Menopause and acupuncture - Candice Thomas Licensed Acupuncturist

Menopause and acupuncture

  I am Candice Thomas. I am an integrative acupuncturist and the owner of LifeWorks Acupuncture in Tucson. This one is for the ladies! I want to talk you today about what acupuncture does for menopause. The menopause process can really be 10 years long. The magic age for menopause is 51 but the truth…

Candice Thomas Acupuncturist - Acupuncture for sciatica

Acupuncture and sciatica

  I wanted to talk to you today about acupuncture for sciatica. Sciatica is probably my most favorite pain condition to treat with acupuncture. Because people come in really about to lose their mind with pain. Pinched nerve pain is the worst kind of pain there is. You just can’t think straight, you can’t sleep,…

LightWorks Acupuncture Tucson - What is acupuncture

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…

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…

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…

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…