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Category: Acupuncture

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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Health Patterns of the Helpers

As an acupuncturist, I find myself working with quite a lot of lovely people, and truly some of the loveliest, dearest patients I have worked with are the Type Twos of the Enneagram: the Helpers. (The Enneagram is a personality-typing system that identifies 9 fundamental temperaments, which then morph and adapt over the course of

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Health Patterns of the Perfectionist

As a teacher of personality studies and also an acupuncturist, I find it particularly fascinating to observe how temperament really does play a role in our health. Our attitudes and beliefs greatly influence the actions we do or don’t take, the things that upset us, the ways we seek comfort, and the things we are

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Aging & the Kidneys

Isn’t aging FUN? The low back and knee pain, memory loss, hair loss and grey hair, hearing loss, fatigue, loss of sexual function, brittle bones… It’s a party!!! Would it intrigue you to know that these are not necessarily required to be a part of middle age? At least, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine they’re

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Acupuncture for Sciatica

Pain from a pinched nerve is some of the most intense, mind-numbing pain there is. It has an urgent, sharp, electrical quality all its own. And of all the nerves you might have pinched, the sciatic nerve is the largest, most intense one in the body. The sciatic nerve emerges from the spine at 5

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Acupuncture for Vitality

Most likely you have seen the Yin/Yang symbol before. But have you ever wondered what it is? It is called the taijitu, the Taoist diagram depicting the symmetry and balance that is found nature. Ancient Taoists observed that the natural world is comprised of opposites. Night and day, hot and cold, fire and rain… these

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Acupuncture for Weight Loss

As an acupuncturist, people ask me all the time if there is acupuncture for weight loss. My answer is Yes, but not in the way you think. Unfortunately, there are no “lose-50-pounds” acupuncture points, where a person can lay there, get acupuncture and make no lifestyle changes, and magically return to their high school weight.

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Boosting Energy with Acupuncture

Chronic low energy is a common problem, and it is usually an indication that your internal health is struggling. Acupuncture is an ideal way to heal the body and boost energy. Chinese medicine works with the energy of the body, which we call Qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi is what makes our body alive, the animating

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Your Health Picture: The 10 Questions

Holistic medicine seeks to understand the entire picture of the patient’s health—body, mind and spirit—in order to provide complete healing. But how can a practitioner assess a patient on all 3 levels in a brief amount of time? Modifying a Traditional Chinese Medicine method called The 10 Questions, I developed a simple and direct way

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Acupuncture for Women

Ladies, let’s talk. There’s really never a good time to strike up a conversation about your painful or irregular periods, or crazy-making menopausal symptoms… so let’s just do it now. Because there is something really important you should know: Acupuncture is incredible at treating these problems. Menstrual and menopausal difficulties are extremely common complaints for

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