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Understanding Acupuncture Therapy

For those of you who aren’t familiar with acupuncture, you might find the idea sticking small needles into the body an odd concept. However, acupuncture is effectively used to promote healing, treat certain ailments, cope with stress, and many other health concerns. In fact, acupuncture, as a method of healing, has been practiced since ancient…
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Acupuncture Facials

ACUPUNCTURE FACIALS The benefits of using needles to perform a facial are many: it improves acne (due to hormonal imbalance); it helps with menopause, perimenopause, PMS, and other gynecological issues; it helps with sinus congestion and headaches (except severe migraines); it improves hyper and hypothyroidism; it reduces symptoms of toothache, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, and Bell’s…
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Acupuncture and Stress

ACUPUNCTURE AND STRESS In the past stress was a response our bodies experienced when faced with a life threatening issue. We had to fight or run away, the “fight or flight” response. In the past this was a good thing and usually was not encountered on a daily basis. However, today we are faced with…
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Acupuncture and Weight Loss

ACUPUNCTURE AND WEIGHT LOSS How does acupuncture help with weight loss? There are several ways that acupuncture addresses the weight loss issue. One way is that it reduces stress by releasing endorphins. Endorphins are released by needling certain specific ear points. Endorphins help with food cravings a person may have. When a person experiences stress…
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Season of Autumn

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) each season corresponds to a specific organ system. In the Autumn the Lungs and the Large Intestines are their most active energetically.  The Lungs are the yin organ while the Large Intestines are the yang organ.  They are most susceptible to both positive and negative influences.  The Lungs have the functions…
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Season of Winter

THE SEASON OF WINTER According to Chinese medicine the season of winter corresponds to the Water element. The organs associated with the Water element are the Bladder (yang) and Kidneys (yin). Water is the essential medium in your body through which all things pass. Water is important for the following bodily functions: the circulation of…
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Infertility

ACUPUNCTURE AND INFERTILITY Acupuncture can increase the chance of conception by 40-60% in women undergoing IVF (invitro fertilization) . It can also help someone conceive naturally when all else fails. How it does this is by: (1) increasing the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries which improves the condition of these organs for fertilization;…
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