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Chinese Medicine – Beyond Acupuncture

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. Mindset There is a proven connection between the mind and body, […]

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Let’s Talk protein

Protein is one of the three macronutrients (the others are fat and carbohydrates) that is essential to life.  Protein is needed to maintain the immune system, build and repair muscle, regulate blood sugar and to maintain energy throughout the day.   There is often a debate about how much protein is optimal, and what are […]

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Dietary Fats – Signs you may need more!!

Many of us were brought up eating and drinking low fat foods.  Skim milk, no fat yogurt, low fat margarine and mayonnaise.  The list goes on.  Unfortunately, the low-fat craze has led to the fattening of Americans.   Finally, the pendulum has swung, and we have re-learned about the importance of fat in the diet, […]

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Minerals in the diet – are they important?

The answer is YES, but let’s start with some background info.  Some minerals are household names such as the macrominerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, and Phosphorus.  There are also microminerals that are present in much smaller quantities in the body including: Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Chromium, Selenium, Boron, Iodine, and Molybdenum.   Where do nutritional […]

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Ancient Wisdom for Modern life: It’s not all about the hustle.

    I’ve made it my summer project to study one of the classical Chinese medical texts, The Yellow Emporer’s Canon on Internal Medicine. Sounds exciting right? It actually is quite interesting and although I read it while in school it’s much more applicable to practice now that I have a few years of real […]

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Depression or Sadness, is there a difference?

Normal life has its ups and downs, and sadness is a part of life for all of us.  Perhaps you are sad because you have a romantic or family relationship that is not working out, you have not gotten the job or promotion you desire, you are lonely or isolated.  If you have recently lost […]

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The Cook At Home Diet!

    We are often asked what is the best diet?  How do I lose weight and get healthy?   Should I eat Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Low Carb????? The diet we most often recommend is the “Cook at Home Diet”. What is this radical new diet all about?  It’s about getting healthy, saving money, and […]

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No Brainer Reasons to Visit an Acupuncturist – Reason #3 – Knee Arthritis

A study published in January 2017 identifies conditions with strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture. Arthritis of the Knee, is one of the conditions that is very successfully treated with acupuncture – it’s a no brainer. So, if your knee is really hurting, you might have been to your doctor searching for ways to […]

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No Brainer Reasons to Visit an Acupuncturist – Reason #2 – Back Pain

Back pain in the most commonly treated condition in most acupuncture clinics and for good reason. Not only does more than 50% of the population suffer from some degree of back pain, but acupuncture is extremely effective at resolving pain, with no side effects of course. A study published in January 2017 identifies conditions with […]

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Is your laundry clean but toxic?

Oh, the smell of clean laundry.  It may bring back childhood memories of putting on fresh clothes or crawling into bed with fresh clean sheets.  But what is that smell you remember so well?   Commercial laundry detergents such as the top selling brands: Tide, Gain, Kirkland, and others are what we are most familiar […]

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Migraine Relief at Harmony + Health Acupuncture Phoenix

  It breaks our hearts when we hear a patient’s story about dealing with frequent headaches.  The pain, missing time with family and friends, missing work, the “hangover” from taking drugs that only dull the pain, never taking the pain away forever. It’s not normal to suffer from headaches or migraines and acupuncture is the perfect solution. A […]

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The Easiest Way to Lose Weight

No special diet foods No starving yourself No pills Do you want to know the easiest way to lose weight?  It is not hard, it is nearly free and does not take much time. It’s simple, just track everything you eat and drink.  You can journal the old-fashioned way, but today it is so much […]

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When you have anxiety

To some extent it is “normal” to experience a little anxiety. If you might lose your job and you don’t have any idea where your next paycheck could come from. If you are in the middle of buying a house, submitting offers and waiting for a response, all while not being sure where your home […]

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Happy 2017!

Think about that your life looked like one year ago. Where you lived, what you spent your time doing, where you worked and socialized. Who you surrounded yourself with. How much (or how little) you slept, ate vegetables or drank alcohol. I bet somethings are different right now. You might be working at a new […]

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Find Your Happy

A lot of people are under the false impression that happiness is some magical, mystical place that you arrive at one day and the rest of your life will be amazing. This myth is pervasive and is perpetuated by media marketing companies but it could not be further from the truth. The truth is that […]

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You have it all wrong about weight loss

I love helping women become healthier (body and mind). It’s what I live for. So, it equally drives me crazy and breaks my heart when I see or hear them spinning their wheels trying to lose weight by out exercising their crap diet. This. Does. Not. Work. I forget sometimes that I live in a […]

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How to thrive during winter

Chinese Medicine teaches us that to live a long and healthful life (not just a life free of diseases) we much live in accordance with the seasons. The ancient Chinese knew that we as human beings are not separate from nature but rather our bodies are a microcosm of the world around us. Because of […]

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Eating Foods Locally and in Season

    I always recommend eating fruits and vegetables when they are in season in your local area.  By doing this, you are consuming the products when they are freshest and therefor most nutrient dense.  In addition, you are supporting the local economy and by eating in season, you are in harmony with nature which is […]

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Gratitude

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 […]

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Meditation for Calming the Mind

You may have heard about the amazing benefits of meditation, and you may have thought that’s great, but it’s not for me.  I don’t have the time, I can’t sit still, my mind is always racing. The truth is, everyone can meditate, you just need to get started.  What do you think about starting with […]

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