- Alpine Acupuncture5825 221st Pl SE Ste 204
Issaquah, WA 98027
Mon-Thur 10am - 7pm
“Carleton is amazing. I had never been to acupuncture before, but he made me super-comfortable. Scheduling was quick and easy, and he listened carefully to my issues before making any assumptions or recommendations. I came with a sciatica issue, and left feeling 100 times better than I’d gone in. I... Read more »
Carleton at Alpine is an expert healthcare provider and healer. His treatment made me feel so much better–be it for burning eyes or dis-balance. I am very impressed by the amount of time he spends. I entered a deep relaxing state under his care, which makes me feel refreshed and... Read more »
“I have been treated by Carlton for almost 4 weeks — within the first two treatments I was essentially pain free and able to move pain free while suffering from fibromyalgia and arthritis for years. Carlton’s treatment is scientific and he informs the patient on the first visit how his... Read more »
“I have osteoarthritis of the knees and when I came in to seek treatment, both knees were pretty swollen and stiff. On the first treatment, I had better mobility and the swelling was better. I continued the treatment as prescribed and continued with my exercises given by a physical therapist,... Read more »
“Caring, highly effective treatment I was new to acupuncture, and was hoping it would help with headaches, anxiety and stress. I was also nervous — needles and non-mainstream medicine, yikes! I asked around for recommendations and was pointed to Carleton at Alpine. It was an excellent decision. In the hope... Read more »
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Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. This can also be attributed to the fact that many people suffer from low-grade dehydration because they don’t drink enough water and they don’t ingest enough healthy fats that keep the muscles and tendons loose. It is also very well known that in the United States, people are too sedentary, and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading
Trip of a Lifetime!
If you’ve called the clinic or sent me an email, you might know this already, but I am on the trip of a lifetime, rafting the Grand Canyon with my dad (pictured above). We’ve both had this trip on our bucket list for many years and this year my dad finally talked me into going with him (he thinks he may soon be too old! Ha!). Our trip was arranged by Arizona Raft Adventures in case you want to look into it. I’m looking forward to getting some great hikes in, rafting some awesome rapids, learning about the amazing geology there and bonding with my dad.
The clinic is closed from September 11-September 19th and we will be open W-F that week I get back for appointments and then back to a normal schedule for a good long time! Thanks so much for making it possible for me to go on this amazing adventure. If you need to make an appointment for when I get back (please do, the schedule is filling up fast!)- the easiest way is to go to www.alpineacupuncture.com and book an appointment online. If you need to call or email, I’ll have someone checking messages every few days.
See you soon-
Carleton Magus LAc
Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.
First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes the answers to digestion, appetite, diet, sleep patterns, bowel movement urination, pain, lifestyle, and stress level, for example. The acupuncturist will also be noting the voice pitch, hair luster, skin color and tone, as well as posture and mood of the patient and any significant odor. After that, there is a pulse and tongue analysis to determine where the pattern and root are, primarily. Finally, blood pressure is measured and other applicable tests done, including palpation of the body. After this history, a diagnosis and treatment plan is determined. What might be included in this plan? continue reading