Build up Your Immunity with Acupuncture!

Did You Know More Doctors Are Referring Patients to Acupuncturists for varying reasons?

Doctors Refer out the following Main Complaints to Acupuncturists: General Pain and…

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Fertility Issues

&  More Docs are Referring out to Acupuncturists to Treat:

  • Joint Pain/ Rheumatoid Arthritis (R.A.)
  • Neurological Pain/ Numbness/ Tingling 
  • Post-Surgery Knee/ Hip Replacements/ R.O.M.
  • Post-Cancer Treatment Symptoms like Nausea

 

Schedule an Appointment today with Aleesha at Aleesha D Acupuncture. Be sure Your Acupuncturist is a Licensed (not only Certified) Acupuncturist to be sure they are fully Trained!

Thanks for Reading!

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc

 

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance, low energy and for Cosmetic Acupuncture for wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines and improvement in overall skin tone . Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture say they feel cared for and listened to. They are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule!

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street just off Highway 10 with free parking.

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Make Your Own Homemade Bone Stock!

Why Bone Stock?

Good way to soak up the vital minerals we need and are most likely deficient in somewhat- in order to help keep a balanced gut! When the gut is balanced, so is our skin, our mood and ultimately, our life! I could write 40 pages here!!

Making Your Own Bone Stock:

This is not difficult. Simply boil left-over bones from chicken or turkey in a large pot with plenty of water. Alternatively you may use a crock pot. Just be sure to keep an eye on it so it does not boil over or run dry (may need to add water throughout the day). Hint: this is a good small project to work on when you have time, perhaps one Sunday per month when you plan to be home. Try to use organic poultry and if possible visit the farm yourself to be sure the birds are free roaming for realsies.

It takes some people days to make this (I limit it to one). Hint: Add 1 Tablespoon white vinegar to speed-up the time. Vinegar acts to help pull out minerals from the bones more quickly. If you want to continue cooking multiple days, have at it. I just do not choose to spend more time on it than one day per month. 

Ewe! What’s that Gel Stuff?

You will notice some gelatinous substance forming after some time, perhaps even before the stock cools off. This is great news! Keep it. Do NOT throw this gel substance out! Feel free to skim the chicken fat from the top (the light yellow hardened layer that crusts over the surface). Keep the gel-like stuff that looks sorta like the filling to pecan pie! This is great for building collagen in the body-Hello, wrinkle prevention!

Keeping & Storing Stock:
After making my stock, I like to preserve it for the month in order to have a bit of it each day. Some use collagen supplements for beauty and gut health; I use my own homemade version by making and drinking stock almost daily! Anyway, after skimming fat from stock, pour into ice cube trays and place in freezer until frozen solid. Then, get freezer bags ready and dump the stock cubes into the freezer bags. Hint: I like to use a good brand, Gallon size (I make a lot) and I double bag them to avoid freezer burn).

Do NOT Throw Out Left-over Stock!

I used to get so sad when I couldn’t eat enough of the stock and the gelatin in time and actually used to throw it out because otherwise it would go bad. Not anymore! I also used to throw out the gelatin part because I thought, “Ewe! Gross! Fatty!” I actually thought it would make me fat! ha-ha. Since I don’t have a time machine to go back to my twenties and most of my thirties and eat better, I choose to do the best I can now with my awareness. That’s really all any of us can expect from ourselves. Mindfulness, anyone? 

How to Use Stock Almost Daily:

So, how to eat, drink the stock each day or almost every day? Well, I like to sip about 1/2 Cup every other morning during the winter and sip it like tea in the morning-very nourishing-just like chicken soup mom used to make (or pretend it is if your mom didn’t actually make it)!

Add it to soups, stews, chili, stir-fry by adding in a few cubes with the other liquid.

Tip: For those patients of mine who will not be compliant to make this and need collagen for gut issues, there are collagen flakes supplements which can get spendy real quick. I used to use them and now opt for the stock since my preference is to get my stuff from the most natural food source possible (for the most part-I do live in the modern world, too). For those who won’t be compliant to make the stock and have joint pain issues, Glucosamine- Chondroitin is an effective supplement for most people with chronic joint pain, works quickly (3-6 weeks) and is fairly reasonable, price-wise. I like to use a liquid version from a high quality brand that also has MSM, a valuable supplement that was widely used in the 90’s and unfortunately is not oft spoken of anymore as most of us are on to the next best superfood that will save us from everything, i.e., acai berry, coconut oil, avocado, etc. These are all valuable, though there is a time and place-and limit and effectiveness for the use of each. If your body has experienced physical trauma, i.e., auto injury as mine has, you may be like me and opt to use both homemade stock and Glucosamine supplementation. Whatever works for you as an individual. Whatever you will be compliant with works. Go easy on yourself and do whatever your budget of time and wallet can handle right now. Life is a journey, remember?

Glucosamine for Dogs:Glucosamine Chondroitin is not just for humans! It can be invaluable to use for large breed dogs prone to arthritis or rescue dogs (like ours) that have been physically abused and shot (there will be arthritis eventually due to past joint damage). Hint: If your older (once energetic) dog seems “lazy” or selective about how often he/she will use stairs, it is very possible there is a lot of pain with movement. Usually dogs respond by jumping up again or moving more quickly within 3-6 weeks after taking a Glucosamine-Chondroitin supplement made for dogs. I give Bioflexa III made by a brand called Vetra to our dog. This is somewhat expensive, I’ll admit. A friend of mine swears by Glycoflex for her dog and this Glucosamine is less expensive. I also add the stock to the dog’s food about once per week. 

Hint: Check with your dog’s vet for a good doggy brand (don’t give you doggy supplements meant for humans). 

When Not to use Bone Stock?

Obviously any time your doctor advises against bone stock you should avoid it. One example of when to avoid is during a Histamine response in the body as the body is on hyper-vigilant alert and this could be seen at that time by your body as foe, not friend. It is always best in these situations to check with a specialist before adding stock or anything back into the diet.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading!

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist.

She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school.

Aleesha specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Facial Rejuvenation, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS. She successfully treats patients with all types of headaches, including Tension headaches.

Aleesha suffered many years herself with migraine headaches. She can truly empathize with her suffering patients and her passion is to help them feel better.

Feel better, Move forward

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha atAnokaAcupuncture.com

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in downtown Anoka at 207 E Main near Andover, MN.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes! Acupuncture REALLY Works on Sinus Congestion, Sinus Pressure and Sinus Headaches!

Whether Your Sinus issues include headache in the base of the neck, temples, forehead or face, Acupuncture Can help relieve the pain, pressure and congestion!

Why Acupuncture For Sinus Congestion Headaches?

Licensed Acupuncturists get to the root cause of your sinus issues to not only provide relief of symptoms, but also to help them from returning. As long as patients are compliant with coming in as recommended for acupuncture appointments and follow suggested dietary and lifestyle recommendations, they should see great improvement in chronic sinus issues.

Relax at Aleesha D Acupuncture in your own private treatment rooms.

Read How to Stop These 5 Headache Types Now!

Stuffy Nose and Headache with Sudden, Severe Pain in One Eye? You Could Be Suffering with Cluster Headaches!

Read All About Cluster Headaches and What Can Help Here!

Thanks for Reading!

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc

 

Aleesha is a licensed acupuncturist. She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school.

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS. She successfully treats patients with all types of headaches, including Cluster headaches.

Aleesha suffered many years herself with migraine headaches. She can truly empathize with her suffering patients and her passion is to help them feel better.

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha atAnokaAcupuncture.com

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in the downtown river city of Anoka at 207 E Main near Andover, MN.

Anoka Acupuncture with Aleesha D Ackerman

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

Magnesium is responsible for helping regulate many systems in the body and can affect the muscles, including the heart.

Are You Magnesium Deficient?

Here is a Loooonger List (than prior post) of Signs/Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

Allergies

Insomnia

Irritability

Thyroid Issues

Kidney Stones

Back pain

Uncoordinated

Extreme Fatigue

Excessive Cavities

Digestive Disorders

Low concentration

Low appetite

Muscle spasms

Low Progesterone

Cold Hands & Feet

Difficulty Handling Stress

Anxiety, Depression, Mental unrest

Palpitations (strong sensation of heart beat)

More on How Magnesium Affects the Body Here

 

Aleesha D Acupuncture treats Anxiety, Mild to Moderate Depression, Low Energy and Low Mood by helping your body to balance itself.

Thanks for Reading!

Feel free to leave a Question or Comment.

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy. Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Acupuncture is good at treating pain and inflammation. Aleesha treats digestion issues successfully by treating the root cause and by treating the whole individual.

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Feel Better, Move Forward

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street close to Andover, MN with free parking.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Warning: We will be Talking About Poop!…

What’s the Difference between Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics?

 

Should I Take Probiotics or Digestive Enzymes?

First, lets find out the difference between the two. How do they work? What are the Signs and Symptoms of Deficient Enzymes vs Imbalanced Probiotics within the body?…

 

What are Digestive Enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are proteins made in the GI tract to break down food so it can be digested and used by the body.

So, Digestive Enzymes Help You Digest Your Food.

  • From Raw Foods
  • From Supplements
  • Not Alive

(Only Alive in Food form, not supplement form)

 

So, if the Body Makes Enzymes, Why Supplement?

Though made in the GI, eating processed foods in place of raw foods, lowers these enzymes needed for proper digestion. There is an epidemic of processed foods in the Modern diet. This is why we hear so much about supplementing with digestive enzymes today. Enzymes Improve Poor Digestion.

 

What Do Digestive Enzymes Help?

  • Help break down foods & Improve Energy
  • Improve nutrients absorbed from food
  • Lack of Stomach acid (breaks down food)
  • Lack of Pepsin (breaks down food)

 

How Enzymes Help:

Digestive Enzymes assist your body when there is impaired ability to break down any of the three major macros in your food.

Essentially, digestive enzymes help you turn these into energy…

Macros- 3 main types of nutrients found in foods:

  1. Proteins
  2. Fats
  3. Carbohydrates

Macros & Specific Enzymes that Help Digestion:

  1. Protein (Proteases)
  2. Fats (Lipases)
  3. Carbohydrates (Amylases)

(Unless you know which specific macro your body needs help with, look for digestive enzymes to help you digest all Three).

 

Signs & Symptoms of Deficient Enzymes:

Look for Signs in Your Stool:

  • Pale or floating stool
  • Diarrhea (within 1 hour of meals)
  • Undigested food in stool (within 1 hour of meals)
  • streaking, fatty deposits of stool left in toilet
  • Lowered Immunity

Look for Digestive Symptoms:

  • Abdominal bloating after meals
  • Gas after meals
  • Acid reflux

Diagnosed Disease or Deficiencies:

  • Vitamin D
  • B-12 Deficiency
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Liver disease
  • Leaky Gut
  • IBS

Deficiencies or Diseases dealing with malabsorption issues may result in becoming more prone to Digestive Enzyme Deficiency.

Where Digestive Enzymes are Located in Your Body:

  • Saliva
  • Stomach
  • Upper GI tract
  • (Helping) the entire GI tract

How to Use Digestive Enzymes?

  • Take 20-30 minutes prior to meal
  • Take half dose before and half dose with first bite (if this seems to help)
  • Take with meals that tend to cause digestive upset (avoid these foods when you can)

What to Watch Out for in Digestive Enzyme Supplements:

Be sure the product is a practitioner- quality supplement. You want Digestive Enzymes without added fillers, free from common allergens such as; gluten, wheat, corn, milk, eggs, fish, tree nuts, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Individuals who already have impaired digestion are more prone to sensitivities of one of more of the above-mentioned additives.

Aleesha D Acupuncture carries practitioner-grade brands of Digestive Enzyme Supplements which are free of additives and fillers.

Probiotics—

What are Probiotics?

Bacteria that live mostly in the lower GI tract. These are good bacteria that fight the bad bacteria. This good bacteria is easily wiped out by antibiotics taken. Probiotics are living organisms.

  • Protect Digestive Tract from Harmful bacteria
  • Alive

Where are Probiotics?

Probiotics are mostly in the small and large intestines.

 

More on Probiotics Here

What Are Prebiotics (coming soon)?

 

Should I Take Probiotics or Digestive Enzymes?

Take Enzymes for: Breaking Down the Nutrients in Food (Digestion Issues)

  • Low Immunity
  • Acid Reflux
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • IBS

Help with Digesting Foods

Take Probiotics for: Improving Microbial Balance in Intestinal Tract (Bacterial Imbalance Issues)

  • Low Immunity
  • Imbalanced Diet
  • Imbalanced Lifestyle
  • After Infection or Antibiotic use
  • Skin issues

How to Take Probiotics

Take Probiotic supplement with meal, right before meal or right after meal. This way the food provides some friendly bacteria

Aleesha D Acupuncture carries Probiotic supplements in practitioner-grade brands which are free of fillers and additives.

A Note of Caution:

Start out slowly with Probiotics in supplement for as well as Probiotic-rich foods, as they can have a powerful effect on digestion. If you start out taking too much, you will know… hello, Gas and Bloating!! If this happens, just back off of it or stop taking for a while until the symptoms subside. When you start taking again, use smaller dosage or try another brand. As always, check with your doctor before starting any new supplement such as Probiotics or Enzymes.

Thanks for Reading!

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy. Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Aleesha treats digestion issues successfully by treating the root cause and by treating the whole individual.

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Feel Better, Move Forward

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street close to Andover, MN with free parking.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Acupuncture Improves Skin Issues such as Acne, Dermatitis, Dry Skin, Eczema, Rosacea, Scar tissue and Shingles.

Acne:

Acne is treated by modern Western medicine with mostly topical remedies which include chemicals to attack the issue.

Acne is treated with acupuncture within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is focused on the root cause. This allows acupuncture to improve the skin by focusing on helping the body to balance itself and to remain balanced to avoid the return of this issue.

Dermatitis:

Acupuncture treats Dermatitis, which is simply inflammation within the skin caused by allergic reaction.

Acupuncture treats Allergies at their root cause!

  • Skin with red appearance
  • Skin with scaly appearance
  • Skin may feel itchy

Examples of Dermatitis:

  • Dander
  • Poison ivy
  • Diaper rash

Is Your Rash Shingles?

Shingles, also known as Herpes Zoster has very good success rates of avoiding nerve damage if treated soon enough with Acupuncture!

Eczema:

Also known as Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema is commonly inherited from a young age. Acupuncture treats Eczema.

Rosacea:

Redness of the skin:

  • Nose
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead

Rosacea can happen in cycles, usually to fair-skinned complexions, and may get worse as you age. Acupuncture treats Rosacea by cooling the heat within the body and then helping the body to maintain this balance.

Dry Skin:

Dry skin can be due to hormonal imbalances during Perimenopause and Menopause or may be caused by Hypothyroidism. Acupuncture is good at helping the body to balance itself when hormones are out of balance and can help improve dry skin.

Scar tissue:

Scar tissue is common from stretch marks, surgeries and injuries. Acupuncture is great at treating scar tissue! In China, it is used on 3rd degree burns-even on babies with the amazing result of little to no scar. It’s true. The sooner you can get acupuncture for scar treatment, the better the outcome, of course. The same holds true for Shingles (with regard to pain relief). Get acupuncture sooner rather than later.

What You Can Do to Help Your Own Skin…

Skin Tips for Home Care:

Dermatitis Home Care:

Soak in an oatmeal bath (be sure it is gluten-free if you are sensitive to gluten) and add a high quality moisturizer immediately afterward. Avoid coming in contact with whatever your skin is sensitive to.

Rosacea Home Care:

See a dermatologist earlier, rather than later (left un-treated may develop into large, raised red bumps on nose area).

Wear a wide-brimmed hat and use sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher when in the sun.

Avoid stress if this triggers your Rosacea.

Avoid alcohol if this triggers your Rosacea.

Avoid caffeine if this triggers your Rosacea.

Avoid spicy food if this triggers your Rosacea.

Avoid heat if this triggers your Rosacea.

Be careful what you apply to skin (be wary of chemicals).

Dry Skin Home Care:

Use an un-refined oil to hydrate skin (and cook with), such as un-refined coconut oil. Un-refined means all the goodness in it has not been cooked out (refined) into rancid oil (rancidity is then covered up using scent to trick you).

Try a natural vitamin E supplement (check with doctor first, especially if on blood thinners)

Drink lots of water (duh!)

Scar Tissue:

Get acupuncture treatment for scar tissue to increase healing time, decrease scarring, improve pain and circulation to the area.

Shingles:

Get in to have your rash evaluated right away to determine if you have Shingles. Get Acupuncture as soon as possible to relieve pain and help avoid long-term nerve damage.

Skin Care in General:

Salves and ointments are often more soothing and may improve absorption in dry, itching or irritated skin.

When to see a Doctor for skin issues

 

Acupuncture helps skin issues by helping the body to balance itself. Be sure to see a licensed acupuncturist.

Thanks for reading!

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy. Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Feel Better, Move Forward

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street just off Highway 10 with free lots, ramps and street parking.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

 

 

 

Why Do You Care Who Needles You?

Why You Want a LICENSED Acupuncturist…

What is the difference between total hours of “actual needling training” required for acupuncture?

Between Chiropractors? PT’s? Acupuncturists?

Why Should You Care?

Is there a HUGE difference of Training?…

Chart provided by Minnesota Acupuncture Association

What is “Dry Needling?” (Acupuncture done with acupuncture needles by non-licensed)- perhaps a future post will expand on this.

Thanks for reading!

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

Aleesha became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of her debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Read the patient Testimonials for yourself.

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

 

10 Surprising Things Acupuncture Treats (Pain and Women’s Health)

Hot flashes- Patient Testimonial 

Acupuncture helps Hot flashes, sweating, low libido, low energy and mood imbalance during Perimenopause, Menopause and with Thyroid Disease.

 

Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and mild to moderate Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder or Seasonal Depression (SAD), Fibromyalgia and low mood are often treated with Acupuncture

 

Fatigue

Acupuncture helps fatigue and improves low energy

Allergies & Skin Issues Here

Allergies, Skin rash, Excema, Psoriasis, Hives, Shingles and Acne are all treated using Acupuncture

Back Pain- Patient Testimonial

Back pain, Low back pain, Lumbar strain or sprain, Degenerative disc pain and Sciatic pain is treated routinely using Acupuncture

Shingles

Acupuncture can help relieve skin rash and nerve pain of Shingles and help avoid future nerve damage caused by non-treatment of Shingles

Breech baby

Moxa or Moxibustion is an herb used by Acupuncturists and is lit and burnt over the point (not in contact with skin) to flip a breech baby about 79% of the time according to Western research!

Insomnia- Patient Testimonial

Acupuncture improves sleep and people report sleeping more soundly even if sleep is not what they came in to see their acupuncturist for

Period Cramps

Period cramps, Endometriosis, pelvic pain, abdominal pain and abdominal digestive pain are treated using Acupuncture

Trigger Finger-Patient Testimonial

 

Acupuncture treatment for Trigger Finger may allow you to avoid surgery if treatment is done early enough and often enough, usually using electric stimulation with needles

Acupuncture treats many issues. This is not an extensive list of surprising things acupuncture treats. Stop by weekly to read more about acupuncture and what you can do for your own health and wellness. Feel better, Move forward.

 

10 More Things Acupuncture Treats!

 

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

 

Aleesha is a licensed acupuncturist. She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school.

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS.

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha at AleeshaDacupuncture.com

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

What is Cupping (in Anoka, MN)?

What is Cupping?

Like acupuncture, cupping is a centuries-old therapy used under Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment in Anoka and works well for treating muscle pain tension and many other issues.

How is Cupping Done?

Cupping therapy should be a painless procedure and can involve plastic cups with a hand pump being used to achieve suction or glass cups using fire to achieve suction with the skin. Don’t worry- the fire never comes in contact with the skin and the glass does not become hot enough to burn the skin!

Be sure to have someone do cupping who is specially trained,

such as a licensed acupuncturist!

Cupping with glass cups:

  • An alcohol-soaked cotton ball is lit on fire
  • This creates a vacuum inside glass cups
  • Cups are then quickly placed on the skin

(Fire is removed before cups contact skin)

  • Cups stay suctioned to skin due to negative pressure
  • Cups are usually left on for around 10-15 minutes

Cupping with plastic cups: Plastic cups are secured using hand-pump.

Why choose cupping for pain relief?

  • Cupping has no side effects (besides temporary discoloration to treated area) and is a non-habit forming treatment, un-like some medications.
  • Cupping is a useful treatment for muscular pain like back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. 
  • Cupping relieves muscle tension pain caused by stagnation in the tissues

Remember seeing red circles on the back of Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Michael Phelps? He used cupping in between Olympic races in order to improve circulation in the muscles!

How does it work?

  • Cupping therapy works by releasing stagnation and pain from the meridians or channels (energy pathways) of the body to relieve pain.
  • Cupping drains toxins and pathogens to promote circulation.
  • Cupping moves lymph to detoxify the blood to strengthen the immune system.

What does Cupping treat?

Cupping treats muscular pain and muscle spasms, relieve pain, back pain, muscle tightness, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain from stress and old injuries such as auto accident, cough, allergies, asthma, wheezing and sinus issues due to allergies, asthma and bronchitis.

  • Poor breathing, wheezing and cough with asthma or bronchitis
  • Blood circulation of the muscles in the back, neck and shoulders
  • Promotes circulation of the lymph
  • muscle pain due to old injuries
  • Muscle tension
  • Stress

Cupping helps with muscle and lymph circulation, and is helpful for the prevention of cold and flu by draining toxins and pathogens, which promotes circulation of the lymphatic system, cleaning the blood and lymph, and thereby strengthening the immune system.

Cupping is used for muscle tension and pain, most commonly for tight shoulders and back pain. Many patients find cupping as an add-on treatment to acupuncture helps loosen tight muscles for longer-lasting relief when muscle spasms or knots in the muscles are present.

Cupping can help relieve muscle tension headaches when added to acupuncture treatment.

Ask about our discount cupping price when cupping therapy is added onto acupuncture appointment.

 

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc

Be sure to read next week’s blog; Acupuncture for Allergies

Aleesha is a licensed acupuncturist. She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school. Read more about Aleesha’s story here.

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS.

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha at AnokaAcupuncture.com

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

Why Try Acupuncture for Allergies?

Acupuncture is a medical treatment for Allergies. Many choose acupuncture over medications to help keep their seasonal allergies under control, especially during Spring and Fall seasons when pollen from trees and flowers are at their peak.

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Acupuncture: Alternative Treatment to Allergy Medication

Unlike over the counter medications, Acupuncture is a natural treatment for allergies and does not cause side effects, such as hours of drowsiness. Acupuncture is also not habit forming (addictive) like many nasal sprays. Acupuncture helps the body balance itself in Anoka.

Seasonal Allergies 

Spring is the time of suffering for many with seasonal allergies. Just as the last bit of snow melts to  release the molds and pollen, these are then carried by the wind into our lungs and sinus tissues.

Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies:

  • Sneezing
  • Facial pain
  • Sinus congestion
  • Sinus headaches
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Sore throat (post-nasal drip)
  • Temporal headache (headache in the temples)

Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka treats allergy symptoms such as; sneezing, facial pain, sinus congestion, sinus headache, itching and watering eyes, sore throat due to post-nasal drip and temporal headaches.

How Does Acupuncture Treat Seasonal Allergies?

The body’s immune system reacts to allergens with an inflammatory response by making histamine. Histamine is the body’s reaction which causes all the allergy symptoms like itchy, watery eyes.

Acupuncture works by lowering inflammation in the body. Acupuncture helps many achieve relief of their sneezing, wheezing, watery, itching eyes and sinus congestion associated with seasonal allergies.

Allergies and Anxiety

Did you know that Anxiety often times occurs with allergies? Aleesha D Acupuncture treats Anxiety and Allergies with great success.

Allergies and Sinus Headaches 

Acupuncture treats sinus headaches and congestion due to seasonal allergies. Schedule with a licensed acupuncturist in your area. Be sure to ask if the acupuncturist is licensed for your safety.

Be sure to read next week’s blog; “What is Cupping?”

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha is a licensed acupuncturist. She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school. Read more about Aleesha’s story here.

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS.

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha at AnokaAcupuncture.com

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.