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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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Cholesterol myths and how to improve health

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

March 15, 2019

  Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (border-lining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.   Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an…

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Detox Bothell, WA

7 Ways to Detox After the Holidays

November 27, 2018

7 Ways to Detox After the Holidays Oh the holidays! You either love them or hate them. There is rarely any gray area. But, one thing is almost certain, everybody feels sluggish after the holidays are over. Thanks to all the cookies and milk, cakes and candy. And, most people feel the same way about…

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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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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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Positivity

How Positivity Positively Affects You

February 8, 2017

There is nothing more important than having a positive attitude. The attitude you display toward your day-to-day activities can make a huge difference in improving the quality of your life! Positivity makes the world go round and helps to ensure everything functions harmoniously. It’s a no-brainer that positivity, well, positively affects you. You should allow…

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Exploring the body’s root:The Kidneys

January 13, 2017

Going deeper: The Kidneys The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the kidneys. The kidney element in Chinese medicine governs water and is associated with…

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flu season

Fighting Flu Season with Acupuncture

January 3, 2017

While the flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune…

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Detox and Acupuncture

7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays

December 1, 2016

7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays! Get rid of leftovers The holidays bring delicious homemade food, and along with that come the leftovers. Holiday leftovers can be just as good as when you cook the meal the first time and become a tempting go-to snack. Time to let go. Toss the leftovers, they most…

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winter blues

How to combat the winter blues aka seasonal affective disorder

October 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again: How to not get the winter blues What is SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is a real thing and especially prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. When the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially as we move from fall into winter. Although it…

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