Health & Wellness Blog

  • Acupuncture Protocols: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Have you heard the term “protocol” before? For our purposes, I will explain it as a series of acupuncture points that have been researched or prescribed as a “one-size fits all.” In fertility medicine, we see a lot of protocols because Western medicine is quickly researching acupuncture and how to use it to benefit women going through fertility treatments. One

  • You’re Gonna Put That Needle Where??

    Acupuncture point placement is a hot topic in the first couple of visits for someone who has never received acupuncture before, so let’s discuss, shall we? There are like 400+ acupuncture points on the body (yes, some in some pretty unfortunate places), but most acupuncturists generally only use 60-100 spots, depending on what we are trying to fix. Points are

  • What To Expect When Expecting … Your First Acupuncture Visit

    So! You’re going to finally take the leap and come to the dark side. Welcome! We think you’ll like what you find. The first time visiting an acupuncturist is scary — don’t ever feel bad about saying it out loud. Very few people really love needles and get excited about letting some stranger poke them. It’s OK! Just be honest

  • Inspired Wellness Center is Turning 10 This Year!

    Inspired Wellness Center is celebrating its 10th birthday in 2017, and O.M.GGGGGGG this is so exciting! In case you find yourself wondering why we’re SO excited, here are 10 reasons. (Pardon all the capital words to come, but we can just hardly contain ourselves!)   1. Jana has the attention span of a rabbit, so it is CRA-CRA to think

  • The Scariest Word In Acupuncture

    Needle. We hear it all. “I hate needles.” “Does it hurt?” “How many needles do you have to use?” “You’re going to put a needle WHERE??!” We get it. Needles aren’t anybody’s favorite, but get over it!  🙂  The needles used in acupuncture are teeny-tiny. (Super teeny-tiny).  I’m talking like a width of one of your hairs. They are single-use,