De-Mystifying Acupuncture

Several months ago Jenny posted a blog about Chico Community Acupuncture. In early May we had Oliva Peters-Lazaro come do a brief presentation on how on how her practice works and specifically how acupuncture can help our clients.

I’m continually amazed at how the human body functions.  After receiving multiple treatments from Olivia, I was pleasantly surprised by how much better my body was handling the typical ‘aches and pains’ that result from working out.  In addition, some chronic skin issues have subsided.  I decided to investigate a little on my own to learn how acupuncture, a practice that is thousands of years old, is REALLY working.

According to Chris Kresser, a licensed acupuncturist and the author of The Healthy Skeptic,  acupuncture is working to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and restore homeostasis.  Kresser attributes these outcomes to the fact that acupuncture:

  • Promotes blood flow
  • Stimulates the body’s innate healing mechanisms
  • Releases natural painkillers
  • Reduces the intensity and perception of chronic pain
  • Relaxes shortened muscles

Click HERE to read Kresser’s complete blog on Acupuncture, and then schedule your appointment with Olivia at Chico Community Acupuncture soon!

Written by Natalie

Natalie Taylor has been participating in sports and fitness activities for over 25 years. She was both a competitive gymnast and swimmer and these activities led into coaching jobs as she earned her degree in physical education. Natalie is a graduate of the Chico State teaching credential program and has been teaching physical education or coaching for nearly 20 years. She has coached both High School and Junior High Volleyball, and the Cross Country and Track and Field intramural program at the local junior high school. Her interest in running and triathlons as well as her background in gymnastics create a superior combination for clients wanting a balanced workout of endurance and strength or clients interested in supplementing their endurance activities with much needed power/speed training and oft neglected flexibility. Finding time for fitness isn’t always easy—however, in just one hour with Natalie you will work multi-joint strength development, speed, stamina and flexibility. What keeps clients coming back? Every session is unique, so boredom never stands a chance! Natalie holds her NSCA CPT, as well as a variety of Cross Fit certifications. Natalie will help to make fitness a functional and successful part of your life.

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