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Diseases & Disorders

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness.

Heart health tips

Best Natural Ways to Improve Heart Health

June 11, 2019

Acupuncture for Heart Health Heart health is extremely important. Without a healthy heart, the body does not function properly. Your brain needs a healthy blood supply so you can think and process information clearly, our limbs need blood to help you move, and all your organs need that blood supply to keep you ticking! When…

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Natural Treatment Options for Dementia

November 10, 2018

Natural Treatment Options for Dementia Dementia is defined as a chronic disorder of the mental processes caused by either brain injury or brain disease. Dementia is marked by memory disorders, personality changes and impaired reasoning.  Dementia is not a specific disease though. Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms characterized…

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neck pain victim

Neck Muscle Pain Relief

April 3, 2018

Neck and muscle pain can be quite debilitating. They often occur together and can lead to muscle spasms, headaches, sleep disturbance, and low energy. What causes neck muscle pain? The most common causes of neck muscle pain are stress, initial injury, or trauma. Neck pain such as whiplash can occur after a car accident or…

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Celiac treatment bothell

Top 5 things you did not know about celiac disease

February 1, 2018

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells lining the small intestine. The inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells prohibit nutrient and vitamin absorption leading to malabsorption. People with celiac disease may have symptoms…

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Neck And Shoulder Pain Treatment

April 5, 2017

Got a pain in the neck? Acupuncture and trigger point injections are often sought after for neck and shoulder pain treatment.     Acupuncture is an important tool in the relief and treatment of neck and shoulder pain. Not only can people find relief in their initial session but also acupuncture works to address the…

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Acupuncture and Crohn's Disease

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for Crohn’s Disease

March 22, 2017

Acupuncture for Crohn’s Disease Acupuncture and moxibustion have been known to be beneficial for those battling Crohn’s disease. But, what’s the science behind that? How do we know it really works. Well, a 2014 study published by Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine sought to answer this question. The study looks at moxibustion and acupuncture and…

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Acupuncture and colon cancer

Acupuncture and colon cancer

March 16, 2017

Acupuncture and colon cancer Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States with about 60,000 deaths from it every year. Like all cancer, treatment can be long, uncomfortable and come with many side effects. Those getting chemotherapy may experience nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain, cancer related pain, insomnia and anxiety. The chronic…

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Crohn's and Acupuncture

Acupuncture as a treatment for immune-system disease: Crohn’s

November 15, 2016

“Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.” -Hippocrates Acupuncture and Crohn’s: What does the research say? Acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial for patients suffering from a plethora of different immune- suppressing diseases. Diseases such as Immune-System Dysregulation Syndrome have has been a ected positively by acupuncture treatments. According to a study published by Medical Acupuncture, patients…

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Gluten-free living and diet

What is gluten anyway?

June 18, 2016

What is gluten, anyway?! It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies and roughly 3 million Americans have celiac disease. According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, 95% of Americans have undiagnosed celiac disease. So what then is gluten and why should we be concerned? Gluten is a protein found in…

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vision and eye health

7 tips to healthier vision

April 29, 2016

7 tips to healthier vision Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that eye diseases are related to deficiencies in the liver and kidney organs and result from an imbalance in the body. There are many ways to improve eye health and prevent damage down the road. Finding the root of the problem and taking preventative measures is…

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