Tools of the Trade: Gua Sha Treatment

Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese Medicine treatment that we use in our clinic to alleviate both chronic and acute pain. During the procedure, oil is applied to the problem area and then scraped away with a smooth-edged instrument. The guiding principle behind this ancient practice is to break up stagnation and promote the smooth flow…

Bone Broth Protein Veggie Frittata Recipe

Recipe By Dr. Axe Bone broth is a stock made primarily from the bones and connective tissues of animals or fish. Bone broth may contain both essential and inessential amino acids, which your body can use to augment or support various parts of your skeleton! This magical elixer also supports gut health and immune support…

What is Electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture has been shown to significantly enhance traditional acupuncture treatments. Using the same points as acupuncture, needles are attached to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. This can stimulate cells, tissues and entire bodily systems! In clinical studies, Electroacupuncture has shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions.…

Anti-inflammatory Coconut Tumeric Bites

By Michelle Hoover of Unbound Wellness Inflammation can lead to many health issues and symptoms including Cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, inability to lose weight, Autoimmune disease and more! Tumeric has been used for thousands of years as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Added into an otherwise healthy diet of beneficial fats and veggies, Turmeric can be a…

What Is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the burning of a small piece of mugwart on a point of the body. Patients experience a pleasant heating sensation, but no pain is experienced. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body, and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxibustion is…

Pediatric Acupuncture: Is It Right For My Child?

Here at Rocky Coast Family Acupuncture we treat children and adolescents specifically for anxiety, depression, headaches, low back pain, PMS and sports-related injuries. Acupuncture can be very effective in helping young adults adjust to their constantly changing and growing bodies. It also helps to center and calm them, which is the antithesis to their fast-paced…