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 […]

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 […]

What I’m Eating

This is a new occasional series of articles where I’ll share what I’m eating, to help jump start your meal ideas. I know it’s hard to come up with meal ideas, especially when you’re switching to a new way of approaching food.

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.

A Tough Year – Grieving and Acupuncture

This year has seen a lot of deaths as well as a lot of serious illnesses. And grief can begin long before the actually death of a friend or loved one, human or animal. Grief can also come from the death of someone famous, if the connection is strong enough.

Thoughts for Food

From time to time I’ll be compiling lists of foods for various health concerns and posting them. I hope you find them interesting but do remember that you should never radically alter your diet without first discussing your current health with your MD or acupuncturist, or both!