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Acupuncture for anxiety

Anxiety: the silent sufferers

The anxiety symptoms are often not so different from those of when you are stressed, but more severe. A key difference is when you still feel the symptoms when the stress has passed, and often occurring at random times. Usually, anxiety is caused by prolonged stress, and the body hasn’t been able to re-balance itself.  The symptoms often affect you at night when you are trying to rest, which leads to sleeping disorders and insomnia.  I see many causes of anxiety in my clinic, often triggered by family problems or stressful jobs.  While the body and mind can cope with these for short periods, it can lead to what we call “Heart Qi deficiency” in Acupuncture over a long period.…

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The Key To A Balanced, period cramps-Free Life

To better understand period cramps, it is important to look at the whole picture. Premenstrual Syndrome (period cramps) in most women occurs monthly every 28-35  days, accompanied with specific signs and symptoms that can appear seven to fourteen days before menstruation begins,  and then disappear after the onset of the menstrual flow. Often times period cramps is due to hormonal fluctuations, other factors such as stress, an improper diet, lack of exercise and sleep, and a sedentary lifestyle can increase the symptoms. Some women who complain of period cramps exhibit as many as four to ten symptoms one to two weeks prior to menstruation, their lives-from relationships with family and friends, to work productivity and the ability to appreciate their own bodies-may…

Acupuncture for smoking cessation

Facts of Acupuncture to Stop Smoking

Smoking is a healthy, complicated addiction.  Quitting smoking is no small task, and you will need lots of support to be successful.  You need the best tools to help with the physical and emotional symptoms, and acupuncture is a great resource to succeed. Here are the six things you should know about using acupuncture to quit smoking.  1. Acupuncture is beneficial to help stop smoking. Acupuncture has been used to help combat addiction and curb cigarette cravings for a long time.  Many people have had success, and now research is supporting these claims. In a recent study, “Alternative Smoking Cessation Aids: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” researchers gathered data from 14 different studies to see which alternative techniques helped…

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Acupuncture for Food Allergies

Food allergies are common these days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011.[1] No one knows why food allergies are increasing, although several theories exist. This leaves doctors and scientists unsure about what to recommend to prevent them. In contrast, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a firm grasp of allergies. From a TCM perspective, many allergies are caused by a Wei Qi imbalance. Wei Qi is similar to the Western medicine view of the immune system; Wei Qi defends the body against foreign substances. And unlike Western medicine, TCM recommendations for food allergies are always individualised. Your specific diagnosis impacts your treatment plan and how you will…

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Acupuncture Facial Lift

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation can help your whole body look and feel better Naturally! Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be a natural, effective alternative to skincare. Acupuncture facial rejuvenation is a virtually painless technique that can improve the muscle tone of the face and neck while addressing underlying imbalances that may affect your skin’s health. You Can Improve The Appearance Of Your Skin According to TCM, when your skin’s appearance begins to change, the cause is believed to come internally from a constitutional imbalance and fundamental imbalance of Qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi circulates throughout the body through a series of pathways called meridians. Flowing through these meridian pathways, Qi provides nourishment, support, and energy to every cell, tissue, muscle,…

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7 Reasons to Seek Out Acupuncture

 Do you ever feel your life’s a ride that won’t ever stop? How many nights do you wait for Mr. Sandman to magically appear? How often do you truly take time for yourself? Do you have aches and pains almost daily? Are over-the-counter or prescription medications controlling your life? When was the last time you actually felt at peace? If any of these questions resonate with you, then it might be time to look at Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for an answer. People in Asian countries have known the magnificence of it for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine is growing in popularity in the United States and here are some reasons why you might want to consider utilising…

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Acupuncture for Addiction

About Addiction Addiction is defined as the compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance, which means dependency can come in a lot of different forms.  People can be addicted to illicit drugs like heroin just as quickly as they can be addicted to sugar. But for this article, let’s stick to illegal drugs and alcohol. Millions of people ages 12 or older have needed treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. And the treatments provided aren’t guaranteed, nor are they always easy. Luckily, there are alternative treatment options that can help. What Is Acupuncture Acupuncture is based on the correlation of specific locations and energetic meridians found in and on the body. For addiction, micro-acupuncture has been used…

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Acupuncture Can Help Mothers

One of the best gifts you can give your mother this Mother’s Day is the gift of acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with an abundance of health problems and get you feeling one hundred percent again. Mom’s make the world work, it’s a known fact. So this holiday season you should give your mother the gift of acupuncture, here are seven reasons why. Acupuncture is great for pregnancy. In the first trimester of pregnancy, many women turn to acupuncture when they are looking for a non-medicated way to treat what ails them. The number one reason women seek acupuncture in their first trimester of pregnancy is morning sickness. Acupuncture can help cure and alleviate stress. Mom’s have to deal with a…

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Evidence back acupuncture

The evidence backing acupuncture continues to grow, with a general practice study showing the treatment to be highly effective in treating chronic headache. Twelve sessions of acupuncture over three months led to a 34% reduction in headache severity at one year compared with a 16% reduction in patients given standard care, according to results published in the BMJ (26 March). “Patients randomised to acupuncture had 22 fewer days of headache a year and used 15% less medication, the study of about 400 patients with chronic headache revealed. The UK researchers said the effects of acupuncture were long-lasting. Although few patients received acupuncture after the initial three-month treatment period, headache scores remained lower at one year. A policy of using a…

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Healthy Snacks for Kids

A fine meal at a good restaurant has many details. It uses fresh ingredients and interesting recipes. There is a variety of foods and the presentation is pleasing. When food is prepared thoughtfully and beautifully, even the most basic meal becomes an experience. You can’t wait to try it. Once you start eating, you want to savor it. But getting your kids to eat healthy snacks can feel like the opposite. Your child may balk at anything he thinks is healthy. She may be picky or prefer sweet or fatty foods. You probably wouldn’t say that your child loves the snacks so much they can’t wait to eat them. And savoring them? Not likely. But sometimes, the solution is easier…

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