Saturday 26 May 2012

Cosmetic Acupuncture-Laser Treatments

Cosmetic Acupuncture: Love your skin! Host a party and receive a $200 discount.

I started the day with Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture and love how my skin feels.  It's like I can feel the qi nurturing my skin and the collagen and elastin regrowing - most of the day actually (I know because I do these treatments pretty regularly).  The Chinese Medicine theory around Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is that your practitioner (me) takes your pulses to do a complete examination of how your qi (energy) is flowing, gives you a general health treatment, and then puts in the cosmetic needles.  So in every Mei Zen treatment, your entire energy gets balanced along w/ your cosmetic treatment.  This is a wonderful option to surgery (well, almost anything is a good option to not have surgery), injections, laser treatments, etc.
If you host a Cosmetic Acupuncture party, you will receive a $200 discount on your own Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture protocol.  Email or call 303-947-6224 for details or to set up your FREE Cosmetic Acupuncture consultation.
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Friday 25 May 2012


Acupuncture to treat Raynaud's condition

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Acupuncture for muscle rehabilitation

Acupuncture has a unique effect to help individuals who have stubborn injuries and chronic pain which have not improved despite treatment. A recent report at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting suggests that acupuncture helps to stimulate muscle tissue regrowth.  The research group showed that acupuncture reversed the decrease in muscle mass in mice and in [...] read more..

Thursday 24 May 2012

Indian Restaurant-Acupuncture-Heartburn

Healing Heartburn with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

My first episode of heartburn was so intense that I can remember it to this day. It was New Year’s Eve over twenty years ago. I was celebrating with a group of good friends by sharing a catered dinner from our favorite Indian restaurant. The food was spicy and abundant, we ate late, and we washed it down with plenty of alcohol. Looking back, it was the perfect storm waiting to happen. I woke up in the wee hours of the New Year with . . . ? Read More: Healing Heartburn with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine read more..

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Curious Phenomenon-Sensation


Itching is an annoying and curious phenomenon.  Your body feels an annoying sensation so you irritate the skin by scratching.   It makes you feel extremely uncomfortable. This causes pain.  The pain trumps the itching sensation and you no longer feel the annoyance.  But the scratching causes inflammation and irritation in the area.  The scratch causes [...] read more..

Sunday 20 May 2012

Water Element-Dry Skin

Winter, Dry Skin, and Chinese Medicine

Dear Lynn: I read your book and understand that the water element is associated with the season of winter.  Why is my skin so dry in the winter if that’s the season of water? Dried Out in Minneapolis   Dear Dried: That’s such a good question!  It may seem odd that winter is the water element, even though it feels really dry, but there’s a good reason.  To understand why, we have to look at the nature of Yin and Yang and how they correspond to the world . . . ? Read More: Winter, Dry Skin, and Chinese Medicine read more..

Saturday 19 May 2012

Traditional Chinese Medicine-Physical Medicine-Acupuncture

Acupuncture is physical medicine, not a mystery.

Acupuncture affects the body in real, tangible ways!  It is not a mystery and new studies are demonstrating that.
To see how acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine work for weight loss (fixing digestion and giving you more energy), hormone balancing (peri-menopause, hot flashes, PMS etc.), cosmetic improvements and general aging gracefully and health-fully, IBS, chronic fatigue, syndrome, sports injuries, etc., call 303-947-6224 or email
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Thursday 17 May 2012

Traditional Chinese Medicine-Treatment Of Prostate Cancer-Health Products-Bee Products

Bee products and health

Bees create health products - royal jelly has long been revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its healing and improving longevity properties and now they're looking at beehive extract in the treatment of prostate cancer.
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Wednesday 16 May 2012

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-Chronic Fatigue And Fibromyalgia-Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture helps chronic obstructive pulmonary disease plus weight.

The authors state: "We demonstrated clinically relevant improvements in DOE [dyspnea on exertion] (Borg scale), nutrition status (including BMI), airflow obstruction, exercise capacity and health-related quality of life after three months of acupuncture treatment."  
Not only did the patients' lung health improve but their weight improved!!!
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Tuesday 15 May 2012

Acupuncture Needles-Frequent Questions-Acupuncturist

Just How Deep Do Acupuncture Needles Go?

As an acupuncturist, I get all kinds of questions from new patients about how acupuncture works, what I’m doing during my treatments, and how long will it take to get better. However, I probably get more questions about acupuncture needles from first-timers than any other topic. One of the most frequent questions (and interestingly, this is usually from men) is how many needles have I used on them. This is an easy one; I just stop and count them up.  I’m also asked a . . . ? Read More: Just How Deep Do Acupuncture Needles Go? read more..

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Acupuncture reduces itch in atopic eczema

Atopic eczema causes profound itching.  Often the itching is the first sign of the condition and scratching leads to the inflammation. A recent research report examined acupuncture treatment of itch in atopic dermatitis (1).  This study was quite sophisticated.  They compared acupuncture versus antihistamine treatment to reduce itching.  They also compared acupuncture and antihistamine to [...] read more..

Looking for one day week acupuncture space Broomfield/Westminster

I'm thinking of adding a satellite office to my practice up North.  Have been hearing of people renting 2 rooms one day a week (furnished) for about $100/month and so am looking for something like that. or 303-947-6224. read more..

Friday 11 May 2012

Traditional Chinese Medicine-Bone Health-Acupuncture

Women's bone health, lack of effectiveness of phosphonates (ie., Fosamax), and how Chinese Medicine works!

The FDA has published an analysis  of the popular bone-building drugs suggesting caution about long term use because the drugs lead to weaker bones in some cases.  This is not the first time I've heard this.  I've had patients over the years who wonder why, after taking their calcium and prescription drug for 5 years their bones are still weak.  So I wasn't surprised by the FDA's concern.  Plus, many women don't know how to take calcium so that it gets used most efficiently by the body ..... or used at all!  Look to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for bone health.  In fact, I recently gave one of my patients who suffers from back pain some of my personal "back pain, inflammation, bone building" formula and she told me that she didn't need her estrogen patch for her hot flashes any more.  True!!  The herbs in the formula work on the cause of back pain - our weakened central, bone building qi.  That's how TCM works - we treat the cause not the symptom.
And in fact, I was taking the same bone building herbs prior to my last visit to a back surgeon who didn't say "bone on bone" for my lumbars after I'd been told that by everyone who had looked at xrays or MRIs.  So I'm happy - structural yoga therapy (w/ R Ziegler who rocks!) but I also DO the work, MT and rolfing with A Rach (great!), and regular acupuncture have worked.  Yes, REGULAR acupuncture, not just when I'm in pain or crooked and stiff.
Call 303-947-6224 or email me at if you need help moving through peri-menopause, help with fertility challenges, have any medical issues with digestion, sleep, depression, anxiety etc. or would like to talk about Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.
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Wednesday 9 May 2012

Traditional Chinese Medicine-Insurance Verification-Herbs For Weight Loss-Health Conditions

Worried about your weight - women especially your middle abdominal weight - call me!

Obesity continues to rise in our country and, especially for women of peri and post menopausal age, it's scary.  Too much weight increases our chances of a number of health conditions including having that first heart attack.  In my practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I specialize in improving digestion (your first step toward losing weight believe it or not), in using acupuncture and herbs for weight loss which may include herbs that make the digestive system work better but also those (in liniment form) that help detox fat cells.  As I am a woman in that "middle age spread" age group, I know the importance of removing the especially "bad" visceral fat that accumulates in some people's middles - again, the more dangerous fat for leading to conditions like heart disease and stroke.
INSURANCE: Your insurance may cover treatment; let's find out by having you fill out an insurance verification form.  If your treatment here is not covered by insurance, well, then it's time to figure out how important your future health is, how important it is to you to feel young and vibrant.  We can't put a price on good health. Call me at 303-947-6224 or email me at  I can email you an insurance verification form to see what your health insurance will cover (or not).  Our office works with all insurance carriers and know that there are United, Cigna, BCBS, and other companies who have SOME plans (not all) that do cover acupuncture and some are quite good especially if you work for certain companies.
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Tuesday 8 May 2012

Traditional Chinese Medicine-Personal Success-Pain Killers-Soccer-Bone

Healthy Hope: Never give up video + personal success story

This is a sweet video about someone who was told that he would never walk again but who DID the work and now walks!
In less of a way but still very dramatic for me, I've been told never to run again (and I still play soccer), that my back crookedness was basically incurable because of bone on bone lumbar spine - think about disc replacement or low back fusion.  I couldn't turn right in the mornings because my back was so stiff and muscles so tight - and, naturally, I was in pain.  I was starting to feel fairly depressed .. asking myself "is this it?".  It's going to be too hard to hold my grandchildren, I'll never be able to pick them up, no more extreme mt biking, soccer, hiking w/ a backpack, etc. etc.?!  I didn't like the prospect of back surgery - though have to admit, I was willing to do it if I could get function back and have less pain - I wanted to live my life!  Didn't like the prospect of taking Vicodin - how would my body look in 20 years of being wracked by pain killers?  (not to mention that they don't address the problem and since I practice Traditional Chinese Medicine I like to go to the cause.  So, I got faithful about receiving acupuncture treatments and taking anti-inflammatory and bone building Chinese herbal prescriptions, I see a fantastic structural integration MT (and have been rolfed), and I started to see a structural yoga therapist and DO the work.  Oh my gosh, you cannot believe the difference in my life!  No pain meds, play soccer, back to mt biking without (much) fear, play w/ the grands all I want.  My morning pain and stiffness (that "they" said is arthritis and just get used to it) is somedays non-existent.  Now, is this utopia?  No. I'm aging, having to  accept certain things about the aging but what a difference I have in my life now and I will never give up; aging back or not!, 303-947-6224.  Acupuncture works!
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Monday 7 May 2012

Chronic Sinus Infections-Bladder Infections-Acupuncture Clinic-Water Metabolism

Water Metabolism and the Triple Burner

Over the years, I have seen patients in my acupuncture clinic for conditions such as bladder infections, edema, chronic sinus infections, dehydration, problems with yeast, athlete’s foot, dry itchy skin, and obesity.  What do all of these conditions have in common?  In Chinese medicine, they all arise from your body’s inability to metabolize water effectively.  Most of us don’t think much about water; you drink it in, you pee it out.  Also, we’ve been repeatedly told to drink enough.  Beyond that, what could water . . . ? Read More: Water Metabolism and the Triple Burner read more..

Zen Skin Care Line-Skin Care Regimen-Youthful Skin-Products

Chinese herbs infused into the products in the Mei Zen skin care line

Our artisan, hand crafted Mei Zen skin care line is expanding soon! Currently our products include our Japonica toner for cleansing and invigorating your skin. Our Mei Zen Revitalizing serum and Golden Radiance pearl cream are both super good for you skin; I use the pearl for my day treatment (it makes my skin radiant) and the serum at night. Everyone should be putting pearl on their face; it's loaded with minerals that improve the tone of your skin. Our Neroli Peptide eye cream is an essential part of a skin care regimen along with the Sea Pearl Masque and Frankincense Bamboo scrub. Masques are fun!!! and they make your skin feel like a baby's butt after you take it off. For those of you who may try to lose a few pounds in 2012, we have our Juniper Cypress oil to rub on fatty areas. It is also useful to get your digestive qi and lymph moving - both very important parts of weight loss.All of our products contain active ingredients that make your skin better. They are not just for moisturizing; they are for regenerating a youthful skin! And don't forget .... ALWAYS treat your neck and upper chest area too, not just your face! Start the year of the Dragon right! Get your orders in now for our January 3rd shipping date by calling 303-349-2932 or emailing to order. read more..

Sunday 6 May 2012

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-Emotional Responses-A Positive Impact-Memory Impairment

Meditation Positively Effects Memory Loss

Mantra-based meditation can have a positive impact on emotional responses to stress, fatigue and anxiety in adults with memory impairment and memory loss, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital have determined. Their findings are published in the recent issue of … Continue reading ? read more..

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention-Acupuncture-Depression

Acupuncture Treats Depression, Prevents Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its symptoms, such as snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while asleep, are associated with depression, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For individuals experiencing depression, acupuncture can stabilize … Continue reading ? read more..