Practicing Gratitude For A More Healthful Life

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on November 25, 2015

We love that people spend time thinking about what they’re grateful for during the holidays, and we teach and encourage our patients to actively practice gratitude all year long! Practicing gratitude is a powerful way to change your attitude, outlook and create a more positive life  As it turns out, there is scientific proof that being grateful is good for your health! However it doesn’t happen by accident; you have to be conscious and intentional with your gratitude practice, here

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The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on November 10, 2015

In Western cultures, acupuncture is probably the most well known part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). But there are actually five main branches of TCM, and at H+H we incorporate some or all of them to create a comprehensive, individualized solution to health problems.


There is a proven connection between the mind and body, so if your mind isn’t in the right place, it will be challenging to have everything else come together as it should. To transform your thinking, a

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Acupuncture for GERD/ Acid Reflux

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on October 20, 2015

Acid reflux is a common problem that is all too often treated incorrectly. Conventional doctors treat this problem using prescription medication that reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. While this is effective in controlling the symptoms of acid reflux, it ultimately makes the problem worse by creating dependence on these medications, which can do more harm in the long term, and by not solving the underlying cause of the acid reflux. While acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

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Acupuncture or Dry Needling?

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on October 12, 2015

In this video, Ann Rea, L.Ac. talks about why it is best to see an acupuncturist rather than another healthcare provider who uses acupuncture needles in this community.

Are you thinking about getting acupuncture, or dry needling (which is a form of acupuncture) so who do you go to?  How about just going to the one professional in the State of Arizona who exclusively performs this ancient technique.  Acupuncturists do acupuncture all day, every day, it is their specialty, they are

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Is your health problem genetic?

Written by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist on September 24, 2015

Every week I hear new patients explain their current health condition by saying that “it runs in my family.” Their (inset health complaint here) is genetic; their mom has is, their brother has it and their grandparents or aunt/uncle has it. This reliance on inheritance to explain our health circumstances is understandable because the general public and media are not aware of the causes of modern, chronic diseases from a whole health perspective. Their doctor will say “it’s genetic” because

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