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Summer Vacation and Travel Acupuncture!

A lot of our peeps are traveling this summer, both here in the states and abroad.  At Acupuncture Together we want to remind you that building immunity to prepare for a healthy summer vacation is important — this helps your trip remain stress free so you can return feeling rejuvenated and recharged from your vacation rather than depleted and fatigued.

Acupuncture not only helps strengthen the immune system, but helps prevent and relieve jet lag, motion sickness, flight anxiety, and balance your body’s rhythms.

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle.  The term circadian comes from Latin words that literally mean “around the day.”  When traveling, especially to different time zones, we get around our day outside of our normal flow and rhythm.   When we give our body the right support to stay in balance throughout changes in our usual rhythm and environment, it can do so without skipping a beat, which is such a nice feeling!  After traveling, come reset your circadian rhythms — your body’s internal clock at Acupuncture Together.

Does flying, or driving long distances make you nervous, stiff, tired, give you headaches or nausea?  Acupuncture soothes the nerves and takes your body into a state of relaxation you can carry with you on your summer journeys.  Acupuncture can relieve tension and help keep your nervous system balanced and strong, by supporting the qi (energy) to flow freely, this also helps prevent headaches and nausea.  We can show you a few good acupressure points for your travels, as well as prescribe you an herbal remedy that helps with any travel challenges you tend to have.

When traveling it’s sometimes more challenging to eat as healthy as we do at home — so our digestive systems can take a hit.   Acupuncture is good for regulating digestion and if you come before and after your trip, acupuncture can assist in keeping the digestive juices flowing freely and your intestinal tract running smoothly!

Too much drinking and partying on your trip — get acupuncture to unwind, detox and reset.  At Acupuncture Together we give affordable $25 treatments — get one or two before you embark on your travels.  You can get a treatment the day of travel if you leave in the afternoon, or get a treatment the evening prior to leaving early the next morning.  Check our clinic schedule here and see what works best for you.

Ashley and I will be traveling this summer too!   Yet, rest assured either one or both of us will be here to take care of you this summer.   We wish you happy healthy travels . . . see you around the clinic this summer!

 

 

 

 

Insurance Sucks . . . Affordable Acupuncture Rocks

Are you concerned about healthcare in America, and where it’s headed?  Well I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately!  Let me introduce you to a great healthcare option — Acupuncture, and better yet – Affordable Acupuncture!

Health Insurance Sucks, the premiums are getting higher and higher and coverage less and less.  The good news is in many cases, you can rely less on insurance and prescription medications, and more on holistic healthcare like Acupuncture, and diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes to help you feel better.

I am one of the fortunate that Obama Care helped – and for now I have a decent policy.   I’ve used that policy for getting diagnostics this year, as I see the benefit of western medicine diagnostics especially when they are not particularly invasive.  However, after getting the diagnostics I feel I need, most often I then turn to the holistic healthcare model of care for gently and naturally guiding my body back into balance when needed and helping me stay healthy and strong.  We are lucky here in Austin as it is a city rich in holistic healthcare resources, and Affordable Acupuncture at Acupuncture Together is one of them!
We don’t take insurance at Acupuncture Together, because our rates of $25.00 per treatment are generally less than a co-pay, even if your plan covers acupuncture.  Sometimes acupuncture is cost prohibitive, then you are left unable to go enough to actually heal at a deep level.  At Acupuncture Together, we use the business model called community acupuncture so you can afford to get as many treatments as you need to heal.  Many HSA’s and FSA’s allow you to get acupuncture and we take those debit and credit cards as well.  We can help you resolve your health issues and feel better, see some of the many ways Acupuncture can help below:

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In many cases digestive symptoms, headaches, and even pain are due to stress, anxiety, overwork or depression.  Acupuncture helps bring your body back to a state of relaxation, so instead of the usual “here take this pill it will fix things — but be notified it could cause several other problems,” we say Try Acupuncture!  Acupuncture reminds your body what it is innately able to do – Heal, and it supports your body to do just that and stay in balance!

So remember, Affordable Acupuncture is a great option for many common healthcare issues.  At Acupuncture Together we also help guide our patients when they are interested towards healthier diet, nutrition and lifestyle through Charlotte’s Herbal and Holistic Healthcare Consults!   When you feel the need for an MD by all means it’s important to go . . . however, when you feel your body needs more natural healing support which gets to the root of the issue and re-balances your body systems  remember Acupuncture Together.   Our bodies are so smart and able to reprogram, adjust, and compensate as necessary when supported through a healing process holistically.  Healing works best when we tend to our diet, and nutrition, get plenty of rest, exercise and give our body gentle and loving support to guide it on its way.

That said, what will you do to care for yourself after your doctor checkup, and diagnostics?  We are here to help and would love to introduce you to the ancient medicine healing modality of Acupuncture, it’s still around because it works!  Read more about our clinic here.

Affordable Accessible Fertility Acupuncture in Austin!

Have you ever felt the high prices of modern fertility treatments in both western assisted reproductive technology and eastern acupuncture are limiting your visits even though you feel it is working . . . let’s face it, modern fertility treatments can be hard on the pocketbook.

Western fertility intervention can also be hard on your health and body as well.  For couples wading through the waters of fertility, affordable holistic support can be the perfect fit — it’s good for your health and your pocketbook, making it work on your family budget.

I’ve helped countless couples and single mothers by choice realize their dream of a baby through acupuncture, herbal medicine and holistic health care coaching over the last 15 years in my own practice, an eastern medicine fertility clinic, and now at my favorite place – this wonderful affordable and accessible clinic Acupuncture Together.  Ashley O’Brian, the clinic owner and myself have a combined 26 years of experience as acupuncturists, and we both live and raise our own kids in the Brentwood Neighborhood where we treat patients.

At Acupuncture Together we provide $25.00 treatments so couples can partake often enough to actually make a positive difference in their health and fertility without going into debt to do so!  Couples can even get  “acupuncture together” in our comfortable group setting!  So you can get poked here, then go home and get poked again!  Speaking of . . . treating male fertility, it is just as important as female fertility and often goes unattended to.  Fact is over half of couples that have fertility issues have an unidentified contributing issue found in the male partner, like low sperm count, poor morphology, varicocele, all of which acupuncture helps to correct.

Acupuncture partnered with good diet, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can help you conceive and carry a healthy baby to term.  Advanced maternal age is one factor to consider as couples are waiting longer to start families, however as I know from my own personal experience, even at an advanced age women can conceive when they tend mindfully to their overall body health and balance – reducing chronic stress, examining the quality of their diet, considering factors in the environment and elsewhere that disrupt the hormonal balance, incorporating good self care rituals and getting acupuncture!

In fact, it has been estimated that acupuncture can increase your likelihood of pregnancy by 40-60%…that’s comparable with a lot of drug-based fertility treatments out there.  Studies show acupuncture alone can help to correct infertility issues . . .

  • Acupuncture improves blood flow to the uterus, ovaries and male reproductive organs —strengthening the male and female reproductive organ systems making conceiving and carrying a baby more possible.
  • Balances male and female hormones and hormone cycles
  • Regulates digestion and other organ functions, which is vital to fertility.  
  • Reduces body tension, stress and anxiety – helping your body breathe, let go and relax so it can do what it’s innately able to do — conceive and carry a healthy baby to term.

So consider Acupuncture Together — your affordable, accessible and well established acupuncture clinic in north central Austin as a part of your fertility care team.  We will take excellent care of you!

Make your appointment and read more about our clinic here.

Happy Baby Making!!!

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care $25.00 a Treatment at Acupuncture Together!

Excellent self care during pregnancy and afterwards in the postpartum year sets the stage for well-being throughout motherhood and the nourishment extends to your child, family and beyond.  Taking care of yourself first really matters!

Many things contribute to well-being during pregnancy, including plenty of rest, eating a well rounded nutritious diet, gentle exercise, stress management and nurturing your passions to mention a few.

Acupuncture treatments are excellent self care to help keep your body’s energies flowing freely, balancing and relaxing so your body can focus on what it is innately able to do — grow a strong healthy baby and stay healthy afterwards!

In addition to relaxing your body and helping to manage stress, regular acupuncture relieves common minor ailments experienced during a pregnancy — for instance back and hip pain, neck and shoulder tension, achy joints, carpal tunnel, numbness and tingling in fingers, sciatica, pregnancy rhinitis, swelling of hands and feet, fatigue and more.

Taking care of yourself also teaches your children the importance of self care in their own lives. My heartfelt advice is to become solidly settled into rituals of self care during your pregnancy which will enable you to care for others from a full cup and avoid going into motherhood depleted.  A solid self care practice during pregnancy will keep your reserves flowing for when they are needed even more — in motherhood!

Schedule your appointment at Acupuncture Together to get started in your acupuncture self-care ritual for the pregnancy and postpartum years.

Community Acupuncture Clinic in the Allandale, Crestview and Brentwood Neighborhood

Our community acupuncture model is less expensive because we treat multiple people in a group setting.

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