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Detox the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Detox the Mind, Body & Spirit In theories of acupuncture, humans are looked at as part of the natural world that surrounds them. Seasons change and during this transition from one season to another, it is important to stay balanced with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Each season is linked with an organ system in the body. Acupuncture improves the function of the liver meridian and can restore balance to the organs. According to TCM, the liver is responsible for smooth flowing Qi (chi) or energy through the body.  The liver and gall bladder meridians govern the muscles, tendons, and nerves in the body.  The liver also controls the eyes. Here are some signs that your liver/gall bladder meridian may be out of balance this time of year. You...

Monday Motivation: Acupuncture for COVID-19: Loss of Smell and Taste

https://vimeo.com/504140735   Dr. Scott Greenapple The primary long haul or lingering effects from COVID 19 are loss of sense of smell and taste. From the research, approximately 85% of COVID -19 patients will experience some subjective disturbance in their sense of smell. The median return of smell is about eight days. It is estimated that 25% of patients lose their sense of smell up to 60 days, and 15% experience loss of smell more than 60 days. An interesting retro study showed that patients who maintained their sense of smell and taste had more severe symptoms of the disease and were more likely to go to the hospital and even be put on ventilators. The ones who lost their sense of smell and taste had milder cases. A recent controlled clinical...

Springtime Detox to Enhance Your Immune System

[caption id="attachment_5604" align="alignleft" width="183"] Dr. Scott Greenapple[/caption] In theories of acupuncture, humans are looked at as part of the natural world that surrounds them. Seasons change and during this transition from one season to another, it is important to stay balanced with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Each season is linked with an organ system in the body. Spring season is also known as the Wood element in TCM. Spring is the Liver and Gall bladder organ and meridian. Spring is when the liver should thrive. However, during transition, or early spring, the liver can get out of whack or out of harmony and become vulnerable. Acupuncture improves the function of the liver meridian and can restore balance to the organs. According to TCM, the liver is responsible for...

Monday Motivation: Winter Health: Acupuncture and the elements

WINTER: STAYING HEALTHY WITH ACUPUNCTURE AND THE ELEMENTS [caption id="attachment_2447" align="alignleft" width="269"] Scott Greenapple D.C., C.C.S.P., F.I.A.M.A.[/caption] In winter, nature seems to be at rest. Within the darkness and hibernation, we can rest and recharge. Slowing down, conserving our energy and working on our internal balance or more “Yin” energy. In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the element associated with winter is water and the two meridians and organs associated with the water element are the kidneys (Yin) and the bladder (Yang). The kidneys and the bladder control water metabolism and maintain homeostasis. Earth is made up of 75% water and approximately 60% of our body weight is water. In western medicine the kidney’s control and stabilize blood pressure, filter and eliminate fluid waste. With aging, we tend to lose water. Our bodies...

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Autumn: The Harvest and Letting Go

Dr. Scott Greenapple In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we look at seasons and consider them as elements. With each change of the season, there are elements and meridians that correspond.  We look at the meridians and elements and how they tend to have a direct correlation to both the physical and emotional aspects of our lives. We are now going from the relaxed carefree world of summer to the more serious and introspective energies that are associated with autumn. Fall is the metal element and the meridians involved are the lungs and the large intestine. This is the time of year for organization and setting boundaries.  Finish up projects you have started in spring and summer.  Focus on internal and cultivate your body-mind practice becoming more introspective.  The...

Thriver Spotlight: Dr. Scott Greenapple

When he's not healing his patients he's usually in Jordan's office giving tips on the stock market, or trying to make a putt on the makeshift course. Scott Greenapple's attention to detail is almost as impressive as his dedication to his practice. We get to know Scott a bit more in this Thriver Spotlight. What's your name? Dr. Scott Greenapple What is your superpower at Thrive? Acupuncture, NeuroPuncture, Sports Medicine, Qi Gong, Mindfulness Meditation, Eastern Philosophies. Why did you choose the field of Medicine My first degree is in hospital administration. When doing my internship at the Venice Family free clinic in Los Angeles the director suggested I go into practicing medicine instead of the administration role as he felt my ability to help patients with passion and compassion was very...

Monday Motivation | Connecting the Heart, Mind & Brain

Dr. Scott Greenapple discusses connecting the Heart/Mind/Brain communication to help manage daily stress, increase energy and promote well being.     [embed]https://vimeo.com/333358271[/embed] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation" ]...

ACUPUNCTURE AND WINTER: THE SEASON OF STILLNESS: THE ELEMENT OF WATER

ACUPUNCTURE AND WINTER: THE SEASON OF STILLNESS: THE ELEMENT OF WATER DR. SCOTT GREENAPPLE In winter, nature seems to be at rest. In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the element associated with winter is water and the two meridians and organs related to the water element are the kidneys and the bladder.  The kidneys and the bladder control water metabolism and maintain homeostasis.  Earth is made up of 75% water, and approximately 60% of our body weight is water. With aging, we tend to lose water. Our bodies become less flexible. Our skin loses its elasticity, and bones become more brittle as does our hair, even our minds become less flexible.  With TCM, we have many physical, mental and nutritional tools to help restore and replenish the water we...

Diana's Testimonial | Dr. Greenapple | Thrive Wellness

Diana shares how Dr. Greenapple helped her ailing back when others could not heal her. [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/evisit/" text="Schedule an appointment with Dr. Greenapple" ] [caption id="attachment_2717" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Thrive employs Functional Medicine providers certified from the Institute of Functional Medicine - Click Here for more information[/caption]...

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