Can Acupuncture Improve Fertility?

February 2, 2017

The following is from a Pacific College of Oriental Medicine posting, sourced to http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&;id=15808 When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%. A recent study from Tel Aviv University reports, ““When combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent […]

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Mindfullness and Meditation

January 23, 2017

Being mindful is to focus awareness on the present moment, acknowledging and accepting what you are feeling and thinking. Mindfulness enables us to let go of tension, increases our ability to form connections with others and deal with unexpected events. Increasing mindfulness has many benefits, including improved mental well-being, including improved control of emotions and […]

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Boost Memory & Learn New Skills

August 2, 2016

Having difficulties focusing, remembering tasks or organizing your thoughts? It may sound strange to learn that cognitive function is not solely the job of the brain alone; other parts and organs of the body are involved—the heart and kidneys both partner with the brain to nurture a healthy and attentive mind. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine […]

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Take care of your Thyroid

July 12, 2016

The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and is found at the front of the neck, below the Adam’s apple. Although small in size, this gland has a big influence on the body’s ability to transform food into the energy needed to sustain life. Thyroid hormones control the growth, temperature, and function of every […]

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Got Seasonal Allergies?

April 30, 2016

What Are Seasonal Allergies? Commonly called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, a seasonal allergy is an allergic reaction to a trigger that is typically only present for part of the year, such as spring or fall. Pollens that are spread by the wind are usually the main cause. People who are allergic to pollens are […]

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Pressure point for Allergies

March 28, 2016

The below information is from an Acutake.com newsletter about a useful pressure point you can massage on your foot if you suffer from allergies. “The most popular acupressure points for allergies are located on the face, but if you don’t feel like poking around up there, here’s one on your ankle. Spleen 5 is often […]

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Ten Tips for Happy Meals!

January 14, 2016

Eat like a prince or princess for breakfast, an emperor or empress for lunch, and a pauper for dinner. Avoid eating when angry or stressed, otherwise your energy will be diverted away from processing your meal. Prepare your food with love and eat consciously. Eat slowly and chew your food well! Don’t chill your Spleen […]

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Feed your brain, exercise your mind

December 1, 2015

According to Yian Gu, a Columbia University assistant professor of neuro-psychology, eating the right foods can postpone brain aging. A recent study showed that adults age 65 and older who ate at least five foods from a Mediterranean type diet (such as fish, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes and olive oil) and consumed moderate amounts […]

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Brain Power

September 21, 2015

Want to boost your brain power? Then eat more leafy green vegetables.  Martha Clare Morris, director of nutrition at Rush University, reports that a 10-year study of more than 950 oder adults found that those who consumed just one or two serevings of leafy greens daily had the cognitive abilties of people a decade younger. […]

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Got Neck Pain? Eat Cherries!

July 15, 2015

Chinese medicine pays attention to the color, flavor, and thermal properties of foods, as well as how the foods are cooked or prepared. These factors determine how foods can be used as medicine to influence the physiological functions of the body’s organ systems, including the cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, skeletal, and endocrine systems. Cherries, for example, are red, […]

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Spring Forest Qigong Summer 2015 Events

June 8, 2015

I teach Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) and recommend it to all my friends and patients as a simple yet profoundly powerful way to attain physical, emotional, and spiritual health. So whether you want to learn more or deepen your practice, I hope find the following three SFQ events of interest to you. 1. “Heart Sutra […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

May 5, 2015

A balanced, varied diet can help ease the pain of arthritis by providing vitamins and minerals that keep your joints healthy. Avoiding “damp” foods, such as dairy products and greasy or spicy fare, also helps joints. Here are some healthy and delicious choices to include in your diet: Ginger – Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory. […]

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Scoliosis? Try side planks.

April 13, 2015

A new study showed patients with scoliosis were able to reduce their C-shaped spinal curvature doing side planks. According to Loren Fisman, MD, assistant clinical professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the study required patients to hold a side plank for about 90 seconds six days a week on the weaker side of […]

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Antidepressants can cause bone problems

March 30, 2015

According to Faleh Tamimi, DDS, PhD, at McGill University, a new six-year research study shows that people who take SSRIs, like Paxil, Prozac, or Zoloft, have twice the risk of having a dental implant fail as those who don’t tak SSRIs. According to the study, SSRIs slow bone-cell production, which reduces bone density. Dental implants […]

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Don’t let pain killers mess with your mind!

March 16, 2015

Some of the most popular prescription and over-the-counter pain killers can mess up not only your body, but also your mind. According to Jack Fincham PhD, RPh, a professor at the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, etc.) is more likely than other OTC pain killers to cause depression. Naproxen is popular because it’s less […]

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Want to fight colds? Get a hug!

February 16, 2015

In a new study,  over 400 healthy adults were exposed to a cold virus and quarantined. Those who reported getting the fewest hugs in their daily lives were more likely to suffer from severe cold symptoms. According to Sheldon Cohen, PhD, director, Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity and Disease, Carnegie Mellon University, the […]

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Fist bump spreads fewer germs!

January 22, 2015

Visitors to my clinic may notice that I avoid shaking hands. It’s not that I’m unfriendly. I just don’t want to spread germs by shaking hands. In a recent study, researchers wearing gloves that were dipped in bacteria transferred 10 times more germs while shaking hands than when they did a fist bump greeting. Other […]

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Spring Forest Qigong Class February 28, 2015

January 17, 2015

Please join me on Saturday February 28th to learn Spring Forest Qigong, a simple yet powerful form of self-healing that I practice every day and that I recommend to all my friends and patients. Qi (pronounced chee) means vital energy. Gong means cultivation. So Qigong is about the cultivation of vital energy. According to Chinese […]

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Do Brain Games Improve Memory?

January 12, 2015

            Have you downloaded apps like Luninosity and Fit Brains that claim to boost cognitive function and prevent mental decline? Many people hope that playing games on their smartphones and iPads will improve their memory and mental focus. However, according to David Linden, a professor of neuroscience at John Hopkins, […]

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Painkillers may be linked to blood clots

January 6, 2015

Think twice before you swallow another painkiller! According to Dr. Ungprasert, an instructor at the Mayo Clnic’s rheumatology department, painkillers may be linked to blood clots. A meta-analysis of six studies (involving 2100 cases) of venous thromboembolism – a type of clot that includes deep vein thrombosis (clots in the legs) and pulmonary embolism (clots […]

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Phone: 571-306-0533
 

 

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