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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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Insomnia and acupuncture

Acupuncture and Insomnia

December 20, 2014

Suffer from poor sleep? Acupuncture can help! Acupuncture has shown to help achieve a relaxing and sound sleep. Two powerful points in the ear can send you off to dreamland. Take a moment: Make some time in your schedule for a pre-sleep relaxation ritual. Taking a hot bath just before bed has been shown to…

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Acupuncture helps those with PTSD

Acupuncture and PTSD

November 14, 2014

What is PTSD? PTSD 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 smells can trigger re-experiencing…

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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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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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Acupuncture and Digestion

Your Super Spleen: Key to Digestive Health

October 10, 2014

The Spleen and Stomach rule the summer season. That means these organs are now most active, accessible, and unfortunately prone to problems. They are also associated with the “Earth” element. Earth provides support and nourishment for all life. Likewise, these active organs provide the body with nourishment. Food is ingested, digested, transformed, transported, and assimilated…

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quit smoking with acupuncture

Acupuncture for Quitting Smoking

October 6, 2014

Consider kicking the habit! 5 Facts to Know When Using Acupuncture to Quit Smoking 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…

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acupuncture and chronic stress

Further Research Closing in on How Acupuncture Treats Chronic Stress

October 2, 2014

  Is there a natural way to combat 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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Acupuncture treatments and cupping

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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