How Does Acupuncture Work?

This is a question I get asked a lot. Most of us have no idea how acupuncture works, and considering most of our education, it’s not something of which we have any basic knowledge, so it’s completely understandable that we don’t know anything about it. Furthermore, it’s hard to comprehend something working if you have absolutely no idea how it …

Acupuncture and Mental Health

For this issue, I decided to focus on stress. In this day and age, it is pretty much unavoidable. Fortunately, there are many treatments, including acupuncture, which can help alleviate stress, anxiety and even insomnia. Here’s how acupuncture helps, as well as, some other ideas to manage stress and improve sleep quality. In good health, Dr. Sarah   Acupuncture for …

How to Properly Carb Load for a Race

As I sit here eating a bagel in preparation for the Rock N’ Roll Marathon this Sunday, I thought to myself, what is the best, most effective way to prep, nutritionally, for a race? The Rock N’ Roll Marathon is one of the most popular races in San Diego, and I know a lot of you are doing it yourself, …

How Often Should I Replace My Running Shoes?

Do I really need new shoes? How often should you be changing your workout shoes? I often hear people saying things like “My ankles just all of a sudden started hurting,” or “Running is uncomfortable for me now.” These may be signs of an injury, but they could also simply mean you need to change your shoes. Most researchers say …

Facial Rejuvenation

What is facial rejuvenation acupuncture? Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, or cosmetic acupuncture is the treatment of the face and skin aesthetically by inserting very thin, sterile needles into the face and other specific points on the body in order to reestablish harmony and balance. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine have been used for aesthetic purposes for hundreds of years and can …

Tips to stay healthy while traveling

1. Stay hydrated It is important to always make sure you’re getting enough water. It will help you to feel great all around, no matter where you are. I always carry a reusable water bottle with me and fill it up whenever I can, be it in the airport, on the plane, any water fountain I see or at a …

6 Stretches You Should Be Doing Everyday

Runner’s stretch Kneel on the floor with both legs together. Step one foot forward so that you’re in a low lunge with your back leg still on the floor. Make sure to keep your knee at 90 degrees directly above your ankle, but not past it. You will feel a nice stretch in your quad and hip flexor. Switch legs …

Tips for Training for a Race or Run

Hello everyone! I hope today finds you well and you have had a wonderful 2017 so far. While I was looking around for inspiration for subject matter for this edition, I started noticing a lot of my friends, patients and people around me are training for races. Spring seems to be the time for races and fun runs! So, I …

The Most Common New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Hello and happy 2017!   I hope you had a wonderful, safe and happy new year and are well. I know we all have most likely made some resolutions, so I did a little research to find the most common resolutions. Since it is the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the most …