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Welcome to the blog. Currently, you will find some posts from the past.  They will help you get to know me.  From now on, I will be writing about Chinese medicine and what I am learning along the way. Check back from time to time or leave your email; you will get a notification from me when I write something new.

Does Medicare cover acupuncture for pain?

By Amy O'Dell Wilson / January 24, 2021

Does Medicare cover acupuncture for pain? The quick answer is yes. Pain is the number one symptom that acupuncturists treat. It is a safe, easy, cost-effective alternative to opioids and other drugs. The Veterans Administration and the National Health Institute have, for several years, known its success, and now Medicare recognizes it as well. Acupuncture […]

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Recharging your health for others

By Amy O'Dell Wilson / January 7, 2021

Recharging your health is the best investment you can make in 2021.  It is not selfish, it means you will be your best self when others need you.  When I was young I trained to be an American Red Cross Lifeguard. The first rule to learn is “do not become a victim when heading off […]

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Time or surgery

By Amy O'Dell Wilson / August 4, 2016

There have been two instances this year where a neighbor has come to me seeking advice after a doctor has suggested surgery for their ailment. In one case a small cyst had developed after a bug bite on a four year olds eyelid.  The parents had tried warm compresses and a prescribed ointment for several […]

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Herbal First Aid

By Amy O'Dell Wilson / August 4, 2016

I love treating first aid situations.  This week I treated a swollen, infected toe and helped my neighbor with his newly subluxed shoulder.  Over the  year I have treated 3rd degree burns, cut off finger tips, coughs, sore throats, a swollen eye lid, and adrenal stress. My son, 17,  returned home from camp with an […]

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St. John’s Wort for wounds and nerve damage

By Amy O'Dell Wilson / December 21, 2015

Putting wood into the Boiler today a piece of wood slipped under my leather gloves and left a nice puncture in my hand.  It bled and throbbed and brought tears to my eyes.  After washing it with soap and water I happily reached for the St. John’s Wort oil I made this fall.  Rubbing it […]

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To be at our best we need to rehearse and hear the truth

By Amy O'Dell Wilson / December 20, 2015

Best Self. I work with a group of children ages 5-13 that are quickly becoming masters of their craft, singing.  What I love most about the group is how much they love working hard and being challenged.  Their director pushes the limit -always raising the bar, and they are quickly and matter of factly told […]

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