology has birthed and bred an “I want it now” society. With some exceptions, acupuncture does not work overnight, especially for chronic conditions. It is an ongoing process that requires an investment of time and a willingness to let go of the assumption that medicine must provide instant gratification.

5. Context matters. Occupy Wall Street taught us the dangers of looking at things in isolation. Whether a protester’s personal beef was with fuel, foreclosures or food, the fundamental issue raised by the movement is a failure to think holistically. Acupuncture looks at how root imbalances affect the whole system, a much needed perspective in these imbalanced financial times.

6. One size does not fit all. Part of seeing things contextually is understanding that every person and situation is different. Unlike biomedicine, which links textbook symptoms to pre-defined treatment strategies, acupuncture works with each person’s unique constitution and circumstances to arrive at his or her own definition of health. Acupuncture assists people in discovering what health means to them.

7. It’ll open your mind. Acupuncture requires us to think about health in entirely new ways. Despite noble efforts by many to find one, there is no biomedical equivalent for qi. Acupuncture turns mainstream medical tenets on their head. It reminds us that there are multiple ways of seeing the world, an especially useful viewpoint as we enter an election year.

8. It’s a solid investment in the future. Speaking of elections, something we’re sure to hear a lot about this year is healthcare costs. Not only is acupuncture an effective way to trim current spending on prescriptions and medical testing, but as preventive medicine it decreases long-term spending on the chronic conditions that become more prevalent and expensive as we age. Widespread adoption of acupuncture would drastically reduce overall healthcare costs.

9. Affordable options are increasing. Last year, the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, or POCA, was born. This is a multi-stakeholder cooperative that welcomes anyone with an interest in affordable acupuncture, including patients, acupuncturists, local businesses, etc. This means more money and manpower behind the community movement, which potentiates more affordable acupuncture clinics in neighborhoods near you. Acupuncture Advantage in Boca Raton FL. is a member of POCA! Ongoing treatments are $20-$40.

10. Change is good. They say the only constant is change. This adage gets proven again and again, day after day, everywhere from publicized international conflicts to private battles with illness. From an acupuncture perspective, change is the primary ingredient for becoming a healthier person. While conventional medicine requires us to think in absolutes, acupuncture considers even the most subtle changes to be significant.

11. Aren’t you curious? Surveys conducted last year revealed that more hospitals than ever are offering acupuncture. The media couldn’t get enough of the military’s use of it. Critics’ rants became increasingly inaccurate and desperate. Something so worthy of attention must be pretty powerful.

12. The road less traveled is the one worth taking. It’s not always easy to embrace acupuncture. Most doctors, as well as some family, friends and colleagues, regard mainstream medicine as the only acceptable form of healthcare. The constant barrage of pharmaceutical advertising is hard to ignore. It takes courage to go against the grain. Acupuncture, although becoming more popular, is still not the norm. It requires a conscious commitment to understanding ourselves in a way that the majority shuns. This is the harder path toward health but ultimately the most rewarding.

Please share your thoughts and comments!

Peace & good health,

Dr. Linda Giorgio

Acupuncture Reduces Stress.

Great article on integrative healthcare use & benefits. The research is making it clear. Acupuncture helps reduce stress, not surprising to those of you who have tried it!! Click here

Hope to see you soon at Acupuncture Advantage of Boca Raton…your low cost community acupuncture clinic.

 

peace joy and good health

LInda