The Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen. continue reading »

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Self Care Fall is Here!

Hi there! Dr. Katja Magus here from Alpine Acupuncture… You may have seen some ideas for self care online or in a magazine this year, but we recently heard about the concept for self care fall. The idea is that we each take a moment to assess how we are REALLY feeling right now during this autumn season. Do you have aches and pains you’ve been ignoring? Is the stress at work and home piling up? Are you already feeling like you’re fighting off colds and sniffles? Still feeling run down from all the smoke exposure this summer? Are you dreading the upcoming holiday season?

Well- if so, not to worry- Self Care Fall has arrived!

Now is a great time to put some energy into taking care of you. There are countless ideas out there for self care, and it really is a personal thing, which things help you feel great! For me, it means taking an extra breath and really checking in with myself before I commit to participating in an activity or event. Also- making sure there is time for the things that I know “feed” me- my exercise routine, eating salads, getting to bed on time, connecting with friends and family. Beyond that, it may mean scheduling time for a massage, getting in for those physical therapy appointments you’ve been meaning to do, visiting the chiropractor, or our personal favorite- ACUPUNCTURE! (You knew I was going to say that)

If you need some help getting your self care routine (exercise, diet, sleep) planned out, Dr. Katja Magus has time slots available to help you figure out what you need to feel amazing all the way through the holiday season and the rainy season!

Come on in and start today! It is a great time to use those acupuncture insurance visits before the end of the year (if you have 12 visits, that’s 2 per week up until Christmas!) What a great way to take care of YOU!

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine. continue reading »

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Used your acupuncture insurance benefits this year?

It’s that time of year again!

Time to check on your insurance benefits!

Whew! We can’t believe it is October already, but it seems fall has truly arrived! This is a great time of year to look and see if you have used your insurance benefits for acupuncture, chiropractic and massage this year. You’ve paid for it, so it’s time to use it! Many of our patients have 12 or 30 visits for acupuncture in a year, so if you haven’t used any: Twelve visits equals one visit a week from now until December whereas thirty visits equals two to three visits a week (wow!).

Let’s make this an autumn for SELF CARE! Think of how amazing you would feel if you did something that made yourself feel great this fall. Maybe it’s time to take care of that pain in your neck, maybe those creaky joints need attention, how about those headaches that always come around at the worst time?

Who said resolutions are only for January? Let’s start today. Give us a call at 425-391-7777 (or schedule online using the big red button below) to get yourself on track for your health and happiness for this year! Please remind your friends and family to use their benefits too!

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Have you used your acupuncture insurance benefits?

It’s that time of year again!

Time to check on your insurance benefits!

Whew! We can’t believe it is October already, but it seems fall has truly arrived! This is a great time of year to look and see if you have used your insurance benefits for acupuncture, chiropractic and massage this year. You’ve paid for it, so it’s time to use it! Many of our patients have 12 or 30 visits for acupuncture in a year, so if you haven’t used any: Twelve visits equals one visit a week from now until December whereas thirty visits equals two to three visits a week (wow!).

Let’s make this an autumn for SELF CARE! Think of how amazing you would feel if you did something that made yourself feel great this fall. Maybe it’s time to take care of that pain in your neck, maybe those creaky joints need attention, how about those headaches that always come around at the worst time?

Who said resolutions are only for January? Let’s start today. Give us a call at 425-391-7777 (or schedule online using the big red button below) to get yourself on track for your health and happiness for this year! Please remind your friends and family to use their benefits too!

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