Category: Acupuncture

Candice on ‘The Grateful Goddess’!

Wow, what a unique experience I had being interviewed by Sheila Sornsin of ‘The Grateful Goddess‘!  She is a life coach who specializes in helping people identify their deep purpose in life, and how to create a new lifestyle around that knowledge. I didn’t know what to expect when she asked to meet with me,

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Reversing the effects of candida with acupuncture

  What is candida but a yeast infection? Why do you need to know about yeast infections? Because you know what? It is behind so many ‘mystery illnesses’. When we get patients coming in with a crazy long list of symptoms: headaches, weird skin conditions, mental fog, constipation, chronic fatigue, other immune disease… There is

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Menopause and acupuncture

(Click on the image to watch the video if menopause bothers you) I am Candice Thomas. I am an integrative acupuncturist and the owner of LifeWorks Acupuncture in Tucson. This one is for the ladies! I want to talk you today about what acupuncture does for menopause. The menopause process can really be 10 years

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Acupuncture and sciatica

  I wanted to talk to you today about acupuncture for sciatica. Sciatica is probably my most favorite pain condition to treat with acupuncture. Because people come in really about to lose their mind with pain. Pinched nerve pain is the worst kind of pain there is. You just can’t think straight, you can’t sleep,

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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like? (Video Version)

  I wanted to talk to you today about what does acupuncture feel like, because most people have a lot of anxiety about trying it and the reason for that is because it uses needles. Pretty much everybody I meet loves to tell me how much they hate needles and here’s my response: yes, I

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What is Acupuncture?

  I wanted to answer the question today “What is acupuncture?” Many people have heard of it… But they don’t really know what it is. All they know is that it uses needles and that means they don’t want it, right? So acupuncture is a very old medicine; it originated in China around 5,000 years ago and

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Acupuncture, Holistic Medicine & Weight Loss

  I wanted to talk to you today about what can acupuncture and holistic medicine do about weight loss. Here at LightWorks we put together a comprehensive weight loss plan for you that’s quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. First of all, acupuncture is at the center of it. Acupuncture is going to work on weight

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Stress and the Liver

Stress. Everybody’s got it. We all know it’s bad for us… now what? Some people feel stress about completing their never ending to-do list. Some people are buried under worry about their bills. Some people totally hate their job. Or their spouse. Or their kids seem hellbent on destruction. Or their aging parents are falling

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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

As an acupuncturist, the most common question I receive is “Does acupuncture hurt?” The short answer is No, acupuncture does not hurt. The needles are so thin that it takes 14 acupuncture needles to equal the size of one hypodermic needle. However, activating the qi (Pronounced “chee” and meaning “vital energy”) of the body has

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Insomnia & the Heart

Insomnia means different things to different people. Some people have a very difficult time turning off their minds and falling asleep. Other people can fall asleep fine, but always wake back up, several times throughout the night. Some people are light sleepers or excessive dreamers and never really feel rested. Some people can stay asleep

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