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Acupuncture helps migraines

How does acupuncture help migraines?

January 13, 2019

What does the research say? Acupuncture and Migraines   In a 2017 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers tested the efficacy of regular acupuncture treatments as a preventative measure to reduce the number of migraine headaches their subjects experienced. From a group of 249 participants, ages 18 – 65 years old, the researchers split…

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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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DefenseRx Tea

Introducing…Dr.Ellie’s ZenCup Wellness Tea Blends

September 19, 2018

  SPA Remedies: ZenCup Wellness Tea Blends What is in your cup? Wellness tea blends have so many benefits. It is like a soothing and healthy way to compliment treatments. Most people think of Green tea as being “the only tea” but there are SO many other herbs that have powerful health benefits. With the…

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Essential Vitamins

Feeling off? These 6 essential vitamins might be missing in your diet

August 8, 2018

Essential vitamins for optimum health No doubt you know that you need a wide range of vitamins and minerals in your diet but you might not be so clued up on why they’re so important and what they can do for your health. Vitamin C is an obvious one but there are lots of others…

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Cupping Benefits

Cupping 101: What are those spots on your back?

January 19, 2018

What you need to know about cupping Do you have tight muscles that nothing seems to help the pain or spasms go away? You may need to check out cupping. Cupping is one of the tools used in Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, to help the body heal and reduce symptoms. What is cupping exactly?…

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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 for sports injuries

Acupuncture Sticks It to Sports Injuries

November 29, 2016

Acupuncture Sticks It to Sports Injuries Contributing Author: Kim M. Filkins, L.Ac. Almost everybody has participated in sports activities at some point in their life. Along with playing sports comes the possibility of getting injured. Most of the time it’s something simple like a sprained ankle or general overuse of a muscle causing pain. For…

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Acupuncture and athletic performance

{Research Update}: Acupuncture can improve your overall athletic performance

September 12, 2016

Acupuncture can improve your overall athletic performance Due to this fact, many athletes receive acupuncture treatment to increase their energy and play better when it comes time for that big game. Recent studies have delved into the specific ways acupuncture helps with performance. acupuncture is seen as bene cial in increasing baseball pitchers’ performance. In…

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Acupuncture for sports injuries

{Research Update}: Acupuncture can help with sports injuries

July 26, 2016

Acupuncture and Sports Injuries Acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine can sometimes be the best form of medicine for treating sports injuries. Many studies and trials have been conducted discussing the healing properties of acupuncture. A great alternative to Western forms of medicine, acupuncture can get you back to the playing eld quickly.…

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Acupuncture works

How does acupuncture work? Part II

June 4, 2015

How does acupuncture or acupressure work? Acupuncture and acupressure and both ways to stimulate certain “points” on the body. As the name implies, acupressure involves using pressure and acupuncture involves using a needle. There are certain “points” on the body that are located on pathways called meridians. There are 12 meridians mapping the body, each…

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