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Acupuncture and Cupping for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in San Diego

by Jared Lien RN Licensed Acupuncturist

Are you tired every day? Do you struggle to get through the day without coffee and other energy drinks? You are not alone. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest. In Chinese medicine we call this Qi and yang deficiency. Stress and a poor diet are common in people struggling with CFS. The great news is that research has shown acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion are effective at increasing your energy. One study that was conducted using acupuncture and cupping on patients suffering from CFS showed after 6 weeks they had improved energy levels, sleep, memory and better digestion (Flaws). Put down those stimulants and give your body some love. Get yourself scheduled for some acupuncture this week @lienonmeacupuncture.com.

Flaws, B. Et al Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and cupping 2001 70-71


Acupuncture to relieve headaches or migraines in San Diego

by Jared Lien RN Licensed Acupuncturist

Do you experience migraines, tension headaches or cluster headaches? Are you tired of reaching for tylenol, advil or your migraine medicines? The great news is that acupuncture can help relieve the headache no matter what type. A 2016 study published by The Cochrane Review concluded acupuncture can not only relieve the pain associated with headaches, but it can help to control or prevent migraines before they happen. In the 22 trials conducted and reviewed considerable evidence was shown that acupuncture should be highly considered for migraine treatment and prevention. Check out pubmed for link to abstract or full version. Most headaches in my experience are related to stress and tension headaches. The muscles of neck, especially at the occiput of skull, are in constant spasm causing the vessels to vasoconstrict. This constriction does not allow blood, nutrients or toxins to flow in and out of the brain like it should. Acupuncture relaxes theses muscles and reestablishes the flow of blood to the brain. Stop wasting your time covering your headaches with drugs. Lets get to the root of the problem. Get yourself scheduled for an exam and treatment this week at lienonmeacupuncture.com. I have two convenient locations in Pacific Beach and North Park of San Diego. 


Acupuncture for anxiety, stress, and insomnia in San Diego

by Jared Lien RN Licensed Acupuncturist

Acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years. Anxiety is a common emotion that all humans feel at one time in our lives. Some people experience this continuously due to stress or trauma. The good news is there are more options than taking drugs. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help with anxiety, stress and insomnia. My experience as a nurse and acupuncturist has shown me that most drugs for anxiety are only good short term. These drugs can become addictive over time and tend to have a sedative affect. Acupuncture can relieve anxiety without the side effects of addiction or sedation.

Anxiety can lead to insomnia and that can be detrimental to your health. Have you ever experienced days or weeks without getting sleep? Acupuncture has been shown to improve sleep efficiency and sleep disorders compared to those who did not receive acupuncture treatments. Long term improvements in sleep were also seen in this study from Henan University of TCM, Zhengzhou (World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion House, 2014) Don’t let your anxiety affect every area of your life. Get yourself scheduled for some acupuncture today! I have been practicing in San Diego for 3 years. Visit my website lienonmeacupuncture.com and book today. See what our patients are saying @lienonmeacupuncture

Works Cited

World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion House. (2014). World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion House. World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion House, na.

Acupuncture for Insomnia in San Diego

by Jared Lien RN Licensed Acupuncturist

Insomnia is a big problem in our country due to our stressful lives. Cortisol is one of our stress hormones that mess with our sleep. It raises our blood sugars and makes us wake up during the middle of the night. Have you ever fallen asleep and wake up in an hour or 2 and feel wide awake? This is due to cortisol and your bodies stress response. I experienced severe insomnia while completing my Masters program. My schedule during my first year of school; working 3-12 hour days at hospital, 3 days of school for 8-10 hours, studying whenever I could get a free minute. This is when I had insomnia for the first time. It is so hard to describe to anyone that has never had it. Imagine your most tired state of mind and body, and then your body won't sleep. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs pulled me out of this quickly. I started sleeping better after my first treatment, however my schedule did not let up so I kept up on my treatments every week. This experience has shown me how important sleep is. People working the night shift do this to themselves weekly. Our body is meant to rest and regenerate at night. Chinese medical practitioners have known for thousands of years that the blood goes internal at night, nourishes your organs, and the regeneration of new blood happens. Blood deficiency is common among people who work the grave yard shift. Don't suffer any longer with insomnia. Get scheduled for some acupuncture and chinese herbs to get your zen and restful sleep back. Visit another page on website & you can schedule today lienonmeacupuncture.com. I practice in 2 convenient locations in Pacific Beach and North Park of San Diego. 

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain in San Diego

by Jared Lien RN Licensed Acupuncturist

Low back pain is the most commons musculoskeletal pain syndrome people visit the doctor for. Tylenol, advil, and pain pills will only mask this problem. Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine and we look at the root of the problem. I have treated patients with bulging and protruding discs in the spine with great success. My patients that I have treated for low back pain 95% of them have reported a decrease in pain and increase in range of motion with their first treatment. Low back pain usually requires 5-10 treatments for a full recovery but you should feel relief with every treatment. Low back pain might require the use of acupuncture, cupping, moxabustion, massage, internal herbal formulas, or external herbal linements. These are the tools that I use to help decrease pain and increase range of motion. Don't settle for the STANDARD of care, drugs and surgery. Get yourself some EXCEPTIONAL CARE, acupuncture and chinese medicine! Get yourself scheduled today at lienonmeacupuncture.com. I have two office locations in Pacific Beach and North Park of San Diego. 

Acupressure for Sleep in Infants in San Diego

by Jared Lien RN Licensed Acupuncturist

Babies love acupressure. Have you ever tried massaging your baby? Does it make them smile? or does it make them squirm? Most babies love to be massaged. My son loves a massage up and down his spine or around his belly. They are active pushing, pulling, grabbing and falling all day long. They play extremely hard with no regard for their body because they are unsure how to control it. They get sore just like we do so it's important to give them treatments.

Their are some easy points to massage on your kids to help them sleep and improve their digestion. For most infants improving their digestion is key to getting them sleeping better. Try massaging the abdomen clockwise just like normal flow through your intestines. Press very light at first and then adjust pressure deeper depending on how the child responds to your touch, do this in a circular motion around the belly button. This can help move any stuck gas or stool and promote a bowel movement for any constipation. Another acupressure trick to stimulate digestion is to massage their palms in a clockwise motion. 

A simple acupressure book I used with my son is Holistic Baby Acupressure System 12 Acupressure Points by Jennifer Chellis Taveras L.Ac. This book has an extremely easy protocal for sleep and it works! My son is 19 months old now and sleeps 10-12 hours at night and naps for 3 hours in afternoon.

If you are sleep deprived and need some help with getting your infant on a schedule. Get yourself and the baby scheduled for an acupressure appointment today in Pacific Beach or North Park of San Diego. Schedule at lienonmeacupuncture.com. 

You are what you eat...

by Jared Lien RN Licensed Acupuncturist

Have you ever heard that expression. You are what you eat? This is more true now than ever before. We are constantly bombarded with toxins every day in life.The water we drink, air we breath, food we eat, life saving medicine and vaccines, all contain toxins that our body must filter out. Organic food used to be called fruits and vegetables. Now we have a special area of the grocery store for our special vegetables and fruit. Plants are packed full of phytonutrients and minerals that help our body function properly. The fiber filters through our gut detoxing our intestines and blood simultaneously. Get rid of all the toxic junk food and sodas packed full of sugar. Pick up some fruit for a snack. Try out some new vegetable recipes. Making your own hummus is really easy and cheap. Try it. Experiment and add in whatever you want. Food network

Acupuncture and chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years to detoxify your liver and kidneys. Give your body a chance for success. Get scheduled for an Acupuncture treatment today.

If you have trouble eating a proper amount of fruit and veggies get yourself on some whole food supplements. My favorite is Juice Plus. They take the fruits and veggies and juice them for you. They pull off the sugar, water and most of the fiber and keep all the yummy phytonutrients from the food and encapsulate them. Check out the website for more information or to order some vitamins or nutritional shakes. Juice Plus Are you located in San Diego? Get yourself scheduled today for some nutritional help at lienonmeacupuncture.com. I have been serving the greater San Diego area for 11 years as a nurse and 3 years as an acupuncturist.