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Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Life & Finding Joy in Kalispell MT

This corner of our website was inspired by you, our patients, and our community. Over the years, we have been asked countless times for a place to find further reading related to the knowledge shared inside the walls of our treatment rooms. We are excited about the interest and opportunity to share the beauty and philosophies that exist within the medicine that we love and practice.

As Doctors of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, we have had opportunities to learn and study with some amazing teachers. However, one of the beauties of our version of the medicine is its tradition of being primarily an oral tradition with minimal text or resources to explore or share. Teachings have been passed from teacher to student; learning was intended to be done by experiencing the medicine.

There are textbooks available and resources with charts, diagrams, and all of the scientific jargon to support the efficacy of what we do. There have been hours of study to gain the proper degrees and national boards to ensure we digested all the information required to practice. Still, the beauty is in the medicine's poetry, art, and the practitioner's skill to embody and share it. The beauty of our understanding is typically what our patients ask for more of, and that's not to be found in an easily digestible book.

We are excited to write, share, and hopefully inspire folks who find their way here. Inspire you to be curious and intrigued about the possibility that maybe there is a better way to think about our health. We love to inform and answer questions so that the methods may not seem so foreign. We hope to educate so that our community can advocate for themselves and choose the path forward that is rooted in knowledge.

We want to challenge those in our profession to do their work to be their best to show up for our patients daily. Most folks would agree that there should be no higher calling regarding healthcare and patient care than maintaining our integrity while practicing medicine. We firmly believe that elevating understanding benefits all of our community and invites conversation and a deeper perspective. We hope you enjoy and feel free to reach out. CLICK HERE if we can answer any questions or help in any way!

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Living in Harmony – Season of Spring

What does it mean to live in accordance with the seasons? What does each season ask of us? Often, we create exceptions about “consistency” and “rhythm” within our lives and then beat ourselves up when we slip from the ideal we hold in our heads. We pressure ourselves and limit “downtime” in order to avoid … Read more

Dry Needling – Pt 1

Recent testimony – “This is SO much different than dry needling…!” YES! YES! Soooo much YES! We will save the ‘official’ soap box talk around dry needling for another day, BUT we do feel there are some important things to note when it comes to acupuncture and dry needling: Dry Needling IS an acupuncture technique! … Read more

COVID Fatigue & Long Term Recovery

The title of this piece has potential to elicit one of a variety of internal responses based on your own experience/perceptions of what we’ve all gone through this past year. For some, it may be a horrible memory of family tragedy; our deepest condolences to you. For others it may serve as a reminder of … Read more

the needle is the person

At Jing Shen Healing Arts, we pride ourselves in staying true to the ORIGINAL essence of and the CLASSICAL roots of this medicine. What does that mean? It means we tend to stay away from the fads, gadgets, and gizmos that show in up in various forms as the next great “cure” or the “newest, … Read more

Bone Broth & Chinese Herbs

BASIC BONE BROTH RECIPE Basic Ingredients (required to draw nutrients from bones) •1 teaspoon celtic grey salt or Himalayan pink salt •1 tbsp apple cider vinegar •3-4 quarts of water (or enough to cover the bones in the pot) •2-3 pounds of organically-raised bones (chicken, duck, beef, oxtail, lamb, pork, chicken feet, pork knuckles) For … Read more

Fire Cupping – Pt1

Fire Cupping is a technique we do quite frequently in our clinic, usually in combination with acupuncture. In Chinese medicine, as a stand alone therapy, it can be great for relieving muscle tension and other acute symptoms, and is excellent for PREVENTION & MAINTENANCE. HOWEVER, if you are dealing with an injury (new or old), … Read more

What is Chinese Medicine?

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be difficult to explain, and each practitioner of this medicine is likely to explain it differently. Without going into great detail, one important fundamental principle that we hope to convey in this article is that Chinese medicine is so much more than acupuncture. Questions that often arise as we introduce … Read more