Blog at Lisa's Acupuncture, written by Lisa Thorborg

Eating Habits

Research in nutrition has concluded that the healthiest path is to follow the principles that underlie the traditional Mediterranean diet. This diet emphasizes vegetables that are not fried, olive oil, and a moderate consumption of protein. It’s healthier to eat seafood more than meat. This approach is much more successful than using a restrictive diet

Acupuncture for Pain Management

People much prefer drug free pain treatment over pain medications. Pain is a very common symptom that people seek help for. More than 25 % of Americans have seen a health care professional for significant issues from neck or back pain during the last year, some have had a chronic pain condition for numerous years.

Advice for Sleeping Better

If you have trouble sleeping you are not alone, it’s a widespread problem. Not getting the rest that we need can also exacerbate other health problems. Here are some simple pieces of advice. You probably know them to be true, but sometimes it’s hard to follow these tips due to a busy lifestyle. Keep to

Acupuncture for Auto and Work Injuries

Often when there is a car crash with minimal impact, there is initially no sign of injury or pain. That may change after a few days, and you may experience pain in the neck, shoulder or low back. This can lead to chronic pain if it’s left untreated. Acupuncture is a great complement to the

Benefits of Massage

Massage alleviates pain and improves range of motion. Massage can help athletes prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. It enhances immunity by stimulating lymph flow. Lymph flow is the body’s natural defense system. Massage can also decrease anxiety and stress, it lets the body relax and unwind! If you suffer from for instance low

Acupuncture For Stress

A weekly acupuncture treatment can keep you grounded so you can deal with a stressful life with grace. Acupuncture can allow the body to soften the mind and quiet the spirit to be awake. Acupuncture excels at calming the nervous system promoting relaxation, and providing a feeling of peace without drugs or harsh side effects.

What is Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture?

Auricular (ear) acupuncture consists of applying acupuncture to only the ears of a person. The outer ears correspond to the entire human body, and can be used to treat for instance stress, insomnia, chronic pain, stomach trouble, and allergic reactions. There are points in your ear that connect to each major organ. By stimulating these points, messages

What to Eat

What to Eat   The freshness of the food you eat is important, the fresher the better. Also avoid processed food as much as you can, because processing damages the energy in the food.  An energy bar contains a lower amount of energy than a fresh fruit. Freezing, drying or canning food are pretty good ways to

Could Your Thoughts Be Making You Age Faster?

This blog originally appeared on and was written by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel, you can read the full article here.  Researchers are finding that your mental patterns could be harming your telomeres — essential parts of the cell’s DNA — and affecting your life and health. Nobel-winning scientist Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist

Weight Problems and the Digestive System

Weight Problems and the Digestive System The “Spleen” system is the main component of the digestive system in Oriental medicine. The Spleen turns the food into nutrition. If the Spleen system is not functioning properly, it can’t nourish the body properly. Instead, it will make dampness. Dampness will be deposited inside the body and may


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