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Insomnia guide for better sleep

Got insomnia? We can help!

May 11, 2019

Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night: Tips to Combatting Insomnia   Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night?   Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day?   Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!   The science of sleep is fascinating,…

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Seasonal Allergy Help in Seattle

Combat Seasonal Allergies, Naturally

March 10, 2019

Tips to Combat Allergies in the PNW and Seattle A runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes…also known as symptoms of allergies.  Allergies can really be a pain. It is estimated that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year, and spend over $18 billion a year on over-the-counter allergy medications. What if there were…

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nuts and seeds

The top 5 reasons nuts and seeds are needed in your diet.

October 13, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Need Nuts and Seeds in Your Daily Diet How often do you eat nuts and seeds? If you’re not in the habit of eating them regularly, you’re definitely missing a trick. Nuts and seeds are full of heart healthy fats, plant sterols and antioxidants, which can have some great benefits for…

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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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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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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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Acupuncture and insomnia

{Research Update}- Acupuncture and Insomnia

December 5, 2017

{Research Update} – Acupuncture and Insomnia   A study published by the Journal of Sleep Medicine shows acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for insomnia sufferers. The study group was composed of 72 patients with primary insomnia. Acupuncture treatments were given three times a week for four weeks and the patients were required to…

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Type 1 Diabetes

Acupuncture and Type 1 Diabetes

November 20, 2017

Acupuncture and Type 1 Diabetes Many people may not be aware there are multiple types of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common and most frequently talked about. However, type 1 diabetes is also very prevalent and one that can be very dangerous for those that have it. Type 1 diabetes affects more than…

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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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Fighting Fatigue and tired

Why am I so tired?…and how to fix it!

November 22, 2016

A very common complaint that acupuncturists hear from our patients is that they constantly feel tired. Sometimes this fatigue is related to lack of sleep, but sometimes no amount of rest seems to alleviate the sleepiness. From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our bodies that can cause the constant…

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