Acupuncture Near Balboa Park

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Photo credit: Balboa Park is an unparalleled San Diego resource with a special history. The origins of the park predate even California’s statehood when in 1835 a large tract of land was set aside for recreational use. Subsequently, in 1868 1,400 acres of the original parcel were designated as “City Park” northeast of what is… Read more »

A Park West Acupuncture Clinic

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When you think of San Diego, some of the first things that come to mind are probably bright sunlight, palm trees, and beautiful beaches, but San Diego has much more to offer including the extensive and magnificent landscape of Balboa Park. Over 1,200 acres comprise Balboa Park’s geographic domain where you will find historic plazas,… Read more »

Acupuncture Effectively Treats Seasonal Allergies

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  An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system, and can be in response to environmental or dietary allergens. Symptoms can include sinus congestion; runny nose; coughing; sneezing; headache; red, itchy, or tearing of the eyes; skin reactions such as itchiness, eczema, or hives; or an asthma attack. These symptoms can subsequently lead… Read more »

Lifestyle Tips for Boosting Self-Confidence

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Love yourselves for who you are, in this very moment. Build a positive relationship with your body. “Build a relationship with my body?” you might ask. Yes, build a relationship with your body! We spent our entire lives in our bodies. It’s important to be in touch with how our bodies are feeling and commit time and… Read more »

Acupuncture and Depression

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Living with Depression The NIH estimates that each year, 6.7% of American adults experience a major depressive disorder. According to a recent study, Acupuncture is as good as counseling at treating depression. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which are our body’s natural “feel good” responses, and helps to decrease pain and stress-related side effects. Acupuncture treats… Read more »

Acupuncture Effectively Treats Neck and Shoulder Pain

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  Are the holidays both a figurative and literal pain in your neck? Acupuncture is here to help! When we are experiencing emotional stress, our bodies will naturally respond the same as they would to an actual physical threat. Our sympathetic nervous system, AKA “fight or flight response,” causes notable symptoms of acceleration of heart… Read more »

Lifestyle Tips for Reducing Stress

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  Breathe Take a deep breath. Do it, right now. Breathe deep in through your nose, down into your abdomen and feel your belly expand as your chest simultaneously rises; then exhale slowly through your mouth. Feel different? Breathing deeply slows the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and helps deliver oxygen to your body. Conversely,… Read more »

Acupuncture Effectively Reduces PTSD Symptoms

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has experienced an extreme emotional trauma that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The National Institute of Health reports that PTSD affects approximately 7.7 million American adults, but can occur at any age, including childhood. Symptoms… Read more »