Acupuncture Treats Stress, Allergies and Pain Management

5 reasons to try acupuncture, Acupuncture at Dreamclinic massage and wellness Seattle and RedmondAcupuncture Treats Stress, Allergies and Pain Management

When you think of acupuncture, it’s very likely that the first thing you think of is “needles.” And needles don’t necessarily evoke the most joyful memories (after all, who actually likes to get pricked?). In that case, you’re probably not rushing to be first in line to get dozens of needles in your body.

Ah, but that is where you’re wrong. You should be sprinting to be first in line to receive this ancient form of Chinese medicine. With just some paper-thin needles placed in strategic points on your body, you can improve your sleeping habits, your mood, and your allergies, and reduce pain and digestive issues.

Acupuncture is safe and effective, and relatively pain-free (it won’t hurt, but you will feel some sensation). You can use acupuncture to treat dozens of disorders or discomforts, but here are five of the most common reasons you should try it:

Soothe chronic pain: Acupuncture can reduce back pain, headaches, neck pain, and postoperative pain – basically any and all pains. Acupuncture is effective in its healing capabilities because the method is so personalized; it all depends on you and your body, and no two patients receive the same treatment for the same discomfort.

Improve sleep: According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, some reports suggest that certain acupuncture procedures have a nearly 90% success rate for treating insomnia. Other clinical studies have found that using needles placed at various points in the ear is effective in helping you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Alleviate digestive problems: Certain acupuncture points on the body are known to reduce abdominal pain and bloating, and regulate the overall digestive function. Researchers believe that acupuncture can prompt a decrease in stomach acid and speed up digestion, so less acid backs up into the esophagus.

Decrease seasonal allergies: If you are plagued with seasonal allergies, like sneezing and itchy eyes, acupuncture may help reduce the symptoms and lessen the amount of antihistamines you need.  A recent study found that allergy patients who received acupuncture treatments showed a greater improvement in symptoms than those who didn’t use acupuncture.

Reduce stress: In Chinese medicine, stress and anxiety interrupt the energy flow in our bodies, causing tension in certain areas. Acupuncture addresses these “energy blockages” and works to alleviate stress by releasing endorphins and improving circulation throughout the body.

Acupuncture will change the way you think about needles. You won’t be scared of them anymore; instead, you will discover the amazing health and wellness benefits they can provide. Try it for yourself at Dreamclinic and book an acupuncture appointment today.


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  • In a Mayo Clinic study of 50 patients, six acupuncture treatments given over two to three weeks significantly improved symptoms of pain and fatigue.


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  • The World Health Organization estimates that between 65 to 80 percent of the world’s population (about 3 billion people) rely on holistic medicine as their primary form of health care


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One of acupuncture’s most spectacular by-products is its anesthetic effect. It’s very effective in managing pain and it does so without any side effects that come with normal painkillers like addiction.  In fact, it is widely used as anesthesia in China and the West too.


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Four out of every ten Americans use alternative medicine according to University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Discover What Meditation Feels Like

meditation workshop redmond bellevue seattle hemi-sync dreamclinicMany people have heard about the benefits of meditation but have had a hard time learning how to meditate on their own. With Hemi-Sync® technology you’ll experience profound relaxation reaching deep meditative states which can help you reach expanded states of awareness and acquire new tools for coping with stress. Hemi-Sync® is a scientifically based and clinically proven “audio-guidance” technology that uses sound to influence brain wave activity.

Weekend Excursion Workshop:

Join us for an enjoyable “headphones-on” weekend workshop designed to introduce you to meditation and the mind expanding/body soothing process of Hemi-Sync!”
Through combinations of beta, alpha, theta, and delta sound frequencies both hemispheres of the brain  are brought together in unison (Hemispheric Synchronization). Hemi-Sync functions by combining relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, toning, guided imagery, and carefully constructed blends of sound patterns.
This workshop is designed after the world-renowned Gateway Voyage program, offered at the Monroe Institute, in Virginia.  Many travel from all over the world to attend the Monroe Institute.  We are excited to bring the Monroe Institute’s cutting edge technology for consciousness exploration to you, right here in Redmond, WA.

Learn more about Weekend Excursion Workshop
Cost: $250, $100 deposit

Register Now

Ignite Your Leadership Skills with the Creativity Symposium

Ignite Your Leadership Skills with the Creativity Symposium

Experience inspiring keynotes, breakout workshops, facilitated networking in mastermind circles, and a creativity jam session on this year’s theme “vulnerability.” Ignite your leadership in your communities at home, work, and beyond to thrive and flourish, one connection at a time. You’ll gain stronger connections, spark your creativity, and unleash your leadership!

March 5th, 10am – 4pm, lunch included. Free parking.
Location: Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072
Cost: $197. Receive 20% discount off ticket price using promotional code “dreamclinic20”

Learn Qigong Movement

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Learn Qigong Movement

Soaring Crane Qigong is one of the most powerful and effective exercises for self-healing and longevity. At the end of the 8 weeks you will be able to practice the entire 45 minute level 1 Qigong movement sequence. *You may come to the first class for free to check it out…

Feb 22nd – April 18, 7pm-8:30pm
Location: Roosevelt Dreamclinic Classroom,
916 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115
Cost: $200
Pre-registration is required, call Robert at 206 954 0609 or register online.

More Massage, Less Waiting: New Queen Anne Dreamclinic Massage Affiliate Location

Dreamclinic Massage + Therapeutic Associates:
Two Great Services that Go Great Together


dreamclinic queen anne massage seattle physical therapy massageBooking a massage appointment in Queen Anne is now easier than ever!  As of January 29th Dreamclinic Massage service is now available at our newest affiliate clinic: Therapeutic Associates’ Queen Anne.
If you’ve been curious about integrated care within a physical therapy environment or are looking for increased access to trusted quality massage therapy in Queen Anne, we invite you to visit us here.
Who is Therapeutic Associates? 
Therapeutic Associates (TAI) is the largest privately run group of physical therapy clinics in the country, with locations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  TAI’s mission is to be an integral part of people’s journeys towards positive health & wellness.
Why Do Dreamclinic & Therapeutic Associates Make An Awesome Team (And How Does this Help Me)?
It’s simple.  Both Dreamclinic and Therapeutic Associates aim to provide the highest quality care for our clients.  Sometimes, it’s just that easy.  
Our core values of effective, personalized therapeutic services delivered with excellence made our partnership a natural fit.  By joining forces, Dreamclinic and Therapeutic Associates are able to provide patients with integrated care from one shared location providing more convenient collaborative care for you.
What is an Affiliate Clinic? 
Therapeutic Associates approached Dreamclinic to provide Dreamclinic massage within their existing physical therapy clinics.  We were happy to partner and create affiliate locations, starting with the Therapeutic Associates Queen Anne location (which, conveniently is just a few blocks from our primary Queen Anne clinic!).
These Dreamclinic affiliate locations will offer the same programs and convenience offered at its primary clinics.  Memberships, gift Cards, packages and special offers are all available and honored at Dreamclinic affiliate clinics just as they are at our primary clinics.
New Locations Coming Soon!

Dreamclinic will begin service at Queen Anne Therapeutic Associates as of January 29, 2016. As more affiliate clinics open throughout 2016 and 2017, they will be added to our online scheduling software.  Check our locations page periodically to see a list of all operating clinics.


Hours of service are generally weekday evenings and weekends, with some variation from clinic to clinic.  Please check the Locations page for Dreamclinic hours of operation and types of services available for a particular affiliate clinic.

To learn more about this exciting new partnership visit our website.



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Researchers at Penn Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, found that electro-acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by as much as 40 percent in women with breast cancer.