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Healthy Foods for Fall

The season of Autumn brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything.

As Fall descends on the land, it reminds us we need to start cutting

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Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will 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 can

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Supportive Care in Cancer treatment ~ Acupuncture, Herbs & Nutritional Counseling ~

The American Cancer Society has reported that half of all men and a third of all women in the United States will develop Cancer during their lifetimes. Although there are many forms of cancer, all forms of the disease begin with abnormal cells that grow out of control.
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Eating with the Seasons ~

Chinese Nutrition:

Now that it is Autumn, eat fewer cold, uncooked foods ~ such as salads ~ and more warm, cooked foods. Switch from salads to soups and steamed vegetables such as winter squash, winter peas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and yams. Incorporate yellow and red foods into your meals. Start your day with hot oatmeal.

Here are some more warm

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Brush Your Way to Health!

Helping our bodies detoxify is an important part of any wellness regime, and caring for our skin is one way we can stimulate the body’s natural mechanisms toward DETOXIFICATION.  Acting as the “third lung,” the skin‘s functions include respiration, excretion, blood and lymph circulation, immunity and the conduction of Vital Qi. Skin discharges impurities from our body by absorbing oxygen and expelling Continue reading

Challenge Your Brain Performance

Keep your mind active and challenged. Brain function decreases with age. Studies show that cognitive exercise can improve blood flow to the brain. Spend at least 15 minutes each day on a mental exercise such as a crossword puzzle, journaling or learning a new language in order to slow memory loss.

However you choose to exercise your brain, Acupuncture can

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Boost Your Brain Power & Enhance Memory

Having difficulties focusing, remembering tasks or organizing your thoughts? Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can help optimize your brain power through a treatment approach that incorporates different modalities, including nutritional support.

According to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine the mind (Shen) embodies consciousness, emotions and thought. Shen influences long term memory, the ability to think clearly, contributes to wisdom and presides over

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Nutritional Concepts to Remember!

Eat whole, natural foods.
Eat only foods that will spoil, but eat them before they do.
Eat naturally-raised meat including fish, seafood, poultry, beef, lamb, game, organ meats and eggs.
Eat whole, naturally-produced milk products from pasture-fed cows, preferably raw and/or fermented, such as whole yogurt, cultured butter, whole cheeses and fresh and sour cream.
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Healthy Skin begins with good Qi & Blood Circulation…..

Acupuncture is a wonderful, holistic, alternative approach to fighting the aging process: Increasing the flow of energy, blood and lymph circulation improves the face’s natural, healthy color, diminishes wrinkles and eliminates fine lines. Promoting collagen production increases muscle tone and elasticity helping to firm the skin, fill out wrinkles, and reduce bags and sagging. Stimulating the formation of body fluids Continue reading

Combat Stress with good Nutrition!

The foods that you eat play a crucial role in your overall well-being as well as your ability to handle stress.
Over 1400 chemical changes occur as stress hormones, such as cortisone, deplete important nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin C and magnesium from the body.

Here are three foods that can replenish your supply of these nutrients and

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