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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...

SUMMER: Acupuncture – The Heart & Fire Element

[caption id="attachment_4834" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Scott Greenapple[/caption] Summer in North America is almost officially here.  In Eastern Medicine and China, the summer is split into two seasons, and the first part of summer began on May 7th.  Days are longer and typically filled with sunshine.  The season brings with it abundant energy, growth, and fun-filled activities. In traditional Chinese medicine, the five-element theory, acupuncture, and eastern philosophy, this season is considered in the fire element.  It is the time of year for acupuncture treatments to focus on balancing this element. All elements in acupuncture have corresponding meridians or organs, and the fire element consists of the heart and the small intestine.  The fire element is primarily governed by the heart.  In fact, in Chinese medicine, the heart...

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...

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...

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...

Winter: Staying Healthy with Acupuncture and the Elements

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 associated with 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 it elasticity, and bones become more brittle as does our hair.  Even our minds become less flexible.  With traditional Chinese medicine, we have many physical, mental and nutritional tools to help restore and replenish the water we lose. Our Kidneys The kidney’s control and stabilize blood pressure, filter and eliminate fluid...

Thrive Welcomes Dr. Scott Greenapple to the Practice.

Dr. Scott Greenapple Joins Thrive! Dr. Greenapple’s extensive experience practicing traditional acupuncture and Neuropuncture alongside his continued passion for eastern medicine and philosophies will surely help you achieve your personal desires for health, balance and overall wellbeing at Thrive! What is Neuropuncture? Neuropuncture is a highly effective acupuncture system bridging western medical science and traditional Chinese medicine. It focuses on the treatment of pain management, orthopedic conditions, internal medicine and emotional issues such as anxiety, depression and insomnia. Dr. Greenapple is continuously improving upon and adding many Qi Gong classes and certifications. He is looking to incorporate his most recent training in Awareness Training to add to mindfulness with his Qi Gong practices for his patients. Dr. Greenapple will be going to China in May for one month on a spiritual...