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Olympians Receive Acupuncture

 It has been shown that acupuncture can help the body in many ways. From repairing the digestive system to boosting Qi, enhancing athletic performance to mending strains and sprains, acupuncture has many uses, and most of these uses are beneficial for professional athletes. As the Olympics in Rio gets closer and closer with each passing day athletes are beginning to fine-tune their bodies for the upcoming events. Every athlete wants to be at their top performance level as they put everything on their country’s line. Acupuncture is one key some Olympians use to achieve that extra competitive edge and get their physical and mental aspects ready for the games. Some of the biggest names on the Olympic stage are making…

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Ways to Alleviate Common Cold

The common cold is something that everybody deals with throughout the year. For some, it’s just a quick two to three-day speed bump on the road of life. For others, it can become an ordeal that may last for weeks. Regardless of the amount of time, the common cold has been wreaking havoc on humans for centuries. And to date, nobody has found a bulletproof cure for this little monster. That is mainly because of the common cold attribute to a virus. There are actually over 200 known viral strains of the common cold. Viruses are tricky because they learn and mutate, making them nearly impossible to treat. When somebody catches a cold, the virus will attach itself to the…

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Alternative Treatments For Arthritis

Exercise Acupuncture One of the most common reasons people seek out acupuncture is for arthritis relief. Acupuncture can help relieve pain from arthritis and increase blood flow and circulation, reducing inflammation. Acupuncture realigns the body back to balance through the specific placement of needles on acupuncture points on the body. Capsaicin Cream Made from the chemical that gives chilli peppers their heat, Capsaicin cream has been known to relieve arthritis pain. The cream works by decreasing the body’s pain receptors and, as a result, lessening the overall pain caused by arthritis. The cream can be bought without a prescription at your local drug store. Fish Oil Fish oil is beneficial for numerous reasons, one of them being its anti-inflammatory properties.…

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Can Acupuncture Help Depression?

Depression is a severe medical illness that can lower a person’s quality of life while contributing to the onset of symptoms such as headache, insomnia, fatigue, and malnutrition. Most cases of depression are treated with prescription drugs that trigger a range of problems of their own. The most frequently prescribed antidepressants all have a long list of adverse side effects. However, researchers are now saying that acupuncture may effectively treat depression in some individuals. A recent study conducted by researchers in the U.K. examined 755 patients diagnosed as clinically depressed by their primary healthcare physician. The patients were then split into three different groups based on the treatment they were about to receive. One group received one-on-one counselling, another group…

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Acupuncture is great for children

Acupuncture is excellent for children. Children are very responsive to the acupuncture needles and often show significant improvement after treatment. Acupuncture is fantastic for many childhood illnesses like coughs, fevers, ear infections, bedwetting, digestive issues, colic, allergies, ADD and ADHD. And more and more research proves that acupuncture is quick for kids. But many parents worry that their kids will hate the needles. They want to avoid treatment that is traumatic and difficult. How do you give a child a remedy which they may not like? The answer is that you do it kid style. Babies Babies can be very responsive to acupuncture. Sometimes a baby will respond to a single needle or a single session. The hands are in…

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The Best (and Worst) Christmas Foods

Christmas and New Year’s gathering is a great meal.  Friends and family come together to give thanks and celebrate the harvest season- …and to overeat. I’m not going to tell you to make dramatic changes to your feast meal.  Usually that doesn’t work-and besides, it’s no fun. Instead I suggest you just make small choices.  Pick one food instead of the other.  Make little positive choices and they’ll add up to a healthier, more enjoyable meal. The Best and Worst Christmas Foods Before we begin, let’s set some ground rules. Obviously, everyone uses different recipes and buys different products.  Nutritional value of Christmas foods can vary widely.  And everyone has different health concerns-from watching calories, to cutting cholesterol to boosting their immune system. The…

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Can You Use Acupuncture for Weight Loss?

Everyone is looking for the secret to weight loss, without falling victim to the latest gimmicks. With so many different opinions about losing weight, it can be difficult to tell what will work. Fortunately, there is a technique for weight loss that has been tested for centuries:  acupuncture. This technique is quick, sound and reliable. Even more exciting, using acupuncture for weight loss helps you lose weight in several different ways.  Is there proof that acupuncture helps with weight loss? Yes. In one study by Professor Sabina Lim, at the East-West Medical Research Institute at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, researchers found that auricular acupuncture (acupuncture which uses the ear points) resulted in about a 6% reduction in…

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Acupuncture for Immune Deficiency

As a traditional therapy applied for thousands of years, acupuncture has recently been attracting more and more investigators throughout the world. In the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, it is proposed that acupuncture can strengthen the human body to resist diseases by puncturing needles at certain points. The characteristic that acupuncture enhances resistance is closely related with the immune system, which functions in defence, homoeostasis, and surveillance. More and more research has revealed that acupuncture can regulate immunity, for example, to enhance anticancer and antistress immune function and exert anti-inflammation effects. This may be the basis of acupuncture in preventing and treating later diseases. If you tend to catch colds often or easily, having acupuncture and taking Chinese herbs before…

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3 Ways Alleviate Stress 10 Minutes

What if you could combat and alleviate stress in 10 minutes or less? Your body, family, friends and co-workers would probably thank you. So, let’s explore three easy ways to fight off everyday stress.

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Habits To Lower Risk Of Cancer

Quit the tobacco, and don’t start if you haven’t already It should be common sense now that smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to multiple types of cancer. If you are trying to quit, you are not alone. Try joining a support group or making a plan for yourself to set goals for stopping. Facing addiction is hard, but not using tobacco can save years of your life. Healthy diet A healthy, well-rounded diet can do wonders for lowering your risk of cancer and overall wellbeing.  Cut out processed sugar and instead focus on whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to help fight cancer. Other fish…

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