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Mary – I can’t express my gratitude enough for all the care and support you’ve been giving me. It has made all the difference in my well being and health these last few months.
PL’s Testimonial was last modified: May 18th, 2022 by Mary Mees
I was so pleased with how my skin improved after 1 appointment that I had to share a few comments. My skin looked noticeably smoother and more firm, plus had a nice healthy glow to it which my husband had noticed. I’m 53 and my skin is showing many fine lines and beginning to sag in the eyelids, jaw and neck areas. I want to keep a healthy appearance without fillers etc. and feel that facial acupuncture rejuvenation is without... Read more »
You, my friend, are a wizard! I came home yesterday, napped for an hour, but still felt a little tired. Went to bed about 11 pm, and slept the best I have in years! Didn’t even get up to go to the bathroom. The hardest I’ve slept in a very long time. I feel so much better today! Thank you! See you next week!
MM, Los Osos, CA
MM’s Testimonial was last modified: April 14th, 2022 by Mary... Read more »Hello Mary, Just wanted to let you know today’s TX was the best yet. Low back pain was interrupting my ability to stand this morning and it’s gone. Bruised rib cage is so much better. Completely different afterwords from prior apts. Thank you again. J
J.H.’s Testimonial was last modified: April 14th, 2022 by Mary Mees
Bought this service to help boost my weight loss as I had run into a stall. Not really knowing much about light therapy I came in hoping I might lose a few pounds and tighten some loose skin around my stomach. Mary gives you a packet guide and tells you to detox and diet in combination with the light therapy to help boost weightloss. I did not do this part of the plan, I have been doing the Keto/Paleo Diet... Read more »
Dr. Mary Mees is wonderful, and I’ve discovered unanticipated benefits from her light therapy. Beyond the 1/2 hour of complete relaxation (and being able to button my pants more easily after her treatment!), my face feels smoother and has a little glow to it. Most impressive though -and totally unexpected, I went in for the regular treatment with a shoulder injury and the light therapy completely relieved it. This is some good stuff, Man!!
Lisa T. was last... Read more »
Mary is wonderful. She’s such a delight and the treatment really works too! I had 4 sessions before my wedding day and they made such a difference. I felt better and looked better.
Jodie K. was last modified: April 14th, 2022 by lighttherapy
Dr. Mary is a beautiful spirit, so full of knowledge and skill. Her facility is a beautiful, peaceful atmosphere and also private. I have had many unexpected benefits from the light therapy as well as her sharing her wisdom. I am grateful for her and her practice.
Vicki L. was last modified: April 14th, 2022 by lighttherapy
Awesome, loved it, coming back
Brian V. was last modified: April 14th, 2022 by lighttherapy
Very personalized treatment. Thoroughly explains the process. Very compassionate and professional! Dr Mary Mees is excellent ! Highly recommend !
Sandell P. was last modified: April 14th, 2022 by lighttherapy
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Acupuncture and Nutritional Support
If you are one of the millions of people who made a New Year’s resolution last month to eat better and make healthier choices in 2023, then it might be time to take stock of how that process is going. Are you already off the wagon and back to your unhealthy habits? Or are you keeping your eye on your goals and making progress? No matter which side of the coin you fall on, you might want to talk to your acupuncturist about your nutritional goals. They can be a wealth of information and help as you look to build a better and stronger you. continue reading
Food as Medicine
Mama Always Said: You Are What You Eat
Maybe mom really did know best when it came to nutrition. As research has shown, what we eat can actually impact our health profoundly. Over the years, we have learned that our dietary choices can influence our risk of disease. And some have made it a profitable business to teach us new ways to look at food (anti-inflammatory diet, Keto, heart healthy, etc.). continue reading
Balance Your Body – Stave off COVID-19
If you feel like you’re battling frequent colds, a cough that won’t quit, or just seem to be tired all the time, it may benefit you to find time for a daily walk or simple exercise routine. Doing this a few times per week can have many health benefits and help build your immune system.
Viruses such as COVID-19 take hold in our bodies when our immune systems are at their weakest points. Below are a few ways to help increase your immune function so your body can function as it’s meant to and stay balanced! continue reading
Foods to Eat to Help Depression
Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet subsides in the same way our energy does. Harvard Medical Students positioned that same question in relation to depression; what came first, depression or a poor diet? continue reading
Food Color and Nutrition
In Chinese medical theory, food is considered medicine. Food has qualities and functions biochemically and energetically that target specific organs. Not only that, but the action a particular food takes to benefit that organ in terms of taste, color and temperature is what is included in Five Element theory. Food has a relationship to both the natural elements as well as the organs in the body and balances the elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood to healthy, generating cycles. continue reading
Walnuts and Your Brain
Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s take a nutty look at walnuts. continue reading
Eating According to TCM: Five Foods for Spring
Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, growth and energy. The plants and animals awaken from the slumber of the cold winter months. The vital nutrients that have been stored in the roots of the plants and the bodies of the animals, comes to the surface and life becomes more vibrant and fluid. Human beings are no different. Humans tend to stay indoors more during the winter months and sometimes pack on a little extra weight in the process. As the weather warms, humans become more gregarious and spend more time outside enjoying nature. This is just a natural process. continue reading
Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health
The modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust. We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is contaminated with antibiotics and deadly fertilizers. All of which become part of the food chain we rely upon. Because of this, antibiotics are failing and superbugs like MRSA are on the rise. Lack of nutrition and the overuse of antibiotics are just a couple of the things wreaking havoc on our intestinal health. But there are ways to combat this and keep the gut healthy. continue reading
Acupuncture: Not Just Needles
Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.
First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes the answers to digestion, appetite, diet, sleep patterns, bowel movement urination, pain, lifestyle, and stress level, for example. The acupuncturist will also be noting the voice pitch, hair luster, skin color and tone, as well as posture and mood of the patient and any significant odor. After that, there is a pulse and tongue analysis to determine where the pattern and root are, primarily. Finally, blood pressure is measured and other applicable tests done, including palpation of the body. After this history, a diagnosis and treatment plan is determined. What might be included in this plan? continue reading
Foods for the Winter Season
Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, this principle is followed a little more closely. But in areas like Hawaii and Southern California, where fresh fruits and vegetables are always available and the climate is more moderate, people sometimes forget to eat according to the seasons. continue reading