acupuncture

My wellness checklist; the ultimate in self care.

I spend a ton of time coaching in the treatment room because, as I tell people on their very first acupuncture visit, “you are the wise person who lives in your body. I’m not the expert on you, I’m here to help illuminate that inner wisdom.” And I mean it. Acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbs and all of the modalities at my finger tips are in my opinion some of the best medicine on the planet. Though … Read More

How to Change your Life on a Tuesday (or “Is Acupuncture Right for Me?”)

This entry provided by guest blogger and baker in Chief, Emily Robins. I was talking to a woman last weekend who suffers from chronic issues after an injury a few years ago. “Chronic” means life-long, un-curable, and usually so tangled that doctors are not prepared to “fix” you. (Imagine chronic illness as a very tangled up necklace chain and a doctor that has oversized fingers and no patience and you’ll know what I’m talking about.) Chronic … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Simple Fertility

Do the words simple and fertility actually go together? We think they do, and we realize this is not necessarily an easy or pretty topic. So, you’ll have to tune in to see why we’d name an episode with these two words together. This is an episode all about fertility – how we define it, the good – the bad – and the ugly. So no matter whether you have babies, want babies, are having … Read More

Why is your pulse important to an Acupuncturist?

When you come in for an acupuncture treatment (I say ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ because it’s only a matter of time before everyone wants some of this good needle lovin’), one of the things your acupuncturist will do is take your pulse on both wrists. When we’re feeling your pulse, we may look like we’re deep in thought, or prayer, or like we’re spacing out and staring at the ceiling, or like we’re listening to … Read More

I’m an acupuncturist, though I’d really call myself…

Weeks ago Joy, Sam and I were having some laughs about what our titles would actually be on our business cards if we were to abandon the formalities of job titles. Amongst the most popular were things like: Travel Blogging Doula Donut Aficionado Fairness Coordinator Shower Psychic Grammar Champion Bullshit Whistleblower If you know us (email info@thirdspacewellness.com to match the owner to the title and you will get a little prize from us if you get … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: The Community Speaks

We’re serious when we talk about the importance of community. So, we decided to bring some of our peeps in to chat with you about their wellness experiences with acupuncture, yoga, food and more… we want you to hear from the folks we consider the real experts (that’s you – yep! You are the best wisdom for your own body and wellness). We’ve got fabulous guests – Rebecca, Nate, Pete and Tia – community members to … Read More

Chinese New Year: the start of spring in you

Today, February 19th, 2015, is the start of the Lunar New Year, which also marks the beginning of spring. The night of February 18th ushered in the second new moon of the year, which is when the Chinese calendar began ushering in spring. This means spring is waking up in our bodies, too. Spring has a specific energy, or movement. Think about a bulb underground powering up after winter to begin the process to break … Read More

Wellness + Community in a bar?! You bet.

Think a bar, wellness and community don’t go together? Think again. On January 24th, we joined forces with Denizens Brewing Co. in Downtown Silver Spring to host a Community Wellness Open House. We knew it might sound strange to some to host a wellness-themed event at a bar. And on a cold, wet Saturday afternoon too? Forget it. We expected most people would stay at home to avoid the wintry mess outside. What happened instead … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Those New Year’s Resolutions

So it’s 2015 and everyone’s talking resolutions…loving them, hating them, keeping them or falling off the wagon. In this podcast episode, we’re talking about how to make great choices for yourself at the New Year and any time of year. What are they keys to success anyhow? In this episode we discuss tapping into your willpower, the resolutions we’re keeping ourselves, what to do when you’re on an alcohol fast (yep), the REAL timeline of making … Read More

What’s the deal with Magnesium?

We recently received this question from an enlightened community member: “I’ve been reading about magnesium deficiencies. What are your thoughts on this?” Magnesium has been getting a lot of attention lately, and apparently everyone is deficient. So what’s the deal? Is this legit or is this overrated? I have had training in nutrition; I’m not a nutritionist or a doctor. I’m speaking from my own experience and observations of my acupuncture patients here. Let’s start … Read More