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Transitioning into Autumn

Trees and lake

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!

People's Organization of Community Acupuncture Logo

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?

surreal painting of community acupuncture clinic

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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Acupuncture, Cancer, and Chemotherapy

Did you know that acupuncture can help to reduce the symptoms and side effects associated with a variety of cancer treatments, such as pain, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting? In fact, the Huntsman Cancer Institute now has an acupuncturist on its staff. Many of our patients who have undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments have…

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Asian Bodywork Therapy with Brent Ottley

Many of you have seen Brent for acupuncture visits at Qiworks for years now, but most don’t know that he is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with roots in Asian bodywork, which he practiced for many years before becoming an acupuncturist. His sessions center on the contemplative aspects of healing and the profound effect that…

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