- Three Moons Acupuncture310 Old Green Bay Road
Kenosha, WI 53144
Kim is absolutely outstanding as a practitioner and as a human being. I have come to her at my most vulnerable — when in screaming pain with a sciatic nerve injury, and after a crush injury to my foot that left me in pain for many months. Everything about her... Read more »
I have been in constant pain in my knees, back, hip and sciatic from osteoarthritis, with cortizone shots in my spine and hip. A coworker mentioned that her friend Kim has an acupuncture practice, that it would help. After 6-7 treatments along with cupping and IT band work I am... Read more »
I’m thoroughly happy with the service I received from Kim. I was VERY skeptical before I started the acupuncture treatments. I don’t like needles and just the thought of being stuck all over with needles made me queasy. I have been going to Kim for 9 months now. I’m thrilled... Read more »
My knuckles were pretty painful and went for 5 treatments of 30 minutes each. I was very skeptical but the end results were great. I have no pain and am able to make a fist with more power. Other areas of my body also improved. Recommend this for pain in... Read more »
The therapy I receive from Kim has been a game changer in my life. Through Kim’s treatments, I am able to better manage my chronic conditions.
Game Changer was last modified: April 19th, 2017 by Kim Filkins
Had my first acupuncture session at Three Moons Acupuncture today for my back and all I can say is wow!! Walked in with a pain level of an 8 and left with my pain level lowered to a 5! Also was so relaxed, refreshed and destressed afterwards! It’s been so... Read more »
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The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything.
As fall descends on the land, it reminds us we need to start cutting back on the numerous cooling foods that are consumed during the summer months. Things like raw foods, salads, juices and fruits should be decreased because they can create too much cold in the body, according to traditional Chinese medicine. continue reading
Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading
Once again, it looks like conventional medicine is finally catching up with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Just this past week, scientists reported that they have discovered a “new organ”, which they have named the interstitium. The Chinese have known about this organ for centuries, but they named it the san jiao.
The san jiao is responsible for the movement and transformation of various solids and fluids throughout the body, as well as for the production and circulation of nourishing energy and protective energy. It is not a single self-contained organ, but rather a functional energy system involved in regulating the activities of other organs. It is composed of three parts, known as ‘burners’, each associated with one of the body’s three main cavities: thorax, abdomen and pelvis. An ancient Chinese medical text states: ‘The Upper Burner controls intake, the Middle Burner controls transformation, the Lower Burner controls elimination.’
The Upper Burner runs from the base of the tongue to the entrance to the stomach and controls the intake of air, food and fluids. It harmonizes the functions of the heart and lungs, governs respiration and regulates the distribution of protective energy to the body’s external surfaces.
The Middle Burner runs from the entrance to the stomach down to its exit at the pyloric valve and controls digestion by harmonizing the functions of the stomach, spleen and pancreas. It is responsible for extracting nourishing energy from food and fluids and distributing it via the meridian system to the lungs and other parts of the body.
The Lower Burner runs from the pyloric valve down to the anus and urinary tract and is responsible for separating the pure from the impure products of digestion, absorbing nutrients and eliminating solid and liquid wastes. It harmonizes the functions of the liver, kidney, bladder and large and small intestines and also regulates sexual and reproductive functions.
According to the scientists that “discovered” the interstitium, it is located almost everywhere in the body, but specifically just below the skin’s surface. It surrounds arteries and veins, encases the fibrous tissue between muscles and lines the digestive tract, lungs and urinary system.
The interstitium looks like a mesh. It is a layer of fluid-filled compartments strung together in a web of collagen and a flexible protein called elastin. Scientists previously thought the layer was simply dense connective tissue.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the san jiao channel is used to move energy and lift depression. The san jiao channel begins at the tip of the fourth (ring) finger and runs up along the dorsum of the hand and lower arm, to the back side of the upper arm, over the shoulder, up the neck, wraps around the ear and ends at the outer corner of the eyebrow. The san jiao channel is found bilaterally, but only one side has to be used for treatments to be effective.
April is National Stress Awareness Month and in honor of this, we are offering special deals on our 30 minute Stress Buster acupuncture treatments. The Stress Buster normally costs $35. But for the month of April, get $5 off. There are also a couple of other ways to save. Purchase three Stress Busters and get 50% off a fourth or purchase five Stress Busters and the sixth one is FREE.