Blog at Lisa's Acupuncture, written by Lisa Thorborg

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

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.


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