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Update On Schedule and Pricing

by Lisa Meyerson

Update On Schedule and Pricing, Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac. in Evanston, IL

New Schedule!

At Heartwood Center, I am still in from noon until 7 pm on Thursdays and from 10 am until 4 pm Sundays, BUT I have also added Tuesdays from 4 pm until 8 pm.  For appointments with me at Heartwood, please contact me directly at lisameyersonlac@gmail.com.

Also, I am now working temporarily on Saturdays in Buffalo Grove for Pulling Down the Moon at there Fertility Centers of Illinois location from 8 am until 1:30  pm.  For booking an appointment with me in Buffalo Grove on Saturdays, please contact Pulling Down the Moon at (312) 321-1004.

I am no longer at Pain Therapy Associates in Schaumburg.  If you would like a referral in Schaumburg, please email me at lisameyersonlac@gmail.com

New Pricing!

As of January 1st, I increased my initial intake (90 minute session) price to $150 and my follow up (60 minute session) price to $95.  I also have a 5, 10 and 10 package discount available.  Please send me a message for more details!

Happy Spring and see you soon!

Lisa Meyerson offers Acupuncture, Dry Needling in Evanston, IL

 

Brand New Day

by Lisa Meyerson

Brand New Day, Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac. in Evanston, IL

Astrology post (I've been practicing acupuncture since 2012 and have been a student of Chinese Medicine since 2004 but I've been a student of astrology and practicing astrologer since 1987, so sometimes I feel inspired to write about the heavens. Today is one of those days.):

I'm excited that Chiron is in Aries now (as of Monday). Chiron went into Pisces in 2008, and one big thing I remember at that time was the Gulf Oil Spill that went for months and also the housing bubble (see the Big Short, please!). During this transit, there was a tsunami in Japan and the Flint water crisis that is still not resolved. Chiron is the wounded healer and Pisces is mutable water. Wounded water. And people dying due to unclean water, children with lead poisoning, people getting Legionnaire's Disease, etc.

The last time Chiron was in Pisces was in the 60s during one of the most difficult times in US history. Before that, it was during WWI, before that the Civil War... (I am being a bit geocentric here, but there was a lot of suffering in other parts of the world. I researched the US for the past transits.)

Pisces is the end of the line in the zodiac and can be a karmic dustbin of sorts. Chiron going through Pisces can bring up every collective issue and ask 'Isn't it time this died? Are we really still dealing with THIS?' Many issues we thought we'd laid to rest came back up in our faces during this time, racism, police brutality, senseless murder, sexism, nationalism... Chiron in Pisces feels like the world is coming to an end.

Chiron went into Aries for a brief time last year and then retrograded back into Pisces. For that time, we felt a little bit of hope and then later, despair, exhaustion, hopelessness. This is part of why I love astrology, it's like knowing when Winter is Coming and then when Winter is Leaving.

Aries is the first sign in the Zodiac, the baby, the brand new soul. It's cardinal fire so it's like the big bang forming a brand new universe. The last time Chiron was in Aries was 1968 - 1977 and the time before then was the Roaring 20s. I think this one is going to be a lot more fun.

If you are in the mood to celebrate, hug your Aries friends and thank them for their newborn exuberance. If you can't find an Aries nearby, hug all of your dear ones and let them be the Aries by proxy...:D Watch the video below and dance and sing along.

The song that is in my head right now: A Brand New Day from the Wiz, written in 1974 (by Luther Vandross!!), the last time Chiron was in Aries. Check out the video from the movie version starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in the Link here. It's exuberant and wonderful! (A little personal history here: I saw the stage version starring Stephanie Mills at the Fisher Theater when I was a kid growing up in the Detroit area, and it was one of our musicals when I was in high school.)

Here are the lyrics (It's such a beautiful song):

Everybody look around
'Cause there's a reason to rejoice you see
Everybody come out
And let's commence to singing joyfully
Everybody look up
And feel the hope that we've been waiting for
Everybody's glad
Because our silent fear and dread is gone
Freedom, you see, has got our hearts singing so joyfully
Just look about
You owe it to yourself to check it out


Can't you feel a brand new day?
Can't you feel a brand new day?
Can't you feel a brand new day?
Can't you feel a brand new day?


Everybody be glad
Because the sun is shining just for us
Everybody wake up
Into the morning into happiness
Hello world
It's like a different way of living now
And thank you world
We always knew that we'd be free somehow
In harmony
And show the world that we've got liberty
It's such a change
For us to live so independently
Freedom, you see, has got our hearts singing so joyfully
Just look about
You owe it to yourself to check it out


Can't you feel a brand new day?
Can't you feel a brand new day?


Everybody be glad
Because the sun is shining just for us
Everybody wake up
Into the morning into happiness
Hello world
It's like a different way of living now
And thank you world
We always knew that we'd be free somehow
In harmony
And show the world that we've got liberty
It's such a change
For us to live so independently
Freedom, you see, has got our hearts singing so joyfully
Just look about
You owe it to yourself to check it out


Can't you feel a brand new day?
Can't you feel a brand new day?
Can't you feel a brand new day?
Can't you feel a brand new day?

Blessings, Lisa

My latest 5 Star review on Yelp!

 

My latest 5 Star review on Yelp!, Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac. in Evanston, IL

I was happy to treat this sweet patient once and receive this wonderful review later that night!  I love when acupuncture works that quickly.  She was here from out of town visiting family and friends.

"I am extremely pleased with the level of care I was provided by Lisa during my acupuncture session. Lisa exhibits clinical confidence, professionalism and expertise, and has a genuine interest in her clients well being.

"I really needed help when I went to Lisa with suprapatellar swelling and pain in my knee. I am a registered nurse that works 12 hour shifts on my feet in the hospital. I am versed in what criteria defines a good healthcare professional, and Lisa exceeds the standard. Lisa has an innate intuitiveness for zeroing in on the problem and facilitating the healing process. Not only have I experienced profound pain relief, but my range of motion has been significantly improved.

"Given my profession, I couldn't recommend anyone better to help with an adjunct therapy that will enable you address your healthcare concerns in a more holistic way."

Here is a link to my business Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/lisa-meyerson-lac-chicago

Winter, the Water Element and Fear

by Lisa Meyerson

Winter, the Water Element and Fear, Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac. in Evanston, IL

'In Winter, I plot and plan....'  Henry Rollins

Winter is dominated by the Water element and the emotion of Water is fear. Although fear isn’t something anyone wants to feel on a regular basis, it can be translated to vigilance and/or preparedness. Winter requires a lot of vigilance and preparedness. You want to know before a big snowstorm that you have a shovel, good snow boots, an ice scraper, etc. Dressing to go outside is akin to putting on a spacesuit. Yesterday I asked someone how wet it was outside so I would know if I should put on my waterproof boots or my Uggs (my Uggs would’ve been soaked). The last thing you want when the weather is 10 degrees outside is to go without your gloves or hat. You literally might freeze to death. On a snow day, you want to know you have food in the cupboard and that you paid the gas bill. You want a strong back so you can carry the salt. Vigilance and preparedness are a healthy form of fear. This fear will save your life.

Winter and preparedness can also translate to end of life issues. It’s an ideal time to contemplate issues of death and dying and preparation for retirement. This is the time of year to learn about sustainability and longevity in all things. Am I prepared for the Winter of my own life? Am I nurturing my long term relationships to last? What do I need to do to improve communication with my loved ones?  Am I living for today or is there a plan set in place to care for myself in the future? Is my diet and habits going to assist in keeping me alive and healthy, or are they a nail or two in the coffin?  This time of year ironically, despite it being the coldest, darkest time of year is about planning for longevity. The day to day investments in nurturing all aspects of our life (in our health, our loved ones, our community, our work) will pay off in the end.

 

 

Insurance News

by Lisa Meyerson

Since last year, I have been in network with United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna and have been able to bill Blue Cross Blue Shield as well. I am currently in the process of getting credentialed to be in network with Blue Cross now, so stay tuned! If you have coverage by any of these companies, send me an email at lisameyersonlac@gmail.com to inquire. If you would like me to verify your insurance right away, please send me a copy of the front and back of your insurance card and your driver's license, and I can let you know within 24 hours (a little longer if over the weekend when insurance companies are closed).

My clinic in Evanston also accepts flex spending credit cards, and that is another great way to cover the cost of acupuncture treatment and herbs.

I look forward to talking with you soon! Here's to your health! <3 Lisa

Insurance News, Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac. in Evanston, IL

The Benefits of L-Arginine

The Benefits of L-Arginine, Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac. in Evanston, IL

Here is a great article from Pulling Down the Moon on the benefits of L-Arginine and how it can help with uterine lining thickness and increase sperm count. It's a fantastic supplement for fertility!

Link

 

Rage, Rage Against the Awakening of the Light

Rage, Rage Against the Awakening of the Light, Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac. in Evanston, IL

This is has been an amazing and passionate season, an angry season full of conviction, the perfect time for contested primaries and the big bang of conception and birth. In Spring, according the Chinese medical theory, we enter into the season of Wood, the time of year when all life returns from dormancy. The rush of life can be intensely jarring after the contemplative Winter season of Water. The frozen ground thaws and the same energy that plants need to thrust themselves above the surface of the earth burst forth within us, too, but it is unsettling. We may complain of headaches, tendon/ligament pain (from underuse in Winter) or feel very irritable. We may find that we need to move or we feel restless. If we don't move, we feel stagnant. It's butterfly or bust; we want to break free of the cocoon we were fine with in the Winter. Springtime is also the transitional season where we move from the most Yin season (Winter, i.e. wettest and coldest time of year) to the most Yang (Summer, i.e. hottest time). At this point, we have been experiencing Wood season for awhile and in a week or two we will be in Summer, the season of Fire.

Some key points for Spring:

  1. The key meridian here is Liver. Liver focuses on 'freecoursing qi'. It regulates the menstrual cycle and elimination. It rules the sinews: the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
  2. The Liver meridian opens onto the eyes. Often when people have liver problems, you can see this from the color of the eyeballs. In jaundice, for example, the person's whites will be yellow.
  3. Headaches will occur more often at this time of year.
  4. Someone who is prone to irritablity and/or anger at this time, may find it more pronounced at this time of year and may be more keen to address the root cause of it.