January 23, 2020
Is Your Gut Bacteria Causing Your Depression?

The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds. Jeroen Raes (VIB-KU Leuven) and his team published these results today in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology. Studies of the relation between gut […]

December 23, 2019
Traditional Chinese Medicine in Winter:

Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. Following the natural rhythms of each season can help people stay healthy throughout the year and support the immune and organ systems to ward off disease. Winter is a time of repair and rejuvenation and is associated with the kidneys, which hold […]

December 6, 2019
Acupuncture and Depression

Acupuncture & Depression  A study published by BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the effects of acupuncture in the treatment of depression. For the study, rats were exposed to three weeks of chronic unpredictable mild stress, which put them into a state of depression. Once depression had set in, the rats were then treated […]

October 30, 2019
Acupuncture and Kids

Most kids, as well as a lot of adults, are afraid of needles. So the pairing of acupuncture and kids might not be an obvious one. However, more and more parents are seeking alternative methods of treatment for their children, because our conventional medical system is faltering a bit. Pharmaceuticals are proving to be more […]

October 2, 2019
More Insight into How Acupuncture Works

New research provides more insight into how acupuncture works. One of the theories scientists have held for many years as to why acupuncture works to alleviate chronic pain and other ailments is called the Vascular-Interstitial Theory. This theory describes the idea that acupuncture works by affecting the electrical system of the body, the network of currents […]

August 19, 2019
Acupuncture vs Morphine for Pain Relief

In 2016, the American Journal of Emergency Medicine published a study that looked at the efficacy of acupuncture in managing acute pain for patients in the emergency room when compared to intravenous morphine. The researchers studied 300 patients who presented to the emergency room with acute onset moderate to severe pain. Half of them were treated with […]

August 5, 2019
Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of […]

July 17, 2019
TCM Tips for a Strong Immune System + Summer Vegetable Curry Recipe!

Do you ever wonder why some people get sick so easily? From an acupuncture perspective, your body is made up of lots of different kinds of Qi, or energy. These different types of Qi have specific physiological functions in the body. One essential type of Qi is the Wei Qi. Roughly translated as “immunity,” the Wei […]

June 17, 2019
'Tis the season to nourish your heart!

Summer is a time of abundant energy, long sunshine-filled days and warmth. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, summer has many different associations that help define it and therefore help us understand how to stay in balance with the season. The element of summer is fire, the color is red, the emotion is joy and the […]

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Si Shou Acupuncture and Wellness, PLLC
5424 W Hwy 290, Ste #106
Austin, TX 78735
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