On Saturday, December 14, 2015, bring your main squeeze or favorite friend in for an acupuncture treatment and they’ll get in for free! Schedule with the Valentine’s Day 2 for 1 special online, and you’ll pay just $20-$40 (how much is always up to you) for two treatments. Show someone you love the path to health, healing, and joy at Maine Center for Acupuncture.
This special is offered to current MCA patients only, but they may bring someone who is not yet a patient. This offer is valid for one day only during regular hours 9am – 12pm.
Well, here we are, February–what I call the longest month of the year! As the snow has piled up, I’ve noticed some changes in what folks are coming in to be treated for. I went from seeing everyday symptoms like digestion trouble, sleep concerns, colds, and sinus congestion to more acute issues stemming from falls on the ice and overuse of the back and elbows from shoveling. So, I’d like to offer the following “insurance policies.” Both can dramatically improve your ability to have a pain-free winter and each cost roughly as much as one acupuncture treatment. Together, our goal can be to work on your everyday concerns and keep those acute injuries at bay!
Policy #1: Save Your Back
For snow removal, I recommend using this ergonomic shovel. It will help reduce unnecessary strain on your back. It may take a little longer to do the work because the amount of snow you can move is smaller, but your body will thank you–trust me!
Bonus: if you buy a new ergonomic snow shovel Murphy’s Law will guarantee you won’t have to use it! You’re welcome. 🙂
Policy #2: Prevent Slips and Falls
A slip or fall on the ice can be painful take a long time to heal. I treat falls every year, and acupuncture can help speed the healing process, but wouldn’t it be nice to know there is an easy and inexpensive way to prevent the injury?
Wearing these strap-on ice cleats over your shoes and boots will dramatically decrease your risk of falling. I have many patients and professional colleagues who wear these and report feeling 100% confident while walking in slippery conditions. There are many brands available online and locally, and most cost about the same as one acupuncture treatment.
We look forward to seeing you soon, and hope that you’ll consider my recommendations for preventative measures that will keep you healthy, strong, and injury-free this winter! Schedule online now.
Ryan Nitz, MAc., LA.C, owner of Maine Center for Acupuncture
The holiday season is upon us. With it comes added stressors and the potential to get sick. Try these basic tips to balance your health and happiness during the holidays.
2-Observe nature. With the sun setting earlier our energy level tends to be lower. We need to allow ourselves to hibernate and rest during this time of year. Build in a buffer zone of time to accomplish tasks and listen to your body–take it slow. When we feel restless or unsure, we can mimic nature…Mother Nature will always lead the way.
3- Just say NO! Requests will be coming in for our time this holiday season. When we say “yes” to everything, our time becomes stretched thin and our enjoyment decreases. Saying “no” to just a few extra commitments protects us from holiday burnout, resentment, and fatigue.
Should you find yourself sick, stressed, or saying “yes” to everything, we’ve still got your back (and your headache, knee pain, and sleep trouble), so come in for a treatment and we’ll help you find your “reset” button. Schedule now!
I’d like to take a moment and share what I’m thankful for these days.
– My beautiful wife and family. Watching my boys grow and explore with each day.
– The healing space and community that exists at MCA. I feel blessed and honored to be part of the lives of my patients.
– The Kansas City Royals for making it to the playoffs and the World Series this year!
– My Dad, who is here from Kansas to join us for Thanksgiving. Our time together may be short but each moment is so precious.
– Pumpkin pie, how i love scrumptious pumpkin pie. FYI- it is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 🙂
I’d love to hear what you’re most thankful for, or how you’re spending your Thanksgiving holiday. Drop us a line on Facebook.
Thanksgiving Week Hours
Next week we will be open Tuesday, November 25 and Saturday, November 29. Schedule early as it our days are limited this week. Enjoy your holiday and safe travels!
Welcome, friends, to the brand new website for Maine Center for Acupuncture. This redesign is for you–we wanted to provide a more user-friendly design that delivers all the content you need to have your questions about us and the practice of acupuncture answered.
Take a tour through the site, and notice updated pages: About Us, Benefits of Acupuncture, Testimonials, about the Community Acupuncture model and movement, and how to Contact Us. We have brand new pages for Photos, Events, and Wellness Resources. As always, you can Schedule an Appointment from our website.
We enjoy connecting with patients and friends on Facebook, and hope new friends will engage with us through social media.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be polishing the website and adding our final touches. Come back again soon to check out the changes, and we encourage you to follow this blog, and share feedback.
Maine Center for Acupuncture is a place where healing and relaxation happen. We’re health care you can afford, with treatments between $20-$40 (how much is up to you). We’re here to support your health and wellness–book an appointment today!