Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Oriental Medicine

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Month. As the multitude of bowel condition sufferers would agree, a holistic perspective makes a difference in quality of life.

Allergy Relief Through East Asian Medicine

Seasonal allergies can cause a great deal of discomfort with non-native plants and trees, temperature changes, and winds carrying pollen. As far back as the 2nd century BC, East Asian medicine (EAM) techniques such as acupuncture, herbs, and dietary recommendations have been used to provide relief from the environment and create balance in the body. Today we know that acupuncture can modulate levels of cytokines and anti-inflammatory mediators as well as regulate the immune system’s overall response when too weak or overly active. EAM has a very low risk of side effects when performed by a licensed practitioner.

Modern Feet

“The foot bone connected to the leg bone, The leg bone connected to the knee bone, The knee bone connected to the thigh bone, The thigh bone connected to the back bone, The back bone connected to the neck bone, The neck bone connected to the head bone”

Acupuncture Happy Hour

Friday is almost here! You know what that means? ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR AT THE AUSTIN BODYWORKER! We know you’ve had a busy week and could really use some quality relaxation time, so I and fellow acupuncturist Aaron Winning are offering a special acupuncture event just for you on Friday, August 17th from 5-7 p.m. Grab … Continue reading Acupuncture Happy Hour

Traditional Chinese Medicine Summer

Summer is a time filled with joy and laughter, warmth, and an upward moving energy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this season is associated with the Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium and Triple Burner organ systems and they are represented by the fire element. Much like Spring, Summer is considered to be yang in nature as … Continue reading Traditional Chinese Medicine Summer