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How Fast will you Heal?

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In my practice I see many people who have been in pain for months or even years. Like anyone in pain they want to how long it will take to get better.

Thyroid and Pain

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Thyroid and Pain

I had a lesson this week in why a holistic approach to healthcare is so important. Pain management, which is my focus, is not just the simple treatment of sore muscles or tingling nerves; no, if I want to actually make a difference and help my clients I need to go deeper than this. Why are the muscles and nerves hurting in the first place?

Tension and Training

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Tension and Training

I am a physically active person and have been for several years. As a result of a highly active lifestyle, I understand the frustrations and inconvenience of injuries, aches, and sprains. Muscle tension usually works against our will, keeping us down, and gets in the way of our goals.

B All You Can B

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B All You Can B

There is a lot of talk about B vitamins, particularly B6 and B12, as new research explains how they play into stress management, bone health, digestion of wheat and protein, and nerve function.

8 Herbs for Headaches

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8 Herbs for Headaches

Whether addressing life situations, dealing with finances, or listening to the news, we all have triggers for headaches. What herbs can help?

Podcast – First Podcast! Training of Acupuncturists and a Discussion About Fatigue.

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As this is the first podcast, I would like to spend some time addressing some questions and clearing up some misconceptions people might have about acupuncture. The first question people seem to have is: what can an acupuncturist do? Many people think that acupuncturists just stick needles into someone to help with pain and that’s it. And that acupuncture works by this strange thing called “qi” which sounds like the Force in Star Wars. Well, acupuncture does work on pain and there are several explanations of qi that are rather wild, but there is more to it than that.

Acupuncture and Lupus

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Do you or someone you know have lupus? Are you looking for an effective treatment to improve your quality of life? Acupuncture may have the solution for you. What is it?: Lupus is an autoimmune disease with symptoms similar to fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory condition

4 Points of Chinese Medicine for July 4th

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Some may consider it bad taste to give health advice for a holiday that typically involves barbecue, beer, and fireworks. However, we at Changing Elements wish to provide some additions to your festivities that may make your holiday more enjoyable. 1. Eat Watermelon The watermelon, in Chinese medicinal herbology, is used

Pleasant Dreams

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Many people suffer from insomnia. The mind won’t slow down. Nagging doubts and worries come to whisper in your ear. Your subconscious plays all sorts of images and you think that taco you had at dinner was a poor decision. Fortunately, this is one of the conditions that acupuncture treats

Avoiding the Flames of Anger

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Somebody cut you off on your drive to work. Somebody just wasted an hour of your time on a presentation that told you nothing new. No one returns your calls or e-mails. Every time you turn around someone is wanting another piece of your time or money and giving you

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