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Curb depression with acupuncture

3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression

September 20, 2020

3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives. It can be triggered by unexpected events like the loss of a pet, the death of a loved one, a relationship ending, or even changing seasons like here in the PNW during fall and winter. There are ways…

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Natural ways to boost metabolism

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

July 13, 2020

Why is My Metabolism Slow? You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?   What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions…

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Anti-inflammatory recipe

Recipe: Stir-fry For Your Health

July 7, 2020

Stir-fry For Your Health If you are looking to spice up your weekly meals, why not try a healthy chicken stir fry recipe. A meal that is colorful, warm, seasonal and easy to make. In Traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element theory, food is medicine. Not only is food healthy and nutritious biochemically, but it…

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Spring cleansing tips

4 Easy Ways to Spark Spring Cleansing

May 28, 2020

Spring Cleansing and Clearing Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. Perfect time for Spring Cleansing. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as humans, the lengthening days bring with them a natural urge to…

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Top Healthy Breakfast Foods

Top Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 28, 2020

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods Do you love your breakfast or have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses…

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Spring health tips

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

May 4, 2020

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is. An easy way to think about…

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Acupuncture for chronic pain

Can acupuncture really help chronic pain?

May 1, 2020

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Does it work? Let’s see what the research says. In May 2018, a team of researchers from the Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration published an update to previous chronic pain research in the Journal of Pain, the journal associated with the American Pain Society. The new article updates a study first released in…

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Parsley for health and spring detox

Spark your detox with acupuncture

April 18, 2020

Spark your detox with acupuncture Spring has a natural feeling of change and rebirth about it. In traditional Chinese medicine, one of the organs connected with springtime is the liver. Both of these reasons make spring a great time to try cleansing. Cleansing can be thought of as taking a rest from certain foods in…

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Treatments for poor circulation

Suffer from poor circulation and blood flow? Read this

March 20, 2020

  Do you suffer from poor blood flow or poor circulation issues?  This is a common complaint I hear about in my office. Especially in the PNW in the Fall and Winter months, cold hands and feet due to poor circulation. We all know that keeping your head and feet properly covered maintains our internal…

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Benefits of drinking green smoothies

Have you had your Green Smoothie today?

January 21, 2020

Did you know there is a National Green Smoothie and Juice Day? Let’s explore some benefits and recipes!   One of the main benefits of adding in some green smoothie and juice into your diet is that it is an easy way to get more veggies and greens in! To get the full health benefit…

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