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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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Natural treatment for rhinitis

Can acupuncture help prevent allergies?

March 22, 2019

Acupuncture and Allergies: What does the research say? In 2015, the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy published research that found acupuncture is effective for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is also known as hay fever. The researchers compiled the results from 13 quality studies, which followed 2,365 participants. The various studies confirmed…

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Probiotics

How Can Probiotics Improve Your Health?

January 9, 2019

The Power of Probiotics No doubt you’ve heard of probiotics but you may not be so sure about how they could benefit you. Probiotics are live strains of microorganisms that can even out the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut. If there is an imbalance and bad bacteria have been able to…

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Cold Prevention

Can acupuncture help with cold prevention?

August 3, 2018

{Research Update}: Can acupuncture help with cold prevention   A study published by the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine concludes acupuncture treatments can indeed help treat the common cold. The study followed 187 participants based on the onset of when the cold occurred. The participants were divided into two groups. The first group reported an…

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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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Celiac disease

Understanding Celiac Disease

September 14, 2015

What is celiac disease? In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with celiac disease than at any other time in modern history, and gluten-free diets have become more common. Celiac disease affects about 2.3 million Americans. Common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, and eczema. Celiac disease was initially thought to occur…

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