Sore Throat

A sore throat is a painful or irritated feeling at the back of your throat every time you swallow. It’s one of the first and most common symptoms of a common cold. It’s the result of pain and inflammation of the tissue and mucous membranes of your throat and may be aggravated by talking or […]

Breakfast Soup

Soup for breakfast only sounds weird until you’ve tried it. Once you see you good you feel with that warm nourishing bellyful, you wont look back. AND it’s so much healthier than those danishes and bagels (no offense to bakers). Start your day off with warm, energy packed food and enjoy your baked goods at […]

Calm Your Anxiety Naturally

  Anxiety is described in many different ways. It can feel exhausting, baffling, frightening, and frustrating—all at the same time. For many people, symptoms sneak up suddenly and out of the blue. For others, it can be a predictable reaction to specific situations or events, such as insects, tight spaces, or social situations. That said, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reality Check

Not to sound like a greeting card, but your health really is the most important thing you “own”. You really don’t have anything if you don’t have your health. It’s important to find the right practitioner to become a partner in maintaining your health, not the cheapest.

Health

What does that mean?

What would health look like to you and your family?

What would it feel like to have health?

For many people, this is a concept that is so far removed from their reality they refuse to entertain the notion.

I have the BEST patients!

Upon receiving her (first – she’s a new patient) billing statement, one patient looked at the adjustments column and said “What’s this?”  I told her that they are the contractual adjustments I make because I am an in-network provider with her insurance.  She was incensed – not at me, at the tiny tiny amount the […]

Insurance

For more and more patients, insurance paying for acupuncture is the make or break deciding factor. I am pleased to announce that, through OptumHealth Physical Health of California, I will be a participating acupuncture provider for the following companies beginning 16th January 2010.