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Does Acupuncture Work?

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The title of this article is the same as one of the most common questions I have been asked. It is a question that is problematic because it is incomplete. If someone asks ‘does acupuncture work?’ that gives me very little. A better question would be ‘what does acupuncture work

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?

Natural Nutrition to Make Pain Go Away

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How do I get rid of this pain?

I am tired of waking up and feeling terrible from another night of tossing and turning.

I don’t want to take another pill with even more side effects.

Is there some simple, natural, way that I can take care of this?

The Missing Piece in Bone and Joint Health

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Front, side, and back views of the human skeleton.

Snap, crackle, pop.

That isn’t your breakfast cereal; it’s your bones.

So now what? What is missing?

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

What can Traditional Chinese Medicine Do?

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient form of healthcare that has been around for three thousand years. In that time the modalities of TCM have seen many health conditions. The TCM approach is holistic, which takes the body as a complete system. This is a very similar approach to

Insomnia

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What is it?: Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep (sleep onset insomnia) or difficulty staying asleep (sleep maintenance insomnia).  This is normally viewed as a symptom for a larger condition.  Finding the cause of this symptom and making the appropriate changes will usually correct the issue. Causes: There are

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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