I’m sooooo Tired – Acupuncture for Fatigue and Insomnia

Written by admin on August 18, 2016

You have a hard time sleeping through the night.  You wake up every night, maybe you need to pee, and when you get back to bed you find yourself wide awake.  You look at your clock and it is always about the same time every night.  I bet it is between 1 am and 3 am.  If so, this is a symptom that you are not adequately handling stress during the day.

From the Eastern Medicine perspective, the liver is the

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5 Myths about Cupping Therapy

Written by admin on August 9, 2016

Cupping hurts. The bruise-like marks left from cupping therapy can look scary but unlike actual bruises they are completely painless. If you know someone who says they were cupped and it was painful it’s likely they had the technique done by someone who is not fully trained. The concept of cupping is pretty simple but it takes someone who is fully trained (either a licensed acupuncturist or another licensed healthcare provider who has taken a continuing education course) and experienced to

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Cancer

Written by admin on August 4, 2016

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are not used for the primary treatment of cancer in the United States.  But, these healing modalities are excellent for the treatment of the side effects of cancer and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery.

Common side effects of cancer or cancer treatment may include pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, anxiety, depression or difficulty sleeping.  In addition, the immune system may be compromised resulting in frequent illness (such as cough, colds, pneumonia).

Cancer treatment

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Sitting is the New Smoking

Written by admin on July 28, 2016

A large number of patients who come to our clinic complain of neck, back, shoulder, knee, wrist and hand pain.  A typical seated office worker “has more muscular skeletal injuries than any other industry sector worker including construction, metal industry and transportation workers”. A contributing factor to a lot of muscular skeletal pain is excessive sitting.  According to Dr. James Levine, the director of the Mayo Clinic Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative: we are sitting ourselves to death; sitting

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Can Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine help Excessive Sweating?

Written by admin on July 21, 2016

Chances are you’ve never heard the term palmar hyperhidrosis.  That is, unless you have been diagnosed with the condition.  Some might be surprised to know that having sweaty hands is actually a medically diagnosed condition.  Most would associate clammy or sweaty hands with feeling nervous or stressed, but there are individuals who suffer from sweaty hands on a daily basis due to overactive sweat glands in their palms.  Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating, so palmar hyperhidrosis refers specifically to sweaty palms.  While this

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