Diseases & Disorders

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness.

Alternative treatments for psoriasis

Top 5 Alternative Treatments for Psoriasis

August 11, 2015

  Alternative treatments for psoriasis For people with psoriasis, suffering from painful symptoms like inflamed, flaking and red skin is not pleasant. The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects. When those therapies do…

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Celiac disease

Scary link between celiac disease and nerve damage

May 18, 2015

Link between celiac disease and nerve damage In a recent article published in Time magazine, discusses new findings regarding celiac disease (CD) from a longitudinal study done in Sweden. The article highlights findings from the scientific journal JAMA Neurology which looked at data from every person diagnosed with CD in Sweden from 1969-2008. It is estimated that about…

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Seriously, celiac disease?

May 3, 2015

  May is celiac disease awareness month and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), is starting a new campaign to educate families about this autoimmune disorder. What is celiac disease? Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune condition that is triggered by the protein gluten. In celiac, gluten causes damage to the lining of…

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Top 3 Non-Digestive Symptoms of Celiac Disease

May 1, 2015

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells lining the small intestine. This inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells prohibits nutrient and vitamin absorption leading to malabsorption. People with celiac disease may have symptoms…

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Think you got SIBO?

February 16, 2015

What is SIBO you might ask? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth aka SIBO, is an emerging clinical concern and numerous studies are coming out about the causes and possible treatments around SIBO. SIBO is defined as an abnormal increase in bacteria in the upper part of the small intestine (4). When the good bacteria get to…

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How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

January 25, 2015

Many people feel down as winter approaches. It’s dark. It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful. But for some people every winter is unbearable. They’re tired and depressed. They don’t want to get out of bed. They snap at their families and binge on junk food. These people have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our moods…

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Acupuncture treats SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tips for Seasonal Affective Disorder

October 27, 2014

Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) get you down this winter! How to prepare for those dark gloomy days ahead… Did you know that there are simple ways to stay healthy and happy during the Fall and Winter? Yes there are! Studies have shown that Seasonal Affective Disorder aka “SAD” can be prevented. What is…

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