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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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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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Dry Eyes - A Whole Body Condition

Dry Eyes – A Whole Body Condition

About 33 million Americans in all age groups experience varying degrees of dry eye symptoms. The symptoms may include dryness, grittiness, irritation, burning and even the seeming contradiction of excessive watering or tearing.  Untreated dry eye symptoms can also lead to more serious issues like night blindness, corneal ulcers and even…

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Breathing and Your Nervous System

Breathing and Your Nervous System

You probably don’t think about your breath that often. It’s always there, in the background, when you need it.  But paying more attention to how you’re breathing can make a big impact on your stress levels. When you’re stressed or anxious, your breathing tends to be irregular and shallow and your chest cavity can…

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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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