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Why Do I Hurt There?!

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Why Do I Hurt There?

OUCH!

You just fell and now the right side of your back is sore. That’s normal, you fell on that side.

Wait a minute! Why does your left side hurt too?

The Limits of Acupuncture

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The Limits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a strange practice…for most Westerners.

It is a system based on the combination of Eastern esoteric principles and anatomical principles. It uses a very different language, or jargon to be more specific, for describing its treatment of disease and injury than is seen in Western medicine.

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.

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

Kudzu

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Chinese Name: Ge gen Latin Name: Pueraria lobata, Pueraria thomsonii, (sometimes confused with arrowroot) English Name: Kudzu Category: Wind Heat Releasing Herbs Taste: Sweet, acrid, cool Channels: Spleen, Stomach Part of plant: Roots, flowers   Actions: Dispels Wind from Exterior and Releases Muscles (unprocessed is better) –  Wind cold without

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

Blood Stasis

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Blood Stasis Blood Stasis is most classically defined as the bruising one develops after one’s knees find locate a piece of furniture in a dark room. More broadly, blood stasis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is any impairment of blood circulation, which can have a variety of causes. What can

American Ginseng

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  Chinese Name: Xi Yang Shen (also Hua Qi Shen, Xi Shen, Yang Shen, Guan Dong Ren Shen) Latin Name: Panax Quinquefolium English Name: American Ginseng Category: Qi Tonifying Herbs Taste: Sweet, bitter, cold Channels: KD, HT, LU Part of plant: Root (berries) Actions: Tonifies Qi and Nourishes Yin Clears

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