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  • Acupuncture  in Carlsbad - Acu-Fit - 3 Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments

    3 Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments

    3 Uncommon Cures For Everyday Ailments By admin | Published March 13, 2019 Aches, pains, fatigue, constipation, skin tags, stress, anxiety, colds, bad breath, sleep apnea, muscle soreness, etc.
    The list of the everyday ailments many people face is endless. And the medical profession is cashing in on all of it. Why? Because we’re programmed to believe our family doctor has a pill or procedure for everything. But that’s just not true and more importantly, how many pills are you willing to take every single day? Or how many procedures are you willing to undergo? Pills and procedures have side effects, and some can be quite harmful. Many of the pharmaceuticals we ....

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  • Acupuncture  in Carlsbad - Acu-Fit - Herbal Tonics for Digestion

    Herbal Tonics for Digestion

    Herbal Tonics for Digestion By admin | Published February 4, 2019 Digestive disorders can be simple like flatulence or gas, or they can be much more serious, such as Crohn’s disease. But regardless of the severity of the disease, there is no doubt digestive disorders affect far more people than they should, especially in the United States. A recent survey reports nearly 74 percent of all Americans are living with digestive issues. Most people don’t report it to their doctors either, because they assume it is normal to have gas, bloating or abdominal pain. But these symptoms can be indicators of much more serious underlying problems. The gut is ....

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  • Acupuncture  in Carlsbad - Acu-Fit - It’s All In Your Head: Headaches And TCM

    It’s All In Your Head: Headaches And TCM

    Headaches And TCM
    By admin | Published January 7, 2019 There are four main types of headache: tension, cluster, sinus and migraine. And, there are varying triggers for these headaches, such as food, stress, hormones, dehydration and weather. Fortunately, eliminating the triggers and finding natural ways to prevent and help an ongoing headache are possible. Tension
    : Tension headaches are the most common and are the result of impinged blood flow due to muscle tightness and contraction. Tension headaches are mild to moderate and are most commonly found behind the neck, on the forehead, behind the eyes and the top of the shoulders. Causes of tension headaches are stress, fatigue, cold, ....

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  • Acupuncture  in Carlsbad - Acu-Fit - Acupuncture For Harnessing Willpower

    Acupuncture For Harnessing Willpower

    Acupuncture for Harnessing Willpower By admin | Published December 17, 2018 Ever had one of those days or weeks where you just can’t pull yourself out of bed in the morning? Or perhaps you just can’t say “No!” to the dessert tray. Regardless of the activity, willpower is what keeps some people disciplined. But it doesn’t make you a bad person if you have dessert with every meal, buy more shoes than you really need or take longer to get going in the morning. It just means your willpower isn’t strong. And just like any other habit, that can be changed. Willpower is like a muscle. It can be trained. Willpower also uses energy ....

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  • Acupuncture  in Carlsbad - Acu-Fit - TCM And Seasonal Affective Disorder

    TCM And Seasonal Affective Disorder

    TCM and Seasonal Affective Disorder By admin | Published December 3, 2018 Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people all throughout the world. Most commonly experienced during fall and winter months, the symptoms of SAD include depression, hypersomnia, lethargy, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts and decreased social interaction. Higher levels of anxiety are experienced at the end of the summer season as those who suffer from this ailment start to anticipate the coming months of less sunshine and increased symptomatology. Studies suggest many people who suffer from SAD may also be afflicted with other ....

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  • Acupuncture  in Carlsbad - Acu-Fit - Walnuts And Your Brain

    Walnuts And Your Brain

    Walnuts and Your Brain By admin | Published November 19, 2018 Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s take a nutty look at walnuts. Walnuts, otherwise known as Hu Tao Ren in Chinese medicine, are used as a kind of herbal remedy. In Chinese medicine, they look at the quality, temperature, flavor and color of a food to uncover certain elements that are beneficial to those who need to balance those qualities in their body. For ....

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  • Acupuncture  in Carlsbad - Acu-Fit - The Shen Mind Connection

    The Shen Mind Connection

    The Shen Mind Connection By admin | Published November 5, 2018 Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen. In Chinese medicine, the shen is interpreted as the spirit or consciousness. The shen lives in the heart organ system and it is considered to be one of the vital substances of the body. The shen is said to preside over the activities that take place in the spiritual and mental planes. So, for many ....

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  • Physical Aspects Related To The Lungs

    Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs By admin | Published October 15, 2018 In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine. If you visualize where the lungs are located in the body, you will notice they have the most access to the world outside our bodies. They are the only organs that actually have direct contact with the environment. As such, they have to do with protection and separation from harmful pathogens, both of the ....

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  • Mental And Emotional Aspects Of The Lungs

    Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs By admin | Published October 1, 2018 As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of these systems are out of balance, certain physical, mental and emotional issues can manifest. Even if you aren’t experiencing a specific health issue, however, you will likely display particular personality traits that fall within these five organ systems. In the five-element world, the lungs are ....

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  • Acupuncture  in Carlsbad - Acu-Fit - Herbal Tonics To Reduce Stress

    Herbal Tonics To Reduce Stress

    Herbal Tonics to Reduce Stress By admin | Published September 17, 2018 Stress is something that affects everybody. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional tension or strain resulting from demanding or adverse circumstances. This can result in a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, muscle tension, pain, insomnia, worry, anxiety, depression and even disease. And according to a recent survey, nearly 77 percent of all Americans regularly experience physical or psychological symptoms caused by stress (American Institute of Stress, May 2017). On a cellular level, chronic stress has actually been shown to shorten the immune cell telomeres. ....

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