We love seeing acupuncture in the news about new research, studies and so much more. From time to time our team is featured in the news or publishes articles about acupuncture and the acupuncture community.
Recommending Acupuncture in Midwifery Care
The thousands-of-years-old practice of acupuncture is a perfect integrative complement to midwifery care. The practice involves the insertion of fine, stainless steel, filiform needles at acupuncture points along the body.
The 5 Elements Of Chinese Medicine: Which Type Are You?
Fire. Earth. Metal. Water. Wood.
The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine is a theory for how the world around us behaves and how our bodies interact with nature. Each element is part of a continuous cycle: Fire burns and creates Earth. Earth is full of rich Metals. With Metal, tools are created and carry Water. Water nourishes the trees and Wood. Wood burns and Fire is ignited, restarting the cycle.
Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in the Vermont Medicaid Population: A Prospective, Pragmatic Intervention Trial
Our providers, Jennifer Etheridge and Kerry Boyle, participated in this ground breaking research for Vermont Medicaid patients in pain, reducing use of opioids by 32%.
Published Article in Acupuncture Today: Cesarean Delivery & Acupuncture
Kerry Boyle reviews evidenced based research on the use of acupuncture to improve success rates of vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC). The two part article covers birth trauma from cesarean delivery and how to advocate for a gentle cesarean birth.
Acupuncture Today Interviews Kerry Boyle About Practice Success
Kerry was interviewed by Bredna Duran, of Acupuncture Today, in June 2014. Below is an excerpt of her interview.
“When licensed acupuncturist Kerry Boyle Jenni was working aboard 30 cruise ships, she learned to navigate the world of patient care and was inspired to build a practice that would thrive on land.
The lessons overseas as a sales and revenue manager of acupuncture, managing all services and sales of acupuncture and herbs on board proved to be pivotal to her overall success in the years that followed when she began to build her practice from scratch. Today, Jenni owns and operates a private practice, an acupuncture clinic with three acupuncturists and two support staff in Vermont.”
Cupping- What Is It? Recent TV Interviews
Cupping has been all over the news since Michael Phelps displayed prominent cupping marks during the 2016 summer Olympics. Acupuncturist Kerry Boyle was interviewed by Vermont news stations, WCAX and WPTZ to demonstrate cupping.
Acupuncture – Gaining Recognition and Appreciation
Tom Herzing wrote an article on Integrative Acupuncture, and how it’s gaining recognition and appreciation. You can read a preview of his opening remarks below.
“When Integrative Acupuncture practitioners Kerry Jenni Boyle and Josh Singer held an open house at the Montpelier Integrative Family Health facility at 156 Main Street last month, more than 60 visitors interested in learning more about alternative healing methods attended.”
Acupuncture: a New Approach to Combating Vermont’s Opioid Epidemic
Katie Moritz of The World wrote an article on Kerry Boyle’s involvement in the political action of the Vermont Acupuncture Association to try to increase access to acupuncture for all Vermonters for pain management. In an effort to reduce dependency on opiates, Kerry argues, acupuncture should be a mandated covered treatment option by insurance companies.
Kerry is quoted by Real Simple magazine about work-life balance and tips for office wellness.
When you spend most of your day at work, you want to be as happy and focused as possible—which can be seriously difficult in a loud bullpen, distracting open-concept plan, stuffy cubicle, or ice-cold office. Couple less-than-ideal office environs with personal discomfort from, say, back pain, fatigue, or severe stress, and you’re sure to see dips in mood and productivity at work.
A recent workplace wellness study by Future Workplace and View found that working professionals value fancy perks like foosball tables and trendy snacks, far less than they value naturally bright, clean, and well-ventilated workspaces. Unfortunately not every office environment boasts great air and water quality, good lighting, plenty of windows, and comfortable temps for all.
But whatever the pitfalls of your particular office setup, take matters into your own hands to make your work space work for you. Here’s how to create a desk area that’s homey and healthy, so you can be your best self on the job.
Vermont Mom’s Blog
Kerry is a regular contributor to this popular local blog, highlighting health and wellness topics for mom’s and kids. She has authored blogs on such topics as Immunity, Menopause, Fertility, Five Elements, Feng Shui, Lactation, and Cupping.
A magazine dedicated to educating the public about acupuncture, KerryBoyle and Jen Etheridege have been a regular contributors to such articles as Yoga and Acupuncture, Using Acupuncture To Heal From A Cesarean Birth, and Postpartum Yin and Yang: A Chinese Medicine Approach To Wellness After Birth.
The World, Central Vermont Newspaper
Kerry Boyle and Jen Etheridge have each been featured in articles in The World, Jen for her experience in treating oncology patients and Kerry about her political work to achieve more access to acupuncture care through health insurance plans.