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Treating Allergies with Acupuncture

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Allergies, whether they are seasonal or year around, can be an enduring issue for many people.  Seasonal allergies, or outdoor allergies are generally caused by pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds.  Indoor allergies generally occur all year and are caused by things such as dust mites, dander from pets, mold or insect allergens.  There are also allergies from food which can create physical symptoms such as body hives, swelling, and changes in mood.

Treating Allergies with Acupuncture, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Acupuncture can provide natural relief for all these types of allergies.  While over-the-counter and prescribed medications can bring unwanted side-effects, acupuncture does not.  According to the theories for Traditional Chinese Medicine, the symptoms that indicate a Western diagnosis of allergies are caused by imbalances in the meridian and organ systems of the body.  These imbalances may be caused by a variety of things such as poor diet, stress, constitutional weaknesses, and environmental toxins.  If left unchecked, these imbalances will, over time, begin to affect the functions of the body’s organ systems. 

Our acupuncturist will take your complete health history and conduct a thorough exam.  She will then develop a unique treatment plan that will address your specific concerns.  The goals of this plan will be to end visible symptoms and signs of your allergies while addressing the underlying causes and imbalances in your body.  Your acupuncture treatments may be combined with a custom blend of Chinese herbal medicine which will help to accelerate the healing process in order to balance the body more quickly.

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

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Acupuncture During Pregnancy, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

During the months of pregnancy, a woman experiences extraordinary physical and emotional change.  Supporting and caring for your well being is very important.  Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can provide a natural and safe way to meet the unique challenges of pregnancy and ensure optimal health and wellness for you and your baby.

Regular balancing treatments throughout your pregnancy can enhance your health as well as your baby’s health.  Many pregnant women experience fatigue, anxiety, nausea, heartburn, back pain and other symptoms that can be relieved using acupuncture.  Routine treatments can also help in preventing complications and positively influencing the development of your baby.

Some common pregnancy symptoms that acupuncture can help:

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Breech birth
  • Childbirth
  • Constipation
  • Edema
  • Excessive lactation
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Labor and delivery pain
  • Mastitis
  • Morning sickness
  • Physical problems
  • Postoperative healing
  • Postpartum discharge
  • Psychological problems

Acupuncture and TCM for Headaches

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If you experience headaches and migraines, you are not alone.  Millions of people suffer from some type of severe headache every year.  Whether your headaches are mild, or you develop severe migraines, these pains can impact your daily life and leave you looking for some relief.

While drugs and other medications might work temporarily and can help eliminate the pain quickly, common medications do not address the root cause or restore balance in the body.  And worst of all, many of these drugs have harmful side effects and are not intended for use over long periods of time.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provide a safe and effective alternative to relieving headache pain without unwanted side effects.  Our acupuncturist will take a whole-body approach to help understand and the causes of your headaches.  The treatments will consist of points along the meridian pathways.  Some of the best points for headaches are points at the end of the channels that start in the head. After treatment, a variety of lifestyle changes and self-care techniques may be suggested to help expedite your healing process.  These changes could include physical activity, increasing hydration, and eating a healthy diet.

Acupuncture care from Sunshine Healing Arts is extremely effective in naturally reducing the frequency and severity of migraines and headaches.  By working with our acupuncturist and making some simple lifestyle changes, you will be on your way to a pain free, more balanced, and happier life!

Self-Care for Back Pain

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Self-Care for Back Pain, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Acupuncture is known to be an extremely effective treatment for many types of back pain.  At Sunshine Healing Arts, we want to help you learn ways to be proactive in your own recovery as well. Here are some simple techniques to use in addition to acupuncture that will help to decrease your pain.

·         Improve your posture.  Take a look at your posture in a mirror.  Try your best to keep your weight evenly balanced when standing or walking.

·         Manage your stress.  Stress can contribute to pain and take a toll on your overall health.  Try deep breathing or meditation to help you stay calm and relaxed.

·         Exercise.  Regular exercise will keep your core muscles strong.  Yoga and Qi Gong are both gentle and effective forms of physical activity.

Don't Let Cold & Flu Season Get You Down!

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Don't Let Cold & Flu Season Get You Down!, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Every year, thousands of people get sick with colds or the flu.  Common symptoms include nasal congestion, coughing, sore throat, sneezing, headaches, fevers, watery eyes, fatigue, and body aches. Although feeling sick is never fun, this is your body’s signal that the immune system is working to restore itself to a state of good health.  However, if your immune system is already weakened, a cold could leave you open to a more serious illness.

Traditional Chinese medical theory is that an illness occurs when certain organ systems within the body are not balanced, causing them to be weak. When our bodies are in a weakened state, this allows viruses and germs to thrive, leading to a cold or the flu.

Studies have suggested that Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can reduce the incidence of colds and shorten the length of the illness when used as a preventive measure.  If illness does occur, acupuncture and our custom herbal formulas can help get you back on your feet quickly. Acupuncture and herbs are a safe, natural and effective way to support the immune system and re-balance the body.

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Sunshine Healing Arts is now in the 21st Century!

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Sunshine Healing Arts has been working hard to streamline our acupuncture practice.  No more paper files!  You can now update your records with the push of a button and easily adjust your insurance information as it changes.  

Sunshine Healing Arts is now in the 21st Century!, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

With our redesigned website, everything is now much more user-friendly!  The new  site showcases our helpful services such as acupuncture, body balancing, and our custom herbal medicine. We have also made it much easier to schedule your appointments online and from your mobile devices!  

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