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Sciatic Pain: How to Feel Great Again

That pain radiating throughout your lower back, into your hips and buttocks, and down the back of your leg is most likely sciatica, an inflammatory response most often caused when a bone spur or a herniated disc compresses the sciatic … Continue reading

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Happy Menopause

Menopause is the cessation of menstrual periods, usually between the ages of 45 and 55, and no two women go through exactly the same experience.  You may be relatively symptom-free, or it may spark uncomfortable alterations in your body and your … Continue reading

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Insomnia (Helping You Get to Sleep)

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can strike at any time and make it difficult for you to get a full night’s rest.  The reasons for insomnia vary; however, if you suffer from insomnia you may be susceptible to serious health issues … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Poo, Part Deux

Last week I wrote about constipation.  This week I’ll go over the fact that treating constipation is not always a simple matter of eating more fiber and vegetables. The science of Chinese medicine proposes the theory that there are many causes … Continue reading

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Digestive Disorders treated with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

The US Department of Health reports that approximately 65 million Americans suffer from some type of digestive disorder. There are many reasons you may be suffering from a digestive disorder; it could be in your genetic makeup, because of your … Continue reading

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Natural Ways to De-stress

Many people love the feeling of the holidays, even though the season can also be very stressful. Luckily, there are ways to de-stress over the holidays. If you prefer to stay away from medication to help alleviate stress, there are … Continue reading

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Customized Herbal Prescriptions

I was recently asked what the difference was between a “plain ‘ole herbal formula” and a customized formula, modified specifically for a patient’s condition at a specific moment in time. Firstly, when used correctly herbs and a combination of herbs … Continue reading

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Scared of needles? Natural Herbs Are a Great Benefit in Treating a Multitude of Symptoms

For many people, the fear of needles is enough to keep them from seeking acupuncture care for their medical conditions. However, staying healthy does not always mean that you must suffer for the sake of your health. Natural medicine can … Continue reading

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Pain as viewed by Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine views each patient as a whole – mind, body and spirit – rather than the individual symptoms that you may have.  Pain – especially when chronic and intense – has multiplying effects throughout the body.  If you have … Continue reading

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Neural Therapy versus other injection therapies

In addition to “Neural Therapy” you may have heard the terms “Prolotherapy” or “Biopuncture.” All of these are treatments by injection of natural substances.  They are generally found in “alternative” practices, in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) facilities or by … Continue reading

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