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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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Acupuncture for low back pain

Best Natural Ways to Ease Low Back Pain

May 8, 2019

  Acupuncture and Nutrition: Your Starting Point to Ease Low Back Pain Statistics show that almost eight out of ten people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and…

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Thrive this Spring in Seattle

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

May 4, 2019

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is. An easy way to think about…

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Chronic pain

Can acupuncture really help chronic pain?

May 1, 2019

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Does it work? Let’s see what the research says. In May 2018, a team of researchers from the Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration published an update to previous chronic pain research in the Journal of Pain, the journal associated with the American Pain Society. The new article updates a study first released in…

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Cleanse with acupuncture

Spark your cleanse with acupuncture

April 18, 2019

Spark your Spring cleanse with acupuncture Spring has a natural feeling of change and rebirth about it. In traditional Chinese medicine, one of the organs connected with springtime is the liver. Both of these reasons make spring a great time to try cleansing. Cleansing can be thought of as taking a rest from certain foods…

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Acupuncture can promote liver health

Can acupuncture promote liver health?

April 16, 2019

Acupuncture and Liver Health Acupuncture is known for it’s ability to reduce pain but what can it do for the health of our liver? Can acupuncture promote liver health, let’s see what the literature says. A study published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine looked at how acupuncture might be able to inhibit injury…

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Facial Rejuvenation

Natural Facelifts with Acupuncture

April 11, 2019

Natural Facelifts with Acupuncture More and more Americans are turning away from Botox and invasive cosmetic procedures and finding that facial acupuncture is giving them the natural facelift they are looking for. Facial acupuncture, which has seen a large increase in popularity in the past ten years, works by improving blood flow at the site…

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Spring cleansing and diet

4 Easy Ways to Spark Spring Cleansing

April 9, 2019

Spring Cleansing and Clearing Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as humans, the lengthening days bring with them a natural urge to shed winter layers and move…

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healthy skin

Best Tips for Maintaining Healthy Skin

April 2, 2019

6 Ways to Improve/Maintain Youthful Skin   Green tea: Green tea is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help sooth and reduce redness in the skin. Some experts believe green tea can help reduce collagen destruction that leads to wrinkles. Try starting with even just one cup of green tea a day so increase…

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Seasonal allergy help in Seattle

Reasons why acupuncture works for seasonal allergies

March 30, 2019

How does acupuncture help seasonal allergies? Here is what the research says In 2013, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a study looking at 422 seasonal allergy sufferers who presented with rhinitis, or hay fever, and who had tested positive for pollen allergies. The volunteer patients were split into three groups. The first group received…

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