Insomnia

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!

doTERRA ESSENTIAL OIL BLOW OUT SALE

We have a temporary FB group where we are selling essential oils for up to 70% off the retail price. We also have the most popular items like Breathe, OnGuard, Serenity, DeepBlue in stock at competitive prices.

 

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. 

Open for business (virtually)

Don’t let your health challenges or aches and pains get worse while we are on shut down. I am available to help you!!

Someday I’ll design a bodysuit that I can communicate with remotely and have it needle specific points based on my direction. But as of now, I haven’t done that. I could create tiny voodoo dolls of each of you, and perform acupuncture that way.

But I think I’ll be able to help you the most with personalized treatment plans.

Your personalized treatment plan will be specific for your condition including some combination of:

1) “traditional” acupressure including what points, how to locate them, how to apply pressure, whether to use magnets (magnets can be ordered online for delivery);

2) auricular treatment using ear seeds or magnets;

3) recommendations for foods, teas and herbs/spices based on their Chinese medicine properties;

4) suggestions for essential oils to diffuse or apply to acupressure points;

5) coaching on how to perform cupping and/or guasha (tools can be ordered tor delivery);

6) extensive lifestyle recommendations that you won’t find from a preliminary Google search – things like humming exercises for seasonal allergies/immune system boost, details on the 5 pillars of my Get Some Shut Eye method, hara abdominal massage for digestive issues, breathing exercises for stress management, guidance on living as an empath, and connections to numerous resources. You know I’m always learning something new or connecting with a new expert.

Are you unsure whether I can help you? Give me a call at 815.814.1319, and we can discuss what types of assistance I can provide virtually.

My online schedule has been updated so you can schedule virtual sessions now.

You are also welcome to call or text me at 815.814.1319 to schedule.

Stay healthy!

Get Some Shut Eye Kit

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.

It’s time to order the “Get Some Shut Eye” kit. The kit was developed using my knowledge of Chinese medicine and my experience working with clients with sleep issues. The kit includes my e-book covering the 5 pillars of sleep which includes activities/exercises to improve your sleep. The kit also includes a 30 day supply of doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels, doTERRA Serenity Restful Sleep essential oil blend, access to videos of exercises to calm your mind, and ear seeds which can be placed on acupuncture points to impact your sleep, along with instructions about how and where to place the seeds. The kit has a value of $200, and is available for an investment of $87 (plus shipping). If you purchase the kit now, you will also receive a bonus sample of Sleepmix tea.

If you are currently getting acupuncture treatments for insomnia with me and would like to purchase the kit, you can purchase a kit in my office for a discounted investment of $57.

If you want the sleep kit to be sent to an address other than the one listed on your PayPal account, make sure you update the “shipping to” address before submitting. Kits will only be shipped within the 48 contiguous states.




 

 

Five Ways to Alleviate Insomnia

blog-img-five-ways-to-alleviate-insomnia_640Insomnia is a phenomenon almost everybody experiences at some point in their life. And most of us don’t know how or why it happens.  Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep, despite being tired. Combatting insomnia may be easier than you think. Here are five simple ways to fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night.

Turn off your phone

In today’s society, we are almost surgically attached to our phones, iPads, laptops, etc. And while the devices keep us informed and connected, they are also harm us when it comes to our sleep.  Smartphones and other gadgets emit blue wavelengths. These wavelengths suppress the production of melatonin in our bodies. Melatonin is a natural hormone that makes you feel sleepy. Also, the light given off by your devices can actually stimulate the mind, thus causing poor sleep. So as hard as it may be, buy a regular alarm clock and turn off the phone. continue reading »