Blog at Lisa's Acupuncture, written by Lisa Thorborg

Can Acid Reflux Disease Be Treated With Diet and Lifestyle Changes?

The answer is in many cases yes. One of the most effective ways to treat acid reflux disease is to avoid the foods and beverages that trigger symptoms. Eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day, and do not eat at least 2-3 hours before going to bed. It’s very helpful to quit smoking. To

How Chinese Medicine Helps Cancer Patients

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., accounting for nearly 1 in every 4 deaths. If you have been diagnosed with cancer it is so important to have a positive attitude. Some cancers can be cured when they are in their early stages. Many of them can be brought to

Auto Accidents And Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be very effective in relieving the pain from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Most people experience some degree of neck and or back pain from an auto accident. If the accident is not too severe, the pain is frequently the result of muscle, tendon and ligament damage. As the body heals from

Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture

Insurance coverage for acupuncture varies from state to state. In Oregon, most insurance companies offer a plan that does cover acupuncture. Medicare does not pay for acupuncture, but some insurance companies offer a supplemental plan that does. Contact your insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered. Here are a few questions to ask:

Cold Food and Drinks

When we consume cold food or iced drinks, our body has to counteract the temperature difference in order to preserve a suitable environment for the enzymes in our stomach for the digestion to work properly. However, when cold food and beverages enter the esophagus, it comes in contact with the warm vaporized fluid in the

Liver Health

Digestion slows down as the day goes by. When we consume a large amount of food late at night, energy has to be drawn from other organs to help us digest food. At night, from 11 to 3 pm, the energy in our body is focused on our liver and gall bladder, the organs that

A Healthy Digestive System

In order to be healthy and have a healthy digestive system, it’s best to avoid eating at 7pm or later at night. In Chinese medicine energy circulates throughout our body through twelve main channels. For each channel, there is a two-hour period during which the energy is the strongest. Digestion is controlled by the Earth

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


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