Monthly Archives February 2012

Acupuncture: An Overview of Acupuncture Theory and Styles

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient form of healthcare that originated in China at least 2,500 years ago. It has been practiced throughout the Asian world for many centuries. Acupuncture has been accepted into the Western mainstream culture since the 1970’s and is currently soaring in popularity throughout many parts of the Western hemisphere. Through the use of extremely fine needles, acupuncture works by manipulating the flow of Qi
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Acupuncture as Alternative Medicine for Adrenal Weakness

Out of all the patients I have treated, I would say that about 50% of them (at least) are struggling with a pattern called adrenal exhaustion. This basically means that they have lost the ability to rest and rejuvenate. Instead, it’s as if the nervous system is always ‘on’ and the person has lost the ability to stop the incessant mental chatter, anxiety, worry, or stress. The main symptoms of
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Acupuncture and Natural Treatment Options for Anxiety

Approximately 38 million Americans suffer from chronic anxiety or depression. One out of eight adults are currently taking antidepressant medications. While these medications can offer support and benefit on certain occasions, there are indeed many people that do not respond well to this form of treatment. This can be due to a number of factors including: Various side effects that outweigh the benefits of the medication A developed tolerance to
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Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis

Approximately 44 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. Many of these people are being treated with Western medications such as steroids and anti-inflammatories, while many others’ symptoms are left untreated, as they do not want to pursue conventional Western treatment options. In my clinical practice, I have worked with all forms of arthritis, helping many patients get off of pain killers and steroids using a number of natural treatment
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Acupuncture and Natural Asthma Treatment Options

Asthma affects approximately 20 million Americans every year. Conventional treatment options for asthma are limited to steroid inhalers and bronchodilators. While these medications are effective in relieving the symptoms of asthma, the side effects of continuous long-term treatment can be severe. There are numerous natural strategies to consider for chronic asthma that can offer effective treatment without the side effects.  In the following article, we will talk about how acupuncture
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Acupuncture as a Natural Option for Treating Depression

Acupuncture is a powerful and effective treatment option for depression.  Approximately 38 million Americans suffer with chronic anxiety or depression. One out of eight adults are currently taking antidepressant medications. While these medications can offer support and benefit on certain occasions, there are indeed many people that do not respond well to this form of treatment. This can be due to a number of factors including: Various side effects that
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Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for Digestive Problems

It is estimated that approximately 62 million Americans experience digestive problems on an ongoing basis. This is due to the harmful repercussions of the standard American diet on our population coupled with the high level of stress that the average American experiences. Digestive problems can range from minor annoyances, such as gas and bloating, to life-threatening illnesses, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, unremitting diarrhea, and various cancers that target
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Do Acupuncture Needles Hurt?

Many people will not try acupuncture because they are afraid that the needles will hurt or that the experience will be unpleasant. This is really a tragedy, as acupuncture has the capacity to effectively treat a variety of chronic health conditions that typically do not respond to other forms of intervention. In my practice, I have used acupuncture to treat both children and adults. In fact, I have done full
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