Health & Wellness Blog

  • Autumn Equinox: What are some of the things we can do in the Fall to prepare for Winter?

    Autumn Equinox Most people have a favorite season. My favorite is Fall in Colorado and we are officially in it despite the warm weather. Soon we’ll have a mix of cold and warm days. Fall is a transitional period which requires action before the restful Winter arrives. Chinese medicine looks to nature to explain and describe human function and why

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  • Welcome our NEWEST Acupuncturist – Carrie Brugger – Arvada

    Inspired Wellness Center (IWC) is pleased to announce the addition of Carrie Brugger, versatile acupuncturist to our team. Ms. Brugger will continue helping patients overcome a wide variety of issues. Her increased training is in Sports Medicine, Women’s Issues, and Chinese Herbal Medicine allowing her to be an impeccable addition and resource for our patients.   Jana Royer-Morian, Owner & Acupuncturist at Inspired

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  • Acupuncturist vs. Doctor … Who Do I See For _____?

    Acupuncturists are commonly being used as a first stop for many ailments these days, which is pretty awesome. But how do you know for sure that you are making the right choice of who to see first? First of all, let me say that I am a big fan of Western medicine and have a primary care doctor that I

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  • Acupuncture Protocols: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Have you heard the term “protocol” before? For our purposes, I will explain it as a series of acupuncture points that have been researched or prescribed as a “one-size fits all.” In fertility medicine, we see a lot of protocols because Western medicine is quickly researching acupuncture and how to use it to benefit women going through fertility treatments. One

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  • You’re Gonna Put That Needle Where??

    Acupuncture point placement is a hot topic in the first couple of visits for someone who has never received acupuncture before, so let’s discuss, shall we? There are like 400+ acupuncture points on the body (yes, some in some pretty unfortunate places), but most acupuncturists generally only use 60-100 spots, depending on what we are trying to fix. Points are

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