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Mental Health

Not only can acupuncture and Oriental medicine alleviate symptoms associated with mental health issues, it can treat the root cause of the problem

Acupuncture for treatment of psoriasis

Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the Connection?

May 14, 2019

Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the connection? Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with chronic inflammation that can affect joints and skin. Psoriasis is actually quite common. Most people think of it as a skin condition, but in fact the root of the condition lies underneath the skin. With psoriasis, a person has an overactive immune system.…

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Lower stress and cortisol

How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

April 30, 2019

  How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol) STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree?   Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that…

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Good Sleep Guide

3 Best Steps to Restful Sleep

March 28, 2019

3 Steps to Restful Sleep Getting enough truly restful sleep is one of the most biggest factors in staying healthy and balanced, mentally and physically. Actually sleeping enough is much easier said than done for a lot of people, though. Our busy lives can prevent us from placing a premium on sleep, and anxiety and…

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Meditation for pain relief

Meditation for Pain-free Living

January 3, 2019

How Can Meditation Help Me?             Life is full of ups and downs. And everybody tends to get overwhelmed at times. But there are many ways of dealing with what happens. Some people go to the gym to workout. Others meet up with friends and enjoy a nice meal with lots…

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Tips to stay focused

Can acupuncture help you stay focused?

September 29, 2018

  Can acupuncture help you stay focused? What does the research say? A recent study published by the Journal of Neural Regeneration Research found acupuncture treatments can lead to improved cognitive function. Functional brain MRIs showed an increase in the communication areas of the brain associated with higher level cognitive function and memory. When cognitive…

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Rituals to stay positive

Three Daily Rituals to Stay Positive

February 15, 2017

Rituals to stay positive It’s so important to start your day off on the right foot. A healthy and happy morning can lead to a successful and productive day. Sometimes the key to starting off your day right can be practicing a few daily rituals in order to stay calm, collected and focused. Not only…

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Positivity

How Positivity Positively Affects You

February 8, 2017

There is nothing more important than having a positive attitude. The attitude you display toward your day-to-day activities can make a huge difference in improving the quality of your life! Positivity makes the world go round and helps to ensure everything functions harmoniously. It’s a no-brainer that positivity, well, positively affects you. You should allow…

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winter blues

How to combat the winter blues aka seasonal affective disorder

October 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again: How to not get the winter blues What is SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is a real thing and especially prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. When the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially as we move from fall into winter. Although it…

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Memory

Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

May 15, 2016

Tips for Keeping Your Memory Sharp Keep Movin’ Believe it or not, when you’re exercising your body, you’re exercising your mind as well. Aerobic exercise gets your blood pumping, which increases the oxygen going to your brain and lowers your risk of disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease that can lead to memory loss.…

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Acupuncture can help with OCD

Acupuncture can help with OCD

October 30, 2015

What is OCD? OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, is one of the most common mental health disorders. A lot of us have low levels of OCD about certain things, which is completely normal. When one suffers from serious OCD, it can greatly impede on their quality of living and everyday activities. OCD is characterized as an…

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