- Good Point Acupuncture2301 Red Bud Ln, Ste 200
Round Rock, TX 78664(512) 731-0642
Appointment TimesTue1pm - 6pmWed9am - 1pmThu1pm - 6pmFri9am - 1pmSat9am - 1pm
“As soon as you walk in it’s very calming and relaxing with nice smells and dim lighting, and then the main treatment room is very comfortable too. I had a great nap. It’s very affordable so there is no reason not to try.” -K.F.
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“Definitely improved my neck and shoulder pain. Lots of energy. It was such a relaxing experience. This was the first time I have had acupuncture although I have been wanting to do it for some time now. Good point is very affordable. Great staff in a relaxing clean atmosphere. I... Read more »
I was BEYOND thrilled to find Yvonne. I was really skittish about acupuncture- until I tried it. She has helped immensely to relieve everything from sinus pain, and headaches, to ongoing stress. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t realize HOW MUCH she helped until I stopped going. I’ve learned my... Read more »
“It was my first time doing acupuncture so I had no idea what to expect. It was a good experience. The needles don’t hurt and then you relax for 45 minutes to allow the body to do it’s magic. I quickly signed up for more sessions. Thank you Yvonne.” -G.I.... Read more »
“This is really an awesome place. Especially for those of us that are not wealthy enough or have insurance that will cover acupuncture. The community room idea was a bit off putting when it was explained to me but once you close you eyes and sink into the awesome lounger... Read more »
“1st session was great. Will be going back.” -M.S
Will be going back. was last modified: February 19th, 2020 by Yvonne Perez Kettering
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China for good reason. Each new year brings new energies and opportunities. The celebration begins the day after the first new moon between January 21 and February 20 each year and lasts until the following full moon. These 2 weeks are a time of welcoming and aligning with the new energies. This year, the Chinese New Year falls on Feb 1st and festivities continue through Feb 15th, 2022. Each year has a corresponding element and animal of the Chinese zodiac.
This is the year of the water-tiger year that holds a lot of promise for an exciting, productive year. This indicates a new beginning, a fresh start, and it’s a year made for bold action. The Tiger is known for its power, daring, and ability to do everything on a grand scale.
This water-tiger year is in gear to be a faster-paced, more passionate year after a slower year of the Ox (2021) and a very challenging year of the Rat (2020). The tiger has been sleeping, awaiting his time for action. 2022 has great potential to be a year of change because of the energy of the tiger: brave, self-assured and ready to pounce. Individually we might be inspired to embark on new adventures, such as travel or moving, or starting a new business. Collectively, there may be an energetic shaking off of stagnation brought on by the past couple years of the pandemic. It will be a year of exploring new ideas, and not shying away from challenges. If energy is not allowed to flow (individually and/or collectively) there may be some restlessness or unpredictable behaviors. It is also important to balance the aggressive energy of the tiger with times of rest. Even tigers take cat naps. This is a water year, so the yin energy of the water can help to balance the fierce fiery nature of the tiger. continue reading
Fall is traditionally thought of as harvest time, a time for gathering nature’s bounty, and preparing it for storage. Food is preserved for hibernation season. While we, as humans, do not actually hibernate in winter, we resonate with the energy of the season. Many animals hibernate, plants die down while roots preserve energy for the spring. The sun is low in the sky, days are shorter, it is darker and colder and we are drawn home.
Home is where the heart is but it is also where the hearth is. Preparing the hearth means creating a warm, safe space. Fall is a time to make sure our homes are ready for the extreme yin season, while also preparing our bodies, minds and spirits. Surviving and thriving in winter relies on the ability to draw on the reserves of food, warmth, and energy that we have gathered and preserved in accordance with the seasons.
Here are some things to consider in Fall to better prepare for winter:
Nutritional transitions: In Chinese Medicine, Fall is lung season. Don’t miss this opportunity to nourish and moisten the lungs with foods like pears, apples, figs, cauliflower, and daikon radish. Keeping the lungs strong will build immunity for the sometimes harsh conditions we face in Winter. Plenty of fiber is also important to help clean out LI (the lung’s paired organ) and prevent digestive stagnation as everything slows down in Winter. Most food should be cooked to maintain the body’s digestive fire. Warming teas with cinnamon and ginger are delightfully seasonable as temperatures drop throughout fall and winter.
Lifestyle transitioning: Winter is the peak of yin time. Yin time is about going inward into stillness. Fall is the beginning of the yin season and when we should begin that inner journey. The excitement of summer quiets down and we begin to require more sleep and rest in general. We simply need to slow down as we don’t want to expend the energy reserves that are needed to keep us warm and healthy throughout the frost.
Emotional transitions: In preparation for the reflective yin time ahead, we are compelled to feel some grief as we say goodbye to summer and observe the natural cycle of death happening around us as the earth progresses towards winter. If we have created space and time to feel the natural sadness of letting go in the fall, and release those energies appropriately, it will be that much easier to face the emotional energies of winter, the darkest season. Winter is associated with the emotion of fear and facing our fears helps us tap into our strength, our courage and our willpower.
Schedule some fall acupuncture to ‘prepare the hearth’ and set yourself up for a smooth transition into winter!