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
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
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
Got Acne, Eczema or Psoriasis? Acupuncture Can Help
Our skin is our most visible organ and can often be the first thing people notice about us. If you suffer from a severe case of acne, eczema, or psoriasis, your skin care is the most important thing you think about. Over-the-counter medicine is a common first line of defense, but often the side effects are worse than the issue they are supposed to treat. continue reading
Cancer treatments can cause a variety of other side effects that also need to be addressed. More and more research is showing acupuncture as a viable option for additional pain management for those receiving chemotherapy or surgery and for the common side effects those treatments can bring. These side effects can include neuropathy, dry mouth, constipation, anxiety, and nausea. continue reading
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Activities for Saturday, October 22, 2022
Live music: Pickle Juice 1-2:30pm
Fairy Door Project (courtesy of Blount Objects & Evanstonmade & Nice Lena) 11am-1pm
Community acupuncture 12-1pm
Trick or treating
Vendor List for Saturday, October 22, 2022
Angie’s Seamoss Infusion
AWE-SAUCE hot sauces
Beards and Bellas
Cynthia June Resin*
Dumah Lemon Shack*
Ellie’s Custom Slime Shop*
Funflector Safety Reflectors
January Boba Bracelets*
Northshore Acupuncture Center
Ronnie Muhammad (veggies, navy beans)
Simple Bee Decor
Ultimate Treehouse Game
Westside Bee Boyz
*Indicate vendors under 18
If you are interested in being a vendor, sign up here.
Most of us have those pesky few pounds that just won’t release their grip on us. We might try the latest diet or exercise trend but that weight just won’t come off. Or maybe you have more than just a little weight to lose. Rather than jump on the latest fad diet that sounds too good to be true, have you thought about trying acupuncture to lose weight? It just might be the ticket to not only losing those extra pounds but also to getting your overall health back on track. continue reading
Anyone who has suffered from sciatic nerve pain can tell you it can be a very debilitating condition. It is typically caused by an impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lower back but the pain is actually felt radiating down the leg and in the buttock. There are several potential causes of sciatic pain including:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Herniated lumbar disc (also known as a slipped disc)
Acupuncture is one of the most gentle and effective treatment options. Traditional medicine may prescribe medication to deal with the pain caused by sciatica but acupuncture is a drug-free option that treats the issue and not just the symptom. continue reading
What is microneedling?
It’s a quick and almost painless procedure that stimulates natural collagen production resulting in radiant, plumped, youthful looking skin. Clients typically notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Further improvements to the skin’s texture, tone and color develop over the course of a few weeks.
What can it treat?
Microneedling is used to address uneven skin tone, acne scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles and fine lines. It can also be used to stimulate hair growth.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body. It is most commonly done on the face, neck, and hands. Microneedling can also be done on the scalp to promote hair growth.