On Dec 27th, I'll see my last patients at the Fairhaven Integrative Health location.
In mid-January, I'll be taking over for Ed Layton at Hamsterpuncture, who has served this community for years providing affordable acupuncture. This was for me an unexpected but important opportunity to provide more hours for more patients, at an even lower cost.
What to expect:
$25-45 sliding scale. No income verification.
Group acupuncture treatments, but in a much bigger space, and in recliners and tables.
I'm not planning to see patients at either location between Dec 27th and my expected opening date in mid-January
to stay tuned on the official opening date, hours, or to schedule
And, if you haven't experienced acupuncture here at Fairhaven Integrative Health, come on in through December!
I was not expecting to be here for so short of time, and am sorry for any inconvenience this causes any of you. Any prepaid acupuncture punchcards will be honored at the new location.
Fairhaven Integrative Health is a wonderful place to receive expert care, and am glad to have worked together with the team here.
Matthew Stuckey, LAc
A classic. For when you’re just feeling the beginnings of a Cold
Yes, it’s okay to use some honey to taste. This is supposed to be a strongly flavored tea.
If you’d like to further support your immune system during this change of seasons, come in for a series of acupuncture. There are also herbal formulas for those of us who get sick often, to help get over a cold faster, or to work on that lingering cough. For a stuffy head and nose, patients are usually breathing better during their appointment.
Let us know what we can do to support you.
Today I want to share with you a wonderful immune boosting recipe that's easy to make at home!
Autumn Immune Vegetables
Are your friends, co-workers and family sick and you’re worried you might get sick? Have something delicious, healthy, and medicinal all at once! Can also be taken at the onset of getting a Cold
Serves 4, often with brown rice and soy sauce
Acupuncture is often called "alternative" medicine. Like an indie film, we're just not perceived as mainstream. For many people, we're not the first line of defense, and many think "Well, if acupuncture is so good, then why isn't it everywhere? If it were so good it wouldn't be just an alternative". One reason is that there's less money in acupuncture. Until healthcare isn't seen as a huge money-making opportunity for big business, we're going to continue. Acupuncture isn't an "alternative" to "regular" "traditional" medicine. We are traditional. We are normal. Side effects, addiction, and huge profits are not. Pain pills should be the new alternative
I'm excited to announce that I'll be open all day Tuesdays starting November 6th! Please visit Fairhaven Integrative Health to schedule!
This is the fascinating and diverse history of acupuncture for drug detox in the U.S. known as the "NADA" protocol. Its use for the opioid epidemic is relevant now more than ever.
Read more here.
In this short animated video you'll get introduced to how acupuncture works, a recent study describing acupuncture's benefits, and its place in today's healthcare system.
Thank you to the Acupuncture Now Foundation for this video and for informing the public about acupuncture!
The military wants what works. This ear acupuncture protocol was developed by Retired Col. Richard Niemtzow. Our various institutions are slowly incorporating this ancient medicine and giving it a modern twist. Read more about it here.
There's a new chill in the air as Fall is upon us. In the Pacific Northwest, it means wetter, colder and darker. It's not Winter yet, but this is when many of us start getting Colds and the Flu. Come on in to boost your immune system if you tend to get sick often, or come to us if you have a lingering cough. One of the other things that clears up quick in acupuncture is sinus congestion. Patients are usually breathing better during their appointment.
Enjoy the new colors of Autumn, and see you soon!
Hi! So my post today is a link to another blog post. In this blog, which appeared on Aug 19th this year on the Acupuncture Now Foundation website, we get to read an eloquent critique of an acupuncture study. It was written by Dr. Giovanardi, President of the Italian Federation of Acupuncture Societies addressed to the editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) after they published a study on acupuncture effectiveness during IVF in May 2018. Jama did not run his article.
I'm Matthew Stuckey, a licensed East Asian Medicine practitioner. I practice acupuncture in Bellingham and Burlington, WA. I'm passionate about sharing this ancient art of healthcare with you, and providing you the best treatments possible.