Enroll in our “Get Some Shut Eye” webinar

Are you yawning through the day only to hit the pillow and be wide awake? When you finally fall asleep, do you toss and turn, and wake up feeling like you haven’t slept at all?Do you use sleeping pills to little effect and with fear that it will lead to more severe problems down the road?

You’ve read all of the information on the internet, and have tried the standard recommendations – no electronics an hour before bed, listening to white noise, keeping the temperature in your bedroom under 68 – but you still can’t sleep.

Reserve your spot for our complimentary “Get Some Shut Eye” webinar at 7pm CDT on Thursday, May 18th. I’ve combined my Chinese medicine knowledge with my experience working with people with sleeping issues to create a program that goes beyond the standard recommendations found in a google search about sleep issues. I will share some tips that will support your sleep.

If you register, you will receive information about how to get into the webinar via email on the 17th.


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Acupuncture for Addiction

Addiction is defined as the compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance, which means addiction can come in a lot of different forms.  People can be addicted to illicit drugs like heroin just as easily as they can be addicted to sugar. But for the purpose of this article, let’s stick to illicit drugs and alcohol.

According to the Health Services Administration, 23.5 million people ages 12 or older have needed treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. And the treatments provided aren’t guaranteed, nor are they always easy. Luckily, there are alternative treatment options that can help. continue reading »

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Acupuncture for a Year Referral

“Acupuncture for a Year” Referral Contest

acu-for-a-year-referral-contest-1Today we’re asking you to help expand the Northshore Acupuncture Center community by inviting your friends to try acupuncture. Each friend you refer will receive a complimentary bottle of one of our proprietary essential oil blends for sleep, stress, energy or pain management. For each client referral, your name will be entered in a drawing to win acupuncture for a year*.

Please share on social media, and ask friends to mention your name when they schedule or come into the office. Your friends are more likely to try acupuncture if you share some of the benefits you’ve seen when you post the referral info. You can also stop by our office to pick up business cards to share with your friends.

Rules and regulations: A client is only considered a referral for purposes of this contest if they have never received a treatment at Northshore Acupuncture Center and they schedule and complete an initial consultation and treatment by September 30, 2017. Only one client can receive credit for an individual referral.

*The winner will receive one complimentary acupuncture and essential oil treatment per month from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

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Does Your Liver Need a Spring Tune-Up?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is ruled by a particular organ system and spring is connected to the liver. What does this mean? Well, you probably notice changes in the way you feel, both physically and mentally, as the seasons change. I know I tend to feel a bit more contemplative and introspective during the winter months. Once spring hits, I’m ready to recharge and get things done. The liver energy is strong and assertive, the type of energy you need to create plans and then propel them into motion. However, if your liver is a little out of balance, you might notice you are more irritable or on edge than usual. Here are a few signs that your liver is in need of an acupuncture tune-up: continue reading »

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5 tips for surviving morning sickness

Essential oils

Apply lemon, grapefruit or a detoxification blend topically over your liver area daily to help manage morning sickness.

Use ginger or a digestive blend proactively – don’t wait until you feel sick. Diffuse them aromatically, take internally in a glass of warm water or apply topically to wrists.

We suggest using doTERRA essential oils. You can order them at retail prices on www.mydoterra.com/amylandolt or call us at 815.814.1319 to find out how to get wholesale pricing.

Ginger tea

Buy some fresh ginger from the grocery store, and steep a thin slice of ginger in hot water for 5 minutes, and then drink the “ginger tea”.

Guided imagery

Try this guided imagery that was shared in an Oprah magazine article.

“Visualize walking barefoot down a long stone staircase. Inhale slowly through the nose for four counts while focusing on how cool the stones feel. Then exhale for eight to ten counts through pursed lips as you imagine taking a step down. Continue until the queasiness has passed.”

Fennel seeds

Try chewing on fennel seeds whenever you are feeling nauseous or crush the seeds and make a fennel tea.


Morning sickness responds particularly well to acupuncture, and we can show you specific points that you can massage at home to help restore your appetite. Here is a testimonial from one client who responded very well with acupuncture.

If these tips aren’t enough to get rid of your morning sickness, call us at 815.814.1319 to schedule a consultation.

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