Dear Chantelle,

"We empower people to live happier, healthier lives through Oriental Medicine, nutrition, and healthy habits."

Ahhh, tis the season to be jolly... or is it? My patients have been telling me how much more stressed they are during the holidays, whether it's due to feeling overwhelmed with too much to do, financial stress, traveling, or getting triggered by certain people in their lives.

Acupuncture can help make this holiday more relaxing by lowering cortisol so you feel calm and centered. Remember, physiology is the foundation for how you respond in situations. I've included one of my favorite mentors, Mel Robbins, and her famous 5 second rule. This is a simple technique to help you pause and respond instead of reacting. I even have 54321 written on my mirror to remind me.

We will be here most of this month. Please schedule your acupuncture ahead so you can fortify yourself during this busy time.

"If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?" Dr. Wayne Dyer

In health,

Dr. Chantelle DeShazer, L.Ac. Ph.D. MTOM

Reduce your Cortisol with Acupuncture

Lowering cortisol levels is crucial for maintaining good health and well-being. Cortisol, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands, is vital for the stress response but can have adverse effects when elevated for long periods. High cortisol levels can lead to several health problems, including high blood pressure, increased heart rate, and weakened immune function. ​Here are five key reasons why reducing cortisol is important:

  1. Reduces Inflammation: Chronic stress keeps cortisol levels high for extended periods, leading to inflammation and various mental and physical health problems, such as anxiety, weight gain, and heart disease​​.
  2. Lowers Blood Pressure and Heart Rate: Elevated cortisol levels can cause high blood pressure and increased heart rate, contributing to cardiovascular problems​​.

Read the Full Article here

Give the Gift of Gratitude

Need a unique gift that will help your friends get healthier?

Chantelle's newly published Health Inspiration, Affirmation and Gratitude Journal now on sale at Amazon and in our office.

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5-4-3-2-1 Avoid Getting Triggered

Mel Robbins is a favorite motivational speaker of mine. Here she explains her life-changing 5-second habit. Enjoy!

Here's another one: Mel's Closing the Knowledge - Action Gap video

Holiday Office Schedule

Open Mon - Thurs Dec. 18 - 21st

Closed Mon/Tues Dec. 25 - 26th

Wed - Fri 27 - 29th TBD

Closed Mon Jan 1st

Open Tues - Fri January 2 - 5th

Wild Mushroom & Beef Stew

Here's a favorite hearty, healthy winter time Beef Stew recipe!

Got Supplements?

Receive discounts when you order your favorite, essential supplements through our Fullscript dispensary - just click on the Fullscript link to access or create your account.

Therapeutic Calming Massage

Experience relief from chronic pain through various techniques used to alleviate muscle tension and improve blood circulation. Massage therapy can also address specific issues such as headaches, back pain, and joint stiffness, promoting flexibility and range of motion.

60 and 90 Minute sessions available

Need Unique Holiday Gifts?

With the holidays here, finding the right gift for friends and loved ones can be challenging and stressful. Consider giving the gift of health or beauty this year! Here's a link to our brochure with various and programs we have to offer: Meridian Brochure and Services Pricing.

For more information on these beauty services go to

Radiant Aging with MicroNeedling and Red Light Therapy

To find out about pricing for individual light sessions and packages, or to make an appointment, call us at 619-325-0771 or text Andy at 858-945-1737 

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Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness Center Inc
2831 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 218, San Diego CA 92108