Wellness

Summer Solstice

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, during the Summer Solstice your Yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this Yang energy, because as Summer shifts into Fall Yang energy will decline. This great abundance of Yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According

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Heart Fire & The Fire Element

The Organ Systems in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also their Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the Heart.

The Heart season is Summer, and Heart is considered the most Yang: hot, bountiful and abundant. Yang is what

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Fighting the Flu Season with Acupuncture & Herbs ~

While the Flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.

The flu, also known

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7 Ways to Communicate Healthy Habits to Your Kids

As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite

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Olympians Who Receive Acupuncture

It has been shown that Acupuncture can help the body in many ways. From repairing the Digestive System to boosting Qi, enhancing Athletic performance to mending strains and sprains, Acupuncture has many uses and most of these uses are beneficial for professional athletes.

As the Olympics in Rio get closer and closer with each passing day

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How to make a natural sunscreen at home

Although sun protection is extremely important to protect against harmful UV-Rays and to prevent Skin Cancer, next time you pick out your sunscreen, consider what you’re buying. Many common Sunscreens actually contain Chemicals that can be harmful to your body.

Chemicals to avoid in common sunscreens: Oxybenzone Retinol palmitate Methoxycinnamate Octinoxate Padimate O/PABA Nano or Micronized mineral particles

There are

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6 daily habits to lower your risk of cancer

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.

Unlike other illnesses that are eradicated by the body’s natural defense

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Acupuncture & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is a physiological disorder that can result from being exposed to a traumatic event.  The disorder results in several different symptoms including Anxiety, Irritability, Insomnia and Flashbacks. The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder in someone’s life can be far reaching.  Feelings of hopelessness, shame and despair, problems at work or with relationships, serious health problems, depression, anxiety and drug

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6 Ways to Treat Arthritis Naturally ~

Exercise

For those with Arthritis, exercise, no matter how little you do, is one of the best Natural treatments. For those with severe Arthritis, even the smallest amount of walking can make a difference. Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for those with Arthritis because it puts the least amount of impact on the joints. Strengthening Exercises

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Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

Don’t forget about physical exercise

Believe it or not, when you’re Exercising your Body, you’re exercising your Mind as well. Aerobic exercise gets your blood pumping, which increases the Oxygen going to your Brain and lowers your risk of disorders such as Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease that can lead to Memory loss. If you can, start with some exercise in

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