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Dragon 2012; Yelp #51

January 22nd, 2012

 

 

23151 Verdugo Dr., Ste. 114

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

949.305.1703

(c) 619.341.4341

 

 

 

www.moveyourQi.com

Gung hay fat choy!  Xin nian kuai le!

 

We are celebrating Chinese New Year on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 pm.  Please reply if you are interested in joining us!  I will reply with the restaurant name at Irvine Spectrum.  It’s a school night, so please be on time.

 

Just bring $20/person (6+ years old) cash or a credit card and I’ll run it on my Square.  I typically order everything for the party and our guests just show up, eat and be merry!

 

Your family and friends are more than welcome to join us.  The more, the merry.

 

 

 


 

Liz M.

Long Beach, CA
5 Stars as of 1/19/12

Update – 1/19/2012

This update has been a long time in the making.  I have been a patient at Elements in Harmony for well over 2 years.  When I started seeing Anna, acupuncture was not a part of my long-term plan.  I had hoped to be in and out in a few sessions and figured that I would stop seeing her when my anxiety was gone.  My life has been completely change and I can’t imagine giving it up.  With my anxiety gone (yes, completely), I continue to see major (although sometimes subtle) positive improvements in my body, my mind, and in my life.

Anna is a wiz with physical issues like dry skin, insomnia, digestion problems, joint pain, allergies, and headaches (the list goes on).  She’s done wonders for my immune system.  In fact, I can’t remember the last cold I had.  And, ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you, I no longer suffer the emotional and physical effects of PMS.  (Goodbye cramps and hormonal roller-coaster!)  Stress has less and less effect on me.  Anna has also reduced my compulsive thinking dramatically.  I have virtually no road-rage and find myself a much more peaceful, clearheaded, and focused person.

Here are a few things an acupuncture newbie might have questions about:

Needles.  I know, I know – you hate needles.  I do, too.  (Yes, I’m serious!)  I’m here to tell you that acupuncture doesn’t hurt.  Sure, one needle out of a hundred may sting a bit – but it’s NOTHING like getting a shot.  Injection needles are significantly larger and most of the pain is from the fluid, itself, being injected.  If you’re truthfully scared, ask Anna to let you try a single needle before you buy a session.  She’ll give you some time to try it out – she’s cool like that.

Community sessions.  Most people will opt for “community sessions” because they’re less expensive than private-room sessions.  You’ll be in a large room with a few other people.  Soft music helps drown out any noise created by folks coming or going.  You also have the option to wear ear-buds and listen, quietly, to your own tunes.  Either way, be prepared to meditate or sleep for your time in treatment.

Privacy.  Many acupuncturists who offer community sessions usually don’t have a private space where you can share your medical and personal concerns.  Anna has a private office where she sees patients before treatment.  You are able to discuss your issues without other people knowing your business.

Cost.  I’ve done research on acupuncture prices and Anna is significantly less costly than other practitioners.  She also offers deals for regular patients.  Obviously acupuncture is an investment, but it’s worth the long-term pay-off.

Ongoing learning.  Every time I visit, Anna tells me about some new thing she’s learned.  Whether it’s from a book she’s been reading, a conference she attended, or some breakthrough in alternative medicine, Anna is a true healer – constantly evaluating her current methods and searching for further information to help those who trust her with their care.

Oh, and by the way, at the time that I’m posting this, Anna has nearly 50 Yelp reviews.  You’ll want to make sure to go through the 40 ‘filtered’ reviews of people praising her healing.  You can find a nearly-invisible link to them at the bottom of this list of reviews.

If Western medicine can’t (or won’t) help, if you’re sick of being sick, or if you just want better peace of mind, give Anna a try!

 
 

 

I wish you GREATNESS,

 

Anna N. Dolopo, L.Ac.

Master Qi Mover

 

 

Fertility, Pregnancy, Delivery

January 12th, 2012

Welcome to the world, Edie!
 
 
 
Another beautiful baby

I would like to thank you, Anna, for your support, advice, and acupuncture expertise throughout my pregnancy.

I came to Anna in January of 2011 to begin acupuncture treatments to support in fertility in conceiving my second child. I have one healthy toddler boy that I had conceived while getting acupuncture treatments and my husband and I were now focused on growing our family again. I had been pregnant in the summer of 2010, but it had ended preterm in a miscarriage. So in January 2011 I began acupuncture sessions with Anna in hopes of becoming pregnant with my second child – and by the end of the month I was pregnant! My husband and I were thrilled to be expanding our family again – but also cautious through that first trimester, based on the experience we had had the summer prior.  I continued to see Anna once a week for acupuncture treatments to ensure a strong and viable pregnancy. By the end of 20 weeks, my pregnancy was going very well and we learned we would be having a baby girl!!!

I also visited Anna right before going into labor for help in inducing labor – I was three days past my due date when I visited her for a treatment and went into labor the following day and had my baby girl that evening – Edie, 9 lbs 5 ounces and 22 inches long.

Anna is incredible at what she does, and also very informative, knowledgeable and supportive throughout my pregnancy. Thank you!!!

 
 

Weightloss, Stress, Improved lifestyle

January 11th, 2012
Qi Mail™
The Acupuncture Newsletter
January 2012
Anna Dolopo, M.T.O.M., L.Ac.
Elements in Harmony Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
23151 Verdugo Drive, Suite 114
http://moveyourQi.com
949-305-1703

Create Lasting Resolve to Reach Your Goals with Acupuncture

 

The start of the new year is a time of looking back at what we have achieved in the past year and looking forward to the future. This period of remembrance and resolution may be challenging but it is both productive and rewarding. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help achieve the change you seek as it assists in illness prevention, stress relief, minimizes aches and pains, improves energy and nurtures balance. This calm and clarity strengthens your resolve as you take the next step in achieving your goals.

Here are a few ways that Acupuncture can help you achieve your goals:

Lose Weight
Losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you reach your goal weight and maintain it by promoting better digestion, smoothing emotions, reducing appetite, improving metabolism, and eliminating food cravings–all of which can help energize the body, maximize absorption of nutrients, regulate elimination, control overeating, suppress the appetite and reduce anxiety.

Get in Shape
Renewed enthusiasm to exercise in order to enhance fitness levels, train for a competition, or lose weight can come at a painful price for those who try to do too much too quickly. Recent studies show that acupuncture effectively treats sports injuries such as strains, sprains, musculoskeletal pain, swollen muscles and shin splints.

Eliminate Stress
Stress reduction is always on the top ten list for New Year’s resolutions and for a good reason; it is often the cause of illness and deterioration of health. Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of stress, anxiety and lowering blood pressure. In addition to acupuncture, Oriental medicine offers a whole range of tools that can be integrated into your life to keep stress in check.

Improved Quality of Life
If pain is keeping you from living life to the fullest, acupuncture can help as it has no side effects and can be helpful for all types of pain, regardless of the cause or where it is located. Increasingly, people are looking for more natural approaches to help relieve painful conditions instead of relying on medication. In addition to reducing pain, acupuncture also hastens the healing process by increasing circulation and attracting white blood cells to an injured area.

Call today to see how Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can help you keep your resolutions and prepare for the year ahead! 

Healthy Brain Habits

Keeping the goals we have set for ourselves in addition to outlining and completing the tasks needed to accomplish those goals can be overwhelming. Here are a few steps you can take to help optimize brain health and sharpen your memory:

Eat More Produce – Studies that focus on food and memory show that the more produce you eat, the better. One 25-year Harvard Medical School study of more than 13,000 women showed that the participants who ate relatively high amounts of vegetables over the years had less age-related decline in memory. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, and leafy green vegetables had the biggest effect on helping women retain their memory during the course of the study. In another study, the phytochemicals, anthocyanin (found in berries of all colors and cherries) and quercetin (found in onions, kale and apples), actually reversed some of the age-related memory deficits in laboratory animals.

Take Care of Your Heart – A healthy heart makes for a healthy brain. Because oxygen and nutrients are carried in the blood stream, anything that impedes blood flow will starve those all-important brain cells. Review your blood pressure and cholesterol level. Know your numbers and if they are elevated, take immediate measures to bring them down.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep -When we sleep, the brain has time to recharge. Studies show that 7-8 hours of sleep a night helps to strengthen memory. Practicing good sleep habits helps keep the brain and the rest of the body functioning at its best.

Exercise – Regular physical activity has been shown to decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by about half. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain and helps regulate blood sugar levels, both of which improve brain function and memory. Aim for 30 minutes a day.

Challenge Your Brain – Keep your mind active and challenged. Brain function decreases with age. Studies show that cognitive exercise can improve blood flow to the brain. Spend at least 15 minutes each day on a mental exercise such as a crossword puzzle, journaling or learning a new language in order to slow memory loss.

 

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In This Issue

  • Create Lasting Resolve to Reach Your Goals with Acupuncture
  • Healthy Brain Habits
  • Mental Clarity Boost
  • The Will Power Connection

Mental Clarity Boost

 

Feeling a little foggy? Having trouble concentrating?

Massage acupuncture point Du 20 for some mental clarity.

Du 20 is located on top of the head, midway between the ears. It is used to clear the mind and improve focus.

Stimulate the point with your index finger 35-40 seconds for a quick “brain boost.”

The Will Power Connection

 

Is there a body/mind connection to will power?

According to the principles of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine there is. Will power, or “Zhi,” is said to reside in the kidneys and the state of the Kidney Qi directly correlates to the fortitude of our will power.

In Oriental medicine, disease prevention begins with a protective layer around the exterior of the body called wei qi, or defensive energy. If you catch colds easily, have low energy and require a long time recuperating from an illness, your wei qi may be deficient.

Nourishing Qi can help greatly enhance the body’s ability to thrive in times of stress, aid in healing, prevent illness and increase vitality. According to Oriental medicine, recharging your battery and regeneration of vital energy, Qi, will help you live, look and feel your best!

YELP #50, Chinese Herbal Formulas in stock 1/11/12

January 11th, 2012
 

Providing EXCELLENCE in the field of Chinese Medicine

 

January 10, 2012

Cat T.
Huntington Beach, CA
5 Stars as of  1/2/2012

Having recently given up on becoming a mother myself – I was understandably elated when  I tested positive for pregnancy at my OBGYN’s clinic.  Shortly thereafter I secured a terrific Midwife (see OC Midwifery review) and she referred me to Anna @ Elements in Harmony. Right from the start Anna took me under her wing, providing me the best prenatal care. I so looked forward to my weekly visits. I learned that Anna has helped many women get pregnant after years of issues as well as help Mommies like me maintain successful pregnancies after prior multiple miscarriages. Anna treated me for body aches, maintaining my healthy immune system, swelling, morning sickness and more for the duration of my entire pregnancy. At 40 weeks she helped me go in to labor naturally. I am certain that due to her care I was in optimal condition throughout my pregnancy. My daughter was born at home – healthy, alert and drug free. My daughter is also exceptionally calm – this I  attribute to Anna’s acupuncture and my frequent visits. I have seen Anna post pardum as well and will continue to see her in the future. She’s a true healer.

 

Chinese Herbs at Elements in Harmony Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

-Anna Dolopo, L.Ac.

www.moveyourQi.com

 

Herbs in stock as of January 10, 2012

 

*Each bottle of herbs normally costs $40-50, so if you see a price next to it that is different, it is because it is currently on sale.  The number in parentheses shows how many I have in stock.  The price listed is for each bottle.*

 

Insurance does not pay for herbs.
All out-of-network insurance paying patients must pay out-of-pocket.

 

The functions next to the herbal formula are EXAMPLES of what the formula may be good for.  The formulas may also have other functions that I use for my patients’ healthcare needs.  You must be a CURRENT ACUPUNCTURE PATIENT TO RECEIVE HERBS.  A proper Chinese medical examination, diagnosis and treatment protocol are required for me to prescribe and dispense herbal formulas.  All formulas are given with quality control.  Modern formulas are dispensed with western/eastern medical explanations.  I do not provide information for Classical formulas.  I only give information for Modern formulas.

 

***These explanations are only examples.  The respective formula may not be the right formula for you.  I would have to speak with you during a treatment to understand what formula would be most suitable for your overall healthcare needs.

 

Scroll to the very bottom and you will see what herbs are NOT in stock.  The next order will be going out in two weeks.  Please let me know what you need whether they are listed here or if they are missing from this list.  Thanks!

 

Herbal formulas listed by symptoms:

 

Antibiotics:

Herbal ABX – sale for $26

 

Bleeding Issues:

Notoginseng 9 $36 sale (2)

 

Blood Stagnation:

Circulation SJ

 

Breast Feeding:

Venus $35 (2)

 

Cancer Support:

C/R Support – side effects from chemo/radiation $40 capsules

 

Depression:

Shine – depression $31 (2) sale

 

Diabetes Type II:

Equilibrium – diabetes mellitus (POWDER & capsules 2)

 

Digestive Issues:

Gentle Lax Deficient – constipation; colon cleanser 3
GI Care – ulcers; acid reflux $29 sale

GI Care HMR – hemorrhoids 1
GI Harmony – irritable bowel syndrome (2)

GI Tonic 2

 

Edema:

Herbal DRX – edema; feeling of heaviness in body

 

Female Health Issues:

Menotrol – infertility, amenorrhea, PCOS due to blood stasis and coldness

Resolve Lower – fibroids; benign tumors in uterus/ovaries

V-Statin $33 – vaginitis, UTI

 

Gallbladder Issues:

Dissolve GS –  gallbladder and bile duct inflammation; gallstones; severe sharp epigastric pain

 

Gout:

Flex GT – gout

 

Headaches:

Corydalin [      Various kinds of headaches (according to western medicine): sinus, orbital, tension or migraine headaches  $35 capsule (2)

 

Immune Enhancement:

Cordyceps 3 [     Chronic immune deficiency -$40

[      Chronic fatigue syndrome

[      Sexual/reproductive dysfunction

[      Respiratory dysfunction

[      Chronic trachitis

[      Allergic rhinitis

[      Kidney impairment

[      Tinnitus

[      Arrhythmia

[      Hyperlipidemia

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Enhances energy and increases the basal metabolism

[      Increases sperm count and sperm motility

[      Improves kidney and ear function

[      Prevents and treats respiratory disorders

[      Prevents and treats elevated cholesterol levels

[      Prevents and treats cardiovascular disorders, such as arrhythmia and high blood pressure

[      Stimulates the immune system to fight against cancer

Immune +  capsule $33 (2)

Weak or compromised immune system

[      Frequent bacterial or viral infections, such as common colds and/or influenza

[      Prolonged recovery period from bacterial or viral infections

[      Cancer patients with weakened immune systems from radiation or chemotherapy treatment

[      HIV/AIDS patients with weakened immune systems 7

[      Individuals with no significant complaints, but desire to enhance their immunity

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Enhances the immune system: increases white blood cell count

[      Anticancer activity: inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Use as an immune supportive therapy for patients receiving radiation or chemotherapy.

[      Inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria

[      Boosts energy and vitality

 

Insomnia:

Calm – PMS, stress, mood swings, anxiety, nervousness  $35  sale (2)

Calm ES $32 sale (2)

Calm ZZZ – chronic and constant stress $30 (capsules)

Schisandra ZZZ $30

 

Hair Loss:

Polygonum 14 – hair loss; premature graying $25 (2)

 

Infection with Swelling:

Resolve AI (Anti-Inflammatory)

[      Infection and inflammation with swelling: goiter, lymphedema, hemorrhoids, intestinal polyps, tonsillitis, appendicitis, infected lesions, dermatological swellings, mastitis, sinusitis, osteomyelitis, cellulitis, and thrombophlebitis

[      Formation of hardness and nodules: any type of swelling, mass, enlargement, hardness, nodule, scrofula, boil, carbuncle, goiter, sore, lump, furuncle, abscess, polyp, hordeolum or hard-seated lesion in the body that may or may not have accompanying pus, pain or heat sensations

[      Lymphatic blockage: this formula drains the lymphatic system to clear stagnation

[      Pfeiffer’s disease

 

Kidney Yin Deficiency:

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan $31

 

Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiencies:

Nourish powder $35

 

Kidney Stones:

Dissolve KS – kidney stones

 

Libido:

Vitality $30 (2)

 

Liver Issues:

Liver DTX – liver damage with high levels of SGPT and SGOT, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis; addiction: detoxifies liver during alcohol, drug or smoking cessation (3)

Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin

 

Pain:

Back Support Chronic  $26 (2)

Back Support HD $26

Herbal Analgesic sale $25

Knee  & Ankle Chronic

 

Prostate Issues:

P-Statin (2)

 

Psychological disorders:

Calm ES $32 sale (2)

 

Shingles:

Dermatrol (HZ) – [      Shingles (herpes zoster)

[      Shingles with skin lesions and nerve pain

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Antiviral effect to shorten the duration and suppress the severity of shingles

[      Analgesic effect to relieve pain

[      Anti-inflammatory effect to reduce inflammation

 

Sinus Issues:

Magnolia Clear Sinus [      Sinusitis and/or rhinitis $31 sale

[      Sinus pain and headache

[      Seasonal allergies, especially in the winter and spring

[      General nasal problems, such as stuffy nose, sneezing, loss of smell, clear watery nasal discharge, etc.

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Constricts the vessels in the nasal mucosa to treat sinusitis and rhinitis

[      Reduces nasal mucous secretions

[      Desensitizes the patients from allergens to prevent seasonal allergies

Peuraria Clear Sinus $25 sale (2)

 

Skin Issues:

Dermatrol PS $35 (2)

[      Psoriasis

[      Dermatological disorders with lesions, blisters or severe itching of the skin

[      Acne with pus and redness

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Suppresses proliferation of the psoriatic cells

[      Reduces tissue inflammation

[      General action to relieve dermatological disorders such as rash, itching and eczema

Silerex $25

Yin Care – $20 (2)  -topical

 

Sperm-related Issues:

Vital Essence $30 (2)

 

Stress:

Calm – PMS, stress, mood swings, anxiety, nervousness  $35  sale (2)

Calm ES $32 sale (2)

Calm ZZZ – chronic and constant stress $30 (capsules)

 

Throat (sore):

Lonicera Complex –$31

[      Bacterial infections: bronchitis, pneumonia

[      Mild throat infections: sore throat

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Herbal antibiotic: treats both viral and bacterial infections

[      Antiviral properties: reduces the severity and duration of viral infections

[      Antibacterial properties: reduces the severity and duration of bacterial infections

[      Enhances the immune system

 

Thyroid Issues:

Thyrodex – Grave’s Disease; hyperthyroidism

Thyro-Forte – hypothyroidism 2

Weightloss:

Herbalite – obesity with excess appetite; constant craving for food; weight gain  (POWDER, capsules 2) on sale $25 capsule, $30 powder

 

Withdrawal from additions:

Calm ES $32 sale (2)

 

 

Herbs listed in Alphabetical Order:

Back Support Chronic  $26 (2)

Back Support HD $26

 

C/R Support – side effects from chemo/radiation $40 capsules

Calm – PMS, stress, mood swings, anxiety, nervousness  $35  sale (2)

Calm ES $32 sale (2)

Calm ZZZ – chronic and constant stress $30 (capsules)

Circulation (SJ)

Cordyceps 3 [     Chronic immune deficiency -$40

[      Chronic fatigue syndrome

[      Sexual/reproductive dysfunction

[      Respiratory dysfunction

[      Chronic trachitis

[      Allergic rhinitis

[      Kidney impairment

[      Tinnitus

[      Arrhythmia

[      Hyperlipidemia

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Enhances energy and increases the basal metabolism

[      Increases sperm count and sperm motility

[      Improves kidney and ear function

[      Prevents and treats respiratory disorders

[      Prevents and treats elevated cholesterol levels

[      Prevents and treats cardiovascular disorders, such as arrhythmia and high blood pressure

[      Stimulates the immune system to fight against cancer

Corydalin [      Various kinds of headaches (according to western medicine): sinus, orbital, tension or migraine headaches  $35 capsule (2)

Dermatrol (HZ) – [      Shingles (herpes zoster)

[      Shingles with skin lesions and nerve pain

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Antiviral effect to shorten the duration and suppress the severity of shingles

[      Analgesic effect to relieve pain

[      Anti-inflammatory effect to reduce inflammation

Dermatrol PS $35 (2)

[      Psoriasis

[      Dermatological disorders with lesions, blisters or severe itching of the skin

[      Acne with pus and redness

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Suppresses proliferation of the psoriatic cells

[      Reduces tissue inflammation

[      General action to relieve dermatological disorders such as rash, itching and eczema
Dissolve GS –  gallbladder and bile duct inflammation; gallstones; severe sharp epigastric pain

Dissolve KS – kidney stones

Equilibrium – diabetes mellitus (POWDER & capsules 2)

 

Flex GT – gout

Gentle Lax Deficient – constipation; colon cleanser 3
GI Care – ulcers; acid reflux $29 sale

GI Care HMR – hemorrhoids 1
GI Harmony – irritable bowel syndrome (2)

GI Tonic 2
Herbal ABX – sale for $26

Herbal Analgesic sale $25

Herbal DRX – edema; feeling of heaviness in body

Herbalite – obesity with excess appetite; constant craving for food; weight gain  (POWDER, capsules 2) on sale $25 capsule, $30 powder

 

Immune +  capsule $33 (2)

Weak or compromised immune system

[      Frequent bacterial or viral infections, such as common colds and/or influenza

[      Prolonged recovery period from bacterial or viral infections

[      Cancer patients with weakened immune systems from radiation or chemotherapy treatment

[      HIV/AIDS patients with weakened immune systems 7

[      Individuals with no significant complaints, but desire to enhance their immunity

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Enhances the immune system: increases white blood cell count

[      Anticancer activity: inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Use as an immune supportive therapy for patients receiving radiation or chemotherapy.

[      Inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria

[      Boosts energy and vitality
Knee  & Ankle Chronic

 

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan $31

Liver DTX – liver damage with high levels of SGPT and SGOT, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis; addiction: detoxifies liver during alcohol, drug or smoking cessation (3)

Lonicera Complex –$31

[      Bacterial infections: bronchitis, pneumonia

[      Mild throat infections: sore throat

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Herbal antibiotic: treats both viral and bacterial infections

[      Antiviral properties: reduces the severity and duration of viral infections

[      Antibacterial properties: reduces the severity and duration of bacterial infections

[      Enhances the immune system

 

Magnolia Clear Sinus [      Sinusitis and/or rhinitis $31 sale

[      Sinus pain and headache

[      Seasonal allergies, especially in the winter and spring

[      General nasal problems, such as stuffy nose, sneezing, loss of smell, clear watery nasal discharge, etc.

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Constricts the vessels in the nasal mucosa to treat sinusitis and rhinitis

[      Reduces nasal mucous secretions

[      Desensitizes the patients from allergens to prevent seasonal allergies

Menotrol – infertility, amenorrhea, PCOS due to blood stasis and coldness

 

Notoginseng 9 $36 sale (2)

Nourish powder $35

 

Peuraria Clear Sinus $25 sale (2)
Polygonum 14 – hair loss; premature graying $25 (2)

P-Statin (2)

 

Resolve AI – inflammation/infection with swelling
Resolve Lower – fibroids; benign tumors in uterus/ovaries

 

Schisandra ZZZ $30

Shine – depression $31 (2) sale
Silerex $25

 

Thyrodex – Grave’s Disease; hyperthyroidism
Thyro-Forte – hypothyroidism 2
Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin

V-Statin $33

Venus $35 (2)

Vital Essence $30 (2)

Vitality $30 (2)

 

Yin Care – $20 (2)

 

Herbs not currently in stock.

 

Adrenoplex – premature aging; patients who are burned out; diminished sexual and physical functions

Arm Support ***Order for C.T.***

Balance Cold

Blossom 1 – $35 capsules, $40 powder, 2 – $35, 3- $35, 4 – $35 (2)

Bu zhong yi qi tang $30

Flex CD (2) $30

-C.T.

Flex Heat – arthritis; gout; rheumatic disorders
Gastrodia Complex – hypertension

GI Care II – traveler’s diarrhea; gastroenteritis

GI Care UC – ulcerative colitis

Herbal ENT  [      All excess conditions presenting with fire, heat, damp-heat, or toxic heat

[      Conditions with red tongue, yellow or greasy yellow tongue coating or forceful, rapid pulse

[      This combination is used as an adjunct formula to clear heat

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Antibacterial effects

[      Antiviral effects

[      Antifungal effects

[      Broad spectrum antibiotic functions

Kidney Tonic Yang

Knee & Ankle Acute – pain

Mense Ease

Migatrol – [      Migraine headache: acute and chronic

[      Tension headache: acute and chronic

[      Cluster headache: acute and chronic

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Analgesic action to relieve pain

[      Anti-inflammatory influence to reduce inflammation

[      Treats various types of headaches

Neck and shoulder acute
Neck and Shoulder (chronic) on sale $25 (2)
Neuroplus – Alzheimer’s; Parkinson’s; MS; post-stroke

Pinellia XPT -  expectorant; RTI with profuse yellow/green sputum; post-nasal drip; pneumonia with cough/dyspnea; common cold/flu with chest congestion and fullness

Respitrol CF $25

[      Cough with associated symptoms such as sputum, chest congestion, wheezing and dyspnea

[      Cough from acute conditions, such as common cold, influenza and lung infection

[      Chronic cough induced by various conditions, such as infection, drugs, smoking and others

[      Cough in tuberculosis or cancer of the lung

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Antitussive effect to suppress cough

[      Expectorant effect to eliminate phlegm and reduce congestion

[      Bronchodilating effect to relieve wheezing and dyspnea

[      Antibiotic effect to treat cough with infection

Respitrol Cold $30

Respitrol Heat [      Respiratory disorders with heat manifestations

[      Common cold or flu with fever, thick yellow nasal discharge, and/or cough

[      Wheezing and dyspnea with a choking sensation, coughing with chest distention, fever, irritability, flushed face, and yellow sputum

[      Pneumonia, pertussis, or respiratory tract infections with heat manifestations, such as cough, chest distention, fever and yellow sputum

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Bronchodilating effect that relaxes the bronchial muscles and relieves spasms

[      Antitussive and expectorant function to stop cough and eliminate sputum and phlegm

[      Antipyretic action to reduce fever and body temperature

Respitrol Deficient – 2 [      Chronic respiratory disorders characterized by a weak or deficient body constitution

[      Chronic breathing problems such as chronic asthma, bronchitis, and pulmonary emphysema

[      General symptoms and signs of deficiency including shortness of breath characterized by difficulty in inhalation but normal exhalation, wheezing and shortness of breath that becomes worse with physical exertion, snoring sounds in the throat due to phlegm accumulation, low-pitched rhonchi, audible wheezes, frail cough with sputum, dry throat, aversion to wind, spontaneous sweating, red cheeks, red tongue with scanty coating, and a thready-rapid pulse.

WESTERN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS

[      Anti-asthmatic effect that treats asthma and relieves wheezing and dyspnea 1,10,11

[      Antitussive and expectorant functions which stop cough and eliminate sputum and phlegm

Si Jun Zi Tang

Symmetry – Bell’s Palsy; facial paralysis; TMJ

Traumanex

 

Anna Dolopo, L.Ac.
23151 Verdugo Dr., Ste. 114

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

office: 949.305.1703

cell: 619.341.4341

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January 4th, 2012
Qi Mail™
The Acupuncture Newsletter
December 2011
Anna Dolopo, M.T.O.M., L.Ac.
Elements in Harmony Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
23151 Verdugo Drive, Suite 114
http://moveyourQi.com
949-305-1703

Alleviate Your Stress with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

 

As a normal part of life, stress enables us to get things done. If left unmanaged, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical problems. Stress causes a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body. These energetic imbalances can throw off the immune system or cause symptoms of pain, sleep disturbances, abnormal digestion, headaches, menstrual irregularities, aggravation of already troublesome health conditions and, over time, more serious illnesses can develop.

Stressful situations that last over a long period of time can create an ongoing low-level stress that puts continual pressure on the nervous system, increasing activity, and can cause the overproduction of hormones. The extra stress hormones over an extended period of time may wear out the body’s reserves, lead to fatigue, depression, a weakened immune system, and a host of serious physical and psychological ailments.

Some signs of stress overload include:

- anxiety or panic attacks
- feelings of constant pressure, hassled and hurried
- irritability and moodiness
- physical symptoms such as stomach problems, headaches, or even chest pain
- allergic reactions, such as eczema or asthma
- problems sleeping
- overindulgence in food, alcohol, smoking, or drugs
- sadness or depression

Stress is often the cause of illness and the deterioration of health. Finding a release valve for your stress can help you stay healthy. According to Oriental medicine, stress, frustration, and unresolved anger can play an important part in throwing the immune system off and allowing pathogens to affect the body. Through acupuncture, these energy blockages can be addressed. Acupuncture points can help energy flow smoothly, and alleviate not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety itself.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of stress. Acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out cortisol and other waste chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture also decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes the muscles.

In addition to acupuncture, Oriental medicine offers a wide range of tools and techniques that can be integrated into your wellness plan to keep stress in check. These tools include Tui Na, Qi Gong exercises, dietary therapy, meditations and acupressure that you can administer at home.

While it isn’t always possible to remove the external forces causing stress, the ability to effectively deal with stress is a choice. Take time for yourself to cultivate the energy you need to handle your stress more skillfully and effectively.

If you or someone you know is experiencing stress or a stress related disorder, contact us for more information about how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you regain peace of mind, regulate your immune system and stay healthy and schedule an appointment today!

 

Acupuncture Gives Hope to Patients with PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a severe type of anxiety disorder. PTSD results from a person witnessing or being involved in a traumatic event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror, such as, a natural disaster, rape, childhood abuse, a tragic accident, or war. Signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder typically begin within three months of a traumatic event but can, in some instances, occur years after the event.

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder include:

1. Intrusive memories – flashbacks and nightmares of events

2. Avoidance and numbing – feeling emotionally numb, hopelessness about the future, avoiding anything that is a reminder of the precipitating event.

3. Hyperarousal – increased anxiety, irritability or anger, self-destructive behavior (e.g., excessive drinking), and an exaggerated startle response (jumping at sounds)

Acupuncture as Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In the last couple of years, acupuncture, has been getting more attention as a treatment for PTSD, particularly from military and veterans since soldiers post combat are at a high risk for suffering from PTSD. The results from acupuncture are hopeful. Time and again, acupuncture has proven to be an effective modality for treating the symptoms of PTSD.

Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB), a group that previously provided relief to the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti and hurricane in New Orleans, launched The Military Stress Recovery Project. This organization provides free acupuncture treatments for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their families. Treated military personnel have reported improved mental clarity, less anxiety, and a reduction in stress.

There are good precedents for the use of acupuncture to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Walter Reed Medical Center, a military hospital, has begun to investigate acupuncture as a viable treatment for returning veterans.

Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine conducted a clinical trial examining the effects of acupuncture on the symptoms of PTSD. They analyzed depression, anxiety, and impairment in 73 people who had been diagnosed with PTSD and found that acupuncture provided treatment effects similar to group cognitive-behavioral therapy. Both acupuncture and cognitive-behavioral therapy were superior to the control group. Additionally, treatment effects of acupuncture and group therapy were maintained for 3 months after the end of treatment.

Why does acupuncture help the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder? Correctly placed needles help the body re-regulate itself from the effects of stress, PTSD, depression and anxiety. In turn, this allows the individual to focus on their activities and enable them to deal with daily events.

Source: Hollifield, M., Sinclair-Lian, N., Warner, T., and Hammerschlag, R. “Acupuncture for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.” The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, June, 2007 V195(6):504-13.

 

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