Blog Archive

Autumn is the Gatekeeper Oct 26th, 2020

I’m at Pulling Down the Moon today working with patients going through fertility treatment. Sometimes the treatments create heightened emotional states. It’s tough especially during election season and the pandemic, and now damp, dark and colder weather conditions. Here is a gentle reminder that trying to argue with one’s own...

An Astrology Post Jun 11th, 2020

Sabian Symbol Notes for March 15, 2020 – March 21, 2020 March 20 I’m late for this one. All week I have been watching and waiting and wondering when both of my clinics would close, and now they have. And a few days later, the whole state is now in...

Come In From Out of the Cold (and Flu)! Jun 11th, 2020

Seven Steps To Staying Healthy During Flu Season Happy Chinese New Year!  I want to send a follow-up email next week to describe the qualities of the Metal Rat but first I want to write to you about how to support your immune system at this time of year. There is so much...

Late Summer and the Earth Element Jun 11th, 2020

From approximately mid-August until the first frost, in Asian medicine, we see this is the time of the year where the Earth element is most prominent. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Here is is when we are enjoying the harvest and the last beautiful warm...

Happy September! Jun 11th, 2020

I had a good time yesterday alternating my workday with acupuncture treatments and an impromptu in-person astrology reading. I think combining the two is working well. Part of my desire to branch out is because insurance drove me a bit crazy this year. Just the idea that an insurance company...

Why Calling Your Insurance Company Is Good For Your Health Jun 11th, 2020

It’s been fascinating to observe insurance patients who are or aren’t willing to make the short phone calls to: a. find out their own benefits, or b. appeal their claims when their insurance doesnt pay, even though it is stated in writing that they have the coverage. cAnd they might...

Update On Schedule and Pricing Jun 11th, 2020

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...

Brand New Day Jun 11th, 2020

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...

My latest 5 Star review on Yelp! Jun 11th, 2020

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...

Winter, the Water Element and Fear Jun 11th, 2020

‘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....

Insurance News Jun 11th, 2020

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...

The Benefits of L-Arginine Jun 11th, 2020

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 Jun 11th, 2020

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...

Acupuncture Research Explained Jun 11th, 2020

For anyone who is skeptical about and/or interested in if and how acupuncture works, this is a great video from colleague Mel Hopper Koppelman from the Acupuncture Now Foundation. It’s one of the best explanations that I’ve seen so far. https://www.acunow.org/

Acupuncture Through Each Trimester of Pregnancy and Beyond Jun 11th, 2020

As many of you know, I work at Pulling Down the Moon three days a week with patients who are undergoing fertility treatment and receiving acupuncture as an adjunct treatment. Typically, I work with them through the whole process up until their pregnancy. If I can, ideally I would work...

Study: Unexplained Infertility Treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Jun 10th, 2020

In 2010, there was a study done in Korea on a cross section of women who had been diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’. The modalities that were used were acupuncture, herbal medicine and moxibustion. The study was carried out over the course of six months and the findings were that the...

Reflections on Lessons Learned in 2014 Jun 10th, 2020

Last year was an interesting year. As some of you know, early in the year I was hired by Pulling Down the Moon to work in their new Highland Park office. It was a wonderful opportunity to specialize and focus on the field of infertility. In the past, I had...