acupuncture

8 Tips for Keeping you Healthy in Winter

As a Chinese Medicine practitioner I am a bit obsessed with keeping people from getting too cold. I admit it. Guilty. I’m like the cold police. Which means that despite my husband’s strong pleas that I stop concerning myself with his winter weather gear I still went searching high and low for the scarf and hat he was most likely to wear in below freezing temperatures – just in case. He rolled his eyes when … Read More

A $9.99 nutrition boost!

Hang tight folks, this post may not be for the vegetarian faint of heart. At TSW we talk nutrition. A. Lot. Not everywhere, not every time. And we’re not preachers of one particular way – that would completely undermine our belief that each person is unique and no one way is the right way for everyone. So no worries, you won’t be ambushed by any of us with a lecture on being Paleo, Vegan, Pescatarian… … Read More

What you need to know about drinking H2O

Proper hydration isn’t always as simple as drinking enough water. WHAT?! Whether or not you are hydrated can be a bit more complex than what color your pee is and whether or not you are thirsty! Sometimes “my pee is super clear” actually means your water is running right through you – like a dry plant where the water runs right through or off the soil. Many of us are full of pride and proud … Read More

Back injury: one year later

    I feel like a walking miracle. A year ago I had my brush with a painful back injury and now I am reflecting on how far I’ve come.   Pain feels like everything It started as a twinge. As if a rubber band in my back had stretched, twisted, then popped back into place in the span of three seconds – all while simply lifting a bag out of my car. I always … Read More

26 things your acupuncturist wants to know about you.

    I’m often speaking to my family members when they mention something in passing that has me pause and say, “Did you tell your acupuncturist about that?” Usually the answer is, “No, I didn’t think to tell him/her.” Chinese medicine practitioners are whole health practitioners. So, even if you’ve come to see an acupuncturist because of a shoulder injury or for anxiety, that doesn’t mean that what’s happening in other parts of your body … Read More

5 tips for a great spring and a great year.

Springtime reminders to help you feel healthier all year long: #1 This is the time of year for moving your muscles! If you’re already a fitness buff then keep at it. If you and your couch or your desk chair have a better relationship than you do with moving your muscles this is the best time of year to start moving. You don’t have to run a marathon or try out for the Olympics unless … Read More

White-flag Winter: 5 tips for wintering well

Despite the nuttiness of our winter temperatures so far here in the mid-Northeast, it’s still winter. There’s no denying it when the sun sets early and rises late. It’s a signal from mother nature to slow it down. Many of us are better at staying busy and running on adrenaline or coffee, however a failure on our parts to move toward some semblance of hibernation in winter creates unnecessary suffering in the future. This can … Read More

An acupuncturist’s self-care tool box

Now is a great time to build in some TLC for yourself and renew your commitment to take care of your amazing body. Here are only some of the tricks I have up my sleeve to take care of myself. These are not blanket recommendations for everyone; self-care is a personal pursuit of balance and comfort, so the exact mix of helpful tricks varies from person to person. Exfoliation: Dry skin brushing or wet skin exfoliation do more than … Read More

What IS health?

He saw health not as something defined statistically or mechanistically. Rather, he saw health as the ability to adapt to one’s environment. Health is not a fixed entity. It varies for every individual, depending on their circumstances. This is an excerpt from an editorial on defining health. We opened Third Space Wellness as a place where the community could come together and support one another in living a lifestyle that promotes wellbeing for each unique … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: All about acupuncture!

This episode is all about acupuncture: how it works, what it treats, and whether it hurts! Tune in to hear all your questions answered from our experience as acupuncturists.  Listen if you’re curious about trying acupuncture for the first time, or if you’ve already experienced it and you want to get the behind-the-scenes explanation about what your acupuncturist is really thinking when he or she is taking your pulse or looking at your tongue. Types … Read More