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treat arthritis with acupuncture

Relieve Your Arthritis With Acupuncture

Have you thought about treating your arthritis with acupuncture? Arthritis is a painful and oftentimes debilitating condition that’s characterized by inflammation within one or more joints. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 2 people will develop osteoarthritis of the knee by the age of 85. It’s important to note, however, that there are several different types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis being just one. Other common types include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, septic arthritis, Still’s disease, and ankylosing spondylitis.

While most people living with moderate-to-severe arthritis resort to prescription medication to mask their symptoms, a safer and more effective form of treatment may come in the form of a...

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Diaphragm Breathing Exercise

Diaphragm breathing exercises are simple breathing techniques to relieve stress, promote health, strengthen lung function and develop a deeper mind-body connection. It’s important to feel comfortable through this breathing practice. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during practice, just let go of trying to control your breathing and simply observe your natural breathing rhythm. When you feel comfortable you can try again. Over time you will become more familiar with the practice and it will become more comfortable.

diaphragm breathing exercise

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alternative treatments for fertility

Alternative Treatments for Fertility

Are you looking for alternative treatments for fertility? About 10 percent of couples struggle with infertility and an inability to conceive, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For those struggling to have children, fertility treatment can become tiring and expensive very quickly. There are numerous alternative treatments including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that have been thought to improve fertility.


By increasing blood flow and Qi (pronounced “chee” / vital life force) to the reproductive organs, acupuncture can help increase fertility. Stress has been noted to cause infertility in women due to an increase in the hormone cortisol. A change in hormones can cause the body to be put out of balance, affecting fertility....

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Health Tips for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Health Tips for IBS

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Spring allergies or Seasonal Change

Good bye Winter, Hello Spring! Your eyes are itchy, your nose is runny, you feel irritable – must be allergies right? Not necessarily! In most cases I’ve seen, during early spring here in New England, the seasonal change from the winter to spring tends to cause an excess heat condition internally drying out the eyes and sinuses resulting in allergy-like symptoms.

Read more of my article on Ezinearticles: Its-Not-All-Allergies,-Its-Seasonal-Change-Too!

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Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Do you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Have you tried acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome? According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States have IBS (source). This all-too-common disease is characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, excess gas, and irregular bowel movements. While there’s no known cure for IBS, however, acupuncture may offer relief.

A recent study conducted by researchers in the U.K. found acupuncture to offer relief of IBS symptoms. For the study, researchers split 233 IBS patients into two groups, one of which receive acupuncture plus the usual care, while the second group strictly...

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Healthy Spring Acupuncture Tips

Healthy Spring Acupuncture Tips

Tips to Keep You Healthy, Happy and Flexible.

Spring is a happy time. Nature comes alive! Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden. The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning.

This is not a time to be irritable, frustrated or angry.

But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, these emotions are exactly what you can expect if you don’t balance your wood element.

In TCM, spring is represented by the element wood. Wood represents birth and newness, the time for fresh ideas and new starts. Unsurprisingly, its color is green like the fresh growth of spring.

Wood governs your spine, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. A wood imbalance can lead to spinal problems, poor flexibility or arthritis. Wood also governs your...

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Alternative Treatment for IBS

Are you looking for an alternative treatment for IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disease suffered by an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas and irregular bowel movements. Symptoms can be brought on by a number of triggers including anxiety, insomnia and stress. Although there is no known cure to IBS, there are numerous alternative treatments to prescription medication that can help relieve symptoms.

Herbal Therapies

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses herbal remedies to treat a number of ailments and diseases including IBS.

Peppermint has been studied and used to help treat IBS discomfort. Because it is a natural antispasmodic, peppermint can help decrease...

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acupuncture for fertility

Acupuncture for Fertility

If you’re experiencing infertility issues, male or female, as an alternative treatment try acupuncture for fertility. Infertility is an all-too-common problem among couples looking to conceive. According to Resolve, the National Infertility Association, approximately 1 in 8 couples struggle to get and stay pregnant. Couples in this scenario often resort to spending tens of thousands of dollars on expensive fertility medicine and treatment that yields no tangible results. However, a more effective solution may come from the ancient practice of acupuncture.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves the placement of thin needles in specific points of the body. While the exact methods have evolved since the...

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Alternative Treatment Options for Endometriosis

Alternative Treatment Options For Endometriosis

Have you tried acupuncture and herbal medicine as an alternative treatment option for endometriosis? Affecting an estimated 4-10% of women worldwide, endometriosis is an all-too-common disease in which cells from the uterus begin to grow outside the uterine cavity. Symptoms vary depending on a number of different factors, but severe pelvic pain is reported by many women suffering from this disease. Thankfully, there are several effective treatment options available for endometriosis.

Most women who suffer from endometriosis assume conventional treatment (e.g. prescription painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, surgery, hormone therapy, oral contraceptive) is the best course of action. The problem with such treatments is that they often come...

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