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
We all know that stress is just a part of life. We all have moments of feeling anxious or depressed, but when those feelings become more of a permanent fixture in our lives, it is time to get some help. What many may not know is how effective acupuncture can be in providing relief to the mental and physical symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. continue reading
As we get older, those aches and pains become a little more pronounced and life begins to create some new challenges. For many seniors, schedules become impacted with doctor’s appointments and trips to the pharmacy. If you haven’t tried acupuncture, here are three reasons you should give it a try as it can greatly help some of the greatest health challenges facing seniors today. continue reading
This holiday season support the ENVIRONMENT and a LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS by giving an EXPERIENCE. 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 created by local small businesses Luna Delgado Botanicals and WItchy Woman World Apothecary – with no one demanding your attention. This treatment is a standard acupuncture treatment focused on relaxation and stress relief. 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:
- Improved sleep;
- More energy;
- Mental clarity;
- Reduction in pain;
- Sense of calm and well-being;
- Confidence in your body’s ability to function “normally”; and,
- Acceptance of your body and the “real you”…imperfections and all.
LOVE CUPPING SESSION – SPECIAL OFFER $50
We could always use more love in our life. Come in for a love cupping session! (If you don’t want heart shaped cupping marks, stars or 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!
HOLIDAY GLOW – SPECIAL OFFER BUY 3 – GET 1 FREE
Buy 3 microneedling sessions and get 1 session free. Microneedling stimulates natural collagen production resulting in radiant youthful looking skin!
It is used to address:
-Uneven skin tone
-Enlarged pores. and
-Wrinkles and fine lines.
Most clients get the best results with 3-5 monthly treatments.
Limited to one microneedling special offer per client.
Northshore Acupuncture Center is not offering Black Friday special promotions this year. I don’t want to create a sense of urgency that can lead to mindless consumption.
WEIGHT OF THE WORLD CUPPING SESSION – SPECIAL OFFER FOR EVANSTON SINGLE MOMS FB GIFT EXCHANGE ONLY $10
Moms sometimes feel like we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders. This gift certificate is good for one cupping session for the upper back area. 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!
GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR FLEETWOOD-JOURDAIN COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE – $10 if the recipient is an Evanston Resident ($30 for non-residents)
Community acupuncture is offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center.
To purchase any of these special offers or gift cards, send an email to email@example.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.
Having recurring migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this occurrence involved a mixture of expert opinion, anecdotal hearsay, individual tinkering and a big dose of patience. So where does acupuncture fit into this picture? continue reading
There are several acupressure points that are known to treat stress and stress related symptoms. It’s important to understand that acupressure is not the only form of treatment and having a balanced diet, exercise regime and lifestyle will also decrease the chances of stress being a factor in your life. continue reading
One of the most wonderful things about being an acupuncturist is the ability to stimulate points on my own body when I need to. If I get a headache, or feel a cold coming on, I can always hop up on my table for a quick tune-up with some needles. Even when I’m not at the office, the magic of acupuncture can still work for me – as long as I know where the points are and what they do, I can press on them and get results. continue reading
No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, setting goals is one way to help you get there. Often, when people have no goals, they lack motivation, focus and direction. Setting goals also provides a benchmark to determine whether or not you are succeeding. But how do you set goals if you’ve never done so before? Or what if you have set goals in the past, but you didn’t achieve them? Do you just give up and tell yourself that goal setting doesn’t work? That’s one option, but let’s put things into perspective. continue reading
Stress is something that affects everybody. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional tension or strain resulting from demanding or adverse circumstances. This can result in a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, muscle tension, pain, insomnia, worry, anxiety, depression and even disease. And according to a recent survey, nearly 77 percent of all Americans regularly experience physical or psychological symptoms caused by stress (American Institute of Stress, May 2017). continue reading
Stress is a word many people are familiar with. The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. The definition is this, “stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.” And while most people think of stress as being detrimental, it truly does have a function in our bodies. Stress is the body’s way of signaling for help or a break in the routine. If we don’t listen to these signals, we can develop imbalances in our bodies, which can then lead to illnesses. continue reading