Doctor’s Blog on Acupuncture Benefits

Sore throat? Try this!

January 27, 2015

Feeling “a cold coming on”? Try this soothing and immune boosting recipe to combat sore throat! Dry Cough Pear & Almond Soup 5 ripe Asian pears 4 handful of almonds 2 quarts of water honey fresh mint leaves Cut pears in half and remove stem and seeds. Chop into small pieces. Place four handfuls of…

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Natural approach to eczema

Eczema, what is it telling you?

January 26, 2015

  Dr. Heintze’s Feature Article on Eczema Starting Point Acupuncture was featured in the Winter 2015 Issue of Try Acupuncture Magazine. The Try Acupuncture Magazine has several featured articles including, “Healing with acupuncture during times of stress”, “Help for PMS and cramps: the alternative answer”, and “Good news for Crohn’s disease sufferers”, and Dr. Heintze’s…

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Acupuncture for SAD

How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

January 25, 2015

How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter 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…

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Acupuncture can help with stress and anxiety

Cold and flu prevention with acupuncture

January 23, 2015

Wei Qi provides an “immune system-like” barrier that protects the body from harmful pathogenic factors that can cause illness and disease. When we are exposed to bad air, germs, and viruses, our first line of defense, according to Chinese medicine is our Wei Qi barrier. Over time, Wei Qi can become weakened and unbalanced due…

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Acupuncture for PTSD

Acupuncture for PTSD

November 14, 2014

What is PTSD? PTSD, aka, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, is a physiological disorder that can result from being exposed to a traumatic event. The disorder results in several different symptoms: Re-experiencing. Some PTSD sufferers relive the traumatic event over and over. This can be in the form of bad memories, nightmares and flashbacks. Sights, sounds and…

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Cancer Care with Acupuncture

Cancer Care: How Acupuncture Helps

November 1, 2014

Cancer. It’s a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. It can leave you feeling frightened, uncertain, and powerless. But if you or a loved one is facing cancer, it’s important to have hope. In many cases, cancer can be cured, especially when it’s detected early. There are more treatments available now than ever before…

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Super spleen and optimal digestion

Your Super Spleen: Key to Healthy Digestion

October 10, 2014

Your super sleep and healthy digestion Did you know that Western and Eastern medicine both gather information about your health by how well your digestion is doing? The Spleen and Stomach, according to Chinese Medicine, provide the body with nourishment. Food is ingested, digested, transformed, transported, and assimilated into the physical body, creating bone, muscle,…

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Acupuncture for smoking cessation

Acupuncture for Quitting Smoking

October 6, 2014

Acupuncture for Quitting Smoking Consider kicking the habit! Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction. Quitting smoking is no small task and you will need lots of support to be successful. You need the best tools to help with the physical and emotional symptoms, and acupuncture is a great resource to help you succeed. 5 Facts…

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Acupuncture treats chronic stress

Further Research Closing in on How Acupuncture Treats Chronic Stress

October 2, 2014

  Is there a natural way to treat chronic stress? It is a widely held belief that acupuncture is a great way to relieve stress. Several studies have seen groups diagnosed with chronic stress display remarkable improvement in quality of life and lower stress levels due to acupuncture. Despite this evidence it has remained largely…

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Coffee Benefits

No coffee, no problem…?!

September 30, 2014

  What I learned about coffee Many of you know that I am a coffee lover…some say coffee snob. I drink coffee black. Over the years of perfecting my palate, I pride myself on being able to tell the difference of different brands of coffee around Seattle just by trying their drip. This is a…

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Summer eating tips

Summer Eating Tips

September 29, 2014

  Summer Eating Tips for Optimal Wellness It should come as no surprise that I recommend eating lots of fruits and vegetables in the summer. In fact, I recommend eating fruits and vegetables all year, but in the summer they are especially important. Finding local veggies at the Farmer’s market is your go-to source. Summer…

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What you need to know about endocrine disruptors

9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Endocrine Disruptors

September 25, 2014

9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Endocrine Disruptors Can a shower curtain be bad for your health? It can if it contains phthalates. Phthalates are just some of over 800 chemicals that are labeled as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals are toxic for a number of reasons. They may mimic estrogen, androgen or thyroid hormones…

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Acupuncture for pain management

Acupuncture Treatments You Have Never Heard of

September 25, 2014

  Acupuncture treatments for optimal health Most people know that one way to feel better is with acupuncture. You go to your acupuncturist feeling bad. A few needles are placed and you leave feeling lighter, energized, more pain-free. Using acupuncture needles to heal is part of a broader medical system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).…

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