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Cupping and Herbal Medicine in Washington DC

Did you know that clients come to see us for services other than acupuncture? Our clients here in DC benefit greatly from cupping and customized herbal medicine formulas (and now they’re both more affordable – read on to learn more). Benefits of herbal medicine and cupping They may not be as well-known as acupuncture, but […]

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3 Ways to Manage the Transition to Spring

I really love springtime. It’s warm, there are flowers and sunshine, the days are longer, and it just makes me smile. However, it’s not all birdsong and cherry blossoms–as many of us know, spring can also be a volatile season. Some people find that if they don’t make an effort to adjust to the changing […]

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Prime your mind to investigate the BIG questions in life with meditation

This article goes out to all of the deep thinkers, philosophers, spiritual seekers, existentialists and lovers of truth out there. Below we discuss one of the TOP reasons to have a meditation practice: to qualify your mind for insight and understanding. Meditation boosts your mental acuity so that you can ponder those BIG questions in […]

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Sensitize yourself to the subtleties of experience with meditation

We have described meditation as an exercise that helps you develop “life skills” for your mind. Here we will look at life skill #2: sensitizing yourself to the subtleties (of experience): what these subtleties are, how meditation sensitizes you to them, the dangers of letting them go unnoticed, and the benefits of identifying them. You […]

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Join the DAILY CHILL-PILL CHALLENGE

So here’s what went through my mind yesterday evening at 5:15pm: “Oh, Jesus. Here he comes.” Broad-shouldered, wild-eyed, screaming incoherently at the top of his lungs, the man a-few-sandwiches-short-of-a-picnic was coming straight at me on Connecticut Avenue. I did what any sensible, self-protective pedestrian would do in that situation—I crossed the street as quickly as […]

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How acupuncture works for stress, anxiety and depression: the physiology

Stress (along with anxiety, and depression) is one of the most common issues that patients come in for at our Washington DC acupuncture clinic. Their chronic stress manifests as a wide range of emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral symptoms. In many cases, they are able to find relief through acupuncture treatment, reporting: More stable mood, […]

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Calming herbs for stress and anxiety

Modern city life has a lot to offer, sometimes even too much. Many people find themselves frazzled and exhausted at the end of a long work day, wanting nothing but a good night’s sleep, only to find themselves lying in bed for hours watching their minds race like a runaway train. This is because we […]

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Acupuncture and Psychotherapy: Healing Mind and Body

By Jeremy Riesenfeld, L.Ac. and Hannah Braunstein, LICSW, MHA “The majority of physical diseases are caused by internal emotional factors.” – Classical Chinese Medical Saying As holistic medical systems such as acupuncture and Chinese medicine have emphasized for more than 2000 years, the state of the mind and emotions is intimately connected with the health […]

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