GERD Times, Bad Times

Written by Ann on April 24, 2014

We all know that digestive systems are sensitive, especially with all of the recent information we’ve learned about gluten, dairy, and soy intolerances. But what happens when your system is so sensitive that it barely lets things settle into your stomach before kicking them back out? In that case, you may have GERD, and it’s definitely not a good time.

GERD, otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a chronic digestive issue that occurs when stomach acid or bile comes back

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Calming the Effects of ADD / ADHD with Acupuncture

Written by Ann on April 2, 2014

Feeling listless and unable to focus? Do you need to get up every few minutes and do something else, or do you find yourself fidgeting with your pen during meetings? Perhaps you’ve seen these kinds of behaviors in your children, or heard tales of “disruptive behavior” from their teachers. These are all telltale signs of ADD or ADHD, and acupuncture may be just the drug-free alternative you’ve been seeking.

Defining ADD and ADHD
ADD stands for attention deficit disorder, whereas ADHD is

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The Hidden Side Effects of Acupuncture

Written by Ann on March 28, 2014

We’ve all been there: We hear of a new prescription medication and we get intrigued. Then we see the advertisement online, in our favorite magazine, or during a television show, and we’re dizzy from trying to read all of the possible side effects and contraindications one might expect should he or she choose to use that particular treatment. Dizziness is one thing, but death? Just when it seems there’s nothing safe to help us feel our very best, natural medicine

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Acupuncture for Memory Issues

Written by Ann on March 14, 2014

Where are my keys? What did I come in here for? These are questions we ask ourselves day in and day out, it seems, especially as we get older. And goodness knows most of us are lucky if we can remember our own phone numbers, let alone the digits belonging to friends and family members. Loss of short-term memory can be a huge burden; some people have even devised a clever acronym for the problem: CRS (can’t remember sh…stuff). Thankfully,

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When Should I See an Acupuncturist?

Written by Ann on February 24, 2014

If you’re a follower of our blog, you know that we discuss all variety of illnesses and maladies, sharing with you both allopathic and naturopathic approaches of treatment. Naturally, we’re big believers in the latter, and in our office, we practice acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine. But even though you may understand that acupuncture can help your condition and get you on the path of health again, you may be hesitant to make that first appointment — especially if

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