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alternative treatment options for allergies and asthma

How Acupuncture Can Safely Help With Allergies and Asthma

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? If so, you aren’t alone. It’s estimated that more than 26 million Americans have the chronic inflammatory disease asthma, and more than 50 million Americans have nasal allergies. While most people resort to harsh prescription drugs to treat these conditions, a safer and more effective solution may lie in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture.

Some people might turn your head at the thought of treating asthma by placing small needles just into the surface of your skin. However, this ancient practice is believed to be effective in the treatment of numerous respiratory disorders, including asthma. The World Health Organization (WHO) even listed asthma as being “a condition for which...

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EVENT NOTICE: Coventry DHS Health and Wellness Event

  • DATE: Thursday, May 28  5pm-8pm
  • Mini Stress Reduction Treatment from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Tai Chi and Chi Kung Talk @ 6:35 pm

Drop by and visit our booth. I’ll be hosting an in-house MINI STRESS REDUCTION CLINIC and giving a talk on Tai Chi and Chi Kung.


A Collaboration of Health & Wellness Professionals

FREE SERVICES & info… Healthy snacks… Door Prizes

Coventry DHS Flyer – http://www.coventrydhs.org/May/Coventry%20Health%20flyer.pdf

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acupressure for asthma

Acupressure For Asthma

Affecting nearly 1 in 12 people worldwide, asthma is an all-too-common respiratory disease. It’s characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways, which subsequently triggers a wide range of symptoms like wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest. While some people assume asthma is nothing more than a mild condition with no real health implications, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In 2011 alone, a quarter of a million people lost their lives as a result of asthma-related complications.

If you or someone you know suffers from asthma, you could try using acupressure to treat it. While there’s no known cure for asthma, many people have reported significant relief through acupressure.

What Is Acupressure?


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alternative treatment options for allergies and asthma

Alternative Treatment Options For Allergies and Asthma

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? Did you know acupuncture is an alternative treatment option for allergies and asthma? It’s a little-known fact that these two conditions are directly linked to each other. Asthma, which affects roughly one in 12 people according to the CDC, is characterized by spasms of the small airways and inflammation. Furthermore, about 90% of children under the age of 16 with asthma have allergies, while 70% of people between the ages of 16 and 30 have allergies, and 50% of adults over the age of 40 have allergies.

Unfortunately, most people who suffer from allergies and asthma simply mask their symptoms with drugs rather than seeking a treatment for the root cause. Both of these conditions involve...

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Health Tips and Wellness Workshops Tuesdays

Health Tips and Wellness Workshop Tuesdays

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

May 26 – No Event Scheduled
June 2 @ 6:30PM —- Wellness Workshop Tuesday – Arthritis Pain

Two FREE Complimentary workshops each month keeping you informed of all-natural solutions to healing. Learn to experience your best in health.

Learning self-care practices in health are so important if you want to take charge of your health the natural way!


  • Health Tips Tuesdays are the LAST Tuesday of every Month
  • Wellness Workshop Tuesdays are on the FIRST Tuesday of every month

Workshop Presenter: Christopher Carlow, D. Ac.

Seating is Limited | Reservations are Required – 401-219-6446


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7 ways to alleviate arthritis

7 Ways To Alleviate Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition characterized by painful inflammation and stiffness in the joints. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52.5 million U.S. adults suffer from either arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, or lupus1. If you have arthritis, you should try the following tips to alleviate your symptoms.

#1) Maintain a Healthy Weight

The first step in reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis is to manage your weight. Individuals who are overweight will experience more arthritis flare-ups, and with worsening symptoms. The excess weight places pressure against the already inflamed joints, causing additional pain and stiffness.

#2) Take a Joint Supplement

Whether your arthritis is minor or severe, you should...

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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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spring for health - breathing exercises

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 - acupuncture

Health Tips for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Health Tips for IBS

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