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Ask the Acupuncturist: Can Acupuncture Help With Depression and SAD?

During the colder months, many of us start to get theblues. Sometimes we feel stuck, stagnant, or just plain down. For some, these feelings can progress into depression and/or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Acupuncture is great at helping the body mobilize its own healing resources and patients often describe feeling like their treatments “hit the reset button.” In this way, acupuncture can be very helpful in managing and…

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POCA Member Appreciation Month

We are offering $10 treatments for current POCA members for the month of November! Be sure to bring in your printable membership card to your treatment. If you don’t have access to a printer, just email us your membership confirmation receipt. What is POCA? It’s the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). POCA is a…

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Using Flexible Spending Accounts

Many patients have asked if they can use their flexible spending accounts for acupuncture, and many others regularly use them here. Based on the government’s FSA website, FSAs are special accounts into which you put money that you can then use for certain out-of-pocket health care costs for you, your spouse, and your dependents.  Although acupuncture is on…

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Ask the Acupuncturist: Recommendations for Fall

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Now that fall is here, there are a number of things that you can do to help your body transition to the cooler temperatures and to help yourself stay healthy. Some recommendations include: *Eat warming foods. Add foods to your diet such as soups, stews, and casseroles. Include warming spices like pepper, cinnamon, and ginger. Be wary…

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Why Community Acupuncture?

Because we love our work so much we couldn’t imagine doing anything else. You can probably tell that QiWorks isn’t a typical business. We exist for a number of reasons that culminate in a desire to make our community a better and healthier place. This is the seventh and final installment in a series outlining the reasons why we…

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Why Community Acupuncture?

surreal painting of community acupuncture clinic

Because for thousands of years acupuncture has been practiced in groups. You can probably tell that QiWorks isn’t a typical business. Our mission is to provide affordable healthcare to our community; we exist for a number of reasons that culminate in a desire to make our community a better and healthier place. This is thesixth in…

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Summer Acupuncture Treatments

Welcome to summer! As you may have noticed, you may be “done” with your acupuncture treatment sooner than usual–more of a “short and sweet” treatment. This is a common occurrence in the summer, and is consistent with principles of Chinese medicine. Duringthe warmer months, energy travels faster, so theacupuncture works faster than it does in colder times. However, this…

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Why Community Acupuncture?

Because we are pleased to challenge the notion of value being attached to price. You can probably tell that QiWorks isn’t a typical business. Our mission is to provide affordable healthcare to our community; we exist for a number of reasons that culminate in a desire to make our community a better and healthier place….

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Cancer Treatment Side Effects: I didn’t know acupuncture could help with that!

Close up of acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture can effectively treat so many conditions; this newsletter is one way that we try to educate our community about them. Did you know that acupuncture often can help with theside effects that come with cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery? These includenausea, hot flashes, acute and chronic pain, recovery from surgery, neuropathy,…

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