Category Archives: Acupuncture

Coffee and Acupuncture

America runs on Dunkin’, Starbucks, McDonalds, 7-11 and all kinds of coffee. That’s one reason why we are probably the most exhausted Nations. Americans often work crazy hours and have such fast paced busy lives that we feel we need coffee and other stimulants to keep up. When it comes to Acupuncture, coffee does not


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Young woman shivering during the winter season

Why Does Cold Weather Cause Increased Pain?

I recently had a patient ask me…why I feel increased pain during cold weather? Sometimes I wonder if it is that the cold weather coincides with stress from the holidays. However, the scientific answer is that cold causes our bodies to constrict. Nerve ending are more sensitive during cold weather and your muscles contract to


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Peace Amidst Life’s Chaos

Whether you’re an athlete, teacher, firefighter or retiree, chances are you experience the pressures of life’s demands every day. If you ever feel stress there is something I need you to know: When you breathe in and fill your lower belly with air, you are stimulating a nerve root that actually calms your mind and


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Acupuncture: Beautiful & Complex Medicine

Acupuncture is a beautiful and complex medicine that acknowledges the movement of qi through energetic pathways that exist in every individual. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been utilized by various cultures for thousands of years and as such, there have been developments of many different theories about how to diagnose and treat illness. What remains


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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 fibroid

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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