Acupressure

Trip of a Lifetime!

 

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

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Acupuncture: Not Just Needles

Cupping AcupunctureMost 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 »

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