Blog Feature

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Blog Feature

Since I specialize in Men's Health, I had the opportunity and was honored to be featured in this months blog post from the acupuncture school I attended, the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. Please check it out and share it!

http://blog.aoma.edu/blog/chinese-medicine-for-mens-health-alumni-spotlight-with-lisa-lapwing

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Men's Health Month, My New Scheduling App & Hello Conroe!

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Men's Health Month, My New Scheduling App & Hello Conroe!

I have a lot of exciting things to share with you all this month! But first...

Happy Men's Health Month!

Guys, now is the time to take control of your health! Here at Whole Health Acupuncture, I focus on the specific health issues men face, keeping the male body, mind and spirit in mind to customize treatments directly towards you!

I specialize in men's health care treating a variety of conditions such as erectile dysfunction, low T/libido, depression/anxiety, stress, joint and muscle pain, IBS, BPH, frequent urination and insomnia, to name a few.

Needles aren't your thing? Come try cupping, we can prescribe herbs/supplements and talk diet and exercise as well!

Your health matters! Together, we can get your feeling your personal best!

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Last month I announced that WHA now has online scheduling through my website as well as through a FREE app for iPhones and as promised, it is now also available for Androids phones!

- Go to up to the right hand corner of this page and click BOOK NOW!

- Get the FREE  iPhone Apphttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whole-health-acupuncture/id1214129475?mt=8

- Get the FREE Android Apphttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jasmine.mobile.android.clinic.branded.wholehealthacu

If you have any technical issues with any of these booking options, let me know right away and I will get in solved for you! lisa@whole-healthacupuncture.com

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Finally, I am now also treating patients at Clear Choice Acupuncture in Conroe, Texas every other weekend.
Visit our website at: http://www.clearchoiceacupuncture.com/index.html 
Here you can also book online, email or call us directly!

DO NOT FEAR my Austin patients! This is does not mean that I am leaving you! I wanted to extend my healing reach and spend more quality time with family I have out there. As always, I am here for you! If you have friends or family in the Conroe area, please send them our way!

Have an incredible summer all! Wear your sunscreen and drink lots of water as they are more important components of your acupuncture and other health care routines during this season!

Thank you as always for your continued support!

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Happy New Year & Welcome Chinese New Year!

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Happy New Year & Welcome Chinese New Year!

Happy 2017! It's a new year and most of us are definitely up for out with the old and in with the new! 2016 proved to be a rough year for a lot of people but change is in the air! 

If you haven't heard by now, resolutions often fail. Why? Well...

  • People tend to know what it is they want to change but aren't often clear on why they want something to change. Be sure you know why it is you want something to change. It'll will keep your what in focus!
  • Unfortunately, we've become an instant gratification society. Last time I checked, the easy way isn't always the quickest way or visa versa to achieve things. Change takes time and that's ok! You're in for the long haul, the marathon, not the sprint.
  • People tend to over think their resolutions instead of putting it in to action! Each day take a step towards you're goals. Put the thinking in ahead of time so that when the clock strikes the time for your resolution to start, you're ready! Which leads into the next reason resolutions tend to fail.
  • Resolutions generally aren't specific enough for measurable. What you're trying to accomplish needs to be clear to you! Each step needs to be something you can most definitely attain and measure. Otherwise, you're setting yourself up for failure. 
  • Truly try to reach your resolution goal but don't over extend yourself. When we try too hard, too fast or set unrealistic goals, we all get burnt out. This can lead to losing momentum or completely hating your goal. Keep track of your goals so you can see the progress you do make and again, it's the marathon, not the sprint.
  • Loosing interest or beginning to despise the resolution you set out is common. This often occurs because of the above stated actions, trying to hard, an unclear goal, etc. Take a breathe. You're in it to win it!
  • Be sure you have good social support. For example, I often see patients whom's significant others, aren't willing to change their diets along side my patient. I've seen it time and time again, it's a recipe for failure. Now, the significant other doesn't necessarily have to change their diet as well but at least be supportive of their partners goal. Don't go eating pizza in front of someone you care about who is trying not to eat pizza. You will crush them. 
  • Finally, believe in yourself! We've all failed at things. Don't let that discourage you. A positive mindset, especially about oneself, is powerful! If you take the time in really thinking through your resolution, create realistic steps that are achievable, keep track of your progress and find social support... You Got This!

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This year beginning January 28th, is the year of the Chinese Fire Rooster. Those born in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005 are Chinese Zodiac Roosters. So what does the year of the Fire Rooster mean for you and the rest of us?

Fire Rooster signs tend to have strong wills, are proactive, display leadership qualities, are flamboyant, well read, with good senses of humor. Unfortunately, they also can have a volatile nature, be unrealistic, self-centered and stubborn. Imagine a combination of all of these qualities manifesting and shaping every aspect of our lives in 2017.

Expect initiative, generosity, industriousness and honesty to be on your side helping you to succeed this year. If you tend towards egocentrsim, fanaticism and coarseness you will have an unlucky year. Unfortunately, when ones year of the Chinese Zodiac comes around, it is always considered an unfortunate year for those born in that sign. Chinese advise exercising caution in every aspect of your life as the year goes on. 

Now, none of what I've written above I have written as fact. It's for fun! Remember that every year, month, week, day, hour or minute can be an opportunity for you to improve your life, to take steps towards your goals! If you happen to need a little push in the right direction, you can call on me! Take care and grab 2017 by the roosters comb!

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Thanks and Gratitude.

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Thanks and Gratitude.

November has proved to be a difficult month for everyone for various reasons, therefore, with this letter I'd like to talk about being thankful and grateful. Two emotions that may be difficult to feel or express right now but especially given the season, are important to work on cultivating for your health. 

The Merriam-Webster definition of Thankful is: glad something has or has not happened, that something or someone exists, of, relating to or giving thanks, well pleased. Find time in the next few days to really take a good look at what you have in your life. It may not be everything you want but it very well may be more than many can say they have. You can be thankful for anything from people and pets to material possessions (By the way, that's ok! You probably worked hard for or created them!). Then slowly dig deeper into your surrounds, your past and present. You may be surprised by what you find that you can be deeply thankful for.

The Merriam-Webster definition of Grateful is: feeling or showing thanks, feeling or showing thanks to someone for some helpful act, appreciative benefits received, expressing gratitude (thanks), affording pleasure or contentment, pleasing by reason of comfort supplied or discomfort alleviated. Now, I think both of these two concepts are very similar. In your search to find what your thankful for you'll start to find that your also grateful. This is good! Gratitude is a powerful and healing emotion!

To help clear up any confusion, the Cambridge Dictionary explains that: we use the word grateful to talk about how we feel when someone is kind to us or does us a favor and we use the word thankful when we are relieved that something pleasant happen or something unpleasant or dangerous didn't happen. 

Research has time and again shown that thankfulness and gratitude have definite mental and physical health benefits! Psychology Today reports 7 scientifically proven benefits of feeling and expressing these two emotions. (Gratitude has been studied more but I believe thankfulness is it's close partner!)

  • Gratitude opens the door to more quality relationships
  • Gratitude improves physical health
  • Gratitude improves psychological health
  • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression
  • Gratitude improves self-esteem
  • Gratitude increases mental strength
  • Grateful people sleep better

You can find many more health benefits online or within yourself. The above listed are the ones proven to occur. Reflect on your life as it has been, is and where it's going to find what you are thankful and grateful for. If it's hard right now, that's ok! Keep trying! If we all continue to be more kind, love harder and instill thankfulness and gratitude daily, our list will grow and the world will be a better place for us all!

At the same time we are in the season of thanks and gratitude, we are in the season of giving. Show your thanks and gratitude to those you care about by giving them the gift of healthcare. You will also be showing me your thanks and gratitude as my patients are my livelihood!
Gift certificates can be purchased at: https://whole-healthacupuncture.com/store/ or by clicking on the word Store at the top right of your screen!
Much thanks, gratitude and love!

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