Beating the Heat – Eating in Summer

The weather outside is Frightful!  Today (Friday) it will ONLY be in the low 90s, up from the low 70s earlier this week. Tomorrow will be than mid-90s and Sunday will be a mere 105. Monday is the hottest day at 107 and then it will SLOWLY go back down to the low 90s. So Read More »

TriWest Alliance Provider

TriWest Alliance We received super exciting news. As of 4-29 (although we just got the notification), Dr Vickery is now a TriWest Alliance Provider! Who is TriWest Alliance? If you know what that means, you’re probably a veteran or family member. If you don’t know what this means, well you can probably guess now. Yes, Read More »

Immunity and Chinese Medicine

With the onset of spring and then again in late summer I tend to see an increase in patients who struggle with allergies. Boosting immunity is the key to alleviating these symptoms. They may already be in full allergy misery, or simply anticipating the coming season. They’re the ones with the itchy eyes and ears, Read More »

Treating Pain with Acupuncture

There is an irony when it comes to using acupuncture to treat pain… Frequently patients who seek out acupuncture for their pain, do so as a last resort. They’ve tried everything else, from physical therapy to medications to surgery. It’s ironic because frequently acupuncture is effective in treating pain when nothing else has worked. Pain Read More »

Dipping another toe into the water controversy

(See what I did there?) Because I want you to be smiling when you click through to this article, which will shake the very foundation of the world for some of you. This is the second in an infrequent foray into the controversial world of over-watering ourselves. Here’s an article from the New York Times, Read More »

Giving Back

Giving back to the community Giving back isn’t just a slick advertising hook here at Vickery Health & Wellness. Dr Vickery believes everyone should enjoy glowing good health. But she knows this is not as easy as waving a magic wand, and for some it’s an uphill battle. To help aid in that journey, she Read More »

CA Business and Professions Code 657

Here’s the California code that allows for same day payment discounts to patients. If you’re not sure about a practitioner accepting your insurance, see if they have a same day payment rate (sometimes erroneously referred to as a cash discount), and perhaps even refer (politely) to CA B&P Code 657. 657. (a) The Legislature finds Read More »

Beginning the Conversation About Water

More to come on this subject as more nephrologists and urologist (kidney and urinary tracts doctors) start to weigh in on the water trend. But baby steps for now. Here’s a quick excerpt from the June 2013 AARP Bulletin: “Q: Do I really need to drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy? Read More »

Big THANK YOU to . . .

Dr. Ourfalian My amazing neighbour. He found my husband’s wallet and got it back to him today – before we even knew it was missing. Dr O has been my upstairs neighbour since I arrived at 18455 Burbank and the whole time he’s been a gem. I run into him (not literally) in the parking Read More »

You Wonder Why Health Care Costs Are So High?

I try to keep up with what’s happening in the larger world of healthcare, as well as my smaller world of acupuncture. And this blog wandered across my desk – and stopped me dead in my tracks. This is terrifying for any practitioner and a real world reminder for all of us, patients and practitioners. Read More »