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Stubborn Belly Fat

Can’t Shift Stubborn Belly Fat? These Factors May Be to Blame

December 5, 2018

  Natural Ways to Loose Stubborn Belly Fat A little bit of abdominal fat isn’t such a bad thing. It helps to protect your vital organs, after all! It’s a fine balancing act though as storing too much fat around your abdomen can be dangerous and has been linked to some pretty nasty health problems.…

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manage stress while at work

Top tips to manage stress at work

September 24, 2018

Top Tips to Manage Stress while at work: Today the average worker experiences stress levels higher than in previous decades. There are many causes to the increase in stress but there are also many ways to effectively combat these stressors and experience a life with less stress and more happiness. One of the main reasons…

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Liver qi stagnation

What is Liver Qi Stagnation?

April 20, 2018

Liver Qi Stagnation Who really considers their liver? Is it just a wedge-shaped spongy organ that somehow soaks up alcohol and squeezes out blood and digestive biochemicals? An imperfect champion of modern life, buffering us from the burden of late-night fries and whiskey, only to be guiltily appeased with salads and fresh juices the next…

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IBS

April is IBS Awareness Month!

April 1, 2018

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (aka IBS)? IBS is a group of symptoms suffered by an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas and irregular bowel movements. Symptoms can be brought on by a number of triggers including diet, anxiety, insomnia and stress. IBS is thought…

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Acupuncture can help PTSD

Using Acupuncture to Treat PTSD

May 19, 2017

Using Acupuncture to Treat PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is usually associated with past and present military personnel. However, PTSD can affect anybody who has had some sort of traumatic or life changing event, such as a car crash, physical abuse, natural disasters or even the death of a loved one. Any situation causing…

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Memory

Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

May 15, 2016

Tips for Keeping Your Memory Sharp Keep Movin’ Believe it or not, when you’re exercising your body, you’re exercising your mind as well. Aerobic exercise gets your blood pumping, which increases the oxygen going to your brain and lowers your risk of disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease that can lead to memory loss.…

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Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the Connection?

April 20, 2016

Psoriasis and Migraine Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with chronic and systemic inflammation that can affect joints and skin. Psoriasis is actually quite common. Most people think of it as a skin condition, but in fact the root of the condition lies underneath the skin. With psoriasis, a person’s overactive immune system attacks the body’s…

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Energy on a gluten-free diet

Maximizing Energy on a Gluten-Free Diet: Four Key Elements

April 11, 2016

Nutrition Food is medicine. To maintain energy with a gluten-free lifestyle, eat organic when possible, stay hydrated, and eat regular meals. Gluten-free diets got some flack a few years ago because the majority of gluten-free products lacked key nutrients and were highly processed. Much has changed over the years: gluten-free products taste better, and the…

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acupuncture and addiction

Acupuncture and Addiction

March 24, 2016

Acupuncture and Addiction Addiction affects millions of Americans each year. Whether it’s substance abuse from alcohol, nicotine or other drugs, addiction is a disease that takes treatment and commitment to overcome. Many times, rehabilitation doesn’t work the first time, but takes many tries to really kick a habit for good. Acupuncture has been proven to…

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Stress-free acupuncture

7 Tips to be Stress-Free During the Holidays

December 1, 2015

Stress-Free for the Holidays! Keep a routine It is especially easy to lose your normal routine during the holidays due to festivities and the special occasions that tend to happen this time of year. Don’t abandon your healthy habits, keep your usual routine of diet and exercise, which is especially important when holiday foods and…

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