This past weekend I was out in Phoenix for an amazing training with an organization called Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB). I learned so much about how traumatic events can impact people, and how helpful a very simple protocol that I have been using for years can be for them.
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One of the first questions I ask when I’m doing an initial consultation with a patient is, “how is your sleep?” Sleep is such a vital component to maintaining health over time. Many people struggle with either falling asleep, staying asleep, or sometimes both. Read more “Sweet Sleep”
Did anyone see the picture I posted on my instagram last week? (@hollyleeverwellness). In the post I promised a blog about moxibustion, and as promised, here it is! Moxa has a very, let’s say, unique scent. When I burn moxa in the office, I typically get a lot of questions about said scent. Not everyone loves the smell, but many of my patients (and I) do love the smell. Moxibustion is a technique that involves lighting the dried herb called “Moxa” (Mugwort or Artemisia Vulgaris) on fire and allowing the embers to burn over an area on the body. This herb is warm, acrid and bitter. These qualities mean that it can aid in promoting blood circulation, and warming areas where there is cold. There are several different forms of moxa, but I typically use only two of them in the clinic.
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