Valerie Sjoberg, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist, Holistic Health Coach, Writer, and Editor

Valerie’s interest in healing began in her early twenties when doctors told her she would need to give up running and other physical activities forever due to debilitating back injuries. This spurred an exploration into mind-body and alternative medicine, which ultimately healed her back and allowed her to resume the activities she loved.

Today, she works as an acupuncturist and health coach to help activate others’ self-healing abilities, and is inching toward a master's degree in nutrition and functional medicine. She is also a professional writer and aims to accumulate enough words and inspiration to write a novel someday.

Articles by Valerie Sjoberg, L.Ac.

Which type of drinking water is best for your health? Cut through the fads and claims about which is considered the healthiest. This overview of five types of water will help you make smart choices when it comes to the water you drink.Read More
Not all leafy greens are created equal. You’ve probably heard the hype about kale and spinach—how do other greens stack up? Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the nutritional value of seven common leafy greens.Read More
Pain may not be as straightforward as we think it is, and can be highly influenced by your state of mind. If you’re looking for drug-free options for pain management, check out these three therapies that leverage the power of the mind.Read More
While most of us would not volunteer to experience physical pain, it can teach us invaluable lessons that are applicable to other areas of life. Here are five practices that can help reduce the suffering that comes with pain.Read More
Despite popular belief, loading up on carbs for your next athletic competition may not be the best dietary strategy for optimal energy. Studies are exploring the opposite approach: restricting carb intake and adapting the body to burning fat for fuel—which shows promise as a performance-enhancing option for long-distance athletes.Read More