Blog at Lisa's Acupuncture, written by Lisa Thorborg

Mindful Exercise

A study suggests that by paying more attention to the experience of exercise itself, we are more likely to enjoy as well as to continue an exercise program. One of the most reliable indicators of whether people will continue to exercise is that they find exercise satisfying, that they enjoy being active. The study looked

Pain according to Oriental Medicine

TCM describes pain as the result of qi and blood stagnation. When qi and blood flow freely, the body remains healthy and comfortable. Qi and blood can become stagnant because of trauma, overuse, a lack of proper nutrition, or strong emotions. Since stagnation of qi and blood are the cause of pain, the remedy is

Will my Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

In Oregon, most insurance companies offer a plan that covers acupuncture. Medicare does not pay for acupuncture, but some insurance companies offer a supplemental plan that does. Medicaid offers acupuncture coverage only for certain conditions and you will need a doctor’s referral keep my out of pocket fee really low for people with insurance that does

Advise for Better Sleep

Lighting: Light shifted toward the blue end of the visible spectrum triggers the release of neurotransmitters that signal our bodies to wake up, while light shifted toward the red end of the spectrum signal us to sleep. Natural daylight is shifted strongly toward the blue end of the spectrum, and things like the setting sun,

Is eating salad good for losing weight?

According to Oriental medicine salad is not the best food to eat if you want to lose weight. Cold and raw food can damage the Spleen system. The Spleen is responsible for the transformation of food into nutrients for the body, and the transportation of these nutrients to where they are needed in the body.

The First Acupuncture Visit

Before the initial acupuncture treatment there will be an evaluation to determine the right kind of treatment for you. This evaluation consists of an interview to find out about your health history, your lifestyle and diet, as well as your emotional well-being. There is also a physical examination, observation of your body as well as

Causes of Blocked Energy

There are many external as well as internal causes of blocked and unbalanced energy flow. We are constantly exposed to the elements of wind, cold, heat, or dampness affecting our energy. Lifestyle is a major component that can cause disturbance of the flow, like poor nutrition, or toxins I our food, water, or air. Many

Blocked Energy (Qi)

When the flow of energy is blocked in a meridian it can result in pain, a weakened immune system, and illness. The blockage will cause a reduced flow of energy to certain organs systems, resulting in a deficiency of energy here.  At the same time this can lead to excessive buildup of energy in other

Why seek out Acupuncture?

The main reason for patients to come to acupuncture is to relieve pain.  Acupuncture is a great complement to Western medicine treatment, and it often is the only thing that works when Western medicine has failed to help. Acupuncture strengthens the immune system. Acupuncture balances the body, harmonizing and integrating all the different organs so

Qi – Life Energy

The total absence of Qi is death. Good health is a balanced distribution of Qi throughout the meridian network, influencing all the bodily systems like the skeletal, muscular, endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and nervous. All these systems work smoothly together when the energy flow is smooth.


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