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Bluestem Acupuncture, LLC  715 Hill Street Suite 130 Madison, WI 53705 608.335.7311

Acupuncture Blog

I have been treating veterans with acupuncture since early in my career.  Aware of the impacts military service can have on health, I was eager to offer acupuncture as a way to support veterans. Initially I organized a free weekly ear acupuncture clinic that focused on...

Last week I gave a presentation about acupuncture to a group of people who experience insomnia.  I put together this handout to teach basic acupressure techniques that can be calming before bedtime. Try it and tell me what you experience!!

I've had the privilege of offering acupuncture to a growing number of veterans this year.   Did you know that veterans can receive acupuncture through the VA Benefits program with no co-pay?

Veterans must ask their primary care provider for an acupuncture au...

Gua Sha is used with acupuncture all the time in my clinic. Gua Sha therapy provides immediate pain relief and improved range of motion, can stimulate a strong immune response to cold/flu, and reduces inflammation. This handout explains how it works and the research be...

A growing number of cancer centers in the U.S., such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are integrating acupuncture into cancer care. Once considered 'alternative med...

A recent study concludes that Gua Sha is a safe and effective therapy

for perimenopausal symptoms and improved quality of life.   
 

Eighty women with perimenopausal syndrome were randomized into an intervention group or a control group.  Participants in the interv...

I just returned from a week of travel with my family to Japan.  The very first day of my trip began with a visit to Miyawaki-Sensei's clinic in Osaka, Japan.  Sensei has been in practice in this space for 30 years and is a revered teacher of the Toyohari and Meridian A...

Happy Thanksgiving!  I am grateful for my family and missing my grandmothers and great grandmothers in whose steaming kitchens I ate, laughed and learned the ways of cooking deeply nourishing food.  Some family food traditions, like haggling over the turkey heart, I've...

The evidence is clear: Acupuncture is a proven treatment for pain and an alternative to opioids for many acute and chronic conditions. 

Immediate access to acupuncture is correlated with reduced use of opioids and can prevent rates of narcotic addiction and overdos...