• Winter Tips for Wellness

    Date: 2016.02.18 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Winter Tips for Wellness

    Kidneys & Urinary Bladder are the organs associated with the Winter season. Some tips to have a healthier happier season.

    Acupressure points – rubbing these points 30-60 seconds can stimulate and promote health and well-being.

    Kidney 3 – in the depression between the inner ankle and Achilles tendon, located at the same level as the ankle bone

    Used to treat low back, ankle and foot pain as well as abdominal pain and discomfort, diarrhea, tinnitus, headache, dizziness, cough, asthma, wheezing, poor memory, impotence and menstruation

    Urinary Bladder 2 – on the inner edge of the eyebrows

    Used for blurry and difficult vision and red and painful eyes. Also for headaches around and behind the eyes, sinus congestion, facial paralysis and facial tics.

    Other points: Kidney 27 and Urinary Bladder 60

    Feel free to step inside our office for clarification of these point locations or give us a call

    Winter foods to eat: Salty foods help to Nourish the Kidney Qi Warming foods help to warm the body’s core. Eat soups and stews, root vegetables, beans, miso and seaweed, garlic and ginger.

  • Summer Tips for Wellness

    Date: 2015.06.15 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    The Heart and Small Intestine are the organs associated with the Summer season. The Spleen and Stomach are associated with the late Summer Season. Here are some tips to have a healthier happier season.

     

    Acupressure points – rubbing these points 30-60 seconds can stimulate and promote health and well-being. Feel free to step inside our office for clarification of these point locations

    Heart 7  – With the palm facing up, on the inside of the wrist, on the little finger side of the crease where the hand meets the wrist                             

    Functions: promotes a calm mind, alleviates anxiety, stimulates memory, corrects insomnia, alleviates sadness, fear and fright, and palpitations

    Spleen 6 –  located just off the edge of the bone approximately 3 inches above the inside ankle

    Functions: Abdominal pain & distention, loose stools, fatigue, vaginal discharge, hernia, PMS symptoms, low libido, vertigo, dizziness, insomnia

    Other beneficial acupressure points:

    Stomach 36 – balances digestion, helps fight fatigue, supports immune system, depression, dizziness, headaches, anemia

    Small Intestine 3 – used for stiff neck & shoulders, low back pain, headaches, tinnitus, night sweats, sore throat, dizziness, earaches

     

     

     
  • Spring Tips for Wellness

    Date: 2015.06.15 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    The Liver and Gallbladder are the organs associated with the Spring season. Here are some tips to have a healthier happier season.

     

    Acupressure points – rubbing these points 30-60 seconds can stimulate and promote health and well-being. Feel free to step inside our office for clarification of these point locations

    Liver 3 – on the top of the foot, in the depression between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones meet

    Used for dizziness, headaches, vertigo, epilepsy, painful &/or blurry eyes, irregular menstruation, depression, uterine bleeding and prolapse, urine retention, genital pain, frequent sighing, insomnia

    Gallbladder 34 –  below the outside of the knee, in the depression, just off the shin bone. Approximately 1 inch anterior & interior to the head of the fibula

    Used to relax the tendons & joints, treats numbness of the leg, stiffness of the neck, shoulder & elbow, swelling & pain of the knees, face & head. Also for Gallbladder problems, jaundice, hypochondriac pain, constipation & vomiting

    Anger and depression are the emotions of the Liver & Gallbladder. These emotions will ascend your Qi and cause health issues. Give us a call to help calm these emotions.

  • Fall Tips for Wellness

    Date: 2014.09.26 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Lungs are the organs associated with the Fall season. Here are some tips to have a healthier happier season.

     

    Acupressure points – rubbing these points 30-60 seconds can stimulate and promote health and well-being.

    Large Intestine 20 – on the face, level with the bottom of the nostril, on the groove that is formed when you smile                             

    Used for nasal congestion and discharge, rhinitis, loss of sense of smell, sneezing, nasal polyps, and nose bleeds.  Also used for itchy eyes and facial pain with swelling.

    Lung 7 – Roughly 2 inches above the base of the thumb

    Used for Nasal congestion, cough, headache, asthma, chills & fever

    Lung 9 – On the wrist crease, just below the thumb

    Used for cough, asthma, wheezing, shortness of breath, red & painful eyes

    Large Intestine 4  – on the back of the hand between the thumb and first finger, in the fleshy part of the hand

    Used for headaches, nasal discharge, rhinitis, sneezing, pain in the eyes

    Fall foods to eat: Pungent foods help to Nourish the Lung Qi  Onions, ginger, cayenne, basil, mint, rice, steamed veggies, mustard, tofu, soy beans, pear, wheatgrass juice, daikon radish, and  sea veggies to strengthen the blood and circulate qi

  • Accepting VA authorizations for Non-VA acupuncture care

    Date: 2014.08.11 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Veterans now can receive non-VA acupuncture care at local Veteran owned Acupuncture clinic

     Family Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is now on the provider list for non-VA acupuncture care.  Local Veterans Guek Charest and Steve Charest are Florida licensed Acupuncture Physicians. They are dedicated to helping fellow Veterans receive the best acupuncture care to improve their health.  Veterans will need to see their VA Primary Care Provider (PCP) to request an authorization for non-VA acupuncture care.  Call Family Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for further details. 941-545-7305. We are located at 5702 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209.

  • Complimentary Consultations

    Date: 2013.07.13 | Category: Acupuncture | Response: 0

    Join us every Tuesday as we host an open meeting for anyone interested in bettering their health with acupuncture. The meeting will run from 12:30 – 1:30. Acupuncture Physician Guek Tang Charest will answer any questions you may have regarding how acupuncture may be able to help feel better. Please RSVP so we know that you are joining us. 941-545-7305.

  • Grand Opening Celebration

    Date: 2013.05.18 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Join us as we celebrate our Grand Opening at our beautiful new location. Our facility is more spacious with easy access and ample parking.

    Date: Wednesday May 29, 2013

    Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm – 6:30pm

    Address: 5702-A Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209

    Food: Asian and American – light refreshments and snacks

    Events: Acupuncture Demonstrations, free stress reduction treatments ($20 value)

    Meet your Acupuncture Physicians Guek Charest and Steve Charest

     

  • Acupuncture Rocks!

    Date: 2013.02.18 | Category: Acupuncture | Response: 1

  • New website up and running!!!

    Date: 2013.02.18 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

  • Hello world!

    Date: 2013.02.18 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

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