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Why You Should Choose Acupuncture to Treat Fibromyalgia

Why You Should Choose Acupuncture to Treat Fibromyalgia

According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia is one of the most chronic pain conditions. They say, “the disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3%-6% of the world population. While it is most prevalent in women (75%-90% of people who have fibromyalgia are women), it also occurs in men and children of all ethnic groups.” continue reading »

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Cookies for Community (Fridges)

One of my favorite holiday traditions is delivering cookies to neighbors.

I’d like to invite all of you to join me this year. Let’s fill the Evanston Community Fridges with some holiday treats. Join me for a cookie exchange…with a twist – instead of bringing a variety of cookies home, we’ll be packaging them to distribute to our neighbors through the community fridges. continue reading »

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Acupuncture for Chronic Back Pain

Acupuncture for Chronic Back Pain

A Harris Poll released earlier this year found that approximately three out of ten U.S. adults currently suffer from chronic low back pain. To put it another way, that’s an estimated 72.3 million people! Common treatments usually include prescription medications which bring their own complications and side effects into the picture. If you are looking for a drug-free alternative to your back pain, acupuncture could be the solution you have been searching for.  continue reading »

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Acupuncture Helps with PTSD Symptoms

Acupuncture Helps with PTSD Symptoms

While commonly connected to those who have served in the military, post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, can impact anyone who has suffered from violence or emotional trauma. The National Institute of Mental Health defines PTSD this way, “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a potentially traumatic event that is beyond a typical stressor.” According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approximately 12 million adults in the U.S. suffer from PTSD during a given year.  continue reading »

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Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

Whether you are a professional, college, or high school athlete (or maybe just a weekend warrior), you know that injuries can happen when you least expect it. Sometimes, it’s a traumatic injury because your body was pushed beyond its limit and sometimes, the injury comes from simple overuse. And every athlete wants to get back on the field, court, or track as quickly as possible. continue reading »

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How Acupuncture Can Improve Lung Health

How Acupuncture Can Improve Lung Health

The health of our lungs isn’t necessarily talked about a lot when general health is discussed. Typically, cardiovascular health, chronic pain, cholesterol and stroke risk tend to be the more common topics. Many don’t think about lung health until there is a problem and then improving it becomes priority number one. continue reading »

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Evanston West End Market – Volunteer Opportunities 2022-2023

Interested in supporting the Evanston West End Market? The West End Market is organized by Donna Walker (Cutting Edge), Gigi Giles (Ebony Barbershop), and Wendy Weaver (C&W Market).

 

The following are opportunities for volunteers:

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Acupuncture as an Alternative to Opioids

Acupuncture as an Alternative to Opioids

According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, almost 50,000 people die every year from opioid overdoses, more than 10 million misuse opioids in a given year, and opioids are a factor in 72% of overdose deaths. You hear about the opioid crisis on the nightly news frequently but what can be done to help people deal with chronic pain (the reason they are likely taking the opioids in the first place). Can acupuncture really help?  continue reading »

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Five Benefits of Consistent Acupuncture Treatments

Five Benefits of Consistent Acupuncture Treatments

In a nutshell, traditional acupuncture, also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM, works under the belief that the body is controlled by a flow of energy called qi traveling through pathways in the body that are called meridians. Acupuncturists believe that when these pathways become blocked and the energy can’t flow freely, various health problems begin to appear.  continue reading »

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Get Some Shut Eye Kit Giveaway – Our Evanston edition

In page 26 of the fall 2022 edition of Our Evanston magazine, I wrote about the importance of bedtime rituals, especially when struggling with the stress of adulting. I challenged readers to play with their bedtime ritual, starting with reflecting on what soothed them as a child.  I also provided ideas for how to incorporate local small businesses into a sleep ritual.

If you would like to win this fantabulous Our Evanston edition of the Northshore Acupuncture Center Get Some Shut Eye Kit, share your bedtime ritual on Facebook or Instagram with #getsomeshuteye and #northshoreacupuncturecenter by 10/15/2022 to be entered into the giveaway. Note: you must have the privacy setting of your post set to Public or we won’t be able to see your entry. You get bonus cool points if you are able to incorporate products and services from local small businesses into your routine.

The Our Evanston edition of the Get Some Shut Eye Kit includes:

Brothers Apothecary Golden Dream CBD tea from Botanica Plant Based Health

Buddha CBD Chamomile Tea from Botanica Plant Based Healt

Empower CBD Soaking Salts from Botanica Plant Based Healthh

Wyld Elderberry CBD + CBN Sleep Gummies from Botanica Plant Based Healthcy 

Deep Sleep Magik Body Butter from Witchy Woman World Apothecary

Deep Sleep Magik Bath and Body Oil from Witchy Woman World Apothecary

Restore Pillow Spray from Luna Delgado Botanicals

Lavender Vanilla Soap from Shower Blooms

Sleepy Time Bath Fizz from Shower Blooms

Peppermint Foot Rub from Grandma Fannies

Insomnia Kit Ear Seeds from Northshore Acupuncture Center

 

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