Entries by Origin Natural Care

What is moxibustion, and what are the benefits?

What is moxibustion, and what are the benefits?   By Melissa Lo L.Ac., M.S.O.M. Licensed Acupuncturist Owner of Origin Natural Care   Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy. Moxa is made of dried mugwort (Artemisia Argyi) and can be used for a numerous amount of disorders. Practitioners use moxa to help with with warming […]

When should I switch from icing to heating an injury?

When should I switch from icing to heating an injury?   By Melissa Lo L.Ac., M.S.O.M. Licensed Acupuncturist Owner of Origin Natural Care   I come across a lot of patients who have injuries that they treat with icing. Patients are surprised when they are told to stop the icing and add in heating. The […]

Dry Needling

What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture? – By Melissa Lo L.Ac., M.S.O.M. Licensed Acupuncturist Owner of Origin Natural Care Dry needling is a technique that is not related to Traditional Chinese acupuncture. Acupuncturists take a stand that dry needling is a form of acupuncture. This is due to the fact that dry […]

Myths about Acupuncture

Myths about Acupuncture By Melissa Lo L.Ac., M.S.O.M. Licensed Acupuncturist Owner of Origin Natural Care Below are some of the most common questions I have been asked while in practice. I have had the opportunity to see hundreds of patients, and the same questions still pop up. It is our job to help dispel some […]