Acupuncture & JVN… What’s new at Janet St. Paul Studio

Janet St Paul and acupuncturist Dr. Katie Shea from Janet St Paul Studio spoke to Steph and Rosie about the news at JSP and all about acupuncture. dr See Shea’s breakdown on acupuncture and home remedies below.


⁃ Uses points that lie along meridians, which are energy channels that run through the skin’s surface

⁃ There are hundreds of points and each one is designed to produce a very specific effect on the body

⁃ An example of a commonly used acupuncture point is on the inside of your wrist, where many people are familiar with applying pressure to reduce nausea

⁃ Improves your body’s ability to heal itself by clearing blockages in the flow of energy that would otherwise lead to symptoms such as pain, stiffness, tension or even internal imbalances such as digestive issues, emotional stress, trouble sleeping and more

⁃ Everyone can benefit from acupuncture because it takes into account a person’s symptoms and more subtle signs of imbalance that an acupuncturist can detect, while recognizing that each of us is different in our underlying constitution

⁃ Because of this, there are many questions that go into an acupuncturist’s evaluation that may seem unrelated, but this medication is designed to see the human form as a complete system that includes body and mind

⁃ In it, an imbalance in one area will inevitably affect many other systems, especially if left unchecked

⁃ Common things that acupuncture can help with: pain, stress, allergies, insomnia, digestive problems, emotional swings, hormone imbalance, fatigue, neuropathy, immune dysfunction, weight gain, headaches and migraines

⁃ Acupuncture can also help achieve specific goals such as reducing recovery times and improving endurance for athletes or anyone looking to improve their athletic performance

home remedies

⁃ Because each recommendation is specific to each individual and the nature of their symptoms, there isn’t much general advice that applies to everyone… that is:

⁃ Ginger tea made with fresh ginger root (or just brewing with fresh ginger) may improve digestion

⁃ Squeezing the space between your thumb and forefinger can be effective for relieving stress in the moment

⁃ Watermelon and cucumber can help your body regulate its temperature in the summer heat

⁃ Another food that is useful in summer is mung beans

⁃ Overall, the key is to practice moderation in everything you do and give your body a chance to maintain homeostasis by balancing high-energy activities with restorative practices

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