Resources

 Acupuncture

The following links are good sources for additional information on acupuncture:

 

Although acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years, it has only been in mainstream America since the 1970s.   In today’s evidence-based healthcare system, there is increasing demand for proof demonstrating acupuncture’s efficacy.   In fact, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has consistently allocated an increasing budget to fund research on acupuncture and other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques.   The field of research and body of evidence is constantly growing.  Currently, numerous clinical trials are underway investigating the potential for acupuncture to effectively treat various additional conditions.

Click here to see a list of NIH-funded acupuncture trials.

 

Diet & Nutrition

It is vital to give our bodies the proper tools to thrive.  Lifestyle and exercise are important but without proper nutrition, we are at a great disadvantage to achieving and maintaining a healthy life.  Being mindful to eat in accordance with the season by eating locally grown food is too often an overlooked practice.  Foods that are in season are the freshest and also the most nutritious.  The following resources provide information on where you can find locally grown, organic foods and creative, easy ways to prepare healthful meals.

  • Local Harvest is a wealth of information on where to find local, seasonal produce across the country.
  • Pamela Salzman is an excellent resource for healthful, seasonal recipes.