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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide It’s that time of year again! The holiday season. What I love most about the Holidays is that it is a time to gather with friends and family, reflect on the past year, and make goals for the New Year. It is a time of gratitude, …

Post by Ellie Heintze on December 4, 2017

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide
Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide It’s that time of year again! The holiday season. What I love most about the Holidays is that it is a time to gather with friends and family, reflect on the past year, and make goals for the New Year. It is a time of gratitude, …

Post by Ellie Heintze on December 4, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes and Acupuncture

Type 2 Diabetes and Acupuncture Complications from diabetes mellitus affect millions of Americans. By using acupuncture and herbal formulas, you may be able to stave off some of the devastating effects of this disease. Xiao ke, or wasting-thirst disease, is what the three basic symptoms closely associated with diabetes is …

Post by Ellie Heintze on November 30, 2017

Type 2 diabetes and acupuncture
Type 2 diabetes and acupuncture

Type 2 Diabetes and Acupuncture

Type 2 Diabetes and Acupuncture Complications from diabetes mellitus affect millions of Americans. By using acupuncture and herbal formulas, you may be able to stave off some of the devastating effects of this disease. Xiao ke, or wasting-thirst disease, is what the three basic symptoms closely associated with diabetes is …

Post by Ellie Heintze on November 30, 2017

What you need to know about WA State Health Insurance 2018

Health Insurance 2018: What you need to know It’s that time of year again. Signing up for health insurance. If you do not get health insurance from your employer this post is really relevant to you. With all the new changes in insurance coverage; it can often be quite confusing …

Post by Ellie Heintze on November 11, 2017

Health Insurance
Health Insurance

What you need to know about WA State Health Insurance 2018

Health Insurance 2018: What you need to know It’s that time of year again. Signing up for health insurance. If you do not get health insurance from your employer this post is really relevant to you. With all the new changes in insurance coverage; it can often be quite confusing …

Post by Ellie Heintze on November 11, 2017

Ways to increase nutrient absorption

Acupuncture, the small intestine, and ways to increase nutrient absorption The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we …

Post by Ellie Heintze on November 8, 2017

ways to increase intestinal absorption
ways to increase intestinal absorption

Ways to increase nutrient absorption

Acupuncture, the small intestine, and ways to increase nutrient absorption The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we …

Post by Ellie Heintze on November 8, 2017

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and lung health

Acupuncture and lung health: A study published by the Natural Health Research Institute suggests acupuncture can improve the breathing ability of COPD patients. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a progressive disease that gradually decreases lung function. The patients in this study received daily acupuncture treatments for twelve weeks using …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 10, 2017

Acupuncture and lung health
Acupuncture and lung health

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and lung health

Acupuncture and lung health: A study published by the Natural Health Research Institute suggests acupuncture can improve the breathing ability of COPD patients. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a progressive disease that gradually decreases lung function. The patients in this study received daily acupuncture treatments for twelve weeks using …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 10, 2017

Building Protective Qi with Acupuncture

Building Protective Qi with TCM Everybody gets sick at some point in their life. For some, it’s just a quick weekend thing.  For others, it can last for several days and even weeks. Why do some people always get sick whenever there is a bug going around and others don’t? …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 1, 2017

Building protective qi
Building protective qi

Building Protective Qi with Acupuncture

Building Protective Qi with TCM Everybody gets sick at some point in their life. For some, it’s just a quick weekend thing.  For others, it can last for several days and even weeks. Why do some people always get sick whenever there is a bug going around and others don’t? …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 1, 2017

Nourishing the heart through food

The Many Dimensions of the Heart The heart is an energetic system we often treat in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Chinese Medicine theory, there are many systems of energy within the body. Each of these systems corresponds to certain physiological and psychological functions. So when we talk about the …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 26, 2017

nourishing the heart through food
nourishing the heart through food

Nourishing the heart through food

The Many Dimensions of the Heart The heart is an energetic system we often treat in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Chinese Medicine theory, there are many systems of energy within the body. Each of these systems corresponds to certain physiological and psychological functions. So when we talk about the …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 26, 2017

Research Update: Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture for Weight Loss An article published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, substantiates the usage of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal formulations can help in the treatment of obesity and weight loss. The article reviewed four clinical studies and 16 animal studies on the effects of traditional …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 12, 2017

Acupuncture for weight loss
Acupuncture for weight loss

Research Update: Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture for Weight Loss An article published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, substantiates the usage of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal formulations can help in the treatment of obesity and weight loss. The article reviewed four clinical studies and 16 animal studies on the effects of traditional …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 12, 2017

IBS Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 5, 2017

IBS Relief with acupuncture
IBS Relief with acupuncture

IBS Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. …

Post by Ellie Heintze on June 5, 2017

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and Liver Health

Acupuncture and Liver Health The College of Oriental Medicine at Daejeon University conducted and published a study that shows acupuncture can reduce liver toxicity, while protecting the liver and its functions. While this study was conducted on laboratory rats, the information collected shows great promise as to how it can …

Post by Ellie Heintze on May 30, 2017

Acupuncture and liver health
Acupuncture and liver health

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and Liver Health

Acupuncture and Liver Health The College of Oriental Medicine at Daejeon University conducted and published a study that shows acupuncture can reduce liver toxicity, while protecting the liver and its functions. While this study was conducted on laboratory rats, the information collected shows great promise as to how it can …

Post by Ellie Heintze on May 30, 2017

Acupuncture Benefits For

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