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Cupping Decoded

Cupping, like acupuncture, is a treatment used in traditional Chinese medicine. First documented almost 3,000 years ago, cupping relies on suction and heat to promote healing. While the method often leaves temporary circular marks on the skin, it is known to be highly relaxing and isn’t generally painful. Celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, […]

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Acupuncture Can Alleviate Insomnia

With stress, electronics, and endless distractions, it’s no wonder insomnia is on the rise. Prescription sleep aids can be addictive and cause side effects. Instead of taking the risk, many people opt for lifestyle changes and various techniques to combat the problem. However, acupuncture is often overlooked. It’s a natural, safe way to overcome insomnia. […]

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Miss Arizona Used Traditional Chinese Medicine to Treat Tourette Syndrome

Jennifer Smestad, Miss Arizona 2013, was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder, at age 10. She experienced head jerking, involuntary facial movements and grimaces, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety. She suffered from the crippling symptoms with no relief for five years. After taking medications and considering brain surgery, Smestad tried a combination of acupuncture and […]

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Digestive Recovery After Holiday Indulgences

Good health requires proper digestion. The holidays are notorious for treats, overeating, and stress, which wreak havoc on the body. Get yourself back on track after a big Thanksgiving meal, Hanukkah delicacies, or a stack of Christmas cookies. Traditional Chinese medicine places a particular emphasis on digestion and the state of your gut determines your […]

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Bolster Your Immunity Naturally

As the seasons change, we’re often susceptible to illness. Winter is no exception. We tend to spend more time indoors in close quarters with others. Plus, cold and flu season is in full swing. Aside from the obvious precautions, such as frequent hand washing, a healthy diet, and exercise, acupuncture is an effective way to […]

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The Importance of the Tongue in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Those unfamiliar with the principles of traditional Chinese medicine may be surprised when an acupuncturist asks to see their tongue. However, this tongue inspection plays an important role in diagnosis, developing a treatment plan, and gauging progress. The tongue can be a window into your health and is connected to the meridians and organs. What […]

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