LightWorks Acupuncture Blog

What is Acupuncture?

  I wanted to answer the question today “What is acupuncture?” Many people have heard of it… But they don’t really know what it is. All they know is that it uses needles and that means they don’t want it, right? So acupuncture is a very old medicine; it originated in China around 5,000 years ago and

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Acupuncture, Holistic Medicine & Weight Loss

  I wanted to talk to you today about what can acupuncture and holistic medicine do about weight loss. Here at LightWorks we put together a comprehensive weight loss plan for you that’s quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. First of all, acupuncture is at the center of it. Acupuncture is going to work on weight

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Stress and the Liver

Stress. Everybody’s got it. We all know it’s bad for us… now what? Some people feel stress about completing their never ending to-do list. Some people are buried under worry about their bills. Some people totally hate their job. Or their spouse. Or their kids seem hellbent on destruction. Or their aging parents are falling

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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

As an acupuncturist, the most common question I receive is “Does acupuncture hurt?” The short answer is No, acupuncture does not hurt. The needles are so thin that it takes 14 acupuncture needles to equal the size of one hypodermic needle. However, activating the qi (Pronounced “chee” and meaning “vital energy”) of the body has

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Insomnia & the Heart

Insomnia means different things to different people. Some people have a very difficult time turning off their minds and falling asleep. Other people can fall asleep fine, but always wake back up, several times throughout the night. Some people are light sleepers or excessive dreamers and never really feel rested. Some people can stay asleep

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Health Patterns of the Helpers

As an acupuncturist, I find myself working with quite a lot of lovely people, and truly some of the loveliest, dearest patients I have worked with are the Type Twos of the Enneagram: the Helpers. (The Enneagram is a personality-typing system that identifies 9 fundamental temperaments, which then morph and adapt over the course of

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