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Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

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I want to lose weight. I want to be a better person. I want more control over my life. These are some of the most common goals that people have with the coming of a new year. In the past, I have talked about the stoic philosophy and how that

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

Reaching your full potential

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As some of you may have noticed, a lot of the snippets I post on my Facebook page are aimed at inspiring people to strive for their full potential. This term has been thrown around a lot in the holistic community and, to some, may not have the impact that

Moving beyond stress and finding your purpose.

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We live in stressful times. The economy is slowly on the mend. We are working longer hours with fewer resources, and for less pay and the dollar isn’t going as far as it used to. Government is more of a mess than usual it seems and everywhere you look people

Cancer

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Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer occurs when normal cells multiply too quickly, or when natural cell death stops. Cancer can develop in almost any organ or tissue, such as the lungs, colon, breast, skin, bones, or nerve tissue. What can Acupuncture do to

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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What is it?: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition of debilitating fatigue with symptoms persisting for at least six months. CFS is often associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia, which I spoke about earlier, but symptoms do not necessarily worsen upon exertion, nor is there necessarily broad scale pain.

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