Fruits and Veggies, do I need to eat Organic?

Written by admin on June 22, 2016

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 and in season, you will save money.  In Arizona our growing seasons are not like those in the rest of the country.  We have the luxury

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Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Written by admin on June 14, 2016

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 used by doctors for injections or blood draws.  We even treat children, who once they experience their first acupuncture needle realize we are not going to

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Books to Read Before Bed

Written by admin on June 6, 2016

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 in this process is using electronics before bed. Researches have known for a while now that the blue light emitted from electronic screens is disruptive

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Acupuncture Doesn’t Work

Written by admin on May 31, 2016

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 to heal itself.  This ability varies from person to person based on health history and their life style.  Our patients learn that the factors that caused their

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The Truth About Acid Reflux

Written by admin on May 24, 2016

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 wrong place. Notice how I phrased that? When it’s in the wrong place! That is because EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE CAUSE OF

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