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7 Emotions - A Guide to Emotional balanceAwareness | Prevention | Self-Cultivation

7 Emotions – A Guide to Emotional Balance

This guide to emotional balance is part of a wellness series. A series that brings awareness to root-causes of health problems and natural forms of prevention for optimal health. Making efforts to understand holistic and natural principles to optimize your life and well-being is self-cultivation. Getting to the root-cause of health imbalances and being aware of early practices in prevention can put you on the best path for greater health.

Anxiety | Depression | Fear | Anger | Worry | Sadness | Grief | Melancholy | Joy | Love | Excitement | Pensiveness

Emotions are natural and express how we feel. Sometimes emotions aren’t well understood by ourselves or by others. Some emotions are uplifting and...

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5 Natural Health Tips for Women

5 Natural Health Tips for Women

Egg health

Getting pregnant can be frustrating when it isn’t happening as easily as planned. Egg health could be one of the many reasons you could be dealing with a difficult pregnancy. There are many factors to support egg health including blood circulation, hormonal balance and stress. Exercise can improve blood and oxygen flow such as tai chi, chi kung, yoga, running or simply going on a brisk walk at least three times a week. Ask a massage therapist about increasing blood flow to the reproductive system with abdominal massage. Stress can also dysregulate hormone balance and impact egg health. It’s important to find ways to relieve stress naturally with methods such as meditation practices, deep breathing techniques and acupuncture. Nourishing the body...

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Veterans Choice Program Provider

Ask your VA Doctor for a Referral for Acupuncture

Chronic Pain (all types) | Depression | Anxiety | PTSD | Stress Management | Insomnia | Digestive Problems | Low Energy | Emotional Imbalances

As a “veterans choice participating provider” Dr. Christopher Carlow, D. Ac. can offer an alternative choice to our Veterans who are struggling with health issues.

Many patients are finding solutions here at our clinic to a variety of common complaints including mental-emotional stress, physical aches and pains, can’t turn the mind off, finding it difficult to relax, unable to focus, unable to get a good night’s sleep, too often feeling fatigued, digestive problems, weight gain and more.”

~ Dr. Chris


A referral is needed...

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Experience Qi Cultivation

Experience Qi Cultivation

The 3rd and final article in this 3 part series will highlight some great benefits of the 4 Seasons Chi Kung Online Program. I have a special bonus for you at the end of the article where you can learn how to take advantage of a special limited-time offer and experience qi cultivation for yourself.

The following points will be covered in this article:

  • Why I chose an online format for the 4 Seasons Chi Kung program
  • How this program can be beneficial, convenient, and easy to learn
  • One of the biggest shortcomings of any exercise
  • An overview of the different parts of the program
  • A snippet of the 5 Element correspondences
  • Free lesson preview of the Winter course.
  • Special Offer!

Why online? An online forum makes this program more accessible and connects people with...

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Chi Kung Transform Your Health

Can Chi Kung Provide the Transformation You Need in Your Life?

Part 2 of this 3-part series will cover some key points on how chi kung can be a transformative force for health in your life. Thanks for taking the time to read this article and let me know if you have any questions on the topic.

The following points will be covered in this article:

  • Learn how chi kung supports 2 of the 4 major fundamentals for self-care
  • Chi kung vs conventional exercise
  • Chi kung is less about doing and more about opening
  • My definition of stress
  • Unifying principles and mind-body connection

In the 1st article I explained how my health has benefited from daily chi kung practice. If you haven’t had a chance to read it you can click here and check it out.

I did mention how chi kung was life-changing for me so...

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Chi Kung A Personal Journey

Firstly, I want to thank you so much for reading my post. As an owner of a holistic acupuncture and wellness center I have a passion for natural healthcare solutions and love passing along helpful information.

I’m excited to share some news on the new chi kung online program I will be rolling out very soon. I’ve worked hard to put it together. In this 3 part series I want to highlight my reasons for creating this chi kung program and how it can benefit you.

I’ve been interested in chi kung for more than 20 years. My interest in chi kung began with my personal health issues. As a teenager, I struggled with back and knee pain. I remember spending a couple of months, in high school, on crutches. My knee swelled up and conventional medicine didn’t have any answers as to why.

The trouble with...

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Experience Greater Health - 21 Day Purification Program

Make greater health your New Years Resolution by attending this FREE Wellness Workshop to review the 21 Day Purification Program.

All attendees will save $40 on the program.

Workshop Dates:

  • Tuesday, January 5 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, Jan. 9 at 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10:00 AM

This workshop will give you the opportunity to discover the health benefits of this all-natural program, ask questions and decide for yourself if it’s right for you. Feel more energetic, lose a few pounds, detoxify your body and experience a higher level of vitality with the 21 Day Purification Program.

Location: The Clinic of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine – 982 Tiogue Ave, Coventry, RI 02816

Only 8 Seats are available: Call to reserve your seat now – (401) 219-6446

A small...

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Ferment Veggies

Here’s how to ferment veggies for optimal digestion and immune health.

If you missed the first article on fermented veggies begin by reading this Fermented Veggies for Digestive Health.

Fermentation is a simple and inexpensive way to optimize your health by promoting probiotics in your gut the old fashion way. In the old days, before refrigeration, canning or toxic chemical preservatives, people preserved their foods by fermentation. Microorganisms like bacteria or yeast are used to culture foods producing a lactic acid fermentation. It offers a wonderful tart flavor that I like to add into salads and stir-fry dishes.

Many people, especially children, have weak digestion and immune function because of the overuse of antibiotics that not only wipes out bad bugs but also destroys the...

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Fermented Veggies for Digestive Health

Have you tried fermented veggies for digestive health?

Being focused on what to eat is important but if you can’t digest food well it doesn’t matter. Maintaining good digestive health is important but how? A traditional diet practice for maintaining good digestive health is to eat fermented veggies. There are, culturally, a wide range of fermented foods such as yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, miso and more – checkout this list here.

I want to emphasis fermented veggies over probiotic supplements in this article because it is the triple threat to improve digestion and ward off uninvited ailments from entering through the digestive tract – something most probiotic supplements can’t provide. Here’s why:

  1. Health-Benefiting Bacteria (good gut bugs)- Fermentation promotes the growth of...
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5 Tips On Overeating During the Holidays

Here’s 5 tips on overeating during the holiday season you may find helpful.


We all know how the saying goes – enjoy everything in moderation, but that seems to get tossed out during the holidays especially when it comes to food. Don’t try to deprive yourself during the holidays, it most likely won’t go over well. Having an extra holiday treat here and there won’t kill you. That’s what holidays are for! You’re allowed to indulge a bit, just keep portions small when it comes to holiday desserts and make sure you limit how often you eat them. Pace yourself. Going the whole season without any treats is cruel and will most likely end in binging later, so have your guilty pleasures, just keep them in moderation.

Watch the alcohol

The holidays are a time for celebration, which most...

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