- Jenny Bisset Acupuncture & Herbs1140 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070650-206-8116
- Check out our online wellness store:
- Sign up to receive news and updates and get my free report:
I had a fantastic benefit in coming to see you. In fact, you cured me! My ongoing back/butt pain completely disappeared. I believe it was the combination of acupuncture and your suggestion to significantly increase my water consumption.
Carter H., Fitness Expert
Back Pain Gone was... Read more »
I am receiving many benefits from being in Jenny’s care. I am overall more healthful, relaxed and positive. Seeing Jenny on a regular basis is also helping me handle my grief in a positive manner. I am also more hopeful about my overall health.
Lezlee W., College Professor... Read more »
When I am in Jenny’s care I feel her approach me and the moment as a unique opportunity. She works with impeccable care and passionately draws from a rich body of knowledge.
Karen A., Nurse and Bodyworker
In the moment was last modified: June 6th, 2014... Read more »Jenny’s treatments have really helped my diabetic blood sugar levels, my chronic knee pain, and weight loss. I feel the biggest benefit is my overall health and the fact that I feel good all the time. Duane H., Retired
Weight loss and diabetes was last modified: June 6th,... Read more »
The calming and caring attention you provide is such a healthful benefit. I would definitely use your acupuncture and herbs services again for any health issues that may arise.
Calming was last modified: June 6th, 2014 by Jenny Bisset
I got past my aversion to needles and am now able to take advantage of acupuncture to gain deep, restorative sleep when I am under stress.
Trevor B., Business Development
Deep relaxation was last modified: June 6th, 2014 by Jenny Bisset
The acupuncture treatments were both healing & rejuvenating. Jenny’s knowledge of nutrition & health remedies in general is phenomenal, and I love her kind, caring demeanor!
Kandy J., Doula
Rejuvenating and healing was last modified: June 6th, 2014 by Jenny Bisset
The benefit was amazingly immediate! I was not expecting to walk in feeling awful and walking out feeling pain free!Jenny responded to my initial contact immediately. She has a very soft presence about her that put me at ease from the beginning. After she left me in the room... Read more »
I appreciate Jenny’s work, her professional manner, and her excellent needling and herbal prescriptions. This has helped me feel more balanced and able to deal with my daily stresses of family, home, work and school = life. She also helped my hormonal hot flashes and helps me be in less... Read more »
Visiting Jenny came from an urgent need for help with a painful arthritic condition. The treatments were helpful in two ways; one, it enabled me to evaluate my overall health and explore what aspects of my lifestyle could be affecting my condition, and it helped me get much needed rest.... Read more »
- • Spring Cleaning the Mind: Meditation in this New Season •
- • Enjoying a Taste of Spring •
- • Clearing the Wind: Dealing with the Seasonal Allergies of Spring •
Spring Cleaning the Mind: Meditation in this New Season
Many people have issues “turning off their brain” to go to sleep or even just to relax. And for others this inability to “quiet the mind” can bring its own set of stress and anxiety. It might seem like an impossible task for some, but the steps to begin a regular meditation habit are simple and easy to attain.
Even mainstream medical practitioners recognize the positive impact of meditation, a type of mind-body medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. It doesn’t have to be complicated to get started. It’s as simple as finding a quiet room, a comfortable position, focused attention, and an open attitude. And one of the best tips might not be something you have even considered before: don’t try so hard.
There are many helpful apps, programs, and websites that can help you begin but the main thing you want to do is don’t set your expectations super high as you begin. Set a goal and go with it. For example, better sleep, reduced anxiety, or stress relief. And don’t be afraid to try different methods of meditation until you find one you are comfortable with.
After setting your goal or intention as it is sometimes called, create a space that is comfortable and free of distractions and noise. Some people like to keep things minimalist while others like to add things that make them comfortable or bring joy (like candles, plants essential oils, or special lighting). If you are using a guided meditation app or program, you might consider using earbuds to cut out the distractions and noise.
Now that you have set a goal and created a space, the next tip is to make your meditation a daily routine. Just like finding daily time to exercise, setting a time to meditate helps ensure you will make it a habit. For some, this might mean meditating first thing in the morning before the day begins. For others, meditating nightly before bed helps quiet the mind for better sleep.
No matter what meditation method you choose, just beginning the journey is a step in the right direction. Meditation can help both your mental and physical health so developing a consistent practice is the key to success. Just get started and be open to where the path takes you!
Enjoying a Taste of Spring
After the soups and comfort foods of fall and winter, it’s time to enjoy the harvest of Spring vegetables. Nothing heralds the arrival of Spring and warmer temperatures like a nice Spring Harvest Salad. Depending on where you live, these vegetables may vary a bit in their arrival time but adjust the ingredients and ratios to your preferences.
Spring leaf lettuce (and some other varieties depending on where you live) can be plentiful this time of year so enjoy this early harvest of greens and mix and match to your taste buds. Spinach is also a great addition to any salad and packs a great nutritional punch. Spring onions are also plentiful this time of year as they are one of the first vegetables ready to harvest in early Spring.
This salad begins with spring leaf lettuce, spinach, and if you like that peppery bite, a bit of arugula. Artichokes are also in season in the spring so adding those delicious hearts is a great option. Throw in some sliced strawberries and some of those spring onions and you have the base to a beautiful salad!
Dressings can vary by preference as some want to keep the flavors as the star but here is a simple dressing for this amazing salad.
- 4 teaspoons of lemon juice
- 2 ½ teaspoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- 1 ½ teaspoons of Dijon mustard
- Pinch of salt and pepper
Adding a bit of feta cheese and some sliced toasted almonds takes this salad over the top. Bon Appetite!
Clearing the Wind: Dealing with the Seasonal Allergies of Spring
Spring is a beautiful rebirth after a sometimes long, cold, and harsh winter. However, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that this rebirth of Spring brings with it a release of pollen that can trigger hay fever. As plants, trees, grasses, and weeds begin to release their pollen, millions of people begin to sneeze and sniffle.
Symptoms include a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, nose, and throat, coughing, and nasal congestion. What happens is the body detects the pollen in the system and thinks it needs to attack this foreign substance. Histamines get released into the body and the war of seasonal allergies begins.
Over-counter-medications are often the first line of defense but can bring additional side effects and they treat the symptom but not the root cause. Clinical research demonstrates the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating seasonal allergies. Specific treatment points differ according to a person’s symptoms but common points that might be addressed include L120, ST2, and ST36 to deal with Qi deficiencies to get to the root of the problem. If you are sensitive to prescription medications, acupuncture is a great drug-free option to help relieve the symptoms of seasonal Spring allergies.
In addition to acupuncture treatments, there are other steps you can take to minimize your symptoms.
- Do a spring cleaning and clean out particularly dusty or moldy areas of your home like air vents, basements, and attics.
- Stick to indoor activities to minimize pollen exposure
- Keep doors and windows closed.
- Take a shower to rinse off pollen after outdoor activities.
The root cause of allergies is different for everyone. Another popular and helpful option to explore with an acupuncturist or Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner is adding herbal formulas to your treatment plan as this can greatly increase the efficacy of the treatments. Adding herbal formulas along with the traditional needle treatment can be an effective one-two punch for treating seasonal Spring allergies.