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Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance?

April 24, 2022

Is Acupuncture Effective for Insulin Resistance? Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in adults characterized by elevated glucose levels in the blood and underling culprit, insulin resistance. As of 2020, over 10% of the U.S. population have diabetes (this is up from about 6% in 2000 , and prevalence is also…

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Acupuncture and fertility

Trouble with Fertility?

March 17, 2022

Alternative Treatments for Fertility About 10% of couples struggle with infertility and an inability to conceive, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For those struggling to have children, fertility treatment can become tiring and expensive very quickly. Here are some alternative treatment options: Acupuncture By increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, acupuncture can…

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Acupuncture and optimal wellness

Tips to stay in tip-top shape!

March 10, 2022

Check out Dr. Ellie’s Tips to stay in tip-top shape! Did you know that there are so many ways to help promote wellness and keep you functioning optimally? You may know our favorite way (hint: involves friendly needles) but check out some other ways to help promote wellness! Here are a few easy pointers on…

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How can acupuncture boost metabolism

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism

February 28, 2022

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism Do you notice that it is harder to loose weight? Feeling sluggish, even though you get enough sleep? These are indicators that your metabolism might be running a bit slow. Simply stated, metabolism refers to the chemical reactions in your body’s cells that convert food into energy.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion

February 26, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion Heartburn and Indigestion aka Functional Dyspepsia are very common symptoms and often thought as one in the same. Heartburn is where stomach acid creeps up into the esophagus (where it’s not supposed to be). Indigestion is often described as a fullness, bloating, discomfort, even heartburn-like pain, and…

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Acupuncture for psoriasis

Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis

December 1, 2021

Holistic Treatment for Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory condition, affecting about 11% of the population. Often people report raised red scaly patches around elbows, knees, or even their scalp. Psoriasis is often associated with psoriatic arthritis, effecting their joints. What are treatment options for psoriasis? Standard therapies include topical steroid creams, anti-inflammatory ointments,…

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Acupuncture for chronic headaches

Strategies to Approach to Chronic Headaches

November 26, 2021

Strategies to Approach to Chronic Headaches Chronic headaches interfere with your sleep, work, or even energy? Often described as a “dull, throbbing pain” that just won’t go away. There can be many triggers that contribute to chronic headaches. Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints. According to western medicine, a headache is quite…

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Trouble choosing supplements

Trouble Choosing Supplements?

November 11, 2021

Trouble Choosing Supplements? There are so many types and brands of supplements on the market today. Many people are left confused and overwhelmed when they try and get supplements at the store. Which ones do I need? What brands are “good”? How much do I take? That is where a naturopathic doctor steps in! During…

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Acupuncture can help insomnia

Acupuncture and Insomnia

October 12, 2021

Can acupuncture help insomnia? Do you suffer from the “monkey mind?” Not able to shut your mind off when it’s time to go to bed? Or fall asleep fine but wake many times during the night, not able to fall back asleep? There is hope for a good night’s sleep, acupuncture can help! Acupuncture has…

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Stress management with acupuncture

Stress Management with Acupuncture

September 13, 2021

A recent study was done on health care workers using auricular acupuncture to reduce stress levels. Subjects given acupuncture tested much lower stress.

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