It’s that time of year (for checking insurance)

It’s that time of year when many of us are renewing or choosing new health insurance plans. First- make sure your new plan covers acupuncture, if you need help finding a plan, we have a great referral for you. Even if you aren’t switching plans, you may be at the point where you’ve met your deductible and you may have acupuncture visits left to use. Now is a great time to book out your remaining visits for the year, to ensure that you can get a time slot that works for you. We anticipate our clinic being VERY busy during these last few weeks of 2020 since there was so much disruption to normal business and routine visits earlier in the year. Please call us today or schedule those visits online in the next few days to make sure you are feeling great when the new year rolls around!
We can’t wait to see you! – The team at Alpine Acupuncture
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We are open for business!

We have carefully reviewed the new restrictions put in place for Washington state and at this time we will continue to be OPEN to see healthy patients as we have been for the last few months, with all of our additional COVID safety measures (see below) in place. If your plans have changed or you are sheltering at home, we understand, and we ask that you give the customary 24 hrs advance notice if you need to change or cancel your appointment. If you have any questions about that or anything else, feel free to give us a call on the office line: 425-391-7777
Stay well!
-Alpine Acupuncture

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Curing Pill is back in stock in Issaquah

If you recognize these little boxes, you will be happy to know we finally have PLENTY (a whole castle!)  We’ve been waiting almost two years to restock the clinic shelves with this special order Curing Pill that so many of you know and love. Curing pill is a lovely traditional Chinese Medicine remedy that is as essential part of every natural first aid kit. It is used for stomach and digestive complaints such as overeating, having too much heavy food, food poisoning and lots of other common issues. Each red box ($5.50) comes with ten tiny sealed vials inside and each vial has one serving of tiny pills (like the size of a rice grain) for an adult, so they are easy to put in your purse/glove box/first aid kit for everyday use and for travel. It can be used for kids with tummy aches too, mixed into applesauce or yogurt if they can’t swallow pills yet. If you need to restock, let us know at your next appointment or give us a call and we will set some aside for you.

And as always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have!

Stay healthy- With love from Alpine Acupuncture

 

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What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition believed to be linked to a lack of sunlight where the individual experiences mood changes and emotions similar to depression. SAD occurs mostly in the Fall and Winter months when there is less sunlight exposure.

It’s found that around 5 percent of people may experience SAD lasting 40% of the year (especially in areas with less sunlight such as the Pacific Northwest and other Northern regions), and it is more common in women than in men. continue reading »

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Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States today. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases include things like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel disease and Parkinson’s disease. continue reading »

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