insomnia

Sleep and qi clock

Exploring the 24 Hour Qi Clock

November 2, 2016

Most people are familiar with the terms diurnal and nocturnal. Diurnal means active during the daytime, while nocturnal means active during the nighttime. Together the two make up a 24-hour cycle known as a day. But, in traditional Chinese medicine, this 24-hour cycle is viewed as much more than just a day in the life.…

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winter blues

How to combat the winter blues aka seasonal affective disorder

October 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again: How to not get the winter blues What is SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is a real thing and especially prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. When the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially as we move from fall into winter. Although it…

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Acupuncture 101 Top reasons to try acupuncture

7 Reasons to Seek Out Acupuncture

October 3, 2016

Do you ever feel your life’s a ride that won’t ever stop? How many nights do you wait for Mr. Sandman to magically appear? How often do you truly take time for yourself? Do you have aches and pains almost daily? Are over-the-counter or prescription medications controlling your life? When was the last time you…

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Acupuncture and sleep

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Sleep

March 20, 2016

Can acupuncture help sleep? If you are suffering from insomnia or unable to get a good night’s rest, you are not alone. Around 60 million Americans experience insomnia and sleep related problems on a daily basis. Prescription sleeping pills are one of the most highly overused medications and can lead to side effects and addiction.…

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Better Sleep

7 tips to sleep better

March 14, 2016

7 tips to sleep better Many of us find it hard to fall asleep at night and stay asleep, as a result we often wake up feeling groggy and not rested. Sometimes improving sleep is as simple as changing your habits during the day. Below are easy ways that can dramatically help you get a…

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The power of positivity

The Power of Positivity

February 4, 2015

The Power of Positivity The world today can be a difficult place, full of stressful situations and worrying prospects but far more importantly it is also a place of love, compassion and positivity. It is far too easy to get lost in the fast pace of modern life and let negativity infect you and, in…

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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 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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