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“Nothing is more soft or more flexible than water. Yet nothing can resist it.”      -Lao Zhu

Water is the most yin of all the five elements. The organ systems associated with Water are the Kidneys and Urinary Bladder, which rule water metabolism and maintain homeostasis, a dynamic continual rebalancing.

As we age we lose water, and our bodies begin to dry out. Our bones and hair become more brittle, our skin loses its elasticity, our minds may lose their accustomed flexibility. While acknowledging these changes, Traditional Chinese Medicine gives us numerous mental, physical, and nutritional tools to help slow the progression of the apparently inevitable by offering ways to augment the water reserves within us.


Acupuncture for Fertility

“The body will not conceive if a woman is not in a healthy enough state to support a pregnancy” – Justisse Healthworks for Women

From an evolutionary perspective, your body’s main priority is survival. This means its basic needs must be met and the body must be functioning optimally before it considers reproducing. This sounds like common knowledge, but how many people have actually looked at the correlation between their sleep, appetite, bowel movements, digestion etc and their reproductive health? Many women are diagnosed by Western doctors with “unexplained” infertility. The truth is, there IS an explanation with Chinese Medicine and the source of the problem usually lies outside of the reproductive system. Acupuncture can increase your chances of conceiving by correcting any dysfunction in other systems (respiratory, circulatory, digestive, urinary, etc.) that are distracting your body from focusing 100% of its resources on reproduction.


Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed

Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948

Treating a disease after it has arisen is the lowest level of health care.

Huang Di Nei Jing (“The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic”), 320 BCE