Posts in General Health
What is a Healthy Gut?

Your stomach is responsible for a whole lot more than just reminding you to eat lunch and digesting it afterward. It’s part of a system that’s essential to making your weight healthy, your immune response strong and your mood positive. To keep it humming along, find out how to settle four common upsets.

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Why Does My Shoulder Hurt?

Shoulder pain is a common problem. For younger people, pain is more likely to be due to an accident or injury. As you age however, natural wear and tear occurs in the shoulder joint and the rotator cuff tendon. This may become persistently painful over time and may cause limited strength and movement, and loss of shoulder function.

The good news is that with appropriate treatment, pain will improve so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.

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Is It All In Your Head? How Can Acupuncture Help Migraines?

Migraine is not just another word for ‘bad headache’. They have specific characteristics that distinguish them from tension-type headaches. Migraines affect about 1 in 10 people, particularly women.

It’s true, painkillers may temporarily relieve migraines, but they can mask more serious issues that can emerge later. Headaches and migraines are a big wake-up call from the body, so to help prevent future problems, please pay attention to the signs your body sends you!

In my clinic, I have seen many long-term migraine sufferers who have been helped through acupuncture. There is a natural solution that deals with not only the problem but also prevents it from reoccurring.

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The Five Elements ~ What Type Are You?

According to ancient Chinese philosophy, the Five Elements – or the five pillars of Creation – are the building blocks of the universe. In order, the elements are: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. The five elements are considered to be phases of a cycle of change. Each person’s physical and mental constitution can be described as a balance of the elements in which one or more may naturally dominate.

Find out which element you are and how to best keep yourself in balance.

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Focus on Cancer - acupuncture to manage side effects of treatments

Nausea and loss of appetite can be common side effects of some cancer treatments and while medications to prevent or treat nausea are often combined with chemotherapy drugs, many patients still experience symptoms.  For the “foodies” and our patients who experience much pleasure from eating, this can be an especially difficult side effect as they no longer take pleasure in nourishing their bodies.  However, managing nausea and loss of appetite for any patient is crucial during cancer treatment in order to maintain energy levels and prevent rapid weight loss, which can complicate treatment.

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