Month: March 2018

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Anxiety and that feeling in the pit of your stomach

What does anxiety and depression have to do with your guts, your gut bacteria in particular? Well, a whole lot it turns out. Apparently, the probiotic bacteria in your digestive tract profoundly affects your ‘gut/brain axis’. John Cryan at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Center at University College Cork, Ireland has done a study using 16 healthy …

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Mindful Eating

Now that the Holidays are over, it’s time to take stock of where we are and how we want to be in this New Year. My New Year’s resolution is to ALWAYS practice ‘mindful eating’. One of the best ways to reduce stress and help the body get into that lovely ‘rest and digest’ phase …

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Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for Sciatica

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have proven to be effective for many people who suffer from sciatica. This condition, which is characterized by nervy and gnawing pain that radiates from the low back down one or both legs, can be debilitating and frustrating. Many patients have tried conventional therapies such as pain medications, physical therapy, and …

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Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a commonly misunderstood condition that currently affects around 5 million Americans. Acupuncture, along with a variety of natural treatment approaches, can often offer profound benefit to people diagnosed with PTSD or share a similar constellation of symptoms. Acupuncture can treat PTSD by harmonizing the underlying energetic imbalances that …

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Acupuncture and Natural Treatment Options for Premenstrual Syndrome and Syndrome and Menstrual Cramps

In my private practice, PMS and dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps) are certainly common reasons for seeking treatment with acupuncture with herbs, as these holistic methods tend to be very effective and safe options for most women. Chinese medicine and acupuncture have enjoyed a rich history in treating gynecological issues. Even today, many women turn to this …

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