Category Archives: Acupuncture

Five Element Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the oldest form of health care that predates recorded history. As old as the art is, many different beliefs and philosophies have emerged and formed throughout its history. Classical Five-Element acupuncture is an ancient form of the practice that is deeply rooted in the Taoist beliefs that each human body and mind represent


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Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are solid muscle tissue growths in the uterus. They are also called fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyoma’s. Fibroids occur so frequently (in up to half of all women over forty) that they could be considered a normal irregularity. The occasional fibroid can become enormous (medical literature reports one that was 100 pounds!), but


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Happy Acupuncture

“Side Effects” of Acupuncture are Positive!

We’ve all seen the commercials for the latest meds. “Side effects may include headaches, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea and death” as they show images of people having the time of their lives, usually in slow motion on a sun filled grassy pasture. Unlike medications that often have negative side effects, Acupuncture treatments often yield positive


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Artemesia mugworts

Moxibustion

Chinese Herb: Ai Ye (Mugwort Leaf, Folium Artemisiae) Moxibustion (Moxa) means the application of heat to a specific area of the body for the purpose of treating a disharmony. Moxibustion is a unique form of heat therapy used for centuries by acupuncturist. The term zhen jiu, which is often translated into English as “acupuncture,” actually


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Treating Sciatica With Acupuncture

Sciatica is a painful condition that millions suffer from every year. It is caused by a compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve and runs from the end of the spine, bilaterally through the buttocks, and down your leg. In some cases, it can be so painful it impedes leg


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Breathing and Back Pain

Natural abdominal breathing is an indispensable part of restoring injured areas to normal function. When you are experiencing back pain even simple movements can be excruciatingly painful. It is an involuntary response to protect your body from further pain. You may find that you are holding the body stiffly and breathing shallowly to avoid moving


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Digestion

Jim had it all. A growing business he started from his garage 10 years before, a beautiful and healthy family, and good health. Then one day he started having digestive pains that would not go away. He sought the expertise of GI’s and had every test under the sun. The tests revealed nothing substantial and


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Protecting your Heart with Acupuncture: Cardiac Health Benefits

According to the National Institutes of Health, heart disease is the #1 cause of death in both men and women in the United States.  Acupuncture can help protect the heart! A study from Peking University’s Department of Nuclear Medicine showed that patients who received Acupuncture significantly benefited in heart health. Patients with severe atherosclerosis (plaque build


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Acute Stiff Neck

It is that time of the year. The weather gets warm for a day, you rush outside in a tee-shirt and shorts and play all day long. After a fun filled day, you lay in bed happy and tired. It is still warm out so you open your window while you sleep. However, upon waking


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