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acupuncture for migraines

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

December 29, 2018

Effective natural options for relief: Acupuncture for 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, throbbing pain usually found on…

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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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low back pain

Try These Therapies FIRST Before Drugs for Low Back Pain

April 22, 2017

It is always interesting when “new” findings come out in medical journals and hit the news. Just this past week a “groundbreaking” guideline was issued by the American College of Physicians that trying noninvasive treatment first for low back pain has been found to be effective for reducing pain. This guideline was published based on…

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Vitamin D protection against respiratory infections

Vitamin D and Respiratory Infections

April 15, 2017

This season has been one of the worst for cold and flu that I have seen in my practice. More people than usual had colds that progressed to respiratory infections, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. My patients ask me many questions about what they can do to not get sick and how much vitamin D…

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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 Can acupuncture help relieve tension headaches? Let’s see what the research says. 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…

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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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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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smart goals

How to set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

January 1, 2017

SMART Goals Every New Year we lay out a numerous amount of positive goals we hope to achieve. With the New Year comes new responsibilities, changes and a chance to start fresh. New Year’s resolutions are a big part of most individual’s first week in January, but people begin to lose track of the goals…

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Fighting Fatigue and tired

Why am I so tired?…and how to fix it!

November 22, 2016

A very common complaint that acupuncturists hear from our patients is that they constantly feel tired. Sometimes this fatigue is related to lack of sleep, but sometimes no amount of rest seems to alleviate the sleepiness. From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our bodies that can cause the constant…

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Indicators your health needs a tune up

3 Indicators You Need a Health Tune-up

November 8, 2016

Need a health tune-up? Remember the days of rabbit ear antennas on your television sets? If you were lucky enough to find the exact seating position in your living room to optimize your body’s own magnetic field and the tilt of the earth’s axis, these beauties could tune in your favorite show with the crystal…

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