4 Natural Ways to Stay Healthy this Winter

Winter is the season of “cooties.” From the sore throat, to the cold that makes your nose feel like a faucet, to the full-on chills, and even the dreaded noro-virus pukes, it is NO FUN being sick in the winter.

Herbal Supplements: Are they safe? Do they work?

We live in a current environment where “medicine” can be toxic, habit forming and filled with undesired side effects. This is especially prominent when it comes to the treatment of chronic illness and has sparked a huge demand for more natural, plant based medicines. The market has responded to this demand in both positive andContinue reading “Herbal Supplements: Are they safe? Do they work?”

Chinese Herbs

Colorado Restorative Acupuncture and its sister company, Xian Herbs LLC, have been researching and developing three unique herbal products over the past 5 years. We are very happy to announce that these products are now available for over-the-counter purchase at our office location. Previously, all herbal products were only available by prescription, which meant youContinue reading “Chinese Herbs”

Food Sensitivity Blood Test

This new diagnostic test is a fantastic addition to our office and our mission of creating total-body wellness. The food sensitivity blood test is a diagnostic by EverlyWell. The test involves a simple finger-prick blood sample, that is performed in our office.  It will test for 96 individual, commonly-consumed foods. An extended test of anContinue reading “Food Sensitivity Blood Test”

Thermal Imaging

We are excited to be utilizing FLIR thermal imaging, a new technological diagnostic device, at Colorado Restorative Acupuncture. We have a thermal camera that only picks up the infrared spectrum, an electromagnetic wavelength that is not visible to the naked eye, but can be felt as heat. This camera can detect and document both excessiveContinue reading “Thermal Imaging”

Muse Neurofeedback

Colorado Restorative Acupuncture is introducing meditation training that utilizes a small, portable EEG (electroencephalogram) device and software developed by Muse. This new technology can greatly enhance and accelerate one’s ability to meditate.    Meditation is a practice that can be very time consuming and requires diligence to master, but it results in a wide rangeContinue reading “Muse Neurofeedback”

An Altered State, Part III

An Altered State, Part 3 In part one of this series, we discussed the idea of a flow state, in which the prefrontal cortex of the brain turns off and allows other parts of the brain to build connections. In the second part, we discussed how people have achieved these states principally through meditation andContinue reading “An Altered State, Part III”

An Altered State: Part II

An Altered State, Part 2 In part one we discussed the benefits of naturally induced altered states of consciousness, and in part two we will talk about common practices used to induce these states. The most common induction method when referring to altering consciousness naturally is meditation. Although one of the oldest and best-known practices,Continue reading “An Altered State: Part II”

An Altered State: Part One

Originally featured in Listen, Share, and Be Kind publication. This article will be the first in a three part series discussing the naturally induced, endogenous altered states of consciousness. We will discuss the neurobiology, benefits and methods for inducing such mental states. We all have experienced these altered states. At times they can be asContinue reading “An Altered State: Part One”

Check Out These Sites:

There are a large number of sites out there that misinform the public, intentionally or not. Guard your mind, and don’t fall victim to falsities! For the best information out there on acupuncture and health, check out these great resources. I would also recommend reading my piece on The Safety of Herbs and Supplements. CollectiveContinue reading “Check Out These Sites:”