Mark Your Calendars For Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day!

Mark your calendars... Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day is just months away. Held annually on October 24th, AOM Day aims to raise public awareness and support for the use of acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese and Oriental medicine.

Acupuncture is a traditional form of medicine/treatment in which thin needles are placed inside the skin to promote the body's own self-healing mechanism. It's frequently used to treat pain, inflammation, and dozens of physical and mental conditions. Acupuncture originated in China during the Shang Dynasty (600–1100 BCE) but has since spread throughout the world, with millions of people now using it to improve their lives.

Newcomers are often skeptical of the effectiveness of acupuncture. However, a survey conducted by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine found that roughly 1 in 10 adults have received acupuncture. The survey also found that 60% of respondents said they would consider regular acupuncture sessions as a from of treatment.

Last year, Rick Snyder, our Governor signed a proclamation naming October 24th Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day in Michigan! His support of AOM Day is one small step in raising awareness for this safe and effective traditional practice.

AOM Day is sponsored through a partnership of prestigious research, educational and professional institutions, including the Council of State Associations, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia, and the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Whether you're suffering from a particular health ailment, or if you simply want to learn more about the practice of acupuncture, you should take advantage of AOM Day by scheduling an appointment. Who knows, you might discover a powerful new way to treat one or more conditions from which you suffer.

Stay Well —Vikki

Allergies and Traditional Chinese Medicine

With the official start of spring just weeks away, there’s no better time than now to consider using popular forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As mother nature comes out of its state of dormancy, flowers and trees will blossom and the snowy landscape will be replaced with flowing green grass. This massive change comes with an unwelcome side effect: ALLERGIES!

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), approximately 50 million people in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies. When exposed to pollen or other plant allergens, the individual may develop a runny nose, nasal congestion, eye redness, headache, sore throat, and other related symptoms.

Whether you suffer from mild, moderate or severe seasonal allergies, acupuncture can help. This centuries-old technique can restore your body’s flow of energy while stimulating its self-healing mechanism.

The best time to come in for treatment of allergies is before they start. Getting the immune system in shape is key before it’s bombarded by these allergens. So the time is now! Shake off those winter blues and get ready for SPRING!

Interested but not sure if this is right for you? Book a free consultation to talk one-on-one with me and see how acupuncture can help you.

Stay well Vikki