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Israeli Tiger Treated With Acupuncture

Acupuncture is for everyone. Even tigers. Pedang, a 14-year-old Sumatran tiger from an Israeli zoo, is plagued by chronic ear infections. After other treatments failed, Pedang has switched to acupuncture. The tiger’s acupuncturist is hoping the holistic treatment will enhance his immune system and aid in the absorption of antibiotics. While this is the first […]

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Deepen Your Yoga Practice with Acupuncture

Acupuncturists may call our life force energy Qi, while yoga practitioners refer to it as prana. Though different disciplines, the two have striking similarities and are an excellent complement to one another. Based on Eastern philosophies, yoga and acupuncture are used to create a free flow of energy. In yoga, and the related field of […]

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Devastating Injury Caused by Under-Trained Acupuncture Provider

My heart goes out to Canadian Olympian Kim Ribble-Orr who recently suffered a collapsed lung and a subsequent crippling infection after undergoing acupuncture at the hands of an undertrained massage therapist. The National Post published an article¬†chronicling the Judo competitor’s devastating experience, which illustrates the importance of visiting a licensed acupuncturist. After a 2006 car […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow Relies on Traditional Chinese Medicine

  Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is another celebrity advocate of traditional Chinese medicine. Paltrow has received acupuncture treatments, cupping, herbal remedies, and even follows certain Chinese medicine dietary guidelines and principles. In fact, in an interview she credited acupuncture with allowing her to reach a “new level” in her life. She later wrote, “those little needles […]

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Sandra Bullock Gets Acupuncture

  Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock, the star of movies including “The Blind Side,” “Miss Congeniality,” and “Speed,” certainly has access to an unlimited number of wellness tools. What does she do to stay healthy, calm, and vibrant? Acupuncture! The star receives acupuncture three times per week, whether on set or at home. Celebrities commonly […]

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