Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Acupuncture at Bijou?

I love how the world is constantly revolving. People you meet years ago, that you think are neat and interesting individuals, the ones that stick in your minds and after losing track of what they are up to, years pass by and suddenly they re-enter, and you think, ah ha, there they are!

I always find that the ones that stick in my head somehow, always re-enter. And sometimes I feel myself knowing that they would.

Which brings me to tell you about the latest service we can offer you. Have you ever wondered about acupuncture. Yes, I KNOW...the thought of it is a little scary! BUT trust me, it's only because you don't "know" about it. The fear or apprehension of the unknown. I once threw my back out terribly, this was suggested to me and willing to try anything, but a teeny bit afraid, I threw caution to the wind and tried it! The needles are not really needles per say, they were so small and thin that you couldn't feel a thing. I enjoyed the whole process and had I not been in so much pain, would have enjoyed the relaxation even more. Read more about it here, here and here.

My nephew, probably about 7ish years ago, lived with me and was dating a really sweet girl, she had a brother who was going to college in Montana that came back for occasional visits. Since my nephew was living with me at the time, I met him too and I remember he was so interesting because I gathered that he was studying Eastern type medicine and that he had been in college for a long time and would be in college for an even longer time. Well that brother of the girl (that I wish was not the ex of my nephew:) just finished at the NY chiropractic college, finishing his Masters degree in Acupuncture and before he returns out west, he wants to spend the summer in his hometown! Lucky us (I really am lucky when it comes to things like this, I would have never sought out an acupuncturist, but since everything happens for a reason, someone that is affiliated must "need" one:) , he came to Bijou to ask if we would like to offer this service for the summer.

So we had a chat and I suggested some ideas for letting you experience it. We have a couple of events coming up. The baremineral event on May 20th and an Aveda event on June 1st that he will be hopefully attending. We will also set up a whole Sunday where we will be having a contest of some sort to let a certain amount of friends of Bijou to try it. I will have a jar to enter names and you can also enter your name on facebook, watch out for that!

So please, read on and learn about Michael Peluso and ask any questions you'd like about acupuncture!

What is Acupuncture and How Can it Help You?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical practices in the world. It involves the painless insertion of tiny, pre-sterilized, single-use-only needles into key points of the body for the purpose of correcting energetic and hormonal imbalances which can lead to illness. Acupuncture has been continuously practiced and refined for over 2,500 years. Because acupuncture is holistic in nature, treatment focuses on the entire person and consequently, ailments or conditions which may not be the main focus of the treatment are often alleviated or corrected as well.

The World Health Organization as well as the National Institutes of Health concluded that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of: back pain, knee pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, headaches, nausea due to chemotherapy, menstrual disorders, allergies, stress, anxiety, depression, even high blood pressure as well as a wide variety of other ailments, so don’t be afraid to ask!

Many patients find the experience of acupuncture so relaxing that they fall asleep during treatment and wake feeling rested and renewed!

About the Practitioner

Michael J. Peluso, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac is a graduate of the Fingerlakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College. He is a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist. Acupuncturists must complete a rigorous 4 year graduate level medical education which includes the study of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, and diagnostics as well as intensive study of eastern medical theory and application. Michael also completed 5 clinical internships including one at the Veteran’s Hospital in Canandaigua, NY where he treated a variety of patients with emotional and physical traumas from armed conflict, as well as 4 internships in two integrative medicine centers alongside chiropractors and other health care providers.