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The Avocado: Simple Eats

An avocado, a knife, a spoon, a dish and soy sauce. Okay, and a napkin.  Just slice it open, remove the pit, score it in a few directions, use the spoon to free it up from the skin and drizzle

Tips for Staying Warm in the Winter

For many people it can be difficult to stay warm in the winter.  Hands and feet of course but , many folks have trouble even feeling like their core temperature is warm.   It is not uncommon to have a

Greetings South Portland and Cape Elizabeth Residents!

Casco Bay Acupuncture & Massage is excited to announce its new location as of this Summer!  The office is now conveniently located in Millcreek  at 169 Ocean St. Suite 104.  For those of you who live in the Willard Beach

Acupuncture Is Very Effective For Acute and Chronic Sciatica

Sciatica is a painful condition that results in pain in the gluteus region, usually on one side, with pain that can then travel down the back of the leg and/or the side of the leg.  The condition of Sciatica can

Interrupt And Resolve The Cycle Of Anxiety With Acupuncture

Profound numbers of people young and old suffer from anxiety.  Palpitations, when your heart races for no apparent reason.  Shortness of breath when you are not even exerting yourself.  A sense of disorientation or detachment from your physical environment.  Dizziness.

Acupuncture Is A Powerful Tool For Neck Pain

A lot of people will ask me if acupuncture will help neck pain.  Sometimes people will even want to know how it will help.  Though the theory and application of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture specific can be very complicated the

Acupuncture and Massage can support your New Year’s Resolution!

It’s January and many of us feel inspired to take better care of ourselves than we have in the previous year.  But, with the pace of life it can be challenging to eek yourself up on the priority list.  You

List of Common Conditions Acupuncture can Treat

My practice in Portland, Maine uses the ancient art of acupuncture to meet the needs of modern day patients. List of Common Conditions Acupuncture can treat: Addictions (alcohol, nicotine, food, drug) Allergies Ankle Swelling Arm and Shoulder Pain Arthritis Asthma

Are acupuncture needles sterile and safe?

Yes! For your protection, the laws governing acupuncturists require us to follow strict safety measures regarding needles. I use only single use, sterilized needles that are manufactured, packaged and shipped in strict compliance with these laws.

How many treatments will I need and how often?

Each patient is different. Acute problems tend to experience some relief right away while chronic conditions may respond more slowly. In general, 2 to 4 treatments per week for 8 to 16 treatments are required before significant relief can be