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The Benefits of Facial Gua Sha

The Benefits of Facial Gua Sha

Gua Sha facials use a rose quartz or jade (you wanted Instagrammable, right?) The stone is lightly scraped over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles, boost circulation to facial tissue, and promote the excretion of toxins through lymphatic drainage. All of these benefits lead to brighter and healthier looking skin

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Does Chinese Medicine Work For Weight Loss?

Does Chinese Medicine Work For Weight Loss?

Traditional Chinese medicine seeks to understand the root causes of weight gain. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment; instead, this approach looks to identify, then base treatment on each patient’s unique Chinese medical patterns. Weight gain usually involves more than one pattern, making treatment even more individualized.

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Battlefield Acupuncture: for our military personnel and veterans

Battlefield Acupuncture: for our military personnel and veterans

An often forgotten population within our healthcare system is our veterans. They put their lives on the line across the world and regularly return home to less-than-stellar healthcare provisions. The VA offices are not the same in every place and don’t provide consistent care. Sometimes they just prescribe pills for veterans to deal with their pain. This is where battlefield acupuncture has been studied: for upon their return, our soldiers often benefit from this technique.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Acupuncture For Arthritis

Frequently Asked Questions: Acupuncture For Arthritis

More research is coming out showing that acupuncture is effective in treating pain associated with arthritis. Healthcare professionals agree that acupuncture provides a very safe, effective, and minimally invasive pain treatment option for those suffering with arthritis.

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Can Acupuncture Help with Stress? Research and Tips

Can Acupuncture Help with Stress? Research and Tips

In the modern world, avoiding stress is almost impossible.  Whether financial, physical, or emotional, the pressures of daily life are all very real.  These factors also contribute to what can become a constant hum of background stress.  While certain aspects of life are beyond our control, how we choose to manage our stress is fully within our power.

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Are Dairy Products Bad for you?

Are Dairy Products Bad for you?

Dairy has long been considered a nutritious food in the American diet. It has been promoted to reduce bone fractures, strengthen teeth, and help speed up your metabolism. Upon closer examination though, dairy turns out to be bad for your health.

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Treat Seasonal Allergies Naturally

Treat Seasonal Allergies Naturally

Spring is here and so are seasonal allergies! In this post, we’ll examine the root causes of seasonal allergies through Traditional Chinese medicine. We’ll also investigate how to prevent and treat seasonal allergies with herbs, diet, and home remedies.

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Reduce Inflammation and Disease with Exercise

Reduce Inflammation and Disease with Exercise

A more sedentary lifestyle may be causing soreness, restlessness, atrophy or even inflammation.  Exercise can help with all of the above — especially inflammation. Research shows that inflammation is an underlying culprit behind virtually all age-related diseases. Let’s examine the types of inflammation and how exercise can help.

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