General Wellness 2018-04-09T07:02:57+00:00

Project Description

General Wellness

General Wellness

Wellness is much more than an absence of disease. Overall wellness, integrates the state of our mind, body, and spirit. One can easily be free of disease but not well. You may not feel your best and you know something is wrong, but you can still function. There may be pharmaceutical drugs that can mask your symptoms, but they are not really helping you heal.

Acupuncture can help address the following conditions:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Fatigue

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Insomnia

  • Allergies

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation

Our Approach

Healing is ultimately a matter of balance. Chinese medicine offers fantastic tools to restore balance, alleviate symptoms, and get you feeling like yourself again. We hope that everyone can be well, healthy, and experience their full potential.

According to Chinese medicine theory, the body contains both yin and yang energies. Yang is our more active state, our physical energy; while yin is quiet and restful, our blood and fluids. We can experience health issues any time this balance of yin and yang is disrupted.

Modern life often contains an excess of yang. We are over-worked, busy, multitasking, and overstimulated. Yang excess puts the nervous system in sympathetic “fight or flight” mode. Chronic activation of the sympathetic nervous system leads to insomnia, an inability to properly digest and eliminate, headaches, a constant feeling of stress, and eventually fatigue. It also causes inflammation in the body which over activates the immune system, leading to allergies and autoimmune conditions.

A deficiency of yang can result from being in an overstimulated state for too long and eventually “burning out.” Early signs of yang deficiency are feeling cold, cold hands and feet, slow and weak digestion, loose bowel movements, lack of energy, and depression. Hypothyroidism and Raynaud’s disease can occur with yang deficiency.

An excess of Yin can develop from a lack of activity and the consumption of overly rich, fatty, greasy, sugary foods. Yin excess is seen as weight gain, lethargy, fatigue, foggy brain, and the accumulation of mucus. Yin excess makes one feel slow and unmotivated.

Yin deficiency occurs when we exhaust our energy reserves and begin burning out our blood and fluids. Yin deficiency signs are dry throat, dry skin and hair, feeling of heat in the chest or palms, feeling hot in the evenings, sweating at night, poor sleep, lower backache, weak knees, and frequent urination. In women, a decline in menstrual blood is seen. In addition, the body’s joints and tendons lose lubrication and become dry and achy.

To restore the body to optimal health, we identify imbalances of the yin and yang energies. We use acupuncture and additional tools such as herbal medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations, to rebalance the yin and yang. Once Yin and Yang are in harmony, disease symptoms begin to diminish.

WELLNESS RESOURCES

BREATHING EXERCISE

The Chinese word for energy is the same as the word for breath. Proper breathing automatically improves energy, focus, concentration and sense of well-being.

  1. Breathe in for a count of three, fill your lungs, hold for one count.
  2. Slowly breathe out to the count of three, pause for one count.
  3. Repeat for one to five minutes.

MEDITATION

Current research affirms that regular meditation results in less stress, more ease and greater enjoyment of life amidst the many challenges of modern living.

  1. Find a comfortable seated position, can be on the ground or in a chair. Make sure the hips feel grounded, the back is straight, and the top of the head is reaching up towards the ceiling.
  2. Begin taking deep breathes.
  3. Count each breathe. Start at the number 20, count down for each breath until you get to 0. If you lose track of your counting, start over again at 20. If you have more time, begin at a higher number.

BLOOD WORK

OUR PATIENTS SAY

I was referred to Evoke Acupuncture by my best friend and never looked back! They work with us on EVERYTHING – from calmness, to sports injuries since I have two active student athletes, to arthritis, migraines, PMS, digestion. Shoot – they are like miracle workers! You can’t go wrong with anyone here! And Melissa is always the welcoming friendly face that greets us with a smile and makes all of our crazy scheduling and payment needs work!  From the calm music and scents of oil when you walk in, to the cup of tea or snack for the girls after school on the way out – We love this place!!

Jennifer V.

Olivia has been doing my treatments so far, and I love her caring and attentive manner. My main struggles are insomnia and anxiety, and both have greatly improved since I started my appointments with her. The needles in addition to herbs and dietary advice have been very helpful in my healing. We are also working on balancing my hormones and getting my cycles back on track. Since my son’s birth 2.5 years ago, I have been through PPD, PTSD and many other very personal struggles that come up during my sessions with Olivia. But she puts me at ease and is very knowledgeable about what to focus on in my treatments.

Lindsey B.

I’ve been seeing Angie for a few months to help with post concussion symptoms. Angie is amazing and is helping me with more than just my post concussion symptoms. She is helping me both on a physical and spiritual level. I feel so relaxed and calm after a session, my headaches have improved, my anxiety is less and my hot flashes are much less. An extra bonus is that Angie also does cupping which I really like. It helps to relieve the tension in my neck and back. I’m very grateful for Angie’s amazing work!

Diane F.

COME VISIT US

We are a team of four licensed practitioners, each with slightly different specialties, so we can match you with the best practitioner for your case. Not sure if acupuncture can help? We offer free 30 minute consultations.