May 22, 2018

It's been awhile

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I haven't been on here for about a year. I have been busy creating a safe place to treat and care for those of you that are searching for an alternative treatments. I think I have only had two failures this past year both were difficult conditions and take time to resolve but we have been conditioned by our culture to look for the quick solution, so how long did you wait before checking out acupuncture and what were your expectations?

Dec 9, 2018

Learning is always constant in this business. Much of it comes from patient feedback but also from attending seminars and constantly reading about this fascinating medicine. My newest area of learning came from a question about acupuncture with nickel free needles. I always assumed that stainless steel needles were able to be used for people with allergies but guess what - I was wrong. There is a small amount of nickel that is leached from needles. But there is a solution, Tai Chi makes a nickel free, 24 Gold Plated needle. They cost about the same as a Serin and like most manufacturers, they are available in single-use packs of 5 needles. Anyone else issues with nickel? Please let me know.

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