Links – National Health Care Debate

Links on the Debate of National Health Care Health Care Information A Health Care Call to Action by Dr. Weil Spending Too Much on Health Care? Why Our Health Matters by Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. Why Our Health Matters II Read this, Senators: Taiwan’s universal health care system provides full coverage for $21 a month […]

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Fun Stuff

Fun stuff related to acupuncture and just plain good fun. Isa Singing Feliz Navidad 23M Feliz Navidad 25M Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer 75M A Young Acupuncture Fan (Video) – Isabella Says Acupuncture  

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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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Exercise Methods – Relaxation – Flexibility – Strengthening

THE EXERCISE METHODS OF RELAXATION, FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTHENING There are three methods of exercise that should be emphasized to aid in rehabilitation or general maintenance of our bodies – Relaxation, Flexibility, and Strengthening. All to often people don’t follow these simple guidelines and pursue exercise that only leads to injury. Integrating these three methods are […]

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Eating Right for the Seasons

Eating Right for the Seasons

Are you changing your diet throughout the year and eating right for the seasons? Adjusting your diet to seasonal changes has been considered a healthy practice in many traditional diets throughout the world. The human body is continually changing to adapt to the surrounding environment. The right food choices can help the body change more efficiently. […]

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Dan Tian – Energetic Center | Qi Gong

A Beginning in Qigong: The Dan Tian – An Energetic Center The Dan Tian is an energetic center. In practicing Tai Chi, the mind is focused on the Dan Tian to strengthen the internal core. The Dan Tian is located approximately 1.5 inches below the navel and between the front and backside of the abdomen. As […]

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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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Chinese Herbal Medicine – Complex and Sophisticated

Chinese Herbal Medicine is a Complex and Sophisticated Form of Internal Medicine Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The other four include Acupuncture, Tui Na Medical Massage (a.k.a. acupressure), Nutrition, Qi Gong (energy work or exercises such as Tai Chi Chuan). Chinese Herbology dates back several thousand years with […]

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Breathing

Breathing and alterations in our breathing pattern can affect our health. There are many art forms that have a focus on proper breathing. Proper breathing is an important part of Martial Arts, Yoga, Tai Ji Chuan and Qi Gong. Have you ever noticed how your breathing pattern changes when you’re sleeping or when you’re laughing […]

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