True Health Acupuncture

Acusimple Online Booking and Practice Management Software for Acupuncturists

858-366-8517

4428 Ingraham Street
San Diego, CA 92109

Mon  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thu   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun   Closed

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Endometriosis and Chinese Medicicne

March is Endometriosis Awareness month. What is Endometriosis? How do you know if you have it?

Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other areas of the body. These cells respond to monthly hormonal changes the same way as cells still inside the uterus, they grow, and sometimes even bleed a little along with the regular blood flow. This causes pain.

Endometriosis is often misdiagnosed, or undiagnosed. Endometriosis is known as the “unknown illness”, it affects over six million women and endometriosis can affect fertility later on in life. Endometriosis is a common gynecological diagnosis and most cases are diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 35. If you are experiencing pain and heavy periods monthly tell your doctor. Detecting and treating endometriosis early can help with the future of your fertility and alleviate painful menstruation.

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Happy Chinese New Year! 2013 is the year of the Water Snake

Year of the Snake

It's about a month into the New Year. Do you already wish you had a do-over for your New Year's Resolutions?

If so, you're in luck. You do.  February 10th is the Chinese lunar New Year. The celebration of the New Year, the Spring Festival, is China's longest and most important holiday. Because it is based on a different calendar, it falls on a different date between January 21 and February 20 every year.  You can think of Spring Festival as Christmas and New Year all rolled into one. Just like our holiday season, it's a time of celebration, visiting family and friends, giving gifts and preparing for the next year.

Chinese Lunar New Year: Spring Festival

In China, there are many New Year's traditions during the 15-day Spring Festival. Many people clean their homes to sweep away the past year and usher in the next. Oftentimes family members travel home for a visit.  Children receive red envelopes, called hóngbo in Mandarin, filled with money from their relatives.  People hang red lanterns outside their homes to bring happiness and good luck. On Chinese New Year's Eve families gather for a huge meal and enjoy "lucky" foods together. And, of course, there are fireworks.

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

How does acupuncture work ?

I get asked this question a lot! There are several prominent theories and many studies showing how one or more points affects a particular system, but no cohesive theory that can explain every point action.

What I believe is that different points function by different mechanisms, based on their body location. Many of the theories about how acupuncture work are based on studying one or another major points, but not all point locations are similar to each other.

When most people think about acupuncture, they are familiar with its ability to control pain. However, acupuncture has a proven record of treating a variety of endocrine, circulatory, and systemic conditions. Over the last few decades, research has been conducted seeking to explain how acupuncture works and what it treats. Below I summarized it as I could, but if you dont want to read more, here is the short list.

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