Each week we'll be sitting down with one of our practitioners to discuss topics of interest in the health & wellness industry.
Morgan Gaskin, LAc joins us this week!
I graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a degree in acupuncture and herbal medicine. I am eager to help my patients see themselves in a holistic way, understanding that many seemingly unconnected phenomena are all related within the mind and body."
What aspects of your practice do you believe relate in particular to women's health?
I enjoy working with patients who want to be an active part of their health. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to help women deal with stress, anxiety, and headache because those issues can impact their personal and professional lives, but as we work together they can see those areas become more rewarding and less difficult."
What are three health & wellness tips that you'd recommend for women's health?
Keep up with your friends. They'll be great to have fun with during the high times, and they're there for you during your low times.
Maintain habits of preventative medicine. Be proactive with your health. Eat well, get a little exercise daily, enjoy treats in moderation, and have a relationship with an acupuncturist.
Any articles or resources that you find valuable for women's health that you'd like to share?
This is one woman's experience with adding acupuncture to her daily routine. It's a good complement to my blog post "Your Health is More Than a Luxury" because it's stated very plainly how good acupuncture can be as a preventative medicine. It's the same story from a patient's perspective!"
When I found out my new health insurance covered twenty-five sessions of acupuncture treatments in a calendar year, I thought to myself, why not try it? I've always been curious about the benefits from this "alternative" form of healthcare. When posting on Facebook months ago that I was going to give acupuncture a go, it received multiple comments containing success stories in treating injuries that were otherwise considered unfixable and relief from all sorts of ailments including kidney stones, allergies, migraines, and chronic lower back pain.
I didn't have a targeted purpose for trying acupuncture, although I'd be lying if I didn't admit I was curious about the possibility of "curing" my never ending tummy troubles. Outside of that, I was looking at it from a more holistic and preventative perspective. I wanted to see if going to acupuncture on a regular basis would help with my stress levels, bouts of unwelcome anxiety, and keep me from getting the common cold.
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