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8 Common Questions About Pediatric Acupuncture

1. Can acupuncture help with my child’s health? In most cases, yes acupuncture and other pediatric techniques can help with common complaints and conditions. Some conditions/symptoms that acupuncture may help with are: allergies, acne, asthma, attention issues, bed wetting, constipation, coughs, depression, diabetes, developmental delays, diarrhea, digestive problems, ear infections, eczema, failure to thrive, hyperactivity, . . .

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The Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle & Pesto Recipe

A brief introduction to stinging nettle and its health benefits: Stinging nettle is an evergreen herbaceous shrub that has a long medicinal history and is considered a classic “nutritive” herb.  The leaves and stems of stinging nettle possess anti-inflammatory actions that have most commonly been used to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, . . .

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What Ginseng Is Right For Me?

We see the general herb name, “ginseng,” in grocery store teas, natural food stores, and even in gas stations. After studying Chinese herbal medicine, I recommend asking an herbalist before partaking in any ginseng. Ginseng comes from different regions of China, Korea, Canada, France, and United States, to name a few, and it is cultivated . . .

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Celebrating Autumn! The Metal Element

“The three months of Fall are called the period of tranquility of one’s conduct…Soul and spirit should be gathered together in order to make the breath of Fall tranquil…all of this is the protection of one’s harvest. In the autumn all things in creation approach their harvest, perfection and completion.”  Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching . . .

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The Five Branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that maintain and restore an individual’s harmony with nature include: Acupuncture, Herbs, Massage (Tuina), Qigong (energetics and exercise), and Chinese Dietary Medicine. Acupuncture uses very fine needles to regulate Qi (Yang energy) and Blood (Yin fluids), produced by the internal organs, which flow through the 12 meridians. . . .

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The Ancient Art of Cupping

The ancient art of cupping has been utilized by healers and lay people in many cultures. Cupping is a suction technique designed to pull toxin build-up and muscle spasm from the body’s deeper tissue to the surface of the skin. Cupping also rehydrates the muscle layers and fascia.  The cells of the body use oxygen . . .

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