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Acupuncture for Allergies


Tucson Acupuncturist – Juan Tejada – American Health Acupuncture

The Fall brings us the beautiful color of the leaves at the end of their cycle and the cool weather that we Arizonans brag about. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we relate this process to the Lungs with its emotions of melancholy, sadness and grief. This energy change makes the Lungs more sensitive and that is why lots of people suffer from fall allergies. To help with the allergies, we treat the Lungs to make them strong and the Spleen to boost the immune system.

In case you were not aware, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicinal Herbs treats allergies successfully.  It usually takes about 10 treatments to heal them and then, depending on your constitution, come for occasional tune ups.

Why suffer through this beautiful Season – when you can heal your allergies with Traditional Chinese Medicine?!

Call us for a consultation and get relief today.  520-544-6603 

Winter: the Kidneys Season

Winter:  the Kidneys Season –Tucson Acupuncturist  Juan Tejada

The Kidneys are more sensitive in the winter, they don’t like the cold. So avoid sitting or standing in cold wet places. It is also a good idea to eat foods that increase our Kidneys energy; so we can be healthy through the winter and prepare for spring.  Our Kidney/Bladder system is responsible for many functions in our bodies, the most important are; reproduction, development, bone and marrow production and the management of the water metabolism.

The following article by Diane Joswick, L. AC, MSOM has some great suggestions on how to take care of the Kidneys.

Short cut to Health and Harmony

Oriental Medicine is based on the balance of the “QI”. As the saying goes “Go with the flow”, by flowing and following the “QI guidelines,” a person can maintain and improve his/her health throughout the year.  Each season of the year has a specific energy; winter is the season of the Kidneys and Urinary Bladder system.

This is the time when Yang Qi becomes weak and Yin Qi becomes stronger; so we need to conserve energy and build strength to be ready for spring. Storing our reserves is vital for the strength of our kidneys.  It is advisable to eat more food with salty, sour, and bitter flavors. Eating excess glutinous, uncooked, and cold food damages the kidneys, spleen, and stomach, and should be taken in moderation. Foods with more oils help to retain warmth.

The energy of the Kidney is in charge of reproduction, development, bone and marrow production, the water metabolism, plus many other functions. To keep this system healthy we can eat what makes our Kidneys strong. For example; the salty taste nourishes kidney Qi as in sea veggies, sea salt, black kidney beans, adzuki beans, black soybeans, burdock root, pork, salt water fish, walnuts, black sesame seeds, dark leafy greens, figs, kombu tea, shiitake, cucumber, reishi, and daikon.  When the kidney Qi is deficient, nourish it with combined sea and land vegetable dishes such as dried daikon in stew or dark leafy greens in fish stew.

A person with a weak Kidneys system tends to be fearful, weak willpower, insecure, aloof, and isolated and feels cold all the time.  There is not enough energy to pursue her/his dreams and goals, or to share with others, and has little faith or confidence in his/her ability to make things happen.

A balanced Kidney system manifests as strong desire/will, and courage to make important changes in her/his life are. Self-confidence is known to be housed in and reflected by our kidney Qi which becomes strong from foods, exercises such as Qi-Gong, and spiritual growth, as well as the courage to find, believe in, and move towards our higher goals and dreams.  When we positively activate and direct water energy the planning and manifesting the life’s goals becomes easier.

So by adjusting your diet for the Seasons and doing exercise like Qi-Gong, you can be well and balanced year round.

Acupuncture for Depression

Juan R. Tejada L.Ac., MSOM – Tucson Acupuncturist – American Health Acupuncture


Depression is easily and successfully healed with Traditional Chinese Medicine!

Why do I say that?  Because my daughter Sara was healed several years ago; thanks to that episode in my daughter’s life I became an Acupuncturist and have successfully helped many patients suffering from it.

Unfortunately the anti-depressive medications do not work and the illness becomes more complex and difficult to treat.

In our practice at American Health Acupuncture we help effectively those suffering from depression using the Oriental Medicine principle that balance is the key to health.  We use several approaches depending on the condition, among them Acupuncture, Medicinal Chinese Herbs, Hypnotherapy, Hypnopuncture and Life Style Counseling.  If you, a family member or a friend is suffering from this condition, good news, that there is a way to heal yourself naturally.

The Difference Between Joy and Happiness

Acupuncturist Juan Tejada gives an example of lifestyle coaching during an Optimized Acupuncture Treatment from his local Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Clinic:

Coaching one of my patients the other day…. she asked me “why I kept on saying JOY and wanted to know the difference between them.”

For me, Happiness is a short satisfaction created by the mind when we buy a car, meet a girl/guy we like; eat an ice cream, a good dessert, etc. Once the experience is over, our happiness goes away.  Joy is a feeling that comes from the heart, a state of grace, of gratefulness. JOY is present at all times, in abundance or lean times. Once we reach the state of JOY, life is a piece of cake!  I wish JOY for all of you.    

And YES! Acupuncture is not only an effective means for treating pain and illness, but is also great for clearing the mind and letting the “joy” in you flow.

Juan Tejada L.Ac., offers several choices of treatments at his clinic- One is an “Optimum” or “Optimized” Acupuncture Treatment that includes one of many different modalities including life coaching if desired.

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