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Making acupuncture joyful in Truckee

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comCarla McClure, L.Ac has opened Joyful Life Acupuncture andamp; Integrative Medicine in Truckee.

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The opening of Joyful Life Acupuncture andamp; Integrative Medicine brings to Truckee a full line of health therapies for active mountain residents. Owner Carla McClure, L.Ac, has designed her clinic to provide a unique blend of modalities to essentially create a one-stop shop for patients needing a variety of treatments.McClure is a graduate of the esteemed Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, Calif., with a masterandamp;#8217;s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with specialties in womenandamp;#8217;s health, 5-element acupuncture, integrative sports medicine, trauma, orthopedics and pediatrics. In addition, McClure brings 15 years of Western herbology and diet and nutrition, as well as 18 years of sports and deep tissue massage, applied kinesiology and reflexology to her impressive resume.andamp;#8220;As an athlete and sports coach, I understand how important it is to feel great and be injury free. It is deeply gratifying to see my patientandamp;#8217;s progress along the path to optimal health so they can lead a most joyful life and continue to do the activities they enjoy,andamp;#8221; said McClure. andamp;#8220;I also love working with children who respond particularly well to the techniques I use for pain, indigestion, sleep issues, and especially for calming emotions and stress.andamp;#8221;McClureandamp;#8217;s clinic offers a weekly Qi Gong class, an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention, as well as a community drop-in acupuncture clinic, offering treatments at a reduced rate. Acupuncturists are licensed primary care providers in California and are trained in Western Medicine as well as Chinese medicine. McClure is able to order lab work, imaging studies, make referrals to specialists, and works with primary care physicians as needed. McClure also speaks Spanish, French and German.Joyful Life Acupuncture andamp; Integrative Medicine is located at The Synergy Healing Arts Center, 11890 Donner Pass Road (at Northwoods) in Truckee. For more information call 530-386-4851.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com