7Dec

Tea Time!

Now that we are getting some cooler weather it’s time for one of our favorite herbal tea recipes. This recipe is unique because it uses ingredients prized by herbalists in both China and India. It tastes wonderful, and is very easy to make. Ingredients: 3 -5 slices of Fresh Ginger root. Use slices about the size of a quarter. 2 Sticks of Cinnamon 5-7 Cardamom […]

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30Oct

Acupuncture helps Autism

Patients frequently ask, “Can acupuncture help with autism?”  This blog post is so that people know that the answer to that is “YES, absolutely!”, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help a lot with Autism.  Unless you have a child or other close family member with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you are probably unaware that the prevalence of ASD has skyrocketed in the last 40 years.  […]

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11Oct

How Acupuncture Erases Stress

Most of us know that stress is not healthy. What you might not know is that stress accounts for 60 – 90 % of all illnesses and physician visits.1 Chronic stress can cause things like anxiety, high blood pressure, poor sleep, and headaches. Surprisingly, stress also reduces our health at a deeper level by weakening our immune system. This can make us more likely to […]

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8Jun

Why we love to treat teachers

The many teachers that I have known have had a profound effect on my life. As a youth they have inspired and sparked a true excitement and enthusiasm for learning about a wide variety of topics. They also encouraged and demanded that I improve my organization, memorization, and handwriting skills. As an acupuncturist I hear stories about the daily lives and routines of a wide […]

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18May

How and Whys for BBT Charts, an easy guide for fertility.

Whenever I have a woman who comes to me who is having trouble conceiving, I ask them if they have been charting their basal body temperature, or BBT. Many women I see have, at some point, charted their BBT, but gave up after a few months because it was just “ONE MORE thing to do” when working on fertility. It is true, that charting your […]

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1Aug

Non-Surgical Tennis Elbow Treatment gets you back in the Game

Like most doctors, I encourage all of my patients to exercise regularly. There is nothing that will end a good exercise habit faster than having to stop due to injury or pain. Lateral Epicondylitis, more commonly known as Tennis Elbow, is one of the most common injuries for today’s athletes and “weekend warriors”. Tennis elbow is caused by repeated twisting of the wrist or frequent […]

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6Apr

5 Home Remedies for Pregnancy Nausea

Now that you’re pregnant, your body is producing the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) in large quantities. This hormone makes sure that your baby gets what it needs from your body in the early weeks. However it also makes most women very nauseous.  Once the placenta takes over nourishing your baby, hCG levels drop and your nausea should ease. Although it’s miserable being sick, as […]

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4Apr

4 Ways to Treat Cramps at Home

More than half of women who menstruate report some pain from period cramps for a day or two each month. While menstrual cramps are usually not a sign of a serious health condition, they can put a crimp in your lifestyle. To help with the pain, here are a few home treatments. 1.) Ginger tea in the bath water – run yourself a hot bath and […]

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22Mar

The 4 Best Times of the Day to Drink Water

Drinking water at the correct times of day can help maximize its effectiveness on the body.  Here are 4 times of the day that water is a must. 1.) First thing in the morning is a very important time to drink water. Having 2 large glasses helps activate the internal organs and re-hydrate the body after a long nights sleep. 2.) Drinking a large glass […]

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22Mar

3 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Today!

1.) Meditation –It helps balance your autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for helping your body maintain normal blood pressure. Transcendental meditation, where you repeat a sound or mantra with closed eyes, was shown to be particularly effective. 2.) Acupuncture – blocks the effect of an adrenaline rush. There is an area just above the spinal cord in the brain stem which regulates the release […]

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