Some things are worth working hard for, and this was one of them!

Dr. Barbie
My work here is done...well not quite, maybe it's just starting! Acupuncturists in the U.S. traditionally practice with a Masters degree in either Traditional Chinese Medicine or acupuncture but professional doctorate programs are now increasingly available.  In an effort to better serve my patients and my community I made a commitment early this year to go back to school to receive a Doctor of...
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6 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

Stay healthy this winter
6 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter Wow, I feel like the plague has hit Hudson, WI! It seems like everyone is coming in with some kind of bug lately and after they get over their bug half of them end up with lingering sinus issues and end up feeling miserable for weeks!  If this doesn’t sound like you, then HALLELUJAH and can we talk about prevention? I don’t know if it was the invention of ele...
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A Moment of Gratitude

Moments of Gratitude
A Moment of Gratitude It is the season of gratitude and while I try to stay in a grateful state of mind year round, I thought it would be fitting for this River Points blog to focus on why I am grateful for acupuncture.  The answer seems obvious to me and just about every other practicing acupuncturist.  WE HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD.   I am being serious, this is my dream and I get to live i...
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Is the Absence of Illness the Picture of Health

Is the absence of illness the picture of health? I think we can all agree that when you stop to think about the question the answer is no.  A person can be without a stomach bug or cold but still be out of shape, exhausted and in a general funk.  When we aren’t actively sick with a contagious illness that doesn’t mean our bodies are performing at their best and that we feel great.  The fact is, t...
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Headache Sufferers Unite!

What a pain...
Headaches are a nuisance for some and downright debilitating for others. They can slow us down by making it hard to concentrate and interact.  If the pain is bad enough it can cause us to miss work, school or worse, land us in the emergency department out of desperation.   Headaches and migraines can have numerous causes such as allergies, food sensitivities, hormonal imbalances and stress. The...
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