2995 Baseline Rd, #110 Boulder, CO 80303

Phone: 303-444-0192

Email: info@wholebodybalance.com

 

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Acupuncture for facial rejuvenation!

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Our acupuncturist, Anne Devereux, offers three types of skin rejuvenation! Mei Zen facial acupuncture, micro-current skin rejuvenation and (non-marking) facial cupping. While each treatment has its own specific benefits, all three achieve the following: 

  • improved circulation to the skin, which increases the amount of moisture, nutrition and repair to the skin tissue;
  • decreased inflammation
  • improved natural glow and suppleness to the skin
  • provides gentle and natural results with no downtime

All three of the treatment types are best performed with a series of ten visits over ten weeks, with monthly or bi-monthly maintenance after the initial series.

Skin rejuvenation is the perfect way to put your best face forward this summer and is recommended prior to weddings, vacations and reunions.

Anne is also happy to do a 15 minute consult prior to making a decision on which treatment is best for you! Call our office at 303-444-0192 to set up a consult.

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New addition to the team!

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We recently welcomed Dr. Laura Graber, DC to our team of professionals. She is very excited to be back in the Boulder community after getting her chiropractic degree in Minnesota and spending the past four years practicing in the Minneapolis area. She specialized in pediatrics, prenatal, sports injuries and nutrition. Dr. Laura is an avid rock climber, runner and hiker. Keep an eye out for her on the trails!

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Using Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Many of my patients have been coming in with terrible seasonal allergies. The recent snow (!!) has given a hiatus to many of them, but unfortunately, those with spring seasonal allergies are n0t out of the woods yet - Acupuncture has been helping literally millions of people with allergies for millennia. Acupuncture works on the symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes, and post nasal drip and often gives immediate relief. My phone starts ringing a lot this time of year, and I'll see some of my patients year after year after year predictably. Some patients even start seeing me before the first symptoms occur in preparation for the allergy season. I would sit in class in acupuncture school when we talked about allergies and wonder what the big deal was- who cares if you need to blow your nose a lot? So what if one itches? And then I suffered from my first allergy attack and realized it's really quite awful. It is exhausting, I was fed up with the post nasal drip, and very, very uncomfortable. I did not like the way I felt edgy and cranky. And allergy medication was not helpful for me- or, while it alleviated the runny nose, I felt itchy, wired, dry and very uncomfortable. I have a new sympathy for allergy sufferers. If you are unhappy with the way you feel on medication or whilst suffering from allergies, consider natural healing and give acupuncture a try- you'll be glad you did! -- Wishing you the very best in health, Amy Amy Dickinson, Licensed Acupuncturist, MTCM Associate Professor, Southwest Acupuncture College Co-owner, Whole Body Balance Read More

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Thoughts on the Acupuncture Seminar in Wisconsin

I had a wonderful time in November teaching Wisconsin Professional Acupuncturists a 3 part series on Orthopedics.  Day 3 was a Monday, and I was flattered that so many Pros took time off their work schedule to attend the seminar. 

We went over headaches, TMJ, neck pain, treatment of motor vehicle accidents, low back pain, computer work related stress injuries, migraines, ocular headaches, generalized shoulder pain, and how to get the work station set up for maximum efficiency. 

It was wonderful to work with professionals, some with 2 decades of experience, and exchange ideas and see the epidemiology of certain disease patterns in a cold, damp climate.  It was a wonderful experience and these seminars always inspire me.  I think I learn as much as the students do in these seminars!

Here is the website promoting the seminar if you would like to take a look. http://www.acupunctureorthoed.com/


 Amy Dickinson, L.Ac.

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Teaching Acupuncture for Pain Relief in Wisconsin

Amy Dickinson, part owner and acupuncturist at Whole Body Balance, was recently invited to Wisconsin to teach at a acupuncture conference. She spent three days teaching acupuncture for orthopedic disorders for the sports medicine acupuncture specialist. She describes her experience in this blog post. Read More

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Ava's Reaction to her Shonishin Treatment

Sho Ni Shin can be very effective in the treatment of the following symptoms in children: *common cold *allergies *asthma *constipation *bedwetting *otitis media (earache) *ADD *UTIs *General Wellness

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Shonishin - Pediatric Acupuncture

Shonishin is a Japanese acupuncture treatment used to treat children. This treatment style is good for infants as young as 1 month old and children up to 10 years old. Shonishin uses small tools to stimulate meridians and acupuncture points because needles are not needed to access the qi of children. Shonishin can treat a variety of conditions along with stimulating the immune system. A monthly full moon treatment is a great way to keep your little one healthy throughout the year.

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Acupuncture Can Help You With Stress and Anxiety

So many of the health issues that I treat- infertility, pain management, headaches, neck and shoulder tension, digestive disorders, acid reflux- have their root at least in part from stress. Read More

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Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Its Use in Infertility

 

1 in 6 couples will experience some form of fertility problem.

Usually, it will be the woman who comes in to see me.  Most people will find themselves extremely surprised to find out that they did not get pregnant as soon as they wanted to.  I understand it.  So many of us grew up terrified of an accidental pregnancy, as if it were the easiest thing in the world to occur.  In fact, an incredible set of circumstances needs to be met in order for pregnancy to occur.

The most common question is “How does Acupuncture work” ?  The answer is “It depends”.  If the diagnosis for infertility is “Unexplained Infertility”, then we figure out their Chinese Diagnosis, and treat that.  If stress is a major component to the couple’s fertility problems, then acupuncture does a beautiful job of re-setting the nervous system and allowing the endocrine system to perform in the way it is meant to.  If uterine lining is thin, acupuncture promotes the flow of blood to the uterus and allows the lining to thicken. 

It is helpful when the couple comes in with a diagnosis, but many couples have done numerous tests and still lack a diagnosis.  We always have a diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, and  with acupuncture, herbs, and dietary advice can achieve pregnancy in many couples at the end of their rope and have nowhere else to turn. 

 

Amy Dickinson, L.Ac.  

 

 

 


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The Use of Acupuncture in Sports Medicine

Acupuncture is an ancient medicine, but it is also incredibly adaptable to the modern world  Depending on to whom you speak, acupuncture is between 3,000 and 5,000 years old.  At the beginning  of this medicine, using acupuncture  to treat sports injuries was certainly not high on its list of priorities!  Of greater concern was surviving the winter, getting enough food, saving one’s rice paddies from flood, etc..  Yet this very adaptable ancient medicine is a great too to have in any athlete’s tool kit, be they professional or weekend warrior.

 

I am fortunate to live in a very active city with many exceptional athletes.  Having been practicing acupuncture for over 15 years, I have been fortunate to have the privilege of treating some of the top athletes Boulder county. I have been able to help them in every stage of training- whist in season, while training for the season, while in recovery, just before and after an event.  I am amazed at the speed in which athletes recover when using acupuncture either alone or in conjunction with traditional therapies (PT, taping, stretching, etc)

 

What does acupuncture have to offer in the healing of sports injuries?  We can go “all woo-woo” on it and talk about stagnation in the meridians and Blood and qi deficiency, or we can speak about it in a language that MOST people will understand:  Acupuncture works by increasing the circulation in the area, and  decreasing swelling and inflammation.  Easy, understandable, and that is the root of so many sports injuries on which acupuncture works very well. 

 

I have successfully treated many athletic injuries, including, but not limited to:

·       -Runner’s knee

·       -Plantar fasciitis

·       -Ligamentous strain (MCL, ACL)

·       -Metatarsalgia

·       -Shin splints

·       -Posterior tibialis stress reaction

·       -Hamstring strain

·      - Ankle sprain

·       -Chondromalacia

·       -Iliotibial band syndrome

·       -Quadriceps imbalance

·       -Recovery from total knee replacement

And that’s only the lower extremity!  This list is meant not to show everything that acupuncture is useful for, but rather to exhibit it’s versatility. 

Acupuncture works by gently nudging the body into doing what it knows how to do- heal itself.  It is a very safe drug free (no problem with performance enhancing drug tests!) treatment method that every athlete should keep in their rehab kit-

Amy Dickinson, L.Ac., MTCM, is a 3rd generation Sports Medicine doctor- but the first one to use Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  She is an Associate Professor at Southwest Acupuncture College and directs the Interns of the Sports Medicine Clinic there. 


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