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

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Qi Gong is an ancient movement practice using coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation to cultivate health, improve circulation and promote wellbeing.  Renown author of A Manual of Acupuncture, Peter Deadman, shares a three part Qi Gong practice...

Evidence-based considerations for herbs and supplements related to prevention and treatment of covid-19.

I am excited to share this simple neck release I've been doing to chill out and reset! 

First, a little background:

The vagus nerve is one of the cranial nerves that begins in the skull and connects several organs with the brain.  It is an essential part of ou...

What does it mean to be careful?  How does self-care affect others?
 

As a child, we’re reminded to be careful crossing the street.  One option is to find contentment on the side of the street we’re already on, so as to avoid any unnecessary risk.  Another is to approac...

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...

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