- Sun & Moon Acupuncture and Wellness, PLLCEffective April 4, 2022
21 Carmichael Street, Suite 206
Essex Junction, VT 05452802-662-1066
I have been a patient of Melanie Severo for more than two years. Three years ago, I became very concerned that I had had four bouts of bronchitis over a relatively brief period. Since I was already engaged in care provided through traditional Western medicine and was diligently following my pulmonologist’s recommendations, acupuncture seemed to be a sensible complement. Thus far, the results have surpassed my expectations. I am happy to say that I have not had bronchitis since beginning... Read more »
Melanie is my answer to any joint pain I have had, knees, legs, and wrists. She also has helped me with my Dry-Eye problem.
Melanie gets to know you, your life-style and nutrition. She gathers your medical history all before beginning the magic of her expertise.
Her needles gently penetrate your skin heading directly to your pain points while the music in the background transports you into a sense of relaxation and well-being. How do I spell join... Read more »
“Melanie has enhanced our health and well being in ways we never imagined. After receiving her expert care, I now sleep better, longer and wake up more rested. I have less anxiety and my overall mental outlook has improved. More importantly, Melanie has greatly enhanced my wife’s health. My wife had suffered with a combination of acid reflux and asthma for years — with little to no relief from traditional, western medicine. After a few short sessions with Melanie, my... Read more »
Before Melanie, I had only had acupuncture once and I wasn’t too likely to go back. But after having some stress and pain, I decided to go see Melanie for some relief. She spent about 45 minutes with me just going over my health history so she could totally understand what my issues were and how to combat them. She creates a very warm environment for discussing your health which can sometimes be embarrassing or nerve-wracking. Melanie has a magic... Read more »
“Melanie is a caring, effective practitioner with an intelligent and personalized approach to healing. I highly recommend her. ”
“Melanie is a true healer and professional. She gives me relief physically and mentally. My life is is much better because of her acupuncture therapy. ”
During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.
According to five element theory, during the summer the organ that receives extra energy is the heart. When the seasons change so do the organs we should focus on in the body. You should focus on the heart during summer. Feed the heart heart-nourishing foods and make sure to remain active so the heart receives positive energy. continue reading
The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also their mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the heart.
The heart season is summer, and heart is considered the most yang: hot, bountiful and abundant. Yang is what is bright, moving, outward, hot and loud. Yin is what is more inward, still, dark and cooler. The color of the heart is associated with red, the climate is heat, the flavor is bitter and it’s paired organ is the small intestine (many urinary issues are due to “heart fire” heat descending). The sense aligned with heart is the tongue, and the vessels associated with heart are the tissues. The heart sound is laughing, and the emotion is joy. The heart houses what is known as the shen, which is the mind and spirit. continue reading
While the flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.
The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a number of viruses. To date, there are approximately 26 to 30 different known strains of the flu virus. This is one of the reasons the flu vaccine has only mild efficacy. The flu vaccine itself, typically only covers five to seven strains of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever, coughing, a sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, pains, runny nose and watery eyes. continue reading
As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite ice cream shop down the street. Whatever your summer vice may be don’t worry about it, you can regain those healthy habits from before and introduce them into your children’s lives! continue reading
Although sun protection is extremely important to protect against harmful UV-rays and to prevent skin cancer, next time you pick out your sunscreen, consider what you’re buying. Many common sunscreens actually contain chemicals that can be harmful to your body.
Chemicals to avoid in common sunscreens:
- Retinol palmitate
- Padimate O/PABA
- Nano or Micronized mineral particles
There are several and easy ways to make effective and natural homemade sunscreen. continue reading