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Migraine Treatment: Is There a Point for That?

September 26, 2015

Acupuncture for Migraine Treatment? The basics If you are one of the many migraine sufferers out there, know that there is hope for relief! Acupuncture is a therapeutic tool that has been proven to be an effective and long-term solution to end the migraine flare cycle. Most people tend to seek alternative treatments once they…

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Acupuncture for treatment of psoriasis

Can Acupuncture Effectively Treat Psoriasis?

August 19, 2015

Acupuncture and Psoriasis Affecting approximately 125 million people – or about 2-3% of the global population – psoriasis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the world. It’s characterized by the chronic skin inflammation that appear as plaques. These formations may appear in localized areas of the body or throughout the entire body,…

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Alternative treatments for psoriasis

Top 5 Alternative Treatments for Psoriasis

August 11, 2015

  Alternative treatments for psoriasis For people with psoriasis, suffering from painful symptoms like inflamed, flaking and red skin is not pleasant. The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects. When those therapies do…

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Top 3 Non-Digestive Symptoms of Celiac Disease

May 1, 2015

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 and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

April 7, 2015

Do you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States have IBS (source). This all-too-common disease is characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, excess gas, and irregular bowel movements. While there’s no known cure for IBS,…

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Research Isolates Acupuncture Point to Ease Menstrual Pain

February 18, 2015

Researchers have recently pinpointed a specific acupuncture point (SP6) which they have linked to dysmenorrhea. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea include abdominal, lower back and hip pain and menstrual cramps. Researchers have linked point SP6 to these symptoms and found that acupuncture at this point can help alleviate them. Researchers noted that “tenderness at Sanyinjiao (SP6) exists in women…

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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 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 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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9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Endocrine Disruptors

September 25, 2014

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 and cause your body to respond to them inappropriately.…

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