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Celebrate National Wellness Month

Celebrate National Wellness Month

The concept of wellness is nothing new.  Most of us have a basic idea of what it means, but it can have different meanings that are more personal.  However, the dictionary defines wellness as "the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal."  By this…

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Your Nervous System: Yin and Yang

Your Nervous System: Yin and Yang

How much do you really know and understand about your nervous system?  Do you know that there are different parts that control different areas?  Do you know that if your nervous system is chronically stressed it can lead to severe illness?  Are you aware that emotional stress can manifest as…

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Hum Your Way to a Balanced Nervous System

Hum Your Way to a Balanced Nervous System

Our lives can be explained by patterns. Some of the patterns are ingrained in our nervous system, such as the wake-and-sleep cycles, our digestive cycles, as well as our physiological patterns, (ie. how often we breathe, the speed of our heart rate, and the cycles of work and rest that our internal organs follow).…

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Happy Knees

Happy Knees

With summer in full swing, it's not uncommon for people to be more active.  And with increased activity comes the possibility of increased injury, aches and pains.  So let's look at one of the most common areas that end up getting injured during the summer months....the knees.   While adding specific…

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Vitamin D and Sunshine

Vitamin D and Sunshine

Most people are aware that Vitamin D is essential for healthy human existence.  But did you know that there are about 30,000 genes in your body and vitamin D affects over 3,000 of them? In fact, it’s been found that Vitamin D  can help prevent 77% of all cancers. Vitamin D is…

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Healthy Summer Eating

Healthy Summer Eating

East Asian Medicine is a medical system that is thousands of years old and incorporates many different modalities.  EAM theory emphasizes that Mother Nature provides the right kind of food for the right kind of environment.  For instance, if the weather is cold, then warming, nutrient-dense foods are best for…

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Self Care Tips for Summer

Self Care Tips for Summer

East Asian Medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons.  According to East Asian Medicine (EAM), there are five seasons – winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall.  Each season has many associations that help us change our habits allowing for a more balanced mind and body.  When…

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Men's Health Month

Men’s Health Month

When it comes to self care and overall health, men tend to push things onto the back burner until they can no longer be ignored.  But in particular during the month of June, men should really look at taking better care of themselves.  Here are some ways that acupuncture can…

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