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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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Acupuncture and colon cancer

Acupuncture and colon cancer

March 16, 2017

Acupuncture and colon cancer Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States with about 60,000 deaths from it every year. Like all cancer, treatment can be long, uncomfortable and come with many side effects. Those getting chemotherapy may experience nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain, cancer related pain, insomnia and anxiety. The chronic…

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Foods to avoid for a healthy colon

Five Foods To Avoid For A Healthy Colon

March 6, 2017

It’s all about a healthy gut! If you want to keep your colon clean it is important your diet reflects that. Optimal colon health is very dependent on what you are or are not putting into your body. There are specific foods that don’t help out your colon at all. Take a look at these…

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Winter Food Suggestions

What Should I Eat? Winter Food Suggestions

January 27, 2017

What Should I Eat? Winter Edition Traditional Chinese Medicine views things differently than other medical systems. In TCM, there are guidelines that are considered very logical when it comes to the seasons. These guidelines lay out what foods and activities are best for each season of the year. Chinese medicine teaches us to live in…

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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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Goji Berries the Superfruit

Goji Berries – The Little Red Superfruit

October 15, 2016

Goji Berries: Why you should be eating them! The shriveled red Goji berry doesn’t look like much at first, but this Himalayan fruit, otherwise known in Tibet as the “key to eternal youth”, is a superfood packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. You can add it to almost any meal, it tastes delicious, and…

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Healthy Kids

7 Ways to Communicate Healthy Habits to Your Kids

September 15, 2016

As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbeques, or three too many trips to…

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nutrition food as medicine

Nutrition for Heart Health & Hypertension

September 2, 2016

In Oriental medicine (OM), we use food as medicine. OM nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. Proving a holistic approach to nutrition, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for a hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods.…

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Real-life Solutions for Sustained Energy

July 19, 2016

What would it look like if you had sustained energy? >>> How would you start your day? >>> What activities would you get back to doing? >>> How would you feel? Feeling drained, overwhelmed, and low in energy is a common complaint I hear everyday in my practice. Low energy or fatigue can be caused…

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Common Migraine food triggers

Common Migraine Food Triggers

July 8, 2016

What are common migraine food triggers? It is estimated that 12-16% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraine headaches are often described as a “headache on steroids.” Common symptoms are mild to severe throbbing and pain in the head often worsened by light, motion, and noise. Migraines can be accompanied by nausea…

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