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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.

Celiac disease

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 Muscle Pain Relief

August 9, 2017

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 and initial injury or trauma. Neck pain such as whiplash can occur after a car accident…

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Serious Neck Pain

April 5, 2017

Intense or serious neck pain can be quite debilitating.  Neck pain that is often intense can lead to missed time from work, poor concentration, low energy, and sleep disturbance. Often neck pain is accompanied with stiff neck, muscle tightness or muscle spasms, and headaches. What causes serious neck pain? Some causes of neck pain include,…

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Neck And Shoulder Pain Treatment

April 5, 2017

Got a pain in the neck? Acupuncture is often sought after for the treatment of neck and shoulder pain. 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 underlying cause to prevent…

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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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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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Celiac disease

Why Celiac Disease Is More Than Going Gluten-Free

April 21, 2016

It is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans, 1% of the United States population, has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten and characterized by the destruction of intestinal cells (villous atrophy). In celiac, the immune system attacks the enzyme that repairs the intestinal villi, and when that enzyme cannot do…

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Gluten-free and celiac

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

March 11, 2016

What you need to know about NCGS Why is it that people feel better when they stop eating products with gluten? That is the million-dollar question. Is it gluten itself? Is it the pesticides that are used on wheat products? Does everyone just have leaky gut? It could be a combination of all three. What…

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