Recently we've been getting a lot more questions about acupuncture and how it might be able to benefit you. What is it? What does it do? How can it help? Acupuncture is a mind body practice and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its purpose it to stimulate certain points in the body by placing thin needles into the skin. Some of the benefits include reducing anxiety, pain, inflammation and insomnia. While the benefits of acupuncture can be difficult to measure, it is most commonly used to treat pain and is used as a technique for overall stress management. Acupuncture techniques are thought to balance the flow of energy through different pathways of the body. Using the needles, energy is believed to flow and balance through all of these points. Acupuncture can be hugely beneficial to a variety of ailments. Come try it today! At both of our locations we offer private treatments, as well as Community Acupuncture.
At Progressive... we've got the attitude of gratitude! We have found that by practicing gratitude, it helps us to show up to better serve the hospitals and their employees. Though it is not always easy to find gratitude in each and every moment, it makes the bigger picture a whole lot shinier if gratitude is put into play. It is so important to build that resilience muscle! We like to say that if resilience was a pizza, gratitude would be the toppings. You can eat a pizza without the toppings and you can have a life without gratitude, but gratitude just makes it better. Do you want to put more gratitude into play? Here are some ways you can contribute to your work place... Share something you are grateful for with a co-workers. Share something you are grateful for about a co-worker! Recount the best thing that happened that day, maybe even three things you did well. Think of 5 people you are thankful for. Take the time to appreciate and be grateful for the small things. #grateful#gratitude#resilience#progressive#employeewellness... See MoreSee Less
With Valentine's Day coming up, its only natural that people are talking about self-love. Self-love can be defined as "love for oneself" or "regard for one's own happiness or advantage." Which can often be misconstrued for vanity or selfishness. However we have come to realize it is so much deeper than that. Self-love is giving yourself permission to be yourself, radical self acceptance of YOU. Self-love is not going to look like loving yourself at all times and always being happy with the decisions you make and how you show up in the world. Self-love IS creating space, looking within, growing, evolving, learning and everything in between. Self-love is inherently accepting you just because you are. Self-love isn't linear, but self-love just IS. Can you take some time to reflect on the ways in which you practice self-love? How can you put radical acceptance of yourself into play?