April 27 Workshop: Reflexology

Familiarize yourself with the basics of Reflexology! Integrative Acupuncture Clinic’s hosting an Introduction to Reflexology workshop on Sunday, April 27, 2-3:30pm.

Andi Bartholomew, Certified Reflexologist & Reiki Master Teacher, will help you learn the benefits of reflexology in daily life, and body points to help reduce stress, specifically: headaches, constipation, and shoulder/neck pain.

Cost: $10/person. To register, and for more details, go to Sole-Therapy.com.Thanks!

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April 27 Workshop: Reflexology

Familiarize yourself with the basics of Reflexology! Integrative Acupuncture Clinic’s hosting an Introduction to Reflexology workshop on Sunday, April 27, 2-3:30pm.

Andi Bartholomew, Certified Reflexologist & Reiki Master Teacher, will help you learn the benefits of reflexology in daily life, and body points to help reduce stress, specifically: headaches, constipation, and shoulder/neck pain.

Cost: $10/person. To register, and for more details, go to Sole-Therapy.com.Thanks!

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Phoenix ER Doc Pins Patients With Acupunture

The Phoenix is rising in Phoenix, where Dr. Martha Grout practices acupuncture on ER patients. Grout, an acupuncturist and MD, has been pinning patients since ’97, sending them home happier n’ healthier.

Says Grout:

Acupuncture is a very feasible treatment to use in the emergency department… It’s a wonderful treatment to use in addition to standard Western medicine.

Grout conducted a study demonstrating the benefits of integrating acupuncture with modern medicine in the ER. Next month, her findings will be posted in Medical Acupuncture, the journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Full story here.

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April 27 Workshop: Reflexology

Familiarize yourself with the basics of Reflexology! Integrative Acupuncture Clinic’s hosting an Introduction to Reflexology workshop on Sunday, April 27, 2-3:30pm.

Andi Bartholomew, Certified Reflexologist & Reiki Master Teacher, will help you learn the benefits of reflexology in daily life, and body points to help reduce stress, specifically: headaches, constipation, and shoulder/neck pain.

Cost: $10/person. To register, and for more details, go to Sole-Therapy.com.Thanks!

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The Hippos Are Back On Campus

Hungry Hungry Hippos children's games

For those whose hippocampusses haven’t been up to usual activity, good news: The Hippos Are Back on Campus. Researchers have discovered that acupuncture “can enhance the hippocampal connectivity in AD [Alzheimer's Disease] patients,” according a recent study, examining AD MRI activity during/after acupuncture.

The hippocampus’ job is to process emotions, manage memory and the autonomic nervous system. If damaged, the brain’s activity fades, leaving the Hippo Hungry, with a long list of deficiets including memory loss, cognitive dysfunction, dementia and disorientation.

Researchers note, “the MRI scans demonstrate that acupuncture ‘increased connectivity’ in the hippocampus in patients with AD.” Full story here.

Here’s Nelly At The Hospital, Helping Pain Patients

Nelley helps a patient at the pain clinicNews story from University of Colorado Health: Working with Dr. David Marchant’s team of pain management specialists at Family Medical Center in Fort Collins, Nurse Nelly uses her acupuncture skills to give relief to patients who cope with chronic pain. Full story here.

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March Special: Mix & Match Session With Andi

March Special Mix & Match Reflexology/ReikiSpring is knocking on our doors! Treat yourself with a Mix and Match session from Andi Bartholomew at Integrative Acupuncture Clinic. Choose two Reflexology and/or Reiki treatments for $90. ($115 value). Click here to schedule.

Look forward to seeing you soon,
Andi Bartholomew, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Reflexologist
p.s. My personal website is here.

March 23 Workshop: Into to Chakras

Familiarize yourself with the basics of Reiki! Integrative Acupuncture Clinic’s hosting an Introduction to Chakras workshop on Sunday, March 23, 2-3:30pm.

Andi Bartholomew, Certified Reflexologist & Reiki Master Teacher, will help you discover the 7 Chakras, why they’re important, and how you can balance them.

Cost: $10/person. To register, and for more details, go to Sole-Therapy.com. Thanks!

3 Ways Military Is Saying “Yes” To Acupuncture

Capt. Robert Koffman performs acupuncture on a patient

Capt. Robert Koffman performs acupuncture on a patient. (National Intrepid Center of Excellence)

1. Yesterday’s story from NavyTimes features Captain Robert Koffman, a Navy psychiatrist who integrates acupuncture methods to help soldiers (including Navy SEALS) affected by Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, pain, insomnia, and other conditions.

Koffman speaks of patient choice, and the importance of troops knowing they have healthcare options beyond their on-base providers. Says Koffman:

“Beneficiaries …need to realize that they have choices. Providers should always make that clear — that there are options. It’s hard to be one’s own advocate, especially when you’re hurting and when you’re not sleeping and you’re cognitively impaired because of the number of TBIs that you have, but I would say that it’s critical to realize that at all levels that patients want choices — need choices — and underscoring those choices is accurate and helpful information.”

So true. That message resonates with our mission at Integrative Acupuncture Clinic, here in Fort Collins. Full story from NavyTimes is here.

2. Acupuncture “hippies” invading Air Force. A beloved relative a mine recently started acupuncture treatments at the Air Force base where her spouse works. She described her acupuncture practitioner as “a kind, gentle hippie” emanating “love and peace.” My relative has found new hope for increasing her mobility, while reducing pain (she’s undergone something like 7 orthopedic surgeries, and has become quite disillusioned with the mainstream system).

3. Here’s a video featuring a Sgt. 1st Class Michael Buleu receiving acupuncture; he’s survived a dozen explosions. Says Buleu, “It’s [acupuncture] a moment of peace in a sea of pain.”

Mayo Clinic: Debunks 3 Reasons Why People Don’t Get Acupuncture

If it is important to you, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse.Mayo Clinic’s Travis Young, L.Ac., lists (and debunks) the top three reasons people don’t get acupuncture care:

1. Fear of needles. Mr. Young Says: “While some people have a genuine phobia of needles, there are others who are hesitant because the first thought that accompanies the idea of needles is “ouch!” Rest assured: It does not hurt.”

2. Doesn’t work. Mr. Young says: “Though the concept of holistic healing methods is difficult for some to explain or comprehend, a growing  body of evidence is documenting empirical results from the medical practice. Research has shown acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating sports injuries, pain management, insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraines, arthritis and infertility.”

3. Too expensive. Mr. Young says: “Acupuncture costs are comparable to, if not less than, a routine office visit. Depending on the provider, acupuncture sessions can last anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes and cost between $40 to $80. Compare that to a routine doctor’s visit, which could last 20 to 30 minutes, but cost a patient without insurance anywhere from $90 to $200.”

Checkout IAC’s prices here. We accept many insurances for acupuncture, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield. If you opt for the non-insurance route, talk to our acupuncturist, Nelly, for details on other payment options.

Full story here.

Feb. 23 Intro To Reiki Workshop

Click here to register for intro to Reiki, Feb 23Familiarize yourself with the basics of Reiki! Integrative Acupuncture Clinic’s hosting an Introduction to Reiki workshop on Sunday, February 23, 2-3:30pm.

Andi Bartholomew, Certified Reflexologist & Reiki Master Teacher, will show how you, your family, and loved ones, can benefit from this type of energy work.

Cost: $10/person. To register, and for more details, go to Sole-Therapy.com. Thanks!

Blue Cheesy Poofs? No…

What’s that photo? Exotic blue Cheesy Poofs? Nope. But be the first person to post the correct answer on our facebook, and you’ll win a free bottle of herbs from IAC…

$10 Off Massage With Leigh In February

Spread the love! Give your loved ones (including yourself!) the gift of health and relaxation by scheduling a massage with Leigh Marley, RMT in the month of February and receive $10 off when you mention coupon code LM387.

You may also purchase gift certificates for for the same great price!! Limit 2.

Click here to Click here to schedule now -or- call 970-567-9622.

- Leigh Marley, RMT

Feb. 23 Intro To Reiki Workshop

Click here to register for intro to Reiki, Feb 23Familiarize yourself with the basics of Reiki! Integrative Acupuncture Clinic’s hosting an Introduction to Reiki workshop on Sunday, February 23, 2-3:30pm.

Andi Bartholomew, Certified Reflexologist & Reiki Master Teacher, will show how you, your family, and loved ones, can benefit from this type of energy work.

Cost: $10/person. To register, and for more details, go to Sole-Therapy.com. Thanks!

“Alternative” Is A Music Genre, Not A Healthcare Genre

Why do they call it 'alterantive medicine' when it is the 'original medicine' that humans have been using for thousands of years?

Image posted by Nell on IAC facebook

Good points: if chemical medicine was discovered nearly 100 years ago, why is “original medicine” (incl. Traditional Chinese, Ancient Native American, etc.) referred to as “alternative medicine”?

“Alternative” implies:
● other
● alternate
● substitute
● second
● flip-side
● back-side
● back-up…
● Whoa, let’s back this thing up!

Ancient medicine is the OG of wellness, going back thousands of years before today’s institutionalized corporate chemical medicine. Not to disregard the marvels of modern medicine*  but let’s get our language back on track, to set the story straight: contemporary medicine is alternative medicine, as it’s secondary to ancient medicine. Checkout this past post about the rich history of ancient medicine.
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*Modern medicine has saved my life many times. So has ancient medicine.

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