Office Update: October!

True Health & Wellness: October Update

Tustin Library Health Talk: Our health talk this month will cover immunity and how to naturally boost your immunity during cold/flu season. It will take place Saturday 10/8 at the Tustin Library Computer Lab from 1:00pm-2:00pm. See you there!

Dr. David Foam Roller Workshop: Join Dr. David at 10:45am on Saturday 10/15 for a foam rolling workshop. Learn how to use this great tool to help loosen tight muscles, and support exercise recovery. It is being held with our friends at Enerji Barre Studio in Tustin.

Echinacea Special: We are putting a spotlight on the Echinacea-C supplements we offer! Ask us how they may be able to help you! We are offering all bottles at 10% off!

Complementary Fire Cupping & Posture Evaluation w/ K-tape WEEK: We will be having our complementary fire cupping and/or posture evaluations with Kinesiology Tape 10/17 – 10/21! For any new or returning patients, come by and enjoy a relaxing, complementary session! Tell your friends and family to sign-up today!

October Raffle: Our monthly winner will get 2 tickets to the movies! Enjoy some great movies as we head into the holiday season!

How to enter: Everyone who receives either acupuncture or chiropractic treatment at True Health & Wellness for the month of October will be given an entry to the raffle. Our winner will be drawn at random at the end of the month. Good Luck!


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Tustin, CA 92780


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Fire Cupping

Fire Cupping

Cupping is a unique therapy that is widely used by many different practitioners today. It is a therapy in which a jar (cup) is attached to the skin surface, which in turn pulls on the tissue underneath it. Some practitioners may only use cupping as a soft tissue therapy to relieve pain. Acupuncturists have been trained in the many different uses of cupping.

Types of Cups: We use two types of jars (cups). A glass cup, which is transparent so you can see the level of local congestion you are causing and control treatment accordingly, or a plastic cup which is also transparent. Other types of cups that may be used are made of bamboo, or other substances (animal horns were used as cups in ancient times).

Methods: At True Health & Wellness we use two techniques when cupping therapy is performed.

Fire Cupping: This method is used with glass jars to create a negative pressure and adhere the jar to the skin. The cups can be left in one spot (over acupuncture points), moved along acupuncture meridians, or quickly adhered to the skin & removed repeatedly. This method usually lasts 5 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes. The fire used creates a warming function during the cupping therapy. Fire cupping may be used by an acupuncturist for tight, sore, or cold muscles. This method may also be used to help with symptoms of cold/flu, coughing, wheezing, muscle sprain/strains, fibromyalgia, and more!

Stationary Cupping: Plastic jars are used with a pump, which creates a negative pressure to adhere the cup to the skin. This method is used when many areas are being targeted at once, when areas like the knee/shoulder are involved, or when a warming function is not required. This method can last anywhere from 5-15 minutes or as needed.

Indications: The cupping therapy has a function of warming and promoting the free flow of qi and blood in the meridians, which is why it is a great therapy for soft tissue issues (sprains/strains). Cupping therapy can also be used for dispelling dampness, and diminishing swelling and pain. It can be used to treat symptoms of pain in the low back, shoulders, and legs. It is also used for gastrointestinal disorders including stomachache, vomiting, and diarrhea. Cupping can also be applied to cases of lung disease with symptoms of coughing and asthma.

Precautions: Cupping is not used on patients with certain pre-existing conditions (edema, ulcers, high fevers, or pregnant women). There will be a bruise in the area where the therapy was done which may last several days. Sometimes small blisters may occur. Be sure to see a licensed acupuncturist to get the most out of your cupping therapy!

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Back to School Health Tips

Health Tips For Back-to-School


It’s that time of year again, time to head back to class. It is also a time that many common illnesses are going around, as fall usually marks the beginning of the cold and flu season. Children’s immune systems are less experienced, and they are at high risk for catching common illnesses (flu, cold, ear infections, pink eye). Whether you are trying to keep healthy, and/or trying to keep your kids healthy, here are some tips to help:

Hand Washing: This is one of the best ways to prevent common illnesses. Remember that people are often infected before they show any symptoms. Be sure to wash hands in water with soap for 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing “happy birthday” twice). Hand washing should be done after contact with anyone else, eating, using the bathroom, touching pets, or blowing your nose. Hand sanitizer will work when soap and water are not readily available. Don’t forget to dry off! Wet hands can pick up more bacteria.

Hygiene: Keep your food and utensils to yourself (cups, forks, food). It may be tempting to share a treat with someone else, but remember that common illnesses can easily be transmitted this way. Keep your hands to yourself, and refrain from touching your nose, mouth, and eyes when possible. This is the route germs take into the body. Sneezing and coughing should be done into your elbow crook or a tissue. Do not reuse tissues, and wash up after doing so. This helps stop the spread of germs.

Diet: What you eat can help boost your immune system. Be sure you have a healthy well balanced diet (Mediterranean diet for instance). Take vitamins and minerals to be sure you are getting the nutrition you need (vitamin C, Vitamin D, Echinacea, oregano oil, omega-3 have all been shown to help keep your immune system healthy). Stay well hydrated with water (NOT sugary fluids like soda and some “juices”). Drinking half your body weight in ounces is the recommended amount to stay hydrated.

Sleep: Be sure to get a good night sleep. It is important to get on a good sleep schedule that leaves you waking up feeling revived.

Exercise: Try to make time to exercise regularly. This will help keep your immune system strong, and keep you healthy.

Chiropractic: Chiropractic adjustments can help take stress off your body’s nervous system. It can also help your body function at its optimum level without interference. This will help keep your immune system strong.

When becoming ill: Be sure to stay home and get plenty of rest. Your body needs time to fight and recover from the illness. Be sure you have a good diet, and you are getting the nutrition your body needs. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Remember that antibiotics CAN NOT kill viruses. See your health care provider when needed.


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