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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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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Joint Pain? 5 Best Supplements For You

Why Supplement? Should you get your nutrients from food or from supplements? I think a whole foods diet is ideal, although I know in reality life, work, and stress can wreck havoc on your ideal diet plan.  I like supplements to fill in the gaps and make sure you are getting all the stuff you need to live and function at your best. I also believe it is the culmination of…

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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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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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