Acupuncture

Five Self Care Tips for Winter

Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine there are five seasons: winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall. Each season has many associations that help us change our habits, allowing for a more balanced mind and body. When these systems were being developed, people were living in

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3 Reasons Acupuncture Supports Couples Facing Infertility

When you consider all the changes in our agricultural practices, the increased number of medications we take, as well as our dependence on plastic and technology that is constantly emitting low-grade radiation, it’s no surprise more couples are having trouble conceiving. Current statistics show one in six couples who are trying to conceive are facing fertility issues. And while

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Acupuncture for Kids

Most kids, as well as a lot of adults, are afraid of needles. So the pairing of Acupuncture and children might not be an obvious one. However, more and more parents are seeking alternative methods of treatment for their children, because our conventional medical system is faltering a bit. Pharmaceuticals are proving to be more harmful than beneficial for

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Five Self Care Tips for Fall

Fall is a favorite season for many people. The weather starts getting a little cooler, things are beginning to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing. For many others, fall is not so festive. Many people get sick during the fall months, allergies can flare up for some, and many don’t like the steady

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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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TCM and Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease that disrupts normal function of the epithelial cells in the body.  Epithelial cells line the passageways of many of our vital organs, including the Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, Reproductive System and the Skin. Those who have Cystic Fibrosis have a defective gene that impairs epithelial cell function. This can lead to a buildup

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3 Acupressure Points for Low Back Pain

Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience Low Back Pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional Anti-Inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of Back Pain

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3 AcuPoints for Anxiety

One of the most wonderful things about being an Acupuncturist is the ability to stimulate points on my own body when I need to. If I get a headache, or feel a cold coming on, I can always hop up on my table for a quick tune-up with some needles. Even when I’m not at the office, the

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Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main Acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary Acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these

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Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

Most Acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the

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