To all my CrossFitters (and other extreme athletes) out there, please be careful, and never forget to trust and listen to your body. I wholeheartedly disagree with the statement "no pain, no gain", and feel that sometimes our drive for results overrides our knowledge about what is truly best for our bodies. As always, modify and pull back as is appropriate for you, and listen to your gut. Click here to read the article.
Among the most common complaints that brings new patients in to try acupuncture is back pain (both acute andc new study illustrates that acupuncture is more effective than drugs in treating acute low back pain. I'd add that it's also a safer, and longer- lasting solution to the problem! Read an overview on the article here.
Helping women get pregnant is among our most exciting and rewarding jobs at JAS. The article here speaks about how acupuncture works to treat fertility, and supports that acupuncture is even more effective than the Western drug clomifene (more commonly known as Clomid or Omifin) for helping women conceive and progress to live births. If you've been struggling to get pregnant or know someone who is, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or to make an appointment - as always, we are here to help!
Cortisone shots, although they often provide temporary pain relief, have in fact been shown to slow long-term recovery, as seen in this article on its use for tennis elbow. Next time you're suffering from aches and pains, try an acupuncture needle instead!
Throughout the month of January, we are offering a complementary Exhale class when you purchase a pre-paid series of three 30 minute acupuncture sessions, for $299. All packages come with a complementary yoga or core fusion class, so start your year off right and get that body moving! Packages expire June 30, 2013. Here's to a happy and healthy new year to all - looking forward to seeing you soon!
Whether faced with the threat of the end of the world (or at very least, the end of the Mayan calendar) or simply a visit home to see family, the holiday season can often be stressful. This is a particularly good time to focus on balance, and we at JSA are here to help you calm your mind and bring you back into harmony!
If you don't have time to come in for a treatment until after the holiday season, use the following simple acupressure technique at home in the meantime. Massage your ears (both at the same time is ideal) firmly for about 1-2 minutes using your thumb and index finger, starting at the top of the ear and moving down, so that the ears feel warm and stimulated. Since the ear represents a microcosm of the entire body, this helps to realign the body and mind, and feels incredibly grounding. Done very gently, this can be used to help to soothe a fussy baby!
Looking forward to seeing you soon. Warmest wishes this holiday season :)
Our hearts go out to all those impacted by hurricane Sandy. In effort to help heal your body, mind, and soul, JSA is pleased to offer 25% OFF online bookings for all 60 minute and 90 minute sessions for the entire month of November. Simply use Promo code: online25. Hope to see you soon!
Pain of all kinds, arising from athletic and repetitive stress injuries, to arthritis and autoimmune disorders, can be better managed with the help of Chinese medicine. Check out the latest news on just a couple Olympic athletes who are using acupuncture and cupping to help their injuries heal and enable them to achieve their goals in this summer's games!
Six Olympians who use acupuncture!
Star American vaulter, Mckayla Maroney, employs acupuncture.
Swimmer uses cupping therapy
Interview with Amu Acuff, who is both a high jumper and acupuncturist!
Through the end of July, come in for an acupuncture tune-up with a friend, and you'll each receive 25% off your treatment. So grab your buddy and give yourselves the gift of wellbeing! Use promo code "friend25" when booking online.
All treatments through the end of June (Saturday, 6/30) are 25% off, so swing into summer with an acu tune up. Looking forward to seeing you!
Jillian B. Sobo
Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and owner of