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Acupuncture for Migraines

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

December 29, 2018

Did you know acupuncture can help migraines?              Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and under-treated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans. Migraines are characterized by severe,…

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Healthy Eating for Summer

Healthy Eating for Summer

May 23, 2018

What to eat?! Check out our Healthy Eating for Summer Guide   Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that is 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,…

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Acupuncture treatment for tinnitus

Acupuncture Treatment For Tinnitus

January 6, 2018

Acupuncture Treatment for Tinnitus: Evidence of Acupuncture Reducing Symptoms of Tinnitus Tinnitus aka constant ringing in the ears. These sounds are not produced externally and can lead to insomnia and depression. Ringing in the ears can be caused by a number of factors including exposure to explosive noises and age. Most people describe hearing either a high…

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Type 2 diabetes and acupuncture

Type 2 Diabetes and Acupuncture

November 30, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes and Acupuncture Complications from diabetes mellitus affect millions of Americans. By using acupuncture and herbal formulas, you may be able to stave off some of the devastating effects of this disease. Xiao ke, or wasting-thirst disease, is what the three basic symptoms closely associated with diabetes is called in pinyin. The three…

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Acupuncture and lung health

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and lung health

October 10, 2017

Acupuncture and lung health: A study published by the Natural Health Research Institute suggests acupuncture can improve the breathing ability of COPD patients. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a progressive disease that gradually decreases lung function. The patients in this study received daily acupuncture treatments for twelve weeks using the same points on each…

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Building protective qi

Building Protective Qi with Acupuncture

October 1, 2017

Building Protective Qi with TCM Everybody gets sick at some point in their life. For some, it’s just a quick weekend thing.  For others, it can last for several days and even weeks. Why do some people always get sick whenever there is a bug going around and others don’t? It all comes down to…

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nourishing the heart through food

Nourishing the heart through food

June 26, 2017

The Many Dimensions of the Heart The heart is an energetic system we often treat in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Chinese Medicine theory, there are many systems of energy within the body. Each of these systems corresponds to certain physiological and psychological functions. So when we talk about the heart, the lungs, the liver.…

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Acupuncture for weight loss

Research Update: Acupuncture for Weight Loss

June 12, 2017

Acupuncture for Weight Loss An article published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, substantiates the usage of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal formulations can help in the treatment of obesity and weight loss. The article reviewed four clinical studies and 16 animal studies on the effects of traditional Chinese medicine for treating obesity.…

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Acupuncture and liver health

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and Liver Health

May 30, 2017

Acupuncture and Liver Health The College of Oriental Medicine at Daejeon University conducted and published a study that shows acupuncture can reduce liver toxicity, while protecting the liver and its functions. While this study was conducted on laboratory rats, the information collected shows great promise as to how it can be used in humans. The…

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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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