Cupping therapy

Cupping is a type of bodywork therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction, like an inverse of massage.The suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force, or vital energy. Cupping helps balance yin and yang within the body. Restoring…

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Gabor Mate, The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power, Ted Talk

 

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Belonging

BELONGING   Do you sometimes feel like an outsider? Do you feel like you don’t belong? Like you are separate from everyone else?   The reason is because your ego is constantly comparing and separating you from your energetic family. The truth is that we are all one, and to really feel this connection is…

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Trigger points and referred pain

If you are suffering from any of the following, you may have referred pain from the upper trapezius trigger points: Headaches on the temples or tension headaches, facial, temple, or jaw pain, pain behind the eye, dizziness or vertigo (in conjunction with the sternocleidomastoid muscle), severe neck pain, a stiff neck, or limited range-of-motion and…

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Quit smoking

Smoking cessation To stop smoking plan ahead, set a date for when you officially quit. Decide ahead of time if you’re going to gradually cut down, or going cold turkey. Make an appointment for regular acupuncture treatments as you go through the process, research shows that it helps the success rates. Support Person – The…

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Acupuncture in the treatment of Urologic issues

Overactive bladder affects 16-18% of the US adult population with a higher incidence in the elderly.  The expense to the healthcare system is approximately $12 billion annually. Incontinence is responsible for up to 10% of nursing home admissions for people adding an adding an additional $6 billion. Incontinence is a condition that can lead to…

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Herniated discs and acupuncture

Acupuncture is rooted in the belief that everyone has an energy force called  Qi When the Qi is blocked or unbalanced, your body may respond with pain and illness. Traditional acupuncturists aim to free up the acupuncture channels, by inserting extremely thin needles into specific points in your body’s meridians. Based on your specific diagnosis,…

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Acupuncture and PTSD

PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder,  has had many different names throughout  history, names such as shell shock, battle fatigue, and soldiers heart. Many of these names recognize trauma from war as a cause for PTSD, however, the current definition of PTSD has expanded to include trauma that comes from any other acutely shocking event, as…

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How does acupuncture help improve fertility?

  Acupuncture is the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the body. These points, when needled, can regulate the way in which the body functions. Acupuncture reduces the stress of trying to get pregnant, and it decreases uterine contractions, which encourages implantation and prevents miscarriage. Because of the delicate balance between…

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Trigger Points and Dry Needling

  Dry needling is a style of acupuncture that focuses on just the acupuncture points known as trigger points.  Dry needling is more geared towards neuro-anatomical needling techniques and placement rather than traditional acupuncture point locations that take the whole body, mind and spirit into account.  The term “trigger point” is used to describe an…

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