Acupuncture Attitudes

As I see more patients I notice an interesting set of attitudes around acupuncture. Even after reading basic information on acupuncture, for most people there still isn’t a clear understanding of what acupuncture is, what it isn’t and how it works. So, many come to acupuncture with some erroneous ideas. Unfortunately, these ideas often hinder…

Tips for Sleep Problems

Do you have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep at night?  This problem can be an occasional nuisance, or a chronic, debilitating condition that interferes with daily life.  Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to breakdowns in immune system function, fatigue, poor concentration, poor memory, depression, and other problems. Here are several ideas you can use at home…

Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine for Asthma

Published in New Times Naturally, Oct 2006 by Dawn Balusik, AP, DOM Asthma Basics: Anyone who has had or is close to someone who has had an asthma attack knows the characteristic shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and feeling of suffocation, as well as the nervousness, sense of helplessness, fear and even panic that ensues.…

Acupuncture for Sports Injuries

by Dawn Balusik, AP, DOM published in Tampa Bay Wellness, Sept 2008 Playing sports is a wonderful way to stay in shape and have fun with friends. Whether you are a casual sports player, a weekend warrior or someone who trains hard everyday, acupuncture can be extremely valuable for you: it assists both acute and…

Acupuncture for Fertility

by Dawn Balusik, AP, DOM Published in Tampa Bay Wellness, Sept 2007 If you have been trying to conceive a child for at least 1 year without success, most doctors would diagnose you with infertility.  You are not alone; infertility currently affects about 6.1 million people in the U.S. Many couples turn to the latest…

Acupuncture for Prolonged Grief

Q & A about acupuncture for prolonged grief states…when the grieving process (or any strong emotion) goes on too intensely or for too long, it can cause an imbalance that not only disrupts your life, but also your vital life energy…when emotions don’t move freely, for any number of reasons, they can become “stuck” in the mind and body, making it difficult to let go and accept our loss. Eventually this stagnant energy affects the body in negative ways…It is in this realm that Oriental Medicine is helpful.