How can acupuncture fit into your life?

Admit it, you can feel it - fall is in the air! Your adventure-packed summer plans have all but come to fruition. It’s now time to get your ducks in a row, so to speak. 

Summer - the ultimate, upward and outward expression of Yang energy - is turning downward and inward towards Winter - ultimate Yin. Figure out your priorities and get back to the basics of life and the work that brings you most purpose and meaning.rootstockacupuncturelotus2

This time of year is also arguably the most important time of year when it comes to getting a seasonal acupuncture tune up.

People who have made acupuncture part of their regular healthcare routine know this. With acupuncture, Chinese herbs, or both, you can give your body a boost to weather this major seasonal transition with ease.

How do people use acupuncture to get and feel better? My acupuncture practice tends to be comprised of four general groups:

“Help, I’m struggling!”
Whether it’s anxiety, pain, and/or fertility challenges, for example, people will turn to acupuncture after trying

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Self care to strengthen your lungs

With the equinox a month away on Sept 22, 2017, you’ve probably felt the crisp morning air telling us we are moving from summer into autumn.

Autumn is one of the best times for a seasonal acupuncture tune up! Angie Kociolek acupuncture woman tree

Now is the time of year when energy flows in and down. You may feel melancholy or contemplative. It’s nature’s way of reminding us it’s okay to let go. Yes, like the iconic image of trees dropping their leaves.

It’s also a time of the year when our Lungs are most susceptible to external pathogens. And for us in Bozeman, this year is a moderately bad year for smoke from many burning fires across Montana. While wildfires, in and of themselves, play a beneficial role in our ecology, the smoke they produce does bring what Chinese medicine terms an External Cause of Disease, namely Dryness. If you were born with a weak constitution or get sick frequently, you’ll want to be particularly mindful at this time of year. Taking Chinese herbal supplements is a proactive way

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