The Rise in East Asian Medicine in Healthcare

The Rise in East Asian Medicine in Healthcare

It’s the 21st century and more people are turning towards medicine that is over 5,000 years old in the form of East Asian medicine also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This form of medicine encompasses therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and herbal medicine.

So why is TCM gaining increasing popularity in recent years? Is it because Western medicine has failed us? There’s a greater need and desire to utilize a more natural approach, that doesn’t involve numerous negative side effects. While East Asian medicine has spent thousands of years developing and refining its approach to treating people, the more recent advancements of biomedicine are relatively young and still under development.

In Western medicine, the approach involves understanding the specific biological responses of how the body functions and responds to various forms of treatment. In the development of biomedicine, various drugs and treatments have been discovered to have certain effects on the body without explanation. As a result, you have medications that are prescribed for off-label use, such as antidepressant medications like amitriptyline and trazodone, that are used to help people sleep. The medication known as Chantix is used to help stop smoking without knowing how the biological mechanisms work. Western medicine can’t fully explain all the biological effects of TCM, which has resulted in some skepticism while promoting research.

As TCM has proven to be effective in helping treat people, Western medicine has adopted the various TCM therapies, often with different names. Western medicine implements dry needling, myofascial release, Graston technique, myofascial decompression, and nutritional supplements. Dry needling uses the same type of needles, points, and some of the principles of acupuncture without all the theories developed over the centuries as acupuncture. The down side to dry needling is that it’s often a course requiring about a hundred hours of training versus over the three thousand hours that licensed acupuncturists receive over the course of about 4 years along with the completion of in-depth board exams. Myofascial release done with specialized tools and the Graston technique utilize the same techniques as gua sha, just using different style tools and without the same theories and extensive training that acupuncturists receive. Supplements or nutritional therapies make use of individual herbs and vitamins that have specific effects on parts of a person’s physiology, used in a similar manner as medications.  Chinese herbal medicine utilizes herbal formulas that have been developed over centuries where all the herbs work synergistically to have an effect to treat the whole person, while addressing the underlying condition without a multitude of adverse effects of the body.

There is a considerable difference of how Western medicine and East Asian medicine view and treat people. When it comes to treating people, Western medicine looks at a fraction of the puzzle.  This is seen in drugs that affect specific receptors and not addressing the other problems that are connected and even cause adverse side effects requiring additional medications. When even adopting TCM, biomedicine doesn’t fully understand it and uses pieces that they feel that they can explain and deem beneficial. East Asian medicine looks at the entire person. The explanations in TCM are philosophical in nature but provide explanations to certain connections and responses in the human body that biomedicine doesn’t understand. The principles and concepts of East Asian medicine can be addressed with a scientific mindset that accepts the information in terms of a scientific theory. While TCM can’t be fully explained by science, it’s a medicine that has withstood the test of time over thousands of years.  There are explanations in TCM that connect various symptoms and processes that is not fully understood by science. Some herbs are used in the development of medications, biomedicine doesn’t connect the side effects of the medications where it makes sense according to TCM.

If TCM is so great, then why did biomedicine develop? There is a place for both medicines. It’s a matter of knowing when and how to use each properly. If there is an infection, it’s important to utilize proper antibiotics instead of allowing the infection to spread and cause more harm. Pain doesn’t always have to be managed with addictive medications. Acupuncture is well known and accepted in the Western medical community to help alleviate pain. The additional benefit of East Asian medicine is that it gets to the root of the problem instead of masking the symptoms. Acupuncture and Herbal medicine can readily strengthen the immune system. It is effective in preventing the onset and decreasing the duration and severity of a cold. The benefit of the rising use of East Asian medicine is that people can integrate the different medicines as needed with the goal of achieving optimal health and wellbeing. TCM can be used to treat a multitude of conditions, while also being used as a natural form of preventative medicine.

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Helping Take Care of Oneself to Better Help Others

Helping Take Care of Oneself to Better Help Others

Since it’s Christmas Eve, today is Pinelope’s last day in Texas this year. Pinelope experienced another amazing healing acupuncture session this morning & is now celebrating the start of the Christmas break for Dr. Katrina at Karma Zen Acupuncture. Pinelope is enjoying the lights & decorations in the clinic one last time before she leaves. 

This holiday season, Pinelope enjoyed all her acupuncture treatments from Dr. Katrina & feels so much healthier. She learned the importance of things that she can do for her health such as exercise, mindfulness, & getting enough sleep. She learned how different things such as Christmas lights, holiday decorating, focusing on the positive, gratitude, & celebrating milestones are good for one’s health. Pinelope can’t wait to get back to the North Pole to tell everyone she knows about the benefits of acupuncture & looks forward to returning next year. She is going to have Santa come see Dr. Katrina in the new year because his back can get sore from delivering all those presents. 

It’s been another great year treating a lot of amazing people. Dr. Katrina has enjoyed seeing people heal as their health improves through their acupuncture treatments. It’s time for her to take a break for the holidays as she cares for herself so she can further care for her patients in the new year. She looks forward to the new year & being able to help more patients. 

To take care of others in our life, we must first take care of ourselves. Taking care of our health helps us with caring for family, enjoying time with friends, taking care of our households, & being productive at work. It’s important to take a break for one’s health. One great way is through acupuncture treatments. 

Sleep Beneficial to Good Health

Sleep Beneficial to Good Health

Today Pinelope is enjoying a nap by the Christmas tree. She has been very busy this Christmas season & is now allowing herself some time to rest. All the acupuncture treatments from Dr. Katrina at Karma Zen Acupuncture helped Pinelope get through this busy time of year. She’s hasn’t felt this good since she was a much younger elf. 

Pinelope is sleeping so much better thanks to the acupuncture treatments she’s received. Sleeping is essential to good health. When one sleeps, it’s the time for the body to heal. Sleep boosts the immune system, improves memory, strengthens the heart, prevents weight gain, enhances mood, & increases productivity. 

This holiday season start healthy sleeping habits if you don’t have them already. Go to bed around the same time each night & not too late. Create a peaceful sleeping environment free from electronics. Enjoy this time to have fun but also rest. In the new year, schedule some acupuncture treatments to help improve your health & well-being. 

Nostalgia of Holiday Good for Health

Nostalgia of Holiday Good for Health

The arctic blast dropping temperatures in Texas is making Pinelope nostalgic for the cold weather at her home in the North Pole. Though, it’s not nearly as cold as her home. She got some sweaters for Dewey & Callie to keep them warm. Pinelope found a snowflake projector tree topper for the Christmas tree. She’s watching the snowflakes projected on the ceiling pretending it’s real snow. 

The holiday season can be very nostalgic for people. It’s good to focus on all the merry memories of Christmas’ past, good time with loved ones, fun trips, & pleasant surprises. 

Nostalgia is beneficial to one’s health. It decreases anxiety, reduces depression, improves memory, & promotes physical well-being. Also, nostalgia contributes to youthfulness & helps cope during tough times. 

Enjoy the good memories. Focus on the good things that have happened. Acupuncture helps people with their health. A gentle acupuncture treatment is a great way to relax while treating health problems & calm the mind. 

Happiness for Holiday Health

Happiness for Holiday Health

Pinelope is spending time with her Penguin friend in the Karma Zen Acupuncture clinic. She’s even letting her penguin friend try on her hat. Dr. Katrina’s clinic, home, & Santa hat are decorated with penguins. They make her happy, which has a positive impact on her health. 

Happiness positively affects a person’s health. It strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure, & reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Being happy improves sleep & combats stress. In addition, happy people have fewer aches & pain. 

Our mood is affected by our environment. Surrounding ourselves with positive people, expressing gratitude regularly, & finding joy in things along with activities one enjoys, all help us to be happy. It’s important to focus on the positive. Acupuncture is a mindful medicine that addresses a person’s health & can bring joy to a person’s life. 

Enjoy the holiday season. Look for the good. Let yourself be happy, since it’s good for your health.  Enjoy an acupuncture treatment as it has a positive effect on the body, mind, & soul. 

Gratitude Beneficial for Health

Gratitude Beneficial for Health

As Christmas is quickly approaching, Pinelope’s time in Texas is about to come to an end. She’s had a great time at Karma Zen Acupuncture & being welcomed into Dr. Katrina’s home. Pinelope is very grateful for all the acupuncture treatments, cupping, red light therapy, microneedling, & nanoneedling. To express her gratitude, she got some presents to thank Dr. Katrina. With the cold weather coming, she figured Dr. Katrina would appreciate a sweatshirt & sweater to keep her warm. 

There are positive physical & mental health benefits from expressing gratitude. According to studies expressing gratitude enhances the immune system, improves sleep, & decreases pain. The body produces oxytocin when one is thankful, helping to improve a person’s mood. It helps to decrease anxiety & reduce depression. 

There are multiple ways to express gratitude. Gratitude is extended to other through words, actions, cards, & presents. Having a gratitude journal listing 3 to 5 things one is thankful for is a great way to express gratitude. This helps appreciate what one has, others’ kind gestures, & positive experiences. There is so much to be thankful for that can be overlooked without taking the time to appreciate it. 

Take a moment to express gratitude for the things you’re grateful for in your life. In addition, do something good for your health such as an acupuncture treatment. Thank your body by taking good care of it. 

Making Changes to Improve Your Health

Making Changes to Improve Your Health

In preparation for Christmas, Pinelope decided to bake some cookies for Santa. She decided to make her famous gluten free cookies with caramel M&M’s. They’re some of Santa’s favorite. Pinelope uses almond flour & coconut flour in her cookies. She also gathered some sweet treats to leave out on Christmas Eve. 

Sometimes to be healthy, people need to give up what is making them sick. For many people that can be gluten. With all the various products available & easy to follow recipes, you can still enjoy many of your favorite foods without gluten. 

Gluten free diets can alleviate joint pain, maintain a healthy weight, improve bone health, & eliminate bloating. It can help to clear brain fog & increase energy. Often it can help to cut processed foods from one’s diet. 

If you have any of those symptoms, it may be worth trying to eliminate gluten from your diet. Maybe it’s something else adversely affecting your health. Is it worth getting in the way of your health?

Sometimes you need to add things to your life to improve your health. It could be physical exercise, stretching, meditating, or mental exercise such as crossword puzzles. Acupuncture treatments are great to incorporate into one’s weekly routine to improve one’s overall health. It’s great for treating a variety of health problems & maintaining one’s health. 

Health Benefits of Holiday Movies

Health Benefits of Holiday Movies

Pinelope decided to enjoy a relaxing Sunday eating some snacks while watching her favorite holiday movies. She enjoys many of the same Christmas movies each year. 

There are health benefits to watching holiday movies. They increase oxytocin & dopamine, helping to boost a person’s mood. Watching holiday movies reduces anxiety & relieves depression. In addition, watching holiday movies decreases stress by reducing cortisol, which is good for heart health & the immune system. 

Christmas movies bring us festive cheer. Many of these holiday movies provide a sense of perspective of the holiday season. They trigger nostalgic emotions from past holiday seasons. 

Take some time to relax, while enjoying your favorite Christmas movies. Another way to relax that’s beneficial to one’s health is acupuncture treatments. There’s one week left before the new year to receive an acupuncture treatment at Karma Zen Acupuncture. Do something to benefit your health today. 

Health Benefits of Arts and Crafts

Health Benefits of Arts and Crafts

With Christmas fast approaching, Pinelope decided to make some Christmas wreaths for Dr. Katrina’s house. She made one for the front door & one for inside the house. The Christmas season is a good time to engage in leisure activities & express one’s creative side. Pinelope enjoyed the chance to be creative. 

Leisure activities such as arts & crafts are beneficial to one’s health. Crafting reduces stress, increases self-confidence, & helps to improve one’s mood. It is also good for mental agility & decreases cognitive decline. By crafting a person uses one’s creative side, which involves different areas of the brain. Arts & crafts can help with fine motor skills, work memory, & engage in problem solving abilities. 

Doing crafts isn’t just fun but shows to have health benefits. It’s important to make time for leisure activities not just during holidays but daily life. Enjoy expressing your creative side. Do something good for your health. Other things good for one’s health include regular acupuncture treatments. Schedule an appointment today. 

Holiday Decorations for Health

Holiday Decorations for Health

Today Pinelope is enjoying all the decorations in the clinic. She loves Christmas decorations & is enjoying the decorations that have been placed throughout the office. 

Decorating for Christmas has positive health benefits. Just the act of decorating is physical exercise, whether it is decorating a tree indoors or placing decorations outside one’s home. It can also have positive effects on mental health as decorating can lift one’s mood, helping to combat anxiety & depression. 

By decorating for the holidays, it makes us feel more in control, reframes our focus on little things, & creates a sense of comrade with others. Holiday decorating is a healthy distraction from the heavy stuff & is very uplifting as it gives us something to look forward to celebrating. 

It doesn’t matter how much one decorates for the holiday. Just enjoy putting up what decorations you can & savor the other decorations others have put up as well. Let the effects on your health be positive. 

If you can, take the time to do other things for your health, such as a relaxing acupuncture treatment. At Karma Zen Acupuncture, you can benefit from the festive holiday decorations & a gentle acupuncture session. 

Health Benefits of Friendship

Health Benefits of Friendship

Today Pinelope is hanging out in the clinic with her friends Headward & Acuman. All 3 are in the Christmas spirit & enjoying each other’s company. 

Good friendships are good for people’s health. Friendship boosts happiness, reduces stress, & generates a sense of purpose & belonging. It is important to develop & maintain positive friendships because they can help with coping through hard times, improving self-esteem, & encouraging healthy behaviors. 

With the craziness of day-to-day life, it’s important to take the time to maintain friendships. A positive friendship can be a very powerful & strong force in our lives. Friendships are a healthy aspect of people’s lives. 

It’s often a friend, who recommends things that are good for us. Sometimes the recommendation is acupuncture, which is great at improving a person’s health, while they relax during a treatment. 

Use some time this holiday season to enjoy time with friends. 

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"As somewhat of a  "newbie" to the practice I was not sure what to expect from the session(s). I am now months into my scheduled weekly sessions and can feel the positive effects from those. Originally, the minor to worse aches and pains (hips, back, shoulders) were my focus in the treatment plan that Katrina helped me with. Now those  aches are minimizing. What I didn't expect  was how I responded to how acupuncture in the mental side of therapy, a sort of energy and mental shifting treatment. I love  how it helps me handle stress, to relax, motivating me in my exercise regimens and overall, the calming effects it supports and promotes. Katrina is a gifted practioner and is awesome!!Thanks! Mike"

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Chronic Pain

Gain relief from the pain impacting your life.

Joint Pain

Don't let joint pain keep you from enjoying the activities that you love.

Hormone Imbalances

Free yourself of the hormone imbalances affecting you.

Digestive Disorders

Take control of your digestive health.

Back Pain

Resolve your pain and improve your mobility naturally.

Sciatica

Don't let sciatic pain control your life with all natural treatments.

Anxiety & Depression

Don't allow your emotional pain hold you back any longer.

Migraine Headaches

Reduce the severity & frequency of migraines naturally.

Carpal Tunnel 

 

Be able to use your wrists without constant pain.

Frozen Shoulder

Regain full range of motion without pain, naturally.

Tennis Elbow/

Golfer's Elbow

   

Lose the pain while regaining your swing with natural treatments.

Knee Pain

Improve your mobility while alleviating your pain.

Shingles Nerve Pain

 

Don't continue to suffer in constant pain and sensitivity due to shingles.

Plantar Fasciitis

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Lupus

 

The pain of lupus doesn't have to keep you from enjoying the activities that you love.

Gout

Don't be stuck living with the pain and swelling due to gout.

Arthritis 

 

Be active and go about your day without constant joint pain.

Fibromyalgia

 

Live without constant pain and enjoy your day

Tendinitis

Alleviate your pain, while improving your mobility.

Hip Pain

 

Achieve all natural relief from hip pain.

IT Band Syndrome

Be more active without IT band pain stopping you.

Pinched Nerve

 

Don't allow the pain of nerve impingement keep you from enjoying the activities that you love.

Cervical Radiculopathy

Take control of the pain, numbeness, & tingling caused by cervical radiculopathy.

Neuropathy 

 

Enjoy your day without burning pain, numbness, and tingling.

Lymphedema

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Stroke Recovery

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Muscle Spasms

Be able to go about your day withou the pain of muscle spasms getting in your way.

TMJ

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Endometriosis

 

Don't allow the pain of endometriosis keep you from time with your family and friends.

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Our unique blend of holistic medical therapies gets ALL your body's healing resources going in the same direction...

Acupuncture

Calms stress, clears neuroendocrine pathways, affects neurotransmitters, and promotes circulation.

Cupping

Promotes microcirculation, relieves tension, and helps release toxins.

Herbal Therapy

Transmits nature’s intelligence to heal damaged cells and tissues.

Gua Sha 

Breaks up scar tissue and connective tissue, reduces inflammation, and improves circulation.

Moxibustion

Promotes circulation, alleviates tension, and helps reduce inflammation and swelling.

Relaxation & Stress Reduction   Focus on calming the mind and emotions to maximize your body’s healing resources.

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OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF IS PASSIONATE ABOUT  WHAT WE DO

You'll always feel welcome and cared for here.

Dr. Katrina Giangarra, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.

Licensed Acupuncturist, Founder, & Clinic Director

Isabella (aka Izzy, aka Fluff Nugget) Giangarra

3rd Unofficial Mascot

Calliope (aka Callie) Giangarra

Unofficial Mascot

Esme (aka Ezzy or Ezzers) Giangarra

2nd Unofficial Mascot

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Located in Spicewood

Karma Zen Acupuncture is located in a serene spot off of Highway-71 in the Bee Creek Business Park as part of the Bee Creek Clinic. Whether you live locally in Spicewood or in the surrounding areas of Briarcliff, Marble Falls, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Austin, or Dripping Springs, we are happy to provide a peaceful and relaxing environment as we help you on your path to better health. The location is a hidden gem as it’s great for those locally, not wanting to travel far, and for those wanting to escape from the more chaotic and busier areas.

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