Acupuncture

Acupuncture is Preventive Medicine

I think we all know someone, or maybe it’s even ourselves, who lives by the refrain, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”

Often used to put off replacing outdated tools or technology, the phase can be connected to how we view healthcare as well. It can be hard to think about our physical health until it is a

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Acupuncture for Anger Management

Anger is the emotion associated with the Wood Element and the Springtime in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For most of us, we consider anger a bad emotion, something to avoid or get rid of, so why would it be one that TCM would shine a light on?  Well, no emotion is inherently good or bad, it’s how we deal with challenging emotions

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Regrowth: Spring & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Three thousand years ago, when Chinese Medicine was first being practiced, there was no light or electricity. No way to mask the darkness of Winter. No way, either, to ignore the longer, warmer days of Springtime. Because it is such an ancient practice, a lot of the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine comes from a time when people spent much

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5 Acupoints for Anxiety You Can Administer Yourself

“At a time when people are so conscious of maintaining their physical health by controlling their diets, exercising, and so forth, it makes sense to try to cultivate the corresponding mental attitudes too.”

– HH the Dalai Lama, 1963

It can be easy to forget how much our mental state can affect our physical well-being. In Traditional

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Acupuncture for Diabetes

More than 34 million Americans have Diabetes, and approximately 90 percent of them have Type 2 Diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Type 2 diabetes, while its exact cause is unknown, develops when the body becomes resistant to Insulin or the Pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Because of this, treatment often involves taking “insulin sensitizers”

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Intention setting in the New Year ~

It’s that time of year again: the time when many of us engage in the practice of setting a new year’s resolution. It seems, though, that hand-in-hand with new year’s resolutions is the prediction of inevitable failure. That as soon as you pick a resolution, you won’t actually make it through the whole year sticking with the new behavior,

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Acupuncture Wrapped: An overview of some of the most exciting discoveries in 2020

As we enter a new year, it is natural to want to look back on the last one. As humans, we have the gift and the hurdle of marking time, so it can feel helpful to recall memories we want to hold on to or look for lessons we can take with us.   To that end, here are three

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You’re Getting Sleepy…

Enjoying Naps in the Winter Season

Most mammals are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day. For humans, days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wakefulness, which is a monophasic sleep pattern. However, this may be a product of living in an industrialized world and not the

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Winter and your Kidneys

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, health is achieved by living in balance with nature and the seasons. Winter, the season of the Water Element, is the season for slowing down, reflecting, and conserving our resources. We all feel this tendency, but we don’t always listen to our bodies.  In Western culture, being active is rewarded and expected. We feel

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Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States today. When a person suffers from an Autoimmune Disease it means their own Immune System is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases include things like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Crohn’s Disease, Pernicious Anemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Irritable

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