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

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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{Acupressure Help sheet}:: Eye Health

April 2, 2016
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Immune system

Acupuncture and your immune system

April 1, 2016

TCM and your immune system Your immune system is the most important part of your body when it comes to staying healthy and fighting off disease and illness. It works by detecting harmful pathogens and viruses and protecting your body against them. When your immune system is not running properly, the body becomes more susceptible…

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A survival guide to dining out gluten-free!

December 20, 2015

Going out to eat should be fun and stress-free even if you have Celiac or are gluten-intolerant. The key is to let the restaurant and server know right away, don’t be shy! Here is a quick and easy guide to help make your dining out experience stress-free when eating gluten-free: Most restaurants now have their…

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A “Starting Point” book for healthy digestion

November 16, 2015

A Starting Point Guide to Gluten-Free Living and Healthy Digestion… Overview It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies, and roughly three million Americans have celiac disease. In today’s culture, going gluten-free seems to be the new thing. It is becoming more common for people to be diagnosed with celiac disease and have…

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Stop sneezing! Try this for seasonal allergies

June 6, 2015

Seasonal Allergy Relief This year seasonal allergies hit hard. Sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headaches…on and on! To make it worse, most OTC (over the counter) allergy medications are not working and sometimes produce un-wanted side effects like headache, dry mouth, and drowsiness. What happens when you are exposed to allergens? Histamine is a naturally…

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Immune boosting acupressure points

Acupressure to boost immune system?

May 24, 2015

Acupressure for immune system There are several acupressure points on the body that can aid in fighting infections and boosting the immune system. The points highlighted in the video are Large Intestine (LI) 10 and Large Intestine (LI) 11. LI 11 is located at the outer end of the elbow crease. It is known to…

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Alternative Treatment Options For Allergies and Asthma

May 22, 2015

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? It’s a little-known fact that these two conditions are directly linked to each other. Asthma, which affects roughly one in 12 people according to the CDC, is characterized by spasms of the small airways and inflammation. Furthermore, about 90% of children under the age of 16 with asthma…

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