Monday Morning Acu-Minute

Every Monday morning at 6am, Karen sends out a little, informative blog called the Monday Morning Acu-Minute. To receive the “Minute,” please leave your name and email address.

Here are a few examples of earlier posts.

January 30, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Merits and Drawbacks of Health-Related Options

Welcome to our new topic, which I am calling “This or That?” Health-Related Options As a longtime health care provider […]
January 23, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Smoking and Back Pain

Smoking. Yes. Smoking can contribute to back pain. Research suggests several possible reasons for this. Within minutes of inhaling cigarette […]
January 16, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Strengthen Your Core to Prevent or Recover From Back Pain

You may have heard the suggestion that you need to “strengthen your core,” as part of your exercise program…if you […]
January 9, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Using Good Posture to Relieve Back Pain

Good posture! Yes, the muscles that support our spines, necks, shoulders and pelvic girdles are carefully arranged on the support […]
January 2, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year! I love to start every New Year with this remarkable little story. It reminds me that if […]
December 27, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncture for Back Pain

A little more on back pain and a therapy I am quite familiar with…Acupuncture! Acupuncture for Back Pain Over the […]
December 19, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Heat or Cold For Back Injury?

Ice packs and heating pads are common treatments for simple back pain. While often useful, the question is, which is […]
December 12, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Guess What? Sleep Relieves Back Pain

I’d like to talk about another natural aide to help relieve back pain. Get enough sleep! Sleep Relieves Back Pain […]
December 5, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Introducing Earth For All Ages

Please let this serve as an introduction to a new publication. Tomorrow you will receive the first issue of my […]
November 28, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

An Acupuncturist’s thoughts on Preventing and Recovering From Back Pain

Over the next few weeks we will be exploring a variety of approaches to help prevent back pain, and to […]
November 21, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Back Pain is a Common Problem

Welcome to our new topic…back pain! Do you have an achy back? Well, you are not alone. Back problems are […]
November 14, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncture is a Wonderful Resource for Relieving Emotional Stress Caused by the Election

As I write this…aware that I am still digesting the results of last week’s wild election, I realize how comforting […]
November 7, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

As an Acupuncturist, I See Widespread Social Anxiety About the Election Affecting Our Health

It’s the day before the Big Day! Yes, I feel I must say something about this wild and woolly election […]
October 31, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Scary Medicine Stories From Your Friendly Acupuncturist on Halloween

Barber-Surgeons Let’s start with…the barber pole. You know, that red and white pole, hallmark insignia of a barbershop? Oh, look! […]
October 24, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

The Scary Past of Medicine

In honor of upcoming Halloween, I decided to look into the scary past of medicine. Yes, our wonderful medical practitioners […]
October 17, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Where Do You Put The Acupuncture Ninja Wands?

It’s so funny to hear people talk about acupuncture and ask questions like “Where do you put the pins?” Or, […]
October 10, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

6 Ways to Promote Winter Wellness

I know it’s not exactly Winter yet, but it is getting colder…so we are clearly heading in that direction, making […]
October 3, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Seeking Out Opportunities to Smile and Laugh

Welcome to our last piece on smiling. I have really enjoyed the comments people have shared and, of course, that […]
September 26, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Another Good Reason to Smile — It Helps Relationships

People feel comforted and safe when someone is smiling at them instead of frowning or seeming critical. Even during tough […]
September 19, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Smiling Makes Us More Attractive and Approachable

The Benefits of Smiling This might seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes it’s worth pointing out the obvious. We look […]