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Acupuncture and Natural Medicine Benefits. Learn simple, yet effective tips on how to improve your health naturally!

manage stress while at work

Top tips to manage stress at work

September 24, 2018

Top Tips to Manage Stress while at work: Today the average worker experiences stress levels higher than in previous decades. There are many causes to the increase in stress but there are also many ways to effectively combat these stressors and experience a life with less stress and more happiness. One of the main reasons…

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Can acupuncture help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

September 23, 2018

Top 3 ways acupuncture can help with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition involving pain in major joints. RA is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis and the CDC states that about 52.5 million people suffer from some sort of arthritis. Some early symptoms of RA include more than…

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DefenseRx Tea

Introducing…Dr.Ellie’s ZenCup Wellness Tea Blends

September 19, 2018

  SPA Remedies: ZenCup Wellness Tea Blends What is in your cup? Wellness tea blends have so many benefits. It is like a soothing and healthy way to compliment treatments. Most people think of Green tea as being “the only tea” but there are SO many other herbs that have powerful health benefits. With the…

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Monthly Wellness Package

Monthly Wellness Special: Boost Your Immune System Now!

September 16, 2018

September Monthly Special: Ready for the cold and flu season? It is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to prepare! Do you frequently get sick? Work in a crowded office or school? Sick of having to miss work days because of the cold or flu? Then building up and supporting your…

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Benefits of Smoothies

Are juices and smoothies key to longevity?

August 12, 2018

Benefits of smoothies and juicing: Smoothies and juicing have become a popular way to make sure you’re eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and getting the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that you need for good health. If you’ve not started getting the benefits yourself yet, it’s time to learn the benefits of smoothies and…

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Essential Vitamins

Feeling off? These 6 essential vitamins might be missing in your diet

August 8, 2018

Essential vitamins for optimum health No doubt you know that you need a wide range of vitamins and minerals in your diet but you might not be so clued up on why they’re so important and what they can do for your health. Vitamin C is an obvious one but there are lots of others…

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Eating healthy

Are you eating healthy?

August 5, 2018

Here are some tips to eating healthy hint…remove the dampness Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese…

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Cold Prevention

Can acupuncture help with cold prevention?

August 3, 2018

{Research Update}: Can acupuncture help with cold prevention   A study published by the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine concludes acupuncture treatments can indeed help treat the common cold. The study followed 187 participants based on the onset of when the cold occurred. The participants were divided into two groups. The first group reported an…

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Food can affect more than your weight

How Food Can Affect More Than Your Weight

July 29, 2018

You are what you eat?! Food can affect more than your weight What you eat can affect many areas of your health from your mood to how well you sleep. As you’ll see in this article, your body needs a wide range of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep you in great physical and…

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Acupuncture for Summer

{Acu-point tips}: Acupuncture for Summer Heat

July 25, 2018

Acupuncture for Summer Heat         Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM, is a medical system that dates back nearly 3,500 years. This system uses modalities like acupuncture and botanical formulas to treat ailments and keep the body balanced. TCM acknowledges not four, but five seasons.  The fifth season, Indian summer, occurs in late August…

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Healthy Food for Summer

Five Foods for Summer

July 18, 2018

Eating According to the Seasons: Five Foods for Summer Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system thousands of years old and incorporates many different modalities. TCM theory emphasizes that Mother Nature provides the right kind of food for the right kind of environment. For instance, if the weather is cold, then warming, nutrient-dense foods are…

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Sugar and Inflammation

You are probably eating sugar without realizing it

July 15, 2018

Sugar: The fuel that maintains the fire As a whole, we consume massive amounts of sugar in our diet each day even though it has been linked to a slew of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer just to name a few. Sugar is a carb that is naturally found in many…

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Benefit from B12

Can I benefit from B12?

July 11, 2018

What is the deal with Vitamin B12?  Can you benefit from B12? It is estimated that 36.5% of adults are overweight and one in three Americans are obese. Being overweight increases your risk for many health conditions including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, so taking a good look at your diet, exercise plan,…

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Acupuncture and Metabolism

Can acupuncture help boost metabolism?

July 8, 2018

Acupuncture and Metabolism Many people come in my office saying “I want to lose weight, can acupuncture help boost my metabolism?” The answer is often, Yes! But acupuncture, along with key dietary changes, examining nutrient status, and level of exercise are also things that will work synergistically together to spark weight loss. Metabolism is defined…

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treatment options for sprains and strains

Top Natural Treatment Options for Sprains and Strains

June 19, 2018

Acupuncture treatment options for sprains and strains   We’ve all heard of and maybe even experienced a sprain or a strain. But do you really know the difference? A sprain is defined as a stretch or tear of a ligament. A strain, on the other hand, is defined as an injury to a muscle or…

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