Blog at Lisa's Acupuncture, written by Lisa Thorborg

Acupuncture and Addiction

Acupuncture and Addiction Addiction is defined as the compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance. According to the Health Services Administration, 23.5 million people ages 12 or older have needed treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. And the treatments provided aren’t guaranteed, nor are they always easy. Luckily, there are alternative treatment


Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture can help too. IBS symptoms may include gas, bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, pain,

Back Pain

Back Pain Pain can be debilitating! Once you have low back pain, for instance, you realize how much we use our backs for everything. So why is low back pain so common and how can East Asian Medicine contribute to its treatment? Often the source of the pain is a combination of things, ranging from

Why Get Pre- and Post-Op Acupuncture?

Why get pre- and post-op acupuncture? Surgical procedures are significant health events that have physical and emotional effects. Here are six benefits of including acupuncture in your preparation for and recovery from surgery: It will calm you down. Nervous about having surgery? Schedule an acupuncture appointment about one week before. It will help calm your

Why Should I Have Acupuncture Treatments?

Most patients try acupuncture as a last resort when their doctors have declared their discomfort unfixable or psychosomatic, or prescription drugs have caused problems. Here are some reasons to give acupuncture treatments a chance:   It’s personalized healthcare. No two acupuncture patients receive the same treatment for the same problem because acupuncturists treat patients, not

Health Disruptors – The Solution

Inflammation, stress, pain, and nutrition are the four biggest factors driving illness, aging, and disease. Unfortunately, conventional medicine doesn’t have much to offer and reverse these factors. While they have fantastic life-saving drugs and surgeries that we should all be incredibly thankful for, they fall short in terms of healing and prevention. You’ve got to

Poor Nutrition and Sub-Optimal Diet – A Health Disruptor

We have a diet that is so off from what our bodies actually need to thrive. On your next trip to the grocery store, take a good look around. You’ll notice that once you venture past the outer perimeter and into the inner aisles, the majority of what you’ll find has been artificially manipulated in some

Pain – A Health Disruptor

People who suffer from chronic pain know how it can utterly disrupt life. Pain can make it hard to enjoy even simple daily activities and make it a challenge to carry out an exercise routine and other healthy activities. Chronic pain is not all that well understood or managed by conventional medicine. It’s not always

Stress – A Health Disruptor

A baseline level of chronic stress is much more common than people realize. And the cumulative result of this chronic stress can be devastating: elevated blood pressure, compromised digestive function, elevated blood sugar, chronic sleep disturbance, weight gain, suppressed immune function and disrupted hormonal balance. Uncontrolled stress sets the stage for all diseases. Great, so we

Inflammation, a Health Disruptor

A little bit of inflammation is a natural part of life. It’s the body’s natural defense against damaged cells, viruses, bacteria, stress etc. When you catch a cold, for example, you may experience inflammation in the form of a fever as your body tries to protect itself. Or when you sprain your ankle, your ankle


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