What Everyone Should Learn Before Getting Acupuncture

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on June 22, 2015

You may be somewhat familiar with the benefits you can gain from using acupuncture. There is a lot more to be learned, and this article can show you. Keep reading to find out more about this treatment method so that you’re well-informed.


The results of acupuncture may not be seen right away. Individual Tough folks notice a significant difference after a single session, others need several visits to see real results. Don’t be concerned if after that first go around you

Continue Reading

Acupuncture Boosts Immunity and Curbs Seasonal Colds

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on June 20, 2015

There are many things that signal the coming of fall, including cooler temperatures, pumpkin-flavored everything, and sniffles. While the first two signs are welcomed, the last – an oncoming cold — is not something we tend to look forward to this time of year. Luckily, acupuncture offers an alternative to the standard assumption that fall and winter equal an annual cold.

How Acupuncture Boosts Immunity
Research has shown that acupuncture increases white blood cells in the body, which stimulates the immune system

Continue Reading

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Sciatica

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on May 16, 2015

Do you have a pain in your butt? No, we’re not talking about the holiday pains of mothers-in-law or ex-spouses who can’t agree on when you’ll have the kids. We mean a literal pain in your lower back and buttocks. This can mean that you have a pinched or aggravated sciatic nerve, and it can result in acute or chronic pain that can lead to more issues than those in-laws you might be trying to avoid.

Defining Sciatica
Technically, any pain that

Continue Reading

Chemicals and Our Body Care Products

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on March 18, 2015

Most of our patients pay attention to what they’re putting IN their bodies but how often do you think about what you’re putting ON your body? The scary truth is that only the cosmetics companies know for sure, as all ingredients are not even required to be on the label. Most personal care products are therefore nothing more than a product of marketing success, formulated to smell good, look good and feel good when your rub them on your skin,

Continue Reading

Congee Recipe: delicious and nutritious

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on March 10, 2015

Recipe time!

Experimenting with cooking is an excellent way to try out new and healthy foods. This congee (porridge) can be made sweet or savory depending on your toppings and is healthy and delicious!


What is it?

Congee is a grain based (usually rice) medicinal porridge served for centuries in traditional Chinese homes.  Congee is used preventatively to promote good health and long life.  Congee is also used to help the body recover from various ailments.

Benefits of a congee breakfast

Congee is an

Continue Reading