Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Sprains & Strains

We’ve all heard of and maybe even experienced a sprain or a strain. But do you really know the difference? A sprain is defined as a stretch or tear of a ligament. A strain, on the other hand, is defined as an injury to a muscle or tendon. Sprains can result from a fall, a sudden twist or a

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Why You Should Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments

Everybody knows you should see your family Physician at least once a year and your Dentist at least twice a year. But not everybody knows about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and the many benefits it can provide for you. If you start incorporating Acupuncture into your health and wellness regime, you may not have to rely on the family

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Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Allergies

Allergies, seasonal or otherwise, is one of the biggest health issues people deal with in the United States. And the numbers are rising every year. Part of this is because our agricultural practices have changed drastically in the past 40 years and our bodies are not accustomed to dealing with genetically modified foods or the excessive amounts of pesticides

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Herbal Tonics for Allergies

An Allergy occurs when your Immune System reacts to a foreign substance, called an allergen.  This could be anything from something you inhale to something you touch to something you eat.  An allergic reaction may cause sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, a running nose, a sore throat and rashes. In severe cases, allergic reactions can induce something known as anaphylactic

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Five Acupuncture Points for Spring

Spring is the season of growth, regeneration, increased activity and new beginnings. During the season of spring, people experience many changes. Allergies, high blood pressure, headaches, sinus pain and congestion, anger, irritation and tendon problems are just some of the issues common to the spring months. Many of these problems can be attributed to increased wind in the environment.

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Physical Aspects of The Heart

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Heart is the organ most closely linked to emotion. Think about all the terms we use every day to describe our state of mind: “heartsick,” “heartbroken,” “heartache” The heart is not the director of subtlety; the emotions it encompasses seem to always be on the far end of the spectrum, either extreme sadness or extreme

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Mental/Emotional Aspects of The Heart

The major responsibility of the Heart in TCM is housing the mind and controlling the Shen. “Shen” can be seen as the overall healthiness of the mind. When you look at a healthy person in good spirits, you know how you can see that in their eyes? There is a certain bright clarity and sense of health that shines

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Auricular Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular Acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon discoveries that occurred in France

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The Bladder in Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Bladder is one of the six Yang organs, paired with one of the six Yin organs. The Yin organs store vital substances (such as Qi, Blood, Yin, and Yang), whereas the yang organs are more active and have a function of constantly filling and emptying. The Bladder is a perfect example of a yang organ.

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Positive Side Effects of Acupuncture

During an initial session of Acupuncture, most practitioners began with an extensive health intake that goes over all of the systems in the body. We use this to determine certain patterns of imbalance, allowing us to treat the root cause of issues. This is one way we differ from Western medicine.

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