Blog at Lisa's Acupuncture, written by Lisa Thorborg

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.

What are Meridians/Channels?

Chinese medicine has been practiced for thousands of years working with Qi – the life force, to restore balance and health. There are 14 major channels in the body where Qi flows, 12 of which are duplicated on the left and right side of the body, and two in the center of the body.  Good

What is Acupuncture?

This is a common question, especially from patients who have been recommended to seek it out by their doctor. More and more physicians are recommending acupuncture, because they see how much it can help their patients when they can’t. The principles and methods of acupuncture/Chinese medicine are: There are fourteen major energy channels/meridians in the

Headache and Acupuncture

More than 45 million Americans (one in six) suffer from chronic headaches, 20 million of whom are women. Scientific research shows that acupuncture can be more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches. The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every aspect of their lives. A widely

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


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