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How to take your herbal prescription: First, know what your herbal formulas is for. If you’re taking a formula to help rebuild your energy this is considered a tonification formula and is to be taken only when there are no signs of catching a cold or flu or infection. If you have a cold, the flu or infection, you will need a dispersing formula that detoxifies the body and has anti-bacterial and viral properties. There are hundreds of formulas to choose from, Amy does her best to select the best formula for your treatment depending on your treatment goals. Formulas are selected to treat the root cause of the symptoms not to just suppress or manage them like most western medications. Herbal formulas are for specific patterns and can be modified if they are made in house or ordered from a pharmacy. Amy uses patent formulas for their convenience, they are easy to take for most people and have less herbal flavor when taking them. There may be more than one disease pattern presenting at a time because American patients use Chinese medicine as a last result. Meaning that their whole life’s experience up to them coming to use Chinese medicine is a potential asset or obstacle in their care. Herbal formulas can and will be changed, sometimes frequently depending on the patient’s response and goals. For example, someone may be coming for pain and have history of injury. They may also be having digestive problems. The formulas for pain from an injury are different from formulas to support digestion, so you may receive two formulas at a time depending on several factors. If you catch a cold then your previous formulas will be stopped and a formula to treat your cold will be prescribed and used until symptoms clear and the others can be started again.  If the formula is ineffective it will be changed as well. Patients that take herbs may build a home pharmacy because of this. Amy will also keep your herbal prescription history in your records and may have you use one of them when the time is right to do so. 

Five Element Acupuncture tends to not use herbal formulas as a part of this style of treatment. If herbs are used they are usually given after several sessions to support the patient’s constitution or if they are catching something or to clear a mild infection.   
    

Qigong: Great bear swims in the ocean one of my favorite qi gong exercises! Youtube Video 

The 8 Silken Brocades with Mimi, is one of my favorite videos of the eight brocades. I like how she explains the movements and where it is moving energy in the different channels as well as it being the most similar to the way I was taught. Youtube Video  

A great qi gong video with Marisa for beginners, a little longer routine with great description about feeling the flow. Youtube Video  

Jeffery’s style is closest to mine and that I see myself aspiring to. Because of how he explains the body mind connection and importance of intent. He shares short effective sessions for busy people! If a person isn’t able to learn and use a new tool it isn’t valuable to them. Youtube Video   

The difference and benefits of qi gong over tai qi with Jeffery. Youtube Video  

A ten minute morning qi gong routine with Lee Holden. Lee is similar to Marisa in his style but has some shorter routines. Youtube Video   

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Amy C. Norton, L.Ac.,

earned her Masters degree in3 Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2011.  Following her extensive studies at the school she passed the National Board Examination for Acupuncture administered by the National Committee for the Certification of Acupuncturists (NCCAOM) and became a designated Diplomat of Acupuncture by the NCCAOM.  She is a Licensed Acupuncturists in the state of Colorado.  In addition to gaining these imperative skills in acupuncture, Amy then chose to expand her abilities by then completing a five hundred hour certificate training program in Five Element acupuncture.  Her training in Five Element gives her the tools necessary to treat emotional trauma or physical complaints that have an emotional root.  Amy's training includes adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion, Gua Sha, Tui-Na, cupping, herbs, auricular therapy, Chinese dietary and lifestyle recommendations.  Amy has also been practicing Reiki for over ten years and became a master teacher approximately six years ago.  Amy's training and variety in her skill set allows her to holistically treat patients with a broad range of ailments and assist them in integrating these modalities into a lifestyle of wellness and balance.
Personal information: Amy attended the University of Northern Colorado as a pre-med student but soon realized that her passion was not in Western Medicine, but that instead found the healing and wellness provided by Eastern Medicine to be greatly inspirational. Following her passion for natural healing methods, she then chose to study Bionetic medicine at the International Academy of Bionetic Practitioners.  This school gave her exposure to Homeopathy, Bach Flowers, Homotoxicology and Electrical Acupuncture through the use of a biofeedback device called a Body Scan 2010.  She completed Bionetic Practitioner I (BNPI). Amy also attended the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado, where she graduated in 2011 with a Master's of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE


      Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system.  Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.  Acupuncture promotes natural healing.  It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being.  It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.  
      What is Qi?  At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced "chee"), or vital energy, flows throughout the body.  Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease.  A person's health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.  How does Qi move?  Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are fourteen main meridians inside the body.  Each of these is connected to specific organs and glands.  Meridian pathways are like rivers flowing inside the body.  Where a river flows, it transports life-giving water that provides nourishment to the land, plants and people.  Similarly, where meridian pathways flow, they bring life-giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle in the body.  The diagrams below show the meridian pathways in the body, how Qi flowes from one meridian to the next and a blockage of Qi that impacts all other channels.  
     How is Qi disrupted?  An obstruction to the flow of Qi is like a dam.  When Qi becomes backed up in one part of the body, the flow becomes restricted in other parts.  This blockage of the flow of Qi can be detrimental to a person's health, cutting off vital nourishment to the body, organs and glands.  Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet, accidents, or excessive activity are among the many things that can influence the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.  Normally, when a blockage or imbalance occurs, the body easily bounces back, returning to a state of health and well-being.  However, when this disruption is prolonged or excessive, or if the body is in a weakened state, illness, pain, or disease can set in. Blockage of the flow of Qi can be detrimental to a person's health and leads to various signs and symptoms or health concerns.                          
     What does an acupuncturist do?  During the initial exam a full health history is taken.  Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle.  An appropriate physical exam is conducted, including pulse and tongue diagnosis.  Gathering this information enables the practitioner to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to a person's health problems.  The practitioner can then create a well-structured treatment plan.  Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways.  This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and balance Qi where it has become unbalanced.  Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles.  This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body's ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.  Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are safe, effective and drug-free therapies that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.

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