Doctor’s Blog on Acupuncture Benefits

Benefits of healthy fats

How to Get More Healthy Fats in Your Life

February 18, 2021

How to get more healthy fats in your life If you’ve been scared to eat much fat because you think it’s unhealthy, it’s time to get your head around which fats are actually bad for you. It’s true that some fats are definitely best kept to an absolute minimum (trans fats are a big culprit…

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Healthy Smoothie with Blueberries

The Power of Antioxidants

February 15, 2021

The Power of Antioxidants You’ve probably heard that antioxidants are really important for your health but do you know exactly what they do? There are lots of different antioxidants and some of them are known for giving fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors. For example, lycopene, is found in red fruits and veggies and beta…

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Optimal heart health tips

Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health

February 12, 2021

Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health As a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, I understand the body as a complex system of energies and organs, all working together as a whole unit. However, when an acupuncturist talks about an organ, like the spleen, heart, or kidneys, they are not referring to the physical organ that sits…

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Tired of being tired

Why am I so tired?…and how to fix it!

February 10, 2021

Why am I so tired? A common complaint that acupuncturists hear from our patients is that they constantly feel tired and fatigued. Sometimes this fatigue is related to lack of sleep, but sometimes no amount of rest seems to alleviate the sleepiness. From an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine perspective, there are numerous imbalances in our…

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Nutrition for heart health

Nutrition for Heart Health

February 9, 2021

Nutrition for Heart Health Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. TCM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. TCM nutrition for hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors, and energetically-cooling foods. Incorporating the…

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Acupuncture treatment for detox

{Research Update}: Can acupuncture aid in detox?

January 20, 2021

Can acupuncture aid in detox? Ready to reset your health and aid in detox? January is one of the most popular times of the year for people to choose a detox plan. Many people enjoy the holiday season by indulging in rich foods and drinks and may leave their healthy habits out the window. January…

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Acupuncture and detox for optimal health

Top 7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays

January 15, 2021

Top 7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays! When you think about “cleansing” or a detox, it’s likely that Spring is the season that comes to mind.  While Spring is a popular season to cleanse, the benefits of cleansing in the Winter can be great! This year especially, taking time out to support the body…

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Spark your cleanse with acupuncture

January 10, 2021

Spark your Cleanse with Acupuncture Cleansing can be thought of as taking a rest from certain foods in order to rid any excess waste or toxins from the body. In many ancient philosophies and religions, including traditional Chinese medicine, cleansing is thought to be a vital part of achieving optimum health. What is cleansing? Cleansing…

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Spark Health with a Tune up

Top 3 Indicators You Need a Tune-Up

January 8, 2021

Top 3 Indicators You Need a Tune-Up Do you wake up not feeling refreshed? Are you tired of being tired? Do you suffer from all over joint pain that you attribute to “just getting older?” …might be time for a health tune-up! Here is a list of the TOP three signs indicating that you should…

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Dampness and Optimal Health

What is Dampness and how can Acupuncture help?

January 5, 2021

What is Dampness and how can Acupuncture help? Dampness is an insidious beast. It works its way in, silent and sneaky. Before you know it, you’re filled with it, and you can barely get out of your own way. In the PNW, we are often in a damp climate, especially in the Winter. Cold +…

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Healthy Smoothie with Blueberries

Blueberries for a Clean Eating Win

January 3, 2021

How to Use Blueberries for Clean Eating and Winter Recipes While you can get many berries year-round, especially if you live somewhere with a mild climate, blueberries are especially tasty in the winter. They allow you to get tons of nutrients, including antioxidants and vitamin C, while also sweetening up dishes without using added sugar.…

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Detox and Clean Eating Program

Spark Detox with Acupuncture

January 1, 2021

Spark Detox with Acupuncture and our 30 day-Clean Eating Program Are You Ready to say Adios to Fatigue? Have glowing skin, get ahead of the game, and Reset Your Health? Today, you can begin your transformation by joining a detox program that will lead to the revitalization, health, and energy you desire and deserve. The…

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Acupuncture can help autoimmune disease

How can acupuncture help autoimmune diseases?

November 16, 2020

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States today. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases include things like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus,…

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Acupuncture can help you quit smoking

Ready to quit smoking? We can help!

November 13, 2020

Acupuncture can help you quit smoking Acupuncture has been used to treat addiction for many years. Curbing addiction, specifically when it comes to smoking, is not something that can be done overnight (often referred to as “quitting cold turkey”). During the journey of quitting, there will be times when you think you won’t be able…

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Foods for anxiety

Best foods to help you overcome anxiety and depression

November 11, 2020

Foods to help you overcome anxiety and depression Did you know that eating healthier foods gives you a better chance to reduce your anxiety and depressive symptoms? Eating a diet of processed food does more harm to your body due to the fact that those foods may be high in sugars and fats. Additionally, it’s…

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