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Acupuncture and ulcerative colitis

What you need to know about Ulcerative Colitis

January 16, 2023

What you need to know about Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon (large intestine).  Chronic inflammation of the colon can lead to damage to the lining of the colon (large intestine). What causes Ulcerative Colitis? There are many factors that contribute to UC including: Food allergies/sensitivities Stress Genetics/family history…

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Non digestive symptoms of celiac disease

Top 3 Non-Digestive Symptoms of Celiac Disease

January 5, 2023

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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Acupuncture for vagus nerve health

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve?

April 28, 2022

Can acupuncture affect the Vagus Nerve? Have you heard of the Gut-Brain connection? This concept has become quite popular because of the increase in disorders such as IBS, anxiety, depression, and even migraines being related to the gut-brain connection. What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerves and…

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Combat constipation with acupuncture

Combat Constipation with Acupuncture

September 25, 2021

Combat Constipation with Acupuncture Do you suffer from chronic constipation? Do certain foods or even stress and anxiety make digestion worse? You are not alone, it is estimated that over 14% of the world population suffer from functional constipation. Constipation is defined as a change in bowel habits, stools may be hard to pass, and…

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Acupuncture can help with PMS

Can acupuncture help with PMS?

June 9, 2021

Can acupuncture help with PMS?   Do you get irritable, feel like your mood goes from one extreme to another for no apparent reason? Or do you feel like your body balloons up before your period? Water retention, bloating, swelling? Or get extreme fatigue, depression, severe abdominal cramps, food cravings? These are just some of…

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Most common illnesses acupuncture can treat

Most Common Illnesses Acupuncture Can Treat

September 10, 2020

Most Common Illnesses Acupuncture Can Treat Acupuncture is often “the last resort” in the treatment of common illnesses. In our clinic it is often the “Last Resort with the Best Result.” When standard care is not able to help the person with their pain, or they do not “want to keep taking another drug” people…

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Health benefits of Ginger

Amazing Benefits of Ginger

July 11, 2020

Grab Dr. Ellie’s Combating IBS Guide Here for FREE! What are the amazing benefits of Ginger?     Ginger is a common spice once considered a luxury. Ancient Chinese and Indians used the root as a tonic to treat various common ailments. It originated in Southeast Asia, but since then it has been widely cultivated…

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Acupuncture for IBS

Can acupuncture help with IBS?

June 13, 2020

Grab Dr. Ellie’s IBS Helpsheet for FREE! What does the research say about acupuncture and IBS?   IBS Relief: Research Update In a recent study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of six randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials and found acupuncture had a statistically significant, positive effect on IBS symptoms. The…

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Dairy allergy and diet

What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

May 20, 2020

Got food allergies? Let’s look at Dairy allergy and intolerances, what is the difference? Having a dairy allergy or food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and…

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Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

How acupuncture can help autoimmune diseases

August 31, 2019

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases Over 50 million people suffer from autoimmune diseases in the US alone. 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 includes: Celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia,…

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