“Does Acupuncture Hurt?” …and other Acupuncture Questions Answered

by Sam Pierceall One of the first questions people usually have about acupuncture is, “Does acupuncture hurt?” Having studied acupuncture for several years now, I have heard this and many other inquiries regarding the medicine. Before I began my formal schooling, I’d had very little exposure to acupuncture, and looking back I can see why it seems so […]

Balance and Acupuncuture

by Sam Pierceall Ever heard someone try to play a guitar that’s out of tune? No matter what chord the musician plays, it simply sounds off. The harmony that exists in precisely tuned instruments comes from the balance within each string; too loose and the string will not resonate, too tight and it will snap. […]

Benefits of Gratitude

A popular proverb has been floating around the internet for a while, being attributed to people like Emerson, to Gandhi, to Lao Tzu, and many more. There are a few iterations, but this is my favorite:Plant a thought and reap a word; plant a word and reap an action; plant an action and reap a habit; […]

Acupuncture for Stress Relief

Our modern lifestyle is not known for its easygoing, relaxing pace – far from it. We are constantly on the go, between home, work, school, kids, errands, shopping, cooking, cleaning, and other various chores throughout the week. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and we may forget to keep self-care in our minds. That is, until […]