1.) Too much Vitamin A Overdoing vitamin A-containing supplements or medications can trigger hair loss, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Thedaily value for vitamin A is 5,000 International Units (IU) per day for adults and kids over age 4; supplements can contain 2,500 to 10,000 IU. 2.) Lack of Protein If you don’t get enough protein in your diet, your body may ration protein […]

  John Barnet, AP answers questions about Acupuncture to Quit Smoking. 1.) Can acupuncture really help me to quit smoking? Yes, but the person has to be ready to quit. Sometime I see people in the clinic that have been peer pressured into coming by their spouse or loved one, and they’re not really ready to quit. Generally, I tell patients to be tobacco-free for […]

  1.) Acupuncture treats your whole body Acupuncture is a holistic approach to medicine, meaning it isn’t directed toward a particular disease or condition. It works instead by activating the body’s self-healing ability. This is why acupuncture can address everything from digestive systems, to back pain, to the side effects of chemotherapy. When you get an acupuncture treatment for back pain, your back pain will go […]

            Arthritis is a pervasive disease that causes pain and inflammation in joints and can be widely spread throughout the body. Arthritis isn’t just one disease, it is a complex disorder that comprises more that 100 distinct conditions and can affect people at any stage of life. The common thread among arthritis symptom is persistent joint pain and inflammation of […]

1.) Acupuncture treats more than just pain. Acupuncturists find it unfortunate when patients cancel appointments because they are sick. Not only can acupuncture help treat the common cold and stomach viruses, it is helpful for a wide variety of issues including mental and emotional stress, cancer, skin diseases, neurological disorders, infertility, childbirth, and gout to name a few. 2.) Eat a little something before your […]

  1.) Get a good night’s sleep! Today, people are so busy working on their laptops and smart phones until the wee hours of the night and then wonder why they can’t fall asleep. Creating a night time routine to get your body ready for rest is imperative to sleeping soundly. Turn off the computers, televisions, and phones for at least an hour before bed. […]

                 According to The American Institute of Stress, there are over 50 common signs and symptoms of stress. From things as small as headaches and grinding of the teeth to things as large as frequent colds and heart palpitations. While stress is something we cannot really avoid, learning how to handle our stress is especially important to our […]

Restless Leg Syndrome is an irresistible urge to move one’s body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. The symptoms from RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) can range from just annoying to a serious health issue because it disrupts one’s normal sleep cycle. –Please understand that the terminology used by Chinese Medicine to describe the physiology (functioning) of the human body is slightly different than Western Medicine, […]