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Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Benefits of Qi Gong

The benefits of qi gong

Acupuncture is one of three branches of ancient traditional medicine. The other two are herbal medicine and the practice of a physical and mental discipline called Qi Gong. The main objective of each branch is to bring about a harmonious flow of Chi. continue reading »

Acupuncture for Healthy Weight Loss

Weight Loss - your healthy weight loss program can include acupuncture

If you struggle with your weight, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 30% of all U.S. adults meet the criteria for being obese.1 Americans spend billions of dollars annually on weight loss products, but obesity is still on the rise. People are even turning to surgery as a weight loss option. This is a drastic measure and can cause unwanted side effects. continue reading »

Acupuncture for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day - The Perfect Gift of Acupuncture

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 9, this year of 2021. How wonderful to have a day set aside to honor all mothers! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 

The mother energy is yin, and the father energy is yang in the ancient Chinese philosophy of yin-yang. Yin and yang are the idea of opposites. Yin energy is female, soft, and supports function in comparison to yang energy which is male, active, and supports structure. In our modern world, people too often burn their yang without nurturing their yin and end up stressed out with health imbalances.  

yin yang symbol represents balance of opposites

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has at its roots the philosophy of yin and yang. The diagnosis within TCM is based on patterns that are categorized according to the relationship of yin and yang within the body.  When the opposite expression of the yin and yang energies within the body interact in a balanced way, good health can be enjoyedWhen there is an imbalance of the yin and yang energy, for example too much activity and not enough rest, the body suffers.  

Acupuncture Care is a holistic choice to treat a variety of women’s health issues. Below are three ways acupuncture supports women’s health.  continue reading »

Regrowth: Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Spring is a time when the natural world begins bursting with new life and new growth.  The philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes living in harmony with the seasons.  Each season in TCM is associated with one of the five elements: wood, water, earth, fire and metal. Springtime is associated with the wood element, connecting us to the new growth. continue reading »

Acupuncture for Diabetes

Acupuncture for Diabetes

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 90 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Type 2 diabetes, while its exact cause is unknown, develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Because of this, treatment often involves taking “insulin sensitizers” or medication that helps the body increase its sensitivity and therefore ability to process insulin, keeping the blood sugar from getting too low. Unfortunately, this medication often causes side effects, including weight gain and anemia. continue reading »

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