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“Flu Season”

It’s that time of year again when every time I drive past a Walgreens or CVS I roll my eyes at the message on the monument sign. If you hadn’t heard by now its “flu season”, cue eye roll. The flu comes from a virus, which is more active in the winter. The virus is […]

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PMS: why it happens and how to deal with it

When a young woman starts her menstrual cycle, it can come with a good amount of pain from cramping, as well as emotional upheaval associated with changing hormones. For some women, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be debilitating, leading to missed school or work, taking a variety of pain pills to lessen the symptoms, and even […]

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The ONE thing that changed my life.

If I were to be completely honest, the ONE thing that changed my life was going to acupuncture school. It was the most challenging, interesting, life-changing thing I have ever done, as my mom told me before I started “it changes the way you think and see the world.” But I know everyone doesn’t have […]

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When it comes to your health, control what you can

I was at Ulta, the cosmetics store this week, browsing for a new facial cleanser when a woman who worked there came over and asked if I needed any help. I told her what I was looking for, a detoxifying cleanser that was preferably charcoal based to even out my skin tone. She said she […]

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4 tips to stay calm when things get crazy

I have some news for you that may come as a shock. Stress is a choice. I know it seems crazy but it’s true. We usually think of stress as the thing that happen to us in life, but stress is actually our perception of what happens to us. Here are 4 strategies to help […]

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Why do I have Back Pain?

  Does you back hurt, does it ache all the time?  Perhaps you have been to the doctor and they did not find anything wrong, so they gave you muscle relaxants and pain medication.  They may have sent you to PT.  After dutifully going to PT several times a week, you still have an achy […]

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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 am.  […]

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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 sitting.  […]

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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 can […]

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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 […]

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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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