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Liver qi stagnation

What is Liver Qi Stagnation?

April 20, 2018

Liver Qi Stagnation Who really considers their liver? Is it just a wedge-shaped spongy organ that somehow soaks up alcohol and squeezes out blood and digestive biochemicals? An imperfect champion of modern life, buffering us from the burden of late-night fries and whiskey, only to be guiltily appeased with salads and fresh juices the next…

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arthritis pain, carpal tunnel pain

Acupuncture Helps Relieve Arthritis Pain

April 18, 2018

What options are there for relieving arthritis pain? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis among adults and affects joints in the hands, lower back and neck, causing great discomfort and reduced mobility for millions. Along with joint pain, people also suffer from sleep disturbances, lower mood, and fatigue. Typical Western treatments for osteoarthritis…

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Seasonal Allergies

Research Update – Acupuncture and Seasonal Allergies

April 14, 2018

What does the research say about acupuncture and seasonal allergies? The American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy published research that found acupuncture effective for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is also known as hay fever. The researchers compiled the results from 13 quality studies, which followed 2,365 participants. The various studies confirmed acupuncture…

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Healthy diet for digestive health

Foods To Avoid With IBS: Part I

April 11, 2018

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that’s digestive condition characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, irregular bowel movements, diarrhea and/or constipation. It’s estimated that upwards of 15% of the United States population suffers from IBS, many of whom do not even realize it. While there’s no known cure for IBS, individuals can prevent symptoms…

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serious neck pain imagry

Serious Neck Pain

April 5, 2018

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 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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IBS

April is IBS Awareness Month!

April 1, 2018

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (aka IBS)? IBS is a group of symptoms suffered by an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas and irregular bowel movements. Symptoms can be brought on by a number of triggers including diet, anxiety, insomnia and stress. IBS is thought…

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Herbal tonics

Herbal Tonics for Allergies

March 30, 2018

It’s that time of year again!…Allergy Season   How do allergies start and what to do about them? An allergy occurs when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, called an allergen. This could be anything from something you inhale to something you touch to something you eat. An allergic reaction may cause sneezing,…

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Evidence regarding acupuncture treatment for psoriasis

March 19, 2018

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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safe cosmetics

How to choose safe cosmetics to promote health and wellness

February 21, 2018

To explore safe cosmetics and natural hair care products that I recommend and have shown to also help natural hair growth. Join my VIP club and learn more about a company I have partnered with to increase access to safe and natural hair products, here. The cosmetic industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, predicted to…

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naturally healthy hair tips

Naturally Healthy Hair Tips

February 18, 2018

To explore products that I recommend and have shown to also help natural hair growth. Join my VIP club and learn more about a company I have partnered with to increase access to safe and natural hair products, here. Healthy hair, skin, and nails are essential for optimum health. We can learn a lot about…

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Cupping for pain relief

6 Alternative Acupuncture Treatments You Have Never Heard of

February 17, 2018

Alternative Acupuncture Treatments Most people know that one way to feel better is with acupuncture needles. You go to your acupuncturist feeling bad. I put in a few needles. You leave feeling lighter, energized, more pain-free. Using acupuncture needles to heal is part of a broader medical system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). By observing…

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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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Reducing chronic headaches and migraines

Evidence of Acupuncture Reducing Chronic Headaches & Migraines

January 30, 2018

Can acupuncture reduce chronic headaches and migraines? Simple answer…yes! But HOW?! In acupuncture terms whenever we feel pain there is a blockage of energy (we call Qi “chee”) that is prohibiting the flow of nutrients, blood, and energy to an area, thus creating the feeling of pain. Read more about how acupuncture works by reading…

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Improve hearing

5 Steps to Improve Your Hearing

January 26, 2018

5 Steps to Improve Your Hearing Many of us have already experienced or will experience some amount of hearing loss. This can be due to aging or noise-induced factors. Exposure to loud sound over time can permanently damage the ears and result in hearing loss. If you find yourself struggling with hearing and feeling the…

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