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Acupuncture for Neurologic Health

Acupuncture for Neurologic Health

Neurologic disorders cover a vast array of health issues. Everything from headaches to seizures, strokes to Alzheimer’s disease, and a whole lot of stuff in between, fall under the category of neurologic disorders. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1 billion people suffer worldwide from some sort of neurologic…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month & Acupuncture

Brain Injury Awareness Month & Acupuncture

With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, the possibility of brain injuries is a real concern.  Each year, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury…

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How Acupuncture Works

How Acupuncture Works

Let's explore how acupuncture works from a western scientific perspective. There is no disagreement between the fundamental anatomical and physiological concepts of western and Chinese medicine. However, as methods of scientific inquiry have progressed, the mechanisms of acupuncture are beginning to be more clearly understood. Acupuncture effects every major system…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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