‘Chinese Medicine views the body as a garden. As gardens cycle with the seasons, our bodies do as well. Spring is the time of growth and renewal. It’s a perfect time to cleanse and rejuvenate health and wellness.’
Spring Is In The Air!
Spring is a favorite season of mine! During springtime the air has a certain vibrance, clarity, and newness. When we think of spring, we think of flowers blooming again, nature regrowth, and clear expansive skies. This also applies to Chinese Medicine philosophy. Springtime represents outward moving energy, rebirth, cleansing, and a time of restoration.
The organ system that is predominant during the spring is the liver. The liver is responsible for the smooth flow and movement of qi or energy in the body. When the liver energy is flowing smoothly, physical and emotional energy flow smoothly as well.
Move Your Qi (Energy) By Moving Your Body!
It can be something as simple as taking the dog for a walk, going for a bike ride, yoga, gardening, or any activity that you love. Stretching can awaken the expansive energy within your body!
We have been through so much. It's time to grieve, process, come together, and heal.
The acupuncture office is now open!
On Wednesday 11/21/18 we are offering sliding scale acupuncture treatments to those in the community by appointment.
Acupuncture treatments will be focused on the individual and great for helping the body cope with trauma, stress, insomnia, and pain. These are individual 30-minute mini sessions by appointment and limited until full. Please email to schedule or for any questions.
We are in this together,
Jennifer Rose Acupuncture
Although there isn't a one size fits all answer to coping with anxiety, here is a link to a Huffington Post article on some lifestyle changes that have helped people. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can also help treat anxiety and other emotional imbalances with much success!
Summer is the season filled with abundant, creative, outward energy. It's the most Yang time of year.
According to Chinese Medicine and Taoist philosophy, the element of summer is fire, the color is red, the sound is laughter, and the emotion is joy. The organs associated with the season are the heart, small intestine, pericardium (heart protector), and the san jiao (in energetic terms represents the upper, middle, and lower parts of the body: breathing, digesting, and eliminating). It is said that the ‘heart houses the mind or ‘shen’ which is also known as the spirit.’
It is important for the organs to remain in balance for health and well being. When the fire element is in balance, one may feel relaxed and energized. If there is an imbalance one may experience depression, mania, heartburn, agitation, blood pressure issues, joint pain, or insomnia.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help with any imbalance or unease that you are experiencing, support your immune system, and give you energy. Other suggestions to remain in harmony with the summer season:
May all beings be free from suffering.
May all brings be peaceful, safe, & happy.
May all beings awaken to the light of their true nature.
May all beings be free.
We are excited to announce that we are now booking appointments at the Westlake Village office! Now local to the Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Valley areas! Please contact Jennifer Rose Acupuncture for more information!
31822 Village Center Road, Suite 101
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(Off Greengate Court & Agoura Road, near the Westlake Village Golf Course)
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Jennifer Rose Acupuncture will be relocating to Westlake Village!
Appointments are available at my new office location beginning the month of April.
For those who I have not seen in over a year a re-intake/consult is required, however, I am waiving the fee and offering this at the price of a regular visit.
To my patients local to Ventura, I am excited to share this new office with you and value your care. If it is more convenient for you, I am still booking appointments at the Ventura office through the month of April on Saturdays.
Please contact me with any concerns or questions.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Best to you in health and happiness,
Jennifer Rose, L.Ac.
New Office Address:
31822 Village Center Road Suite 101
Westlake Village, CA 91361
I often incorporate aromatherapy into my acupuncture treatments. By placing an essential oil or a blend onto specific acu points on the body, it can enhance their action. I often recommend that patients use certain oils at home to aid them with once they leave the office.
Lavender is one that I speak of often and is extremely powerful. It can be used for digestive upset, pain relief, insomnia, restlessness, and even as a topical aid for wounds. I have found it to be extremely helpful with patients experiencing depression, anxiety, and sleep difficulty. By placing a few drops of Lavandula angustifolia on a pillow or sheets, it can help the body relax for sound asleep. A study in England showed that lavender is just as effective for promoting sleep as traditional medications.
You can also try brewing a lavender tea!
Sometimes patients who receive injections from hypodermic needles (the common doctors office shot) fear that acupuncture will be painful. Acupuncture needles are flexible, thin, and compared to the size of human hair. About 30 acupuncture needles can fit into the opening of a hypodermic needle! Some experience no sensation while others feel when the needle stimulates the qi (body energy). Slight tingling and warmth is completely normal and most learn quickly how relaxing acupuncture can be!