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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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Are Orthotics For You?

Variations in foot structure, such as flat- or high-arched feet, have long been recognized to cause stress on muscles, ligaments, and bones that can result in injury. Although there are many variations of flat- or high-arched feet that may or may not be functionally abnormal, studies have demonstrated that flat- or high-arched feet increase the


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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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KT and Rock Tape

Physical Therapy Modalities and Durable Medical Equipment (DME): Kinesiotaping/Rock Tape   While Kinesiotaping has started to become more known to the common person, it has actually been around since the late 1970’s! Dr. Kenzo Kase, who developed the Kinesio Taping Method, wanted to find something that would help facilitate the body’s natural healing process and


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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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Exercise and Hot Weather

When the temperature rises, we find it hard to perform the activities that were easier in the cooler months. Read further to find out more about exercise, warm weather and the potential risks associated with the heat. The Physiology of Heat and the Human Body When the temperature rises, so does your core body temperature.


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What? Acne Pimples?

Ways to Get Rid of Acne

Saturday night is finally here, and you’ve waited weeks for the moment you get to take Rachel out for your first date. You’ve bought the freshest outfit and are looking to impress her tonight. Problem is you have a pimple at the tip of your nose making you look like Rudolph leading the sleigh. We’ve


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