Rites of Passage

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It’s official, I have finished my first year of Acupuncture and Oriental Medical School and I am one-third the way through!  I’m off for another two weeks and plan to spend my time back-packing through the beautiful Ruby Mountain Range in Nevada and then on to the breathtaking views of the Rockies in Colorado.  Just for the trip I have packed up my Chinese Medicinal First Aid Kit complete with:

  • Yarrow – To stop bleeding; used topically
  • Plaintain – To decrease inflammation, bee stings, bug bites; used topically
  • Arnica – For muscle aches, bruises, & pain relief for trauma
  • Yunan Bai Yao – To help stop bleeding; for minor trauma
  • Camphor Muscle Patch – For muscle aches, inflammation etc.
  • Acupuncture needles
  • Benedryl – In case of allergic reaction
  • Epi Pen
  • Ching Wan Hung – Burn Cream
  • In addition, we are also packing along the traditional kit, w/ guaze, bandaids, aspirin, etc.

It should be a great trip and it will be a wonderful way to transition into the Fall Season.  The light in Portland is just beginning to change to the golden glow that means Fall and I know in the mountains it is already a step ahead.

Have a wonderful rest of your summer and I’ll be excited to share more information with you in the Fall!

Till then, be well!

About eresko

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM Board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. I live in Hailey, Idaho, where I have an Acupuncture practice, Erin Hill Acupuncture as well as a type of Integrative Wellness Care practice, Tune Up. I am also a Level I & II certified Kettlebell Instructor and teach private classes in the Wood River Valley, Idaho. I have been very active in sports and athletics since I can remember. I received my BS in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado @ Boulder. In my practice I utilize all modalities to help get you where you want to be, whether with Acupuncture, Nutrition, or Kettlebell training. I am well versed in treating Sports specific conditions; pain, injuries, strains & sprains and use my knowledge of the body both from a Chinese Medical standpoint and a traditional Western one; a concept that most of my patients are familiar with. In addition, I incorporate my knowledge of the physical body & how we move, where restrictions, pain, or tightness may reside and how that, in turn, affects the internal organs or vice versa. For each individual that walks through my door, I am able to assess what each person needs as far as therapy to achieve their goals. Each person is different, inside and out and treatments should reflect that. Among my modalities, I use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tuina (a type of Chinese bodywork), Japanese style Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Nutrition, and Lifestyle coaching as well as my Kettlebell training for rehab and for improving one's fitness level.
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