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Acupuncture can supercharge immune system

3 tips you need to know to super charge your immune system

August 3, 2019

Are your defenses up? Learn how to super charge your immune system, naturally! Getting sick can happen anytime. Often it can happen if you are under stress, during change in seasons, around crowds, or if your health is compromised. Therefore, read below to learn our top tips to super charge your immune system. What can…

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Acupuncture can help to reduce stress

Can acupuncture help heart health?

June 28, 2019

Acupuncture and Heart Health, Let’s see what the research says Acupuncture is commonly known for its ability to treat chronic pain. But what about other conditions like heart health? Acupuncture may improve heart health A study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looked at the prevalence of acute myocardial infarction, or heart attacks,…

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Acupuncture can treat low back pain

How Acupuncture Works: New Research Explains

June 14, 2019

Research Update: New research might help explain how acupuncture works I often get asked the question, “how does acupuncture work.” There are actually many western explanations on how acupuncture works from a science perspective. The most well-known explanation is that acupuncture works by stimulating endorphin “the feel-good hormone” and thus reduces pain. The Interstitial Theory…

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Common myths about acupuncture answered

Top myths about acupuncture debunked

June 7, 2019

  Top myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now I have found in my years of clinical practice many people have questions about acupuncture. Does it work? How does it work? Is it woo woo? I LOVE talking about acupuncture and debunking the common myths about acupuncture! I believe so strongly in the…

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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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acupuncture can help to decrease nausea post-surgery and during pregnancy or illness.

Acupuncture and postoperative nausea and vomiting

February 20, 2019

  Research Update: Acupuncture and postoperative nausea and vomiting Postoperative nausea and vomiting, often caused by the body’s response to anesthesia, is a very common symptom. Depending on the severity, this can prolong a patient’s recovery time and the length of their hospital stay as well as cause complications to the surgery depending on the…

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Acupuncture can help relieve IBS symptoms

Can acupuncture help with IBS?

February 12, 2019

Grab Dr. Ellie’s IBS Helpsheet for FREE! What does the research say about acupuncture and IBS?   Research Update In a 2014 study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of six randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials and found acupuncture had a statistically significant, positive effect on IBS symptoms. The study found…

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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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Tips to stay focused

Can acupuncture help you stay focused?

September 29, 2018

  Can acupuncture help you stay focused? What does the research say? A recent study published by the Journal of Neural Regeneration Research found acupuncture treatments can lead to improved cognitive function. Functional brain MRIs showed an increase in the communication areas of the brain associated with higher level cognitive function and memory. When cognitive…

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Acupuncture and Metabolism

Can acupuncture help boost metabolism?

July 8, 2018

Acupuncture and Metabolism Many people come in my office saying “I want to lose weight, can acupuncture help boost my metabolism?” The answer is often, Yes! But acupuncture, along with key dietary changes, examining nutrient status, and level of exercise are also things that will work synergistically together to spark weight loss. Metabolism is defined…

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