QiGong: Working with the Body’s Vital Energy

By Anna Recun, LAc   Qigong has been practiced by people of all ages and skill levels in China for centuries as a physical discipline, meditation technique and therapeutic activity. It helps to regulate health, decrease mental, physical or emotional stress and diminish physical pain. It is a great alternative therapeutic and preventative method to increase … Continued

The Acupuncture Face Lift!

by Ko Ching Lu EAMP, LAc   Greetings!  My name is Ko Ching Lu, and in case you have yet to hear about me, I am your new favorite Acupuncturist and just joined up with AIM last month.  When we were discussing topics for this newsletter, I was excited to share something that you may … Continued

Acupuncture and March Madness

by Debbie Yu, MS, L.Ac, DAOM Candidate 2017   Spring is coming! Sports, activity, and yang energy are rising! With more movement, comes more potential for injuries, or worry about re-activating old injuries. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can certainly help speed recovery in active injuries; and increase circulation and strengthen supporting structures to prevent old … Continued

A holistic approach to Back Pain

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft Back Pain, restricted range of motion, and laxity in joint movement are all very common occurrences during our lives.  That knowledge doesn’t make your back or other joints feel any better, but the good news is that there are some simple things you can do to alleviate that pain.  At AIM … Continued

How do I deal with stiff joints in the winter time?

  Ever wonder why some people’s joint pains and aches get worse in the cold weather? Well you’re not alone.  Lots of people wonder about those nagging pains, and of course, about the scientific reasons behind Granny’s “trick knee” that seems to be able to predict rainstorms.  They also wonder how to fix them, or … Continued

Case Study on Post-Herpetic Neuralgia and Shingles using Chinese Medicine

By Debbie Yu, LAc *In our work with natural healing, we often come across interesting case studies that serve as evidence of our success or lessons for future care.  In this case study, AIM Acupuncturist Debbie Yu shares a successful treatment and her reasoning behind the treatment.* A 50-something year old male came to me … Continued

Cervicalgia (neck pain) – an Eastern Approach

By Erin Alberda, LAc One of the most common ailments I treat as an acupuncturist is neck pain.  Some days the sheer volume of patients coming through my office with very similar complaints has my intakes sounding like a Dr. Seuss rhyme – does it hurt you when you move your head?  Does it hurt … Continued

AIM Acupuncturist Erin “David Letterman” Alberda’s Top 5 (sometimes unexpected) Reasons to get Acupuncture”!

  by Erin Alberda, LAc In the spirit of David Letterman’s retirement, we thought this was fitting!  Here are the top 5 reasons to get Acupuncture at Alpine Integrated Medicine:   Digestive Issues/Food Allergies.  While acupuncture will not fix food allergies, IBS, chrohns or colitis, acupuncture is extremely beneficial in treating some of the sequelae: … Continued

Acupuncture Happy Hour! June 18th at AIM! Only $20! RSVP!

AIM Acupuncturists Debbie Yu and Erin Alberda really wanted to go to happy hour they other day.  So instead they thought…”let’s bring happy hour to us!”  We all thought it was a great idea, and thus, Acupuncture Happy Hour was born! Please join us on June 18th for some great community acupuncture at a steal … Continued