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Chinese Herbal Medicine in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County: Books on the Subject

Chinese Herbal Medicine in Santa Rosa and Sonoma CountyChinese Herbal Medicine research goes back more than 2,000 years, as evidenced by one of the oldest texts on the subject, The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon also known as the Huangdi Neijing. Since that book, thousands of other books have been written about that text and the discoveries that have been made since “Huangdi Neijing” was written. Only a licensed herbalist should prescribe Chinese herbs, since the combinations are very specific to each person’s condition. We definitely do not recommend reading and self-prescribing, but we thought that our clients receiving Chinese herbal medicine in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County might be interested in knowing a little more about the topic.Read More >

Find the Best Acupuncture in Santa Rosa/Sonoma County

Find the Best Acupuncture in Santa Rosa/Sonoma CountyWhere your health is concerned, you want to do a little extra research before you choose a practitioner. And some people are even more uncomfortable scheduling a first visit with an acupuncturist than with other health professionals because acupuncture is unfamiliar to them. That’s perfectly understandable, but if you find a caring and qualified acupuncturist, you needn’t worry. Most people leave their acupuncture appointments feeling wonderfully relaxed. But how can you make sure you find the best acupuncturist? Here are a few things you should remember when you’re researching, and why we think Acupuncture Mama is the place to go for acupuncture in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County.Read More >

Studies Show Value of Visiting a Santa Rosa Acupuncturist for Fertility Treatment

Santa Rosa Acupuncturist Millions of couples are now struggling with infertility. It’s a process that can be both emotionally and financially draining. But fortunately, there are now numerous options to help improve fertility and enhance the chances of becoming pregnant over time. Acupuncture is one of these leading fertility treatment options. In this post, we’ll highlight the benefits that Santa Rosa couples can gain from working with a qualified acupuncturist.Read More >

Why Many Are Turning to Their Acupuncture Clinic for Stress Relief

Acupuncture Clinic - Santa RosaIt’s a problem many of us experience in our day-to-day lives. Stress is a condition that is all around us at work and often at home too. It’s a condition that many simply accept and one that can have a lasting impact on our health and the enjoyment and fulfillment we feel each day. Fortunately, many new studies are showing that patients don’t have to turn to drastic pharmaceutical measures to treat their stress symptoms. In this post, we’ll examine how acupuncture is helping many resolve stress and tension.Read More >

Why Many Are Turning to Their Acupuncture Clinic for Stress Relief

santa-rosa-acupuncture-decorIt’s a problem many of us experience in our day-to-day lives. Stress is a condition that is all around us at work and often at home too. It’s a condition that many simply accept and one that can have a lasting impact on our health and the enjoyment and fulfillment we feel each day. Fortunately, many new studies are showing that patients don’t have to turn to drastic pharmaceutical measures to treat their stress symptoms. In this post, we’ll examine how acupuncture is helping many resolve stress and tension.Read More >

How Do I Know If My Acupuncture Treatment Is Working?

The first thing that those new to acupuncture treatment need to know is that acupuncture works best as a continuous, cumulative process. You will likely notice some positive changes after your first treatment, but if you keep at it for a little while you will really start to see the benefits of your commitment.

At Acupuncture Mama, we want you to know that our treatments are working. Following is a list of common identifiers that will help you to realize that that your acupuncture is working:Read More >

Ever Thought of Using Acupuncture for Migraines? – Written by Acupuncture Mama of Santa Rosa, California

Acupuncture Mama Offering Acupuncture Treatments for MigrainesNearly 12% of the population suffers from migraines and it’s even higher at 18% among women.  They are a debilitating collection of neurological symptoms. Attacks can be accompanied by visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face. Migraines interfere with a sufferer’s ability to function in everyday life, whether that is going to school or work, caring for family or enjoying social activities.Read More >

Acupuncture Mama Encourages Couples to Try Acupuncture for Infertility

Santa Rosa, CA For over 3,000 years Acupuncture has been widely used in China to treat many conditions, but it has only in more recent years gained acceptance in Western medical communities. Recent scientific studies show that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are a valid treatment option for infertility and other reproductive disorders.

Acupuncture works to restore blood flow and circulation to vital organs involved in reproduction.  By regulating hormones, improving ovarian/gonadal function, and inducing the parasympathetic nervous system, acupuncture allows your body to return to its’ inherent state of fertility.Read More >

PMS got you down?

Despite the fact many women experience PMS symptoms during their “time of the month,” Traditional Chinese Medicine would argue this should not be viewed as “normal.” A woman’s journey through the menstrual cycle should be free of any emotional changes and physical discomfort. The symptoms of PMS are signs that the woman’s body is out of balance.

Here are some natural and effective ways to eliminate PMS from your life. I realize that some of these things might be hard to do and make you feel deprived of all that’s good in life (wink, wink)… but I encourage you to give it a try for one month to see how it can improve the way you feel before and during your cycle.

  • Stop eating refined flour, sugar, and processed foods.
  • Cut out caffeine and stop drinking alcohol. Balance your blood sugar by eating protein, such as a protein shake, eggs and nut butters, for breakfast.
  • Eat evenly throughout the day and don’t skip meals.
  • Cut out all dairy and consider eliminating other common allergens for a few months, especially gluten.
  • Increase fiber in your diet from vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds. Two tablespoons of ground hemp seeds a day are especially helpful in correcting constipation and balancing hormones. Eat them first thing in morning before consuming any other foods.
  • Increase omega-3 fats by taking fermented Cod Liver Oil. (see my notes below on helpful supplements)
  • Eat organic food, especially animal products, to avoid environmental estrogens from pesticides.
  • Sleep, sleep, sleep! Lack of sleep will throw your hormones out of balance. If you’re having trouble with sleep research some ways to improve it or talk to me. Acupuncture works well for insomnia.
  • Exercise, need I say more?!
  • Vitex/Chaste Tree Berry. This is great for boosting progesterone and supporting the luteal phase of your cycle.
  • We take this every night in our house. It promotes better sleep and supports hundreds of cellular reactions in the body.
  • Vitamin D. This is a precursor to many hormones and therefore supportive of hormone production. Be sure to get your levels checked before supplementation.
  • Fermented Cod Liver Oil. Provides building blocks for hormone production and is a great source of Omega 3’s.
  • Chinese Herbal Formulas. Xiao Yao San is one of the most commonly used formulas in Chinese Medicine for PMS. You should see a licensed practitioner and obtain a prescription because it’s not the most suitable formula for all women.
  • Replacing healthy gut bacteria can help to normalize estrogen metabolism. I recommend 10-15 billion bacteria per day.