AcuLAND ThinkTANK - October 2015

  • Do you find yourself feeling constantly irritable or on edge?
  • Are you constantly fluctuating in your energy levels?
  • Do you feel as though everything you eat turns to fat and can’t kick that extra 5-10 lbs around the belly?
  • Are you always hungry, frequently craving sweets, or tempted by “carbo-binges”?
  • Are you plagued by irregular or painful periods or PMS?
  • Are you struggling with peri-menopause or menopause: lowered sex drive, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and hot flashes?
  • Do you get frequent colds?
  • Do you have difficulty sleeping well?

Acupuncture can reduce “stress” remarkably quick and really hit the reset button on your stress response. If you try adding these FREE Therapies into your daily routine along with regular acupuncture treatments you just might see your energy, sleep and metabolism improve!


These therapies are not only totally free to start today, but they are what I suggest to patients day in and out in my clinic to help them start a healthy living routine. They are vital to reset your bodies stress response, improve sleep, calm the mind and most of all CARVE OUT TIME FOR YOUR BODY TO HEAL and support your immune system for the upcoming cold and flu season.

Get at least 8 hours of sleep and go to bed at the same time each night.

This is important to re-set your bodies stress response and give your body time to heal. While the daylight starts to fade, find a time to retreat to bed that works for you. Also keep in mind that when you are relaxing at night and your feel yourself starting to be sleepy.. its best to go straight to bed. Don’t putz around for a half hour doing dishes, making lunches or checking email. It can trigger your stress response and that takes time for your body to work through the hormone cascade of the flight or fight stress response. If you find yourself with enough energy to mop the floors and then can’t get to sleep.. you know you are falling into this stress response cycle, so, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY and go to bed!

Eat a protein, fat and fiber rich breakfast within 30min-2 hours upon waking.

Please to be sure to not overeat foods that are common allergens such as processed wheat and gluten products, dairy, soy, corn and nightshades.

For more TCM theory behind why it is so important to eat in the morning check out our video of the season.

Breakfast Suggestions:

  • Eggs - We suggest soft boiled. Add have half an avocado sprinkled with himalayan pink salt along with a little drizzled high quality olive oil for some extra brain food…fat!
  • Gluten free oatmeal with nuts, butter and protein powder (we recommend these BulletProof Whey Protein or a green power packed product with pea and brown rice protein, Green Vibrance),
  • A smoothie. For example: Whey protein powder, cashew milk, cooked orange vegetables such as yam, butternut squash, or even sweet potato, almond butter, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Bone broth with sliced ginger and brown rice or brown rice noodles and greens
  • Leftover dinner! TCM regards the first 2 hours upon waking the most optimal time to set the tone for metabolism and digestive gumption.

Check out many more recipes on our Pinterest Board “Recipes for Adrenal Health”

Try Meditation.

There are some great app's out there (Headspace), that guide you through meditation in a way that actually works for busy people. Finding this quiet space in our modern world is truly what will rejuvenate your energy and mind.