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Acupuncture is Preventive Medicine

Acupuncture is Preventive Medicine

I think we all know someone, or maybe it’s even ourselves, who lives by the refrain, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” Often used to put off replacing outdated tools or technology, the phase can be connected to how we view healthcare as well. It can be hard to think about our physical health until…
Acupuncture for Anger Management

Acupuncture for Anger Management

Anger is the emotion associated with springtime in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For most of us, we consider anger a bad emotion, something to avoid or get rid of, so why would it be one that TCM would shine a light on? Well, no emotion is inherently good or bad, it’s how we deal with challenging emotions…
Acupuncture for Diabetes

Acupuncture for Diabetes

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 90 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Type 2 diabetes, while its exact cause is unknown, develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Because of this, treatment often involves…
Acupuncture for Inflammation

Acupuncture for Inflammation

For many of the afflictions acupuncture can treat – allergies, back pain, headaches, the list goes on – reducing inflammation in the body is a primary reason acupuncture is successful. For decades now, doctors and medical researchers have been trying to learn what the biological mechanism is that allows acupuncture to reduce inflammation in the…
Acupressure Points to Improve Vision

Acupressure Points to Improve Vision

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), all diseases involving the eye are closely related to the liver. It is also understood that the eye is nourished by all of the internal organs in the body. The lens of the eye and the pupil basically belong to the kidney, the sclera to the lungs, the arteries…
Treating Dry Eye with Acupuncture

Treating Dry Eye with Acupuncture

Dry eye is a common complaint at the optometrist’s office.  Symptoms include dry, itchy, eyes. Causes of dry eye are diverse. Sometimes the root cause is treatable, and sometimes only the symptoms can be managed. However, dry eye syndrome is not new. Neither is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient system of healthcare that dates…
Acupuncture for Macular Degeneration

Acupuncture for Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 1.75 million individuals in the United States on an annual basis.  Most are told there is no help for their condition. Fortunately, MicroAcupuncture is an effective treatment that has helped many suffering from macular degeneration and other vision disorders. The Macula is in the center of the retina, it's the part…
Acupuncture and Vision

Acupuncture and Vision

The adage you never know how important something is until you lose it is never more true than when dealing with our eyesight. It is the sensory organ we rely on more than any other.  This can be very concerning when changes in our vision start to happen. Our aim is to halt any degeneration…
Coping with Stress

Coping with Stress

Whether it’s positive stress (like planning a wedding) or negative stress (such as getting laid off), everyone has felt the effects of stress at one point in their lives. Stress often manifests as physical symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches and muscle tension and can even lead to serious health issues, such as cardiovascular disease. In fact,…