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SAD treatments in Bothell

Say So Long to SAD

October 20, 2020

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition believed to be linked to a lack of sunlight where the individual experiences mood changes and emotions similar to depression. SAD occurs mostly in the Fall and Winter months when there is less sunlight exposure, more common in the PNW. It’s found that…

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Curb depression with acupuncture

3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression

September 20, 2020

3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives. It can be triggered by unexpected events like the loss of a pet, the death of a loved one, a relationship ending, or even changing seasons like here in the PNW during fall and winter. There are ways…

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Spark motivation with acupuncture

Natural Ways to Spark Motivation

September 18, 2020

Natural Ways to Spark Motivation If you are having a hard time staying focused or just not “into” doing things you love…this blog is for you! There are many things that can disrupt our motivation: high stress, change in job or recent move, change in seasons, nutrient imbalances, illness or infection, grief, and more… When…

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Most common illnesses acupuncture can treat

Most Common Illnesses Acupuncture Can Treat

September 10, 2020

Most Common Illnesses Acupuncture Can Treat Acupuncture is often “the last resort” in the treatment of common illnesses. In our clinic it is often the “Last Resort with the Best Result.” When standard care is not able to help the person with their pain, or they do not “want to keep taking another drug” people…

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Acupuncture treatment for bells palsy

What is Bell’s Palsy and can we help?

September 7, 2020

What is Bell’s Palsy and can we help? If you or someone you know has suffered from Bell’s palsy you understand how frustrating it can be in not only in pain but dramatically impacting quality of life. Bell’s palsy is a temporary facial paralysis that triggers one-side of the face. Most often the cause is…

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Immune optimizing for the fall

Start Your Preparations, now!

September 3, 2020

Immune Optimizing Preparations: To help you go into the Fall healthy Get those defenses up and keep staying healthy. As we approach the cold and flu season, NOW is the time to get our Immune Optimizing routines in order. The following are different at-home preparations for Immune Optimizing tips that you can make to help…

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Can acupuncture treat chronic conditions?

What can acupuncture treat?

August 12, 2020

What can acupuncture treat? Real question is what is it NOT good for? Acupuncture is a time-tested, holistic medicine that can help to decrease pain and restore function. Science is only beginning to grasp the powerful medicine that is ACUPUNCTURE and understand the mechanisms behind it. The goal of acupuncture is to correct this imbalance…

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Mood Food for mental health

Mood Food: What to eat to curb depression

August 9, 2020

Mood Food: Using food as medicine to help depression Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet subsides in the same way our energy…

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healthy diets for optimal living

Are Crash Diets Dangerous for Your Health?

August 6, 2020

How Crash Diets Can Affect Your Health Ever been tempted to go on a really strict diet to drop some pounds quickly? Sure, you might drop a dress size or two pretty quickly but this can come at a big cost. Intense diets that significantly restrict your calorie intake may lead to some weight loss…

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Coffee benefits for health and wellness in Bothell, WA

Coffee Benefits – Who can drink it and who should avoid it?

July 28, 2020

Many benefits of coffee: It might not be what you think   Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your…

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