Blog at Lisa's Acupuncture, written by Lisa Thorborg

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

Healthy Habits for Children

7 Healthy Habits for your Children   Exercise. Exercising as a unit will allow you to interact with your child and help them stay healthy and active. Eat A Variety of Foods. Don’t just stick to the same food regimen. Make sure you try a vast array of different nutrient-rich foods to boost the health


How to Cure Insomnia? Keep A Sleep Schedule Lack of sleep has been proven to increase blood pressure, depression, weight gain, and stress. You are in control, set a regular sleep schedule. Once you set your sleep schedule, your body will react favorably. Meditation People constantly tell themselves meditation can’t be done because they can’t


From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our bodies that can cause the constant fatigue. Here are some of the most common imbalances that can lead to fatigue, lack of energy and motivation. Your Energy is deficient. Many different systems in our body can produce a feeling of fatigue when

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


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