Blog at Lisa's Acupuncture, written by Lisa Thorborg

Recognition of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years but was first introduced into the United States in 1970. Over the last decades acupuncture has seen an explosion in use and recognition. Most notably, its ability to reduce pain has been documented time and again. Scientifically, this phenomenon has been explained by studies in which acupuncture

Acupuncture for Insomnia

Some acupuncture procedures have a very high success rate for the treatment of insomnia. It has been found that acupuncture increases the amount of certain substances in the brain, such as serotonin, which promote relaxation and sleep. Several clinical studies have found that auricular acupuncture, using needles placed at various point in the ear, is

Healthy Sleeping Habits and Body Fat

Keeping regular sleeping hours might be one way for women to stay slim. A study found that young college women who went to bed and woke up at the same time every day had lower body fat than women in the study who maintained irregular sleeping patterns. Sleeping between 8 and 8.5 hours was associated with

Nuts and Metabolic Syndrome

Having metabolic syndrome greatly increases the risks for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. A recent study shows that eating tree nuts can significantly lower the risk for developing this syndrome. It was found that individuals who eat one ounce a week of nuts have a 7 percent lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Eating

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


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