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Allergies

Researchers found study patients with seasonal allergies who had acupuncture reported significant improvements in their quality of life.

Spring cleansing and diet

4 Easy Ways to Spark Spring Cleansing

April 9, 2019

Spring Cleansing and Clearing Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as humans, the lengthening days bring with them a natural urge to shed winter layers and move…

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Seasonal allergy help in Seattle

Reasons why acupuncture works for seasonal allergies

March 30, 2019

How does acupuncture help seasonal allergies? Here is what the research says In 2013, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a study looking at 422 seasonal allergy sufferers who presented with rhinitis, or hay fever, and who had tested positive for pollen allergies. The volunteer patients were split into three groups. The first group received…

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Seasonal Allergy Help in Seattle

Combat Seasonal Allergies, Naturally

March 10, 2019

Tips to Combat Allergies in the PNW and Seattle A runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes…also known as symptoms of allergies.  Allergies can really be a pain. It is estimated that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year, and spend over $18 billion a year on over-the-counter allergy medications. What if there were…

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Seasonal Allergies

Monthly Special: Allergy-Ease Kit to Tackle Seasonal Allergies

February 4, 2019

Click here to get our Spring Guide for Free Monthly Product (Bundle) of the Month: Allergy-Ease Kit       Breathe easier with Seasonal Allergies   Allergies, seasonal or otherwise, is one of the biggest health issues people deal with in the United States. And the numbers are rising every year. Part of this is…

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Reasons to get acupuncture

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Allergies

April 30, 2018

  Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Allergies Allergies, seasonal or otherwise, is one of the biggest health issues people deal with in the United States. And the numbers are rising every year. Part of this is because our agricultural practices have changed drastically in the past 40 years and our bodies are not accustomed…

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Seasonal Allergies

Research Update – Acupuncture and Seasonal Allergies

April 14, 2018

What does the research say about acupuncture and seasonal allergies? The American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy published research that found acupuncture effective for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is also known as hay fever. The researchers compiled the results from 13 quality studies, which followed 2,365 participants. The various studies confirmed acupuncture…

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Herbal tonics

Herbal Tonics for Allergies

March 30, 2018

It’s that time of year again!…Allergy Season   How do allergies start and what to do about them? An allergy occurs when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, called an allergen. This could be anything from something you inhale to something you touch to something you eat. An allergic reaction may cause sneezing,…

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Vitamin D protection against respiratory infections

Vitamin D and Respiratory Infections

April 15, 2017

This season has been one of the worst for cold and flu that I have seen in my practice. More people than usual had colds that progressed to respiratory infections, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. My patients ask me many questions about what they can do to not get sick and how much vitamin D…

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What is gluten anyway?

June 18, 2016

It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies and roughly 3 million Americans have celiac disease. Gluten is a protein found in wheat products including: wheat durum, spelt, rye, barley, to name a few. Gluten acts as a binding agent, like glue, that helps foods maintain their shape. While, celiac disease is an…

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Immune system

7 Ways to Supercharge Your Immune System

April 5, 2016

7 Ways to Supercharge Your Immune System The immune system can get bogged down for a number of reasons, whether it is from being overworked, or chronic allergies, we all are looking for ways to improve our overall health and wellbeing. Below are tips to improve and strengthen immune function to keep the body in…

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