The History of Acupuncture

The Concise History of Acupuncture Chinese Medicine is comprised of numerous healing modalities. The nutritional sciences of herbal medicine and dietetics utilize ingested and topical medicaments. The bodywork arts of cupping, tui na, and gua sha work exteriorly to treat patterns of disharmony (i.e. disease). Still, the most popular and well known aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is Acupuncture. Even so, the precise origination of acupuncture is a bit vague. The ancient Chinese were prolific documenters of history and science. As such, the earliest recorded writing on acupuncture found to date is the Huangdi Neijing, translated as The Yellow
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Adrenal Fatigue and the Acupuncture Fix

Adrenal Fatigue and the Acupuncture Fix Adrenal Fatigue, Burnout, or Hypoadrenia are used interchangeably to describe a similar phenomenon. That is, the deleterious effects of distress. In academia and clinical practice, the powers that be do not recognize adrenal fatigue, or its other names, as a clinical diagnosis. Adrenal fatigue was initially termed by James Wilson, DC, ND, PhD at the end of the last century. Since then, no medical endocrinology society has endorsed or supported the terms “adrenal fatigue,” or “hypoadrenia.” Though clinical wording such as adrenal neurasthenia, adrenal apathy, adrenal insufficiency, and subclinical hypoadrenia can be found in
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5 Myths Surrounding Neck Pain

5 Myths Surrounding Neck Pain Neck pain affects up to 50% of the world’s population, according to research completed by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The IASP study also found that chronic neck pain, lasting over 3 months, will afflict 15% of the population at any given time. The truth is, if you have neck pain, or any chronic pain, you are not alone. Here is some more truth, just like there are many myths touted as expert fitness advice from your local gym junkie, there are many myths surrounding neck pain. We at Lakewood Ranch
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Get Stoned Like a Shaman: About Stone Medicine

Stone Medicine Treatment Humans have always been surrounded by stones. Arguably, one of the first tools ever was a rock used for smashing open otherwise hard-to-get food items. Imagine Grok seeing a nut, stomach growling, looking at the ground at opened shells from birds and other animals. Next to the tree is a rock, and after grabbing a handful of nuts, Grok begins pounding a stone into the shells to reveal a proteinaceous snack. “Eureka!” Rocks are everywhere. We even call our planet the “3rd Rock From The Sun!” Here at Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness, we are a stone’s
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This Ain’t Your Granny’s Sauna (or is it?)

This Ain’t Your Granny’s Sauna (or is it?) From the Russian banya, to Tribal sweat lodges, to Estonian smoke saunas, there is an ancient tradition of therapeutic sweating for health and wellness across the world. Now modern technology has stepped in and upgraded the rustic feel of saunas to futuristic portals you can install in your own home. It’s how The Jetson’s would sauna if they could. What is an Infrared Sauna? You may have already heard of this from a friend, or have seen it advertised around town. Let’s break this down. Infrared refers to a specific range of
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Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That May Surprise You!

Inflammation. This word buzzes around wellness and health circles in all corners of the globe. It has been discussed ad nauseum and vast amounts of research have been devoted to cracking the code of the mechanisms and prevention of this phenomena. Let’s get this point made right away, Inflammation alone is NOT a bad thing! Remember when cholesterol was the bad guy? “Avoid it at all costs, it clogs arteries and leads to heart disease,” as touted by the talking heads on TV. Remember when fat, in general, was the scapegoat for all things disease and sickness? We know now
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5 Summer Detox Tips

5 Summer Detox Tips from a 5,000+ Year Tradition If you wish to radiate this summer, keep reading for some pro tips on how Chinese Medicine will get you prepared. The sun is shining. The air is warm. Beach season is here. Oh yeah, its summertime! Are you ready? Lets get you primed with a Summer Detox from Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness. Who doesn’t desire to be admired while strolling along the shoreline in your summer best? Or get heads turning as you jog along a trail, or walk the streets of downtown? So, whether you are still full
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9 Ways CBD Saves the Day

Get high with THC. Get heathy with CBD. “I never inhaled.” Stated by Former President Bill Clinton when asked if he ever smoked marijuana in his youth. Laughable nowadays, right? Yeah, you’re also right, … laughable then too! Let’s be real here, the politics of marijuana and hemp go back over a century in our fair nation. The real debate is money-centered. So, here is some money talk … The Cannabis industry in North America peaked at $6.7 Billion for the year 2016 as stated in an Arcview Market Research report. This is a 30% growth since 2015, and illustrates
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