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Treatment for psoriasis with acupuncture and nutrition

Evidence regarding acupuncture treatment for psoriasis

May 12, 2019

Acupuncture treatment for psoriasis What is psoriasis? More than 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder that can be frustrating and painful.The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system that can be triggered by a number of internal and external factors. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with…

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Seasonal Allergies

Monthly Special: Allergy-Ease Kit to Tackle Seasonal Allergies

February 4, 2019

Click here to get our Spring Guide for Free Monthly Product (Bundle) of the Month: Allergy-Ease Kit       Breathe easier with Seasonal Allergies   Allergies, seasonal or otherwise, is one of the biggest health issues people deal with in the United States. And the numbers are rising every year. Part of this is…

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Cupping Benefits

Cupping 101: What are those spots on your back?

January 19, 2018

What you need to know about cupping Do you have tight muscles that nothing seems to help the pain or spasms go away? You may need to check out cupping. Cupping is one of the tools used in Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, to help the body heal and reduce symptoms. What is cupping exactly?…

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positive effects of acupuncture

Positive Effects of Acupuncture

November 1, 2017

What to expect from your first session: Positive effects of acupuncture   During an initial session of acupuncture, most practitioners began with an extensive health intake that goes over all of the systems in the body. We use this to determine certain patterns of imbalance, allowing us to treat the root cause of issues. This…

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acupuncture and neck pain

Acupuncture for neck pain treatment

May 5, 2017

Acupuncture for neck pain treatment and prevention A study conducted by the Tzu Chi University in Taiwan demonstrated that cupping, a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine, provided significant pain relief for chronic neck and shoulder pain. The participants in the study received a total of four cupping therapy treatments that lasted 10 to 15 minutes. They…

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Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is more than just needles

May 1, 2017

Acupuncture: There is a point to that! Acupuncture is more than just needles. Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy. First of all, the practice of Chinese…

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Acupuncture 101

Acupuncture 101: There is a point for that!

March 1, 2017

Acupuncture 101 History of Acupuncture: Acupuncture is whole-body medicine taking into account symptoms, patient presentation, emotional, and environmental elements. It is truly the essence of individualized and whole-body medicine. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years originating in China, Korea, and Japan. Back then, practitioners had to rely on very specific diagnostic tools to…

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Acupuncture for sports injuries

Acupuncture Sticks It to Sports Injuries

November 29, 2016

Acupuncture Sticks It to Sports Injuries Contributing Author: Kim M. Filkins, L.Ac. Almost everybody has participated in sports activities at some point in their life. Along with playing sports comes the possibility of getting injured. Most of the time it’s something simple like a sprained ankle or general overuse of a muscle causing pain. For…

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Three Common Misconceptions About Acupuncture

November 22, 2016

Natural Pain Relief in Bothell, WA Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. It is defined by tradition and a clearly established set of principles. Acupuncture is widely accepted around the world as an effective treatment for more than just pain. Several leading health organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic,…

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Acupuncture and Immune System

3 Points to Alleviate Dampness

October 30, 2016

3 Points to Alleviate Dampness Nobody wants to be damp. When dampness occurs it is imperative that you solve the issue, the body should never be overly damp. Dampness is heavy, stagnant and tends to solve things down throughout the body. In addition to changing your diet and the way you eat, there are specific…

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