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Sleeping Like a Baby Promotes Good Health

I don't need to tell you how much better you feel when you get a good night's sleep on a regular basis. The science of sleep has established health benefits too numerous to count. The more obvious ones are feeling energized, focused and productive during the day. Our bodies, and especially our brains, are using [...]

Treating Endometriosis with Chinese Medicine

Women who experience pelvic pain are often diagnosed with endometriosis. Let's get a better understanding what endometriosis is, how it can affect your health and quality of life, what treatments are offered by mainstream medicine, and what other options exist to alleviate symptoms and restore well-being naturally. The endometrium is the inner lining of a [...]

Love Your Back, and It Will Love You Back

Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from low back pain? You now have options to get better that don't involve pain medications or surgery. Since low back pain affects such an overwhelming share of the population at least sometimes in their lives and causes healthcare costs and economic losses in the tens [...]

Integrative Approaches to Chronic Lyme

If you live anywhere in the Northeast and have ever been outdoors, in the meadows, woods or just your backyard, you've probably been bitten by ticks, mosquitos or flies. You may not have noticed it. Many of these critters carry a range of microbes that they can transmit to animals, including humans. Some people develop [...]

Options for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Women with unusual hair growth, irregular or absent periods, and ovaries that appear large and shiny when viewed with ultrasound often have one thing in common: They are diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS. Acupuncturists frequently encounter patients with PCOS who seek our help with overweight, hirsutism, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, and [...]

Practice Qigong and Lower Your Blood Pressure

The body supplies oxygen and nutrients to, and removes carbon dioxide and other metabolic waste products from, every cell primarily through the blood and lymph. These fluids reach the cells because the heart and blood vessels create pressures to bring them to the far reaches of the body and back. The cardiovascular and lymph systems [...]

Can You Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud?

Seasonal allergies are a bane for many people, both in cities and the countryside. Their symptoms include red, itchy eyes, hives, hoarseness, runny nose, recurrent sinusitis and headaches. About 10-30% of the population develop hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis. Almost 80% of asthmatics also experience rhinitis. Allergy sufferers are at a three times [...]

Acupuncture in a Climber’s Quiver?

As a climber you are often pushing yourself to the limit or beyond. In fact, most climbing injuries do not result from accidents but from overuse. Often, the damage to your body accumulates over time until you feel enough pain to slow down or avoid certain movements or positions. Our bodies are amazingly complex organisms, [...]