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Ask the Acupuncturist: Acupuncture for Kids and Teens?

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We are often asked whether we treat kids and teenagers. The answer is yes! Many kids and teens love receiving acupuncture, and it’s a great way to treat a variety of ailments. We commonly see kids and teens for headaches, stress, menstrual issues, skin conditions, depression, respiratory ailments, colds and flus, concentration problems, and much more. One…

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A Warm Welcome to Kristen, Our Newest Acupuncturist

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We are so happy that Kristen Phipps, L.Ac., has joined the QiWorks family! Kristen is a Utah-licensed and nationally board-certified (NCCAOM) acupuncturist. She graduated from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. A Salt Lake native, Kristen has been practicing acupuncture for over four years. Kristen has been a friend of QiWorks…

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Integrative Healing Sessions with Allison


Allison Ottley, one of the two excellent professionals who offers energy work at QiWorks (the other is Michael Thomas), is now offering a great new service: integrative healing sessions. A session starts by opening a dialogue about what you are experiencing in your life that you would like to change or release, be it physical…

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Transitioning into Autumn

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Now that autumn has started, we have several suggestions for healthily transitioning into this new season. First, similar to what is going on outside, fall is a natural time to start doing lessand getting more rest. Second, start wearing a scarf when you are outside. According to principles of Chinese medicine, pathogenic factors such as…

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POCA Membership Drive Is Here!

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October is the time for the POCA membership drive. What is POCA, you ask? POCA is the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, a multi-stakeholder cooperative. POCA’s goal is to make acupuncture available to as many people as possible and to support those providing acupuncture to create stable and sustainable businesses and jobs. QiWorks is a proud member…

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Is it okay to still come in for treatments even after I feel better?

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Usually a new patient will come in to see us, often several times a week for the first few weeks, and then less frequently as the ailment gets better. At a certain point, many patients often no longer need to come in for that ailment–for example, their shoulder no longer hurts, even after they have…

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Herbs for Fall!

It’s back-to-school time, and even though it doesn’t feel like it yet, fall is right around the corner. Now’s the perfect time to let you know that we have a full complement of herbal formulas designed to keep you well throughout the fall and winter along with formulas to get you well if you happen to catch something.  We…

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The Amazing Benefits of Walking for Body and Mind

Looking to increase your energy level? Have less anxiety and fewer symptoms of depression? How about lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol? Try a regular walking regimen. According to this recent NPR article, walking can do all of this and more, including reducing belly fat and improving the metabolism of blood sugar (which can lower…

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