Dietary advice may also be given during acupuncture appointments. What you eat can affect insulin levels, hormones, and levels of inflammation. This is important is important for a wide array of conditions from fertility to autoimmune to chronic pain disorders. Alicia has an educational background in both Western nutrition and Traditional Chinese Dietary Therapy. She takes a practical, non-judgmental approach to dietary advice. Her philosophy is that food should be something that brings nourishment and joy into your life. If you are open to making changes in your diet she may ask you to take certain foods out of your diet but will do her best to explain the reasoning behind removing any foods.