The Road is Open!!!!

Whew! It has been a long wait to finally be able to drive down both directions of SE 62nd Street in Issaquah! It will make getting to and from Alpine Acupuncture easier for us and it will help many of our patients have a quicker drive to see us. I’m guessing lots more people will see our sign too, as folks get used to driving on the new road! We can all hope that it will help make traffic flow in and around Issaquah more smoothly. Here is a link to the City of Issaquah page for this project in case you want to read more: https://www.issaquahwa.gov/62

Hope to see you soon and we would love to hear what you think about the new drive!

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Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and under-treated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans. Migraines are characterized by severe, throbbing pain usually found on only one side of the head. Migraine headaches can also be accompanied by visual disturbances, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. These types of headaches can last from four hours to several days. Because modern medicine doesn’t completely understand this neurological phenomenon, the typical treatment is somewhat hit or miss. continue reading »

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Making resolutions that work!

If you’ve been reading headlines like “New Year, New You!” then you need to read this! 
It is the time of year when we get inspired to make big changes, alter our habits, commit to a healthy routine and finally get a handle on everything we need to get a handle on! But why, oh why, after so many years on this planet have we not quite got it all figured out yet? Believe it or not, there is a right way to enact lasting change and it is SO easy!

Start with something small and actionable (this means that you can make it happen). At this point, baby steps are the right choice:  if you surpass your goal, you can make a new one in March or June. Here’s an example (see more with the photos below)- “I will move my body every day” is a great and easy to accomplish goal that is simple to build on throughout the year. For example, if your goal seems too easy a few weeks in, you can alter it to “I will move my body 20 minutes every day”. Every affirmation or resolution that you make should be posted physically in a location you see every day, like on your bathroom mirror (chalk markers or post it notes!) and you should say it out loud to increase its effectiveness.

If you feel like you need more help getting the year off to a great start, Dr. Katja Magus specializes in lifestyle transformation- helping you make the changes you need to feel healthy and happy in the New Year.

Check out our affirmation and resolution examples (with photos!) below 🙂

“I will eat more vegetables” is a much more effective affirmation or resolution than “I will give up sugar”- which conjures up all sorts of deprivation and sadness….who wants to “give up” stuff anyway?

” I will move my body every day” is a great resolution that is easy to accomplish…much more effective than saying “I will lose this flab”….body positive messages always WIN!

 

“I am going to start the year pain free” is an example of an awesome affirmation that we wholly approve of. See you soon!

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It’s All In Your Head: Headaches and TCM

There are four main types of headache: tension, cluster, sinus and migraine. And, there are varying triggers for these headaches, such as food, stress, hormones, dehydration and weather. Fortunately, eliminating the triggers and finding natural ways to prevent and help an ongoing headache are possible. continue reading »

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Holiday Wishes from Us!⛄❄

We are wishing you a warm and snuggly holiday season with your family and friends near and far! We will be thinking of you and how grateful we are to be able to help SO many wonderful patients at our clinic. The boys are looking forward to some extended board game sessions with Dad and if the weather cooperates, an epic start to the ski season. We’ve got plans to make a gingerbread house and haul out some favorite cookie recipes too. We’ll be watching Muppet Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve and probably continuing the age old debate about whether “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie or not (I think it is!). 🙂

After celebrating Christmas together we will be back in the office open on W, Th and F (December 26-28) with our normal hours and hope to see you then, we would love to hear about your holiday traditions and share stories.
Photo credit to Neyssa Lee
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