Immune System

Holiday 2020 Specials

This holiday season give an EXPERIENCE instead of more things and SUPPORT A LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS. Research shows that people who spent money on experiences instead of things were happier and felt their money was better spent. Give someone you love who has been putting up with stress, pain, anxiety and/or sleep issues the gift of their health SUPPORTING their ability to live full out. 

 

STRESS RELIEF TREATMENT – SPECIAL OFFER $50

My clients call these mini-getaways. Experience 30-40 minutes of bliss cocooned in warmth, relaxing sounds and soothing scents – with no one demanding your attention. This treatment is a standard acupuncture treatment focused on relaxation and stress relief.  As many are working from home and moving less overall, this treatment will reset and relax. If you (or your loved one) would like other issues addressed besides stress relief, the value of the gift card can be used towards the price of a personalized treatment.

Bonus side effects of acupuncture may include:

  1. Improved sleep;
  2. More energy;
  3. Mental clarity;
  4. Reduction in pain;
  5. Sense of calm and well-being;
  6. Confidence in your body’s ability to function “normally”; and,
  7. Acceptance of your body and the “real you”…imperfections and all.

LOVE CUPPING SESSION – SPECIAL OFFER $50

We all could use more love in our life in 2020. Come in for a love cupping session! (If you don’t want heart shaped cupping marks, traditional circles are available.) Cupping involves placing glass or plastic “cups” on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. Cupping enhances circulation, relieves pain and pulls out toxins from the body’s tissues – plus it looks cool!

 

SLEEP COACH PACKAGE – SPECIAL OFFER $250 ($50 OFF)

The Yin/Yawn Sleep Coach package is a series of 4 weekly 30-45 minute phone calls.  I leverage my expertise as a Chinese medicine sleep specialist and a certified life coach along with the knowledge I’ve gained through working with hundreds of clients with sleep issues to create a personalized plan to help you fall asleep quickly and wake feeling rested. Note: This will not address sleep issues related to medication, physical pain, or other health conditions.
 
Note: COVID precautions are taken very seriously – I wear a mask in the practice even when alone and I enforce proper wearing of masks. See this link for full details.  You can rest assured you are giving a gift of wellness and calm during this most unusual holiday season.
 
To purchase any of these special offers or gift cards, send an email to amy@northshoreacupuncturecenter.com with a phone number for us to call to get your credit card information or call 815.814.1319. Limited to 5 special offer gift certificates per client. You may also buy gift certificates to count towards a personalized acupuncture treatment.

 

Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and organs that comprise it help repel foreign invaders like harmful bacteria, parasites and other microbes that can cause infections. Disorders of the immune system range from everyday annoyances like mild seasonal allergies to serious illnesses like leukemia. Stress, lack of sleep and other common conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections. continue reading »