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WATC 1st Anniversary 12.12.13!

It is hard to believe but just 12 short months ago Wellness At The Center (WATC) opened its doors and began to see patients in our newly remodeled clinic space on NE Halsey Street! Looking back on our First Anniversary at the past year, we have grown to include three more amazing practitioners, had a lot of […]

By |December 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WATC 1st Anniversary 12.12.13!

Wellness At The Center Holiday Donation Drive!

Wellness At The Center invites your participation in our
Holiday Donation Drive!
Help spread the warmth to those in need and get $10 off what you normally pay for Acupuncture or Massage Therapy with your donation!!!
WATC is hosting this Holiday Donation Drive to support two charitable organizations in our local community.
 

 

Human Solutions is collecting BRAND NEW, unwrapped:

Household Items: bath […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wellness At The Center Holiday Donation Drive!

Oh them Bones! Knee + Hip pain: Osteoarthritis affects all of us lucky enough to age!

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that effects us all to some degree as we age because it results from use of joints! Wear and tear causes cartilage to break down in the joints, which allows the bones to rub together, potentially resulting in bone spurs, stiffness, and pain. As my professors used to say, if you are […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oh them Bones! Knee + Hip pain: Osteoarthritis affects all of us lucky enough to age!

Ease Body in to Seasonal Health with Acupuncture

I hope you have been well and enjoying this season’s transition from that sun-filled summer to the nourishing rains that keep everything so lush and green and healthy.  With these transitions comes change internally in our own health as well, spurred by temperature and moisture fluctuations, seasonal food availability, and the natural acquiescence of our […]

By |September 30th, 2014|Cold & Flu, Detoxification, Seasonal Health|Comments Off on Ease Body in to Seasonal Health with Acupuncture

Acupuncture Discount for Seniors and Students!

We all appreciate a little price break now and then, to tend to our own needs with a bit less punch to the pocket, but it can be especially difficult to find the extra dollars for personal health care when on a fixed budget – as is the case with many retired individuals and students […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Acupuncture Discount for Seniors and Students!

Keratosis Pilaris, or K.P: those rough bumps on upper arms & legs have a name!

   Have you ever wondered about those little bumps on the back of your arms or legs that never seem to go away but sometimes can be itchy or even make you think twice about bearing your skin to the world? Maybe you have a friend who has complained about this? Well, it is likely that […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Dermatology, Nutrition, Skin Conditions|Comments Off on Keratosis Pilaris, or K.P: those rough bumps on upper arms & legs have a name!

Food Intolerance Testing: eliminate inflammatory triggers!

Welcoming Dr. Melissa Woodyard, ND to the clinic! We are so grateful to be able to bring her unique skills and experience to our community! Here is a morsel about just one of those, Food Intolerances:
Fresh fruits and vegetables are the OG source of vital nutrients and the best Qi that we can gain from […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Food Intolerance Testing: eliminate inflammatory triggers!

The Zen of You: Reducing pain by kind awareness of your body and mind

You are a living organic creature and should not suffer. Just as any other creature in this world you deserve gentle compassion and that care be given to your comfort. Here is a challenge today: see if you can take the whole day and pay conscious and consistent attention to your own level of suffering […]

By |January 17th, 2014|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Intention & Awareness, Pain Management, Zen|Comments Off on The Zen of You: Reducing pain by kind awareness of your body and mind

Colors of Life: Our Logo Explained by Chinese Medicine’s roots in Tibetan Traditions

If you have ever noticed Wellness At The Center’s logo and wondered why, let me tell you. The symbol represents an interaction between the eight directions with an energetic center. The colors are from the traditional Tibetan Buddhist’s robes and headdress and symbolize conscious and grounded being-to put it briefly in my own words. Chinese […]

By |January 9th, 2014|Symbolism of Medicine, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Colors of Life: Our Logo Explained by Chinese Medicine’s roots in Tibetan Traditions

How eating Half a Sandwich can change your life & mine: Portion control & keeping your favorite jeans

I have been learning about diet and weight management since I was about 11 years old.  I do not suggest this, but it is a fact of my existence. I recall my family member (won’t name – names) suggesting I have some more salad instead of more spaghetti, since my “growth spurt” should be about […]

By |January 3rd, 2014|Dietary Reccomendations, Intention & Awareness, Nutrition, Weight Loss|Comments Off on How eating Half a Sandwich can change your life & mine: Portion control & keeping your favorite jeans

Mustard + Broccoli = Tasty, Complete Nutrition!

Eat Broccoli with Mustard to Boost the Nutritional Value of Both!  Real nutrition is a complicated, individual science, and there’s no magic bullet,

but some foods do complement each other in odd ways that can help you get the most nutritional benefit from both. The trick is, figuring out how to get them in your diet […]

By |October 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mustard + Broccoli = Tasty, Complete Nutrition!

Acupuncture Proven Stress Relief: Ancient Practice Lessens Anxiety

Most people understand that Acupuncture can relieve stress… the link below is for an article that helps illuminate why this is true. It has been known for a long time that stress has a negative impact on overall health.  Consistent high levels of stress produce hormonal imbalances that can inhibit the immune system, deplete the adrenal function, […]

By |September 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Acupuncture Proven Stress Relief: Ancient Practice Lessens Anxiety

Acupuncture is effective treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Did you know acupuncture is effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome? In addition to the over three-thousand year history of acupuncture strategies to address multiple pain syndromes such as Carpal Tunnel, a study in the Clinical Journal of Pain shows acupuncture is as effective as prednisone for the symptoms of the syndrome including pain, nighttime […]

By |February 8th, 2012|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pain Management, Preventative medicine|Comments Off on Acupuncture is effective treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Returning to The Four Agreements: Toltec Common Sense Wisdom for the Spiritual Warrior’s Journey

With this season of turning inward, I have found myself needing to redirect myself to embrace living with intention and ground in a solid framework once more exactly how and who I want to be in this world. I am returning to this amazingly illuminating book by Don Miguel Ruiz, “The Four Agreements”, hoping to […]

By |January 17th, 2012|Intention & Awareness|Comments Off on Returning to The Four Agreements: Toltec Common Sense Wisdom for the Spiritual Warrior’s Journey

Savory Squash Spread on Toast… for breakfast?! Why yes,

 I think I will….
In an ongoing qwest to improve the staples in my diet to heart and wasitline friendly ones, I discovered an excellent alternative to French onion dip for Blue corn tortilla chips (my Fave) and a thick slathering of butter on my toast. What could this versatile concoction be?  Well, we discovered this […]

By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Savory Squash Spread on Toast… for breakfast?! Why yes,

Boost Your Baseline Immunity & Vitality – Prepare for this Season with Acupuncture

If the hint of autumn on the breeze has you feeling a bit shortchanged by summer, you’re not alone!  Even if you welcome the crisp note in the air, everyone feels the effects of fall on their activities, wardrobes and personal health in one way or another.  For some this transition from our bright summer […]

By |September 19th, 2011|Preventative medicine|Comments Off on Boost Your Baseline Immunity & Vitality – Prepare for this Season with Acupuncture

Do Seasonal Allergies Have You All Misty Eyed?

If this seasonal shift has your eyes watering, nose dripping, ears scratching or just generally makes you feel like you are fighting “something” off, I want you to know that an Acupuncturist treats that!  Here is how it works. An herbal protocol for seasonal allergies typically starts the season before the allergies begin. *

The idea is […]

By |June 15th, 2011|Allergies|Comments Off on Do Seasonal Allergies Have You All Misty Eyed?