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 […]

September 5, 2019
TCM & Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders cover a wide swath of health issues. Everything from headaches to seizures, strokes to Alzheimer’s disease, and a whole lot of stuff in between fall under the category of neurological disorders. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1 billion people suffer worldwide from some sort of neurological disease or disorder. Depending upon […]

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 […]

April 19, 2019
4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is. An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables: we […]

June 19, 2017
Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing. According to five element […]

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Si Shou Acupuncture and Wellness, PLLC
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Austin, TX 78735
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