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Acupuncture – The physical manipulation of specific points on the body to stimulate a natural healing response.

Is acupuncture safe? A systematic review of case reports.

Article: Is Acupuncture Safe? Is acupuncture safe? A systematic review of case reports. Lao L, Hamilton GR, Fu J, Berman BM. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Complementary Medicine Program, Baltimore, USA. OBJECTIVE: The greater acceptance of acupuncture by healthcare professionals and the public has increased the importance of addressing public concern about its safety. […]

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How to Save Money on Medical Expenses | FSAs and HSAs

If you’re wondering how to save money on medical expenses including acupuncture, FSA’s & HSA’s can help. You may find this information helpful. There are plans that can save you money on medical expenses and treatment services including acupuncture. If your medical insurance coverage is limited and does not pay for acupuncture you may want to […]

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Good Health is Good Circulation

In the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine the concept of good health is good circulation in regards to lifestyle patterns and body functions. Healthy circulation should be smooth and balanced without obstruction. When our bodily functions or lifestyle patterns are obstructed or irregular, pain and disease can result. There are many negative conditions that […]

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chronic back pain

Chronic Back Pain – Structure and Treatment

Chronic back pain, particularly low back pain is a common complaint by many of my patients as an acupuncturist. The causes and treatment choices are numerous. Surgery should be considered a last resort especially when diagnostic procedures i.e. X-rays do not reveal structural damage. Chiropractic treatment is beneficial in treating back pain as well as […]

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how i became an acupuncturist

How I became an Acupuncturist

An often asked question, “how did you become an acupuncturist”? Grab a snack. It’s a long story! My own health concerns lead me down a long path in search of natural remedies with great emphasis on prevention. Discovering acupuncture and herbal medicine opened my eyes to a whole new world of healing and promoting wellness. […]

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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine – Integrative Medicine

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is complementary and integrative to conventional medicine. Acupuncture is a comprehensive form of medicine that is administered through the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points that have shown to be effective in treating specific health issues. Acupuncture is a gentle and relaxing therapy that stimulates the body’s […]

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Acupuncture and Infertility

The difficulties of dealing with infertility can lead to emotional stress within a relationship and further work against the possibilities of conception. Understanding infertility and the various treatment options can help a couple better cope with the situation. Infertility is diagnosed when a couple is unable to achieve a pregnancy after repeated intercourse without contraception […]

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Poking Around About Acupuncture

When a new patient visits the clinic for an initial consultation and acupuncture treatment they should plan on spending about 90 minutes. Follow-up visits require only 60 minutes. During the initial consult important details are gathered on the patient’s health concern and medical history. Acupuncture, a more than 3,000 year old traditional medicine, has been […]

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Acupuncture 101 – Contemplating the Liver

Acupuncture 101 – Contemplating the Liver part 1 of a 5 part series Under the scope of acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pathways or meridians of Qi flow traverse the body and influencing specific body regions, organ systems and functionality. Qi is considered a vital life force loosely translated as energy. When Qi […]

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Acupuncture 101 – Illuminations of the Lungs

Acupuncture 101 – Illuminations of the Lungs part 4 of a 5 part series Under the scope of acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pathways or meridians of Qi flow traverse the body and influence specific body regions, organ systems and functionality. Qi is considered a vital life force loosely translated as energy. When […]

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