3 Ways Acupuncture Can Help With Weight Loss

The most important thing to note about acupuncture and weight loss is that it is a complement, not a solution, to sustained weight loss goals. Acupuncture can assist your body in functioning at its optimum, whether that be regulating stress hormones that can contribute to weight gain, thyroid and endocrine hormone balance that regulate metabolism and hunger, digestive issues, and cravings. Weight loss is a lifestyle change of diet and…

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3 Reasons Why Acupuncture is Great For Kids

A lot of people think acupuncture (yes, needles!) for kids does not exist. On the contrary, acupuncture works so well for so many childhood conditions. It is a great alternative to taking Western medications that can have side effects, and is a painless, relaxing treatment. While in acupuncture school, I did an internship at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The acupuncture was a painless, safe, and effective treatment for nausea…

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Trying to Get Pregnant? 5 Reasons Why Acupuncture Is For You

Pregnancy is one of the most fascinating phenomenon’s on the planet. There are significant physical, mental, and emotional changes that occur throughout the whole process. If you are one of the lucky ones where getting pregnant is easy, this article isn’t for you. But if you, or someone you know, is having challenges, acupuncture for fertility can help.  Any symptom or condition, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is just a…

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4 Reasons Why All Men Should Get Acupuncture

Women typically are better about scheduling health treatments for themselves. Often times it takes debilitating symptoms for men to seek help. More recently, though, I feel like there is a shift going on in men’s health. Whereas in the past self-care treatments would have been considered ‘weak’, men are seeing the benefits to improve health, performance, and quality of life. You can often prevent illness or injury by doing things…

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Why You Need Acupuncture Before & After Surgery

Surgery can be a scary thing. Although best avoided, there are times where surgery is necessary. It can help you regain function and quality of life. Any procedure can have emotional and physical effects, but there are ways to minimize the negative effects of surgery. Being comfortable with your doctor is a must, so you feel good about the procedure and what it entails. Being at your best physically and…

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DIY Tendinosis Treatment

The How and Why: Don’t you mean tendonitis? I didn’t know there was a difference either until not too long ago. Tendonitis and tendinosis sound so similar, yet they are different conditions whose treatment can really impact your healing. Tendonitis is inflammation of the tissue, usually happening in acute situations, while tendinosis is degradation of the connective tissue, and is often caused by overuse and repetitive motion activities. Even small motions…

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7 Recovery Tips for Triathletes

Train, Sweat, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. The athlete mentality is one-of-a-kind, and truly exceptional. I am constantly in awe of the abilities of the human body every time I witness athletes performing their craft. A triathlete is a unique type of person because they have to master not one sport, but three: endurance, will, and commitment to training has to be focused and consistent. The mental aspect is also a huge factor…

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Four Ways to Master Your Sleep

Sleep is one of those priceless golden nuggets in life.  Consistent good sleep can make you feel full of energy to give to your day, have endless possibilities of amazing experiences, can make you feel on top of your game and on top of the world. Bad sleep can suck the life out of you, and can make you feel a zombie, unmotivated and unwilling to do anything but the…

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Ice or Heat?

You are in pain. Do you use ice or heat ? There are lots of opinions on this one. Most Western practitioners use ice, while most Eastern practitioners use heat. What’s the reason? How do you know when to use ice and when to use heat? Read on to find out these answers and my 2 rules of thumb on the heat vs. ice debate. Ice Freezes Things If you are…

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3 Reasons Why Every Athlete Should Get Acupuncture

For the first time ever the 2014 Tour de France REALLY caught my attention as it was the first time I had ever heard acupuncture mentioned in relation to the athletes.  Astana was the only team to take their own acupuncturist to the Tour – and one of their cyclists Vicenzo Nibali won! This Wall Street Journal article explains how the team used acupuncture almost every day, twice a day,…

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