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I’m sooooo Tired – Acupuncture for Fatigue and Insomnia

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 […]

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5 Myths about Cupping Therapy

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 […]

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Cancer

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 […]

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Sitting is the New Smoking

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 […]

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Can Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine help Excessive Sweating?

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 […]

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Fitness Myths

• Organic foods are best for weight loss:  While eating organic/pesticide free foods are on the healthier side, it does not change their caloric or fat contents. Eating organic does not mean you can eat more of it and gain less weight. Be aware of nutrition labels when setting health and fitness goals. • You […]

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5 Health Myths (part 2)

  Myth #3 If you exercise regularly that makes you healthy. Implementing a regular exercise routine is usually one of the first things people think of when they focus on their health. Movement is incredibly important when it comes to optimizing health but it’s actually not the most important thing. We often see incredibly fit […]

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5 Health Myths Busted

One of our favorite parts of being holistic healthcare providers is educating patients on how they can live their best life possible. This often involves debunking health myths that they’ve picked up along the way. Here are some of the most common myths we hear in our clinic: Myth # 1 – You only need […]

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Fruits and Veggies, do I need to eat Organic?

So you know it is important to eat lots of veggies and fruit (in season) but do you need to buy all of these organic?  Organic fruits and vegetables may be more expensive, so let’s talk about spending your hard earned money wisely. First off, if you buy fruits and vegetables when they are plentiful […]

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Does Acupuncture Hurt?

This is often one of the first questions we are asked when a patient contemplates treatment with Acupuncture.  Acupuncture after all does use needles to generate a healing response. If only people knew in advance that acupuncture needles are so tiny and cute!!  They are as thin as a hair and nothing like the needles […]

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Books to Read Before Bed

You guys all know by now that improving sleep is a crucial part of achieving optimal wellness. Acupuncture and herbs are great for helping to cure insomnia and optimize sleep but they won’t get you all the way there if your sleep habits are out of whack. One of the most important habits to break […]

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Acupuncture Doesn’t Work

What!!? You mean acupuncture does not always work?  Well there is nothing in medicine that works for 100% of people 100% of the time. So let’s talk about what would prevent you from achieving your health goals with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine: The frequency of treatment is important.  This medicine utilizes your body’s ability […]

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The Truth About Acid Reflux

I’ve been thinking a lot about stomach acid lately. Kind of weird I know but the misconceptions about stomach acid are some of the strange health things that would keep me up at night if I let them. Stomach acid gets a bad wrap because people really only think about it when it’s in the […]

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture works through several mechanisms. We  know that the needles stimulate blood circulation which brings all of the components of the blood such as oxygen, vitamins and nutrients, hormones, immune cells, antioxidants, inflammatory factors and a host of other components to targeted areas. These factors in our blood are essential in healing both chronic and […]

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Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Has anyone ever told you that being over weight is not your problem? Rather, it is a symptom that your body is not functioning properly. At H+H instead of telling you that you need to lose weight to get healthy, we say you need to be healthy to lose weight. Here are the ways we […]

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Benefits of Acupuncture

Often patients come into our clinic for pain treatment. The funny thing is, they begin to realize that there are lots of other benefits to acupuncture: Improved Sleep Sometimes patients forget to tell us that they have a sleep problem. Several sessions into treatment they realize that they are sleeping so much better, less tossing […]

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Acupuncture for Back Pain

Acute Back Pain Acupuncture is very effective for acute (sudden onset) back pain. Sometimes this pain comes on with little to no apparent cause. You bend over, reach for something, get up off the toilet, or just getting dressed may “throw out your back” Other times you lift something heavy, and you feel something pop. […]

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How I am getting a few lb’s off this spring

Every year or so, it seems like a few extra pounds sneak onto my body.  I start avoiding the scale, but can’t avoid putting on pants, so I can not hide from the news. What to do…… Freak out and cry?  Tear off every outfit that does not look so hot?  Well maybe, but pouting […]

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Treating Arthritis with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine

Have Arthritis?  Here is how we can help you. There are two different types of arthritis.  First there is osteoarthritis.  This type can effect any joint in the body.  The most common joints effected are the knees, hips and spine. Arthritis results from “overuse” of a joint, or from an injury to a joint.  Overuse […]

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Acupuncture for Pain – Our Methodologies

We specialize in the treatment of pain with acupuncture and are unique in that we are skilled in multiple methods of pain treatment.  We expect our patients to get results; therefore we evaluate each patient individually, and apply the technique most suitable for YOU.  You are a unique individual, therefore the treatment for you needs […]

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