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The Acupuncture Newsletter
January 2014
Julee Miller AP, DOM, BS, LMT
Health Pointe Jacksonville, LLC
3840 Belfort Road, Suite 305
Jacksonville, FL 32216


Strengthen Resolve with a Calm and Clear Mind

The start of the new year is a time of looking back at what we have achieved
in the past year and looking forward to the future. This period of reflection
and renewed resolve may be challenging but it can also be productive and
rewarding. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help achieve the changes
you seek as it assists in preventing illness, relieving stress, minimizing aches
and pains, improving energy and nurturing balance. Maintaining a calm and
clear mind helps to strengthen your resolve as you take the next step in achieving
your goals.

Here are a few ways that Acupuncture can help you achieve your goals:

Eliminate Stress
Stress reduction is always on the top ten list for New Year’s resolutions and
for a good reason; it is often the cause of illness and deterioration of health.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture
in the treatment of stress, anxiety and lowering blood pressure. In addition to
acupuncture, Oriental medicine offers a whole range of tools that can be integ-
rated into your life to keep stress in check.

Improved Quality of Life
If pain is keeping you from living life to the fullest, acupuncture can help as it
has no side effects and can be helpful for all types of pain, regardless of the
cause or where it is located. Increasingly, people are looking for more natural
approaches to help relieve painful conditions instead of relying on medication.
 In addition to reducing pain, acupuncture also hastens the healing process by
increasing circulation and attracting white blood cells to an injured area.

Get in Shape
Renewed enthusiasm to exercise in order to enhance fitness levels, train for a
competition, or lose weight can come at a painful price for those who try to do
too much too quickly. Recent studies show that acupuncture effectively treats
sports injuries such as strains, sprains, musculoskeletal pain, swollen
muscles and shin splints.

Lose Weight
Losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution. Acupuncture and
Oriental medicine can help you reach your goal weight and maintain it by promo-
ting better digestion, smoothing emotions, reducing appetite, improving metabolism,
and eliminating food cravings–all of which can help energize the body, maximize
absorption of nutrients, regulate elimination, control overeating, and reduce anxiety.

Call (904) 448-0046 today to see how Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can 
enhance your mental clarity and assist you in achieving your resolutions!

Clear Your Mind by Walking

One of the many ways that walking can promote health and wellness is by putting gentle pressure on Yongquan (Bubbling Spring). 

An acupuncture point on the sole of the foot, this is the starting point of the Kidney meridian. Stimulation of this energizing point can promote clarity of the mind and stabilize emotions, helping you to focus on your goals.

How To Stimulate Yongquan
While Walking:
Let your heel tap the ground gently and feel your weight transfer fully to the ball and toes of your foot. Focus on breathing into your lower abdomen. Keep your shoulders relaxed and allow your arms to swing freely.

By Tapping:
Use your fists to strike your Yongquan about 100 times on each foot.

By Rolling:
Gently roll a tennis ball under your foot while relaxing on the couch.
Feeling a little foggy? Having trouble concentrating?

Massage the acupuncture point, Du 20 for some mental clarity.

Du 20 is located on the top of the head, midway between the ears. It is used to clear the mind and improve focus.

Stimulate the point with your index finger for 30-45 seconds for a quick “brain boost”.