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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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acupuncture for stroke recovery

Acupuncture for stroke recovery

November 5, 2018

Acupuncture for Stroke Recovery   Strokes are quite common. In fact, strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. A stroke results from an acute lack of blood supply to a portion of the brain. Because brain cells are very dependent on oxygen, a…

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Reasons to get acupuncture

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Allergies

April 30, 2018

  Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Allergies Allergies, seasonal or otherwise, is one of the biggest health issues people deal with in the United States. And the numbers are rising every year. Part of this is because our agricultural practices have changed drastically in the past 40 years and our bodies are not accustomed…

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Neck And Shoulder Pain Treatment

April 5, 2017

Got a pain in the neck? Acupuncture and trigger point injections are often sought after for neck and shoulder pain treatment.     Acupuncture is an important tool in the relief and treatment of neck and shoulder pain. Not only can people find relief in their initial session but also acupuncture works to address the…

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Acupuncture for tension headaches

Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches

April 1, 2017

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches A 2016 research study published by the Cochrane Library concluded a course of six acupuncture treatments can be a viable option in the treatment of tension-type headaches. According to the study, participants treated with acupuncture and pain-killers reported their headache frequency was less. This study was actually a…

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Meridian Point for Winter

The main “point” for Winter: Large Intestine 4

December 13, 2016

Meridian Point for Winter: Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential points in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as…

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Acupuncture and Immune System

3 Points to Alleviate Dampness

October 30, 2016

3 Points to Alleviate Dampness Nobody wants to be damp. When dampness occurs it is imperative that you solve the issue, the body should never be overly damp. Dampness is heavy, stagnant and tends to solve things down throughout the body. In addition to changing your diet and the way you eat, there are specific…

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Acupuncture 101 Top reasons to try acupuncture

7 Reasons to Seek Out Acupuncture

October 3, 2016

Do you ever feel your life’s a ride that won’t ever stop? How many nights do you wait for Mr. Sandman to magically appear? How often do you truly take time for yourself? Do you have aches and pains almost daily? Are over-the-counter or prescription medications controlling your life? When was the last time you…

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Migraine headache and IBS

{Research Update}: Migraine Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April 26, 2016

Migraine of the bowels Why is it that stress, anxiety, and even depression are often associated with digestive issues? The brain-gut connection is real, and the link between IBS and stress was discussed in a previous article (link to previous article). But what about the association between migraines and digestive issues? Is there a connection?…

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Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the Connection?

April 20, 2016

Psoriasis and Migraine Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with chronic and systemic inflammation that can affect joints and skin. Psoriasis is actually quite common. Most people think of it as a skin condition, but in fact the root of the condition lies underneath the skin. With psoriasis, a person’s overactive immune system attacks the body’s…

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