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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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Spice it Up with Cinnamon

Cinnamon has long been touted by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine for its healing benefits and is the perfect addition to your cold weather diet. It has been used for centuries to fight the common cold, abdominal discomfort, painful menstruation, diarrhea, fatigue, and lack of appetite. It has warming properties and can improve circulation. Studies […]

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Beat the Winter Blues!

As the days get shorter and grayer, many people experience the blues. However, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can make the symptoms even more extreme. In the majority of cases, individuals suffering from SAD feel hopeless, anxious, depressed, lethargic, and may gain weight or withdraw socially, in the fall and winter months. Reduced sunlight can throw […]

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3 Key Components To Understanding Acupuncture

By Jennifer Dubowsky, LAc Acupuncture is one of the primary, and perhaps best known, treatments used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The practice of acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles into specific acupoints along your body’s meridians in order to balance and assist the free flow of qi. Although that was just one sentence of […]

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