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Benefits of Acupuncture

Are headaches controlling your life? Learn how to ease the pain

Headaches

IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD: HEADACHE PREVENTION AND ACUPUNCTURE There are four main types of headache: tension, cluster, sinus and migraine. And, there are varying triggers for these headaches, such as food, stress, hormones, dehydration and weather. Fortunately, eliminating the triggers and finding natural ways to prevent and help an ongoing headache are possible. Tension:…

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Acupuncture and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder

Research Update: Acupuncture and Seasonal Affective Disorder A study published by the National Institute of Health looked at the management options for treating depression. Depression is one of the most prevalent symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. This study was conducted by the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments. They looked at multiple complementary and…

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Can acupuncture help motivation?

Acupuncture for motivation

What does the research say? Acupuncture for Motivation A study published by the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the holistic effects of acupuncture treatments. The study looked at how acupuncture treatments were conducted and evaluated. One of the areas this study looked at is how acupuncture influences the function of the…

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Top Tips to Handle Stress

Grab our Stress Guide for free! Top Tips to Handle Stress        The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. Stress is defined as a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stress actually…

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Acupuncture and Pain Management for Greater Seattle Area

Acupuncture and pain

Acupuncture and Pain Management: What does the research say?   A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined how acupuncture can be used to treat low back pain. The researchers looked at multiple trials to determine that acupuncture shows great promise in relieving chronic low back pain. The trials were inconclusive about acupuncture…

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Can acupuncture help respiratory issues?

Respiratory Issues

Research Update: Acupuncture for Respiratory Issues A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine saw the efficacy of acupuncture treatments improve the respiratory status of patients on prolonged mechanical ventilation. The patients involved in the study were in critical care and treated with acupuncture four times a week. Of the 16 participants,…

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What do your lungs have to do with it?

Lung Health

Lung Health: Lungs Emotion/Care and Feeding The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function but also mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. The lung season is autumn. This is a good time to protect the lungs…

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Top 5 acupuncture points for Indian Summer

Acupuncture points for indian summer

Five Acupuncture Points for Indian Summer Acupuncture is part of a medical system that dates back nearly 3,500 years. This medical system is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. TCM acknowledges not four but five seasons. The fifth season, Indian Summer, occurs in late August through mid-September. Each season in TCM has a pair…

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How lack of sleep can cause poor health and how to fix it

Sleep

Does sleep impact pain levels?! Let’s explore how lack of sleep can cause poor health Sleep is one of the best things you can do from a self care perspective but it’s also one of the areas that is most likely to be neglected.  The recommended amount of shut eye is eight hours a night…

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Acupuncture for Wellness

Acupuncture for Wellness Should I get acupuncture if I’m not sick? This is a question people often ask. For more than 2,500 years practitioners of acupuncture & Oriental medicine (OM) have emphasized the importance of preventative medicine rather than waiting until disease begins. Yang-sheng is the preventative branch of OM, yang-sheng means to ‘nourish life’.…

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