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Healthy Spring

Best Tips to Stay Healthy This Spring

March 24, 2020

Best Tips to Stay Healthy This Spring Cold and Flu season is in full swing. Seasonal allergy season is also around the corner. How do we prevent and combat allergy season and keep immune system up for cold/flu prevention? To make sure you stay at your optimal best and keep healthy this spring. Check out…

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Natural Treatments for common cold

The Common Cold Got You Down?

March 11, 2020

Can acupuncture and naturopathic medicine help the common cold? Background On The Common Cold Given the nature of the common cold and that it’s primarily caused by a viral infection, no antibiotic or western medicine has yet been able to cure it. Therefore, it’s a cold that we must suffer through until our bodies have…

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Glycemic index explained

A complete guide to understanding the glycemic index

August 10, 2019

What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?  You may have heard of the glycemic index in the news. It has been around a long time to provide insight on how our bodies process different foods in regard to sugar content. Glycemic literally means “causing glucose (or sugar) in the blood.” The glycemic index was…

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Acupuncture can supercharge immune system

3 tips you need to know to super charge your immune system

August 3, 2019

Are your defenses up? Learn how to super charge your immune system, naturally! Getting sick can happen anytime. Often it can happen if you are under stress, during change in seasons, around crowds, or if your health is compromised. Therefore, read below to learn our top tips to super charge your immune system. What can…

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Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

December 29, 2018

Effective natural options for relief: Acupuncture for migraines Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and under-treated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans. Migraines are characterized by severe, throbbing pain usually found on…

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Building protective qi

Building Protective Qi with Acupuncture

October 1, 2017

Building Protective Qi with TCM Everybody gets sick at some point in their life. For some, it’s just a quick weekend thing.  For others, it can last for several days and even weeks. Why do some people always get sick whenever there is a bug going around and others don’t? It all comes down to…

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low back pain

Try These Therapies FIRST Before Drugs for Low Back Pain

April 22, 2017

It is always interesting when “new” findings come out in medical journals and hit the news. Just this past week a “groundbreaking” guideline was issued by the American College of Physicians that trying noninvasive treatment first for low back pain has been found to be effective for reducing pain. This guideline was published based on…

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Vitamin D protection against respiratory infections

Vitamin D and Respiratory Infections

April 15, 2017

This season has been one of the worst for cold and flu that I have seen in my practice. More people than usual had colds that progressed to respiratory infections, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. My patients ask me many questions about what they can do to not get sick and how much vitamin D…

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Acupuncture for tension headaches

Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches

April 1, 2017

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches Can acupuncture help relieve tension headaches? Let’s see what the research says. A 2016 research study published by the Cochrane Library concluded a course of six acupuncture treatments can be a viable option in the treatment of tension-type headaches. According to the study, participants treated with…

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Acupuncture and colon cancer

Acupuncture and colon cancer

March 16, 2017

Acupuncture and colon cancer Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States with about 60,000 deaths from it every year. Like all cancer, treatment can be long, uncomfortable and come with many side effects. Those getting chemotherapy may experience nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain, cancer related pain, insomnia and anxiety. The chronic…

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