I will be seeing patients this week; however, I ask that if you have a fever over 100 degrees, a cough or shortness of breath that you cancel, stay home and take care of yourself. Your health and safety mean a lot to me, so I completely understand if you'd like to cancel any currently scheduled appointment. I will try to remain open as long as I'm able to. If you are concerned and/or are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact your doctor. Stay well!
Great news! If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) you can use it to pay for acupuncture. https://fsastore.com/learn/eligibility/fsa-acupuncture
Though a lot of insurance companies still don't cover acupuncture, I have many patients use their FSA or Health Savings Accounts when they come for treatments. It's a great way to use your pre-tax dollars to stay healthy!
Last month (January 25, 2020) began the year of the Rat. It will be a time of plenty, bringing abundance and good fortune to all. Those born in Rat years are clever, humorous, creative, curious, witty, optimistic, yet frugal. Rat individuals are very observant, quick to take action and popular in social circles. They are very instinctive and can adapt easily to different environments and survive against the odds. Rats are nocturnal animals so they often enjoy working at night and staying up until the wee hours, for that is Rat’s creative time.
2020 will be a powerful year and all decisions made during this year will influence the next 12 years, since Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac signs. Therefore, it is important to get clear about your goals, passions and aspirations. This can be an excellent time to start a business, buy property and accumulate wealth. All ventures begun in Rat years will prosper if well prepared.
February 16, 2018 begins the Chinese New Year. This year will be the Year of the Earth Dog. Chinese astrology is based on a 12-year cycle, where each year is represented by a different animal- so some people are born in the Year of the Dog, some born in the Year of the Rabbit and so on. There are 12 animals in a cycle and the cycle repeats every 12 years.
It is believed that each animal has particular characteristics that will influence your life, relationships, business, and personality. To find which animal corresponds to your birth year, go here:
People born during the Year of Dog are considered sincere, loyal, honest, compassionate and dedicated to justice. Dogs can have strong opinions, are eager to help others and love children.
The five elements (earth, fire, water, metal and wood) also influence Chinese astrology. 2018 is the Year of the Earth Dog, so Earth energy is about getting grounded, creating security, and finding your balance as you move forward. This is a good year to go within for contemplation, so meditation can help. Earth energy moves slow, so if you feel you aren’t making a lot of progress remember that the foundation you lay this year will benefit you in years to come.