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Excess Fluid In the Body

The treatment of excess fluid in the body through acupuncture is a curious thing. Many times I’ve met patients with sudden onset of overactive tear ducts, and swollen joints for example. Many times the cause of the sudden onset of these excesses are due to emotional trauma, such as loss of a loved one, a


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Core Strengthening

Imagine having difficulty standing back up to vertical position after bending forward, or having difficulty reaching something up in the cabinet without causing lower back pain. It may be due to having poor core muscles strength. Core stability is important not only for optimal sports performance but also for balance and stability, prevention of lower


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Face your Fears with Acupuncture

Face your Fears with Acupuncture Acupuncture is a holistic medicine that incorporates treating the mind, body and spirit. As an acupuncturist, it is important to ask patients how they are doing emotionally when they come in for their treatments. Stress can impact people differently, but it usually effects one’s emotional well-being and can cause anger,


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Medicare Open Enrollment Season

Medicare open enrollment season is approaching. If you are age 65 and older, you could benefit from this government aided program, which helps senior citizens pay for medication, hospital visits, and other medical needs. Open enrollment begins October 15 and ends December 7. There are four Medicare plans to choose from: Part A helps pay


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Acupuncture for Teachers

Teachers. They are who I have to thank for being able to write this article and likely who you can thank for being able to read it. They work hard to educate our society, stand on their feet all day, and somehow manage to deal with a range of personalities in the classroom. Not to


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The Auricular Microsystem

All Acupuncture systems began in ancient China. The first written text was the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. This text was written around 500 BC. From approximately 500 BC to 100 AD ancient physicians like Galen and Hippocrates used this method. Hippocrates was “known as the father of modern medicine.” In ancient Greek times


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Exercise and the Brain

Exercise effects two main areas of the brain. One, the prefrontal cortex and two, the hippocampus. The prefrontal cortex is the area behind your forehead that allows you to critically think, focus, make decisions and forms your personality. The hippocampus is responsible for processing and retaining long term memory. Dr. Wendy Suzuki proposes that “Exercise


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Balance Training with Video Games

Most people know that physical therapy is often used to treat conditions that cause pain in just about all areas of the body. It is prescribed as a treatment following an injury in order to restore normal function. However, another major condition for which physical therapy is used is balance training. There are a myriad


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