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Warm teas and soups, supportive to the immune system in Chinese medicine

Focus on Immune System

Do you feel uncertain, anxious or fearful about whether your immune system is protecting you? Do you feel you have a weak immune system and are at a loss for how to best support it? Do you find the whole concept of immunity baffling and mysterious? If your answer to any of these questions is […]

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Focus on Chinese Medicine

When I describe to my patients the different ways that Chinese medicine conceives of them as human beings, they are usually surprised at the depth, complexity and common sense of the concepts. One patient commented recently, “You are the doctor I always wished I had because you listen and see me as a whole person.” […]

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Ice water inhibits proper digestion

How Cold Food and Drink Affect Digestion

Properly functioning digestion is the center point of good health. It is the starting point of energy production that supports ongoing life, providing nutrition for our whole system. All other organs in our body are related to and supported by digestion and begin to function poorly when there are gut problems. Digestion is a warm […]

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How Your Body Works to Repel a Pathogen

We hear the words “immune system” so often but very few non-medical folks understand much about it. The explanations of modern science offer some theoretical ideas that we can grasp remotely. The various antibodies and blood cell types give us words to pin on our immune system but still no idea how it works. When […]

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Concussions and Acupuncture

Head injuries are all too common in our modern world. Whether from automobile accidents, falls at any age, athletic injuries from contact sports, or fist fights in a bar, they can have debilitating long-term effects. Acupuncture treatments are very effective for treating concussions naturally. In emergency medicine the head is described as an 8-pound bowling […]

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Acupuncture is a natural treatment for anxiety

Treating Anxiety Naturally with Acupuncture

Anxiety, that chaotic mix of emotions heading toward a feeling of panic, can be helped tremendously with acupuncture treatments. This medicine is very effective at calming the mind and creating a sense of peace. In fact, a feeling of deep relaxation is the most common feeling my patients report immediately after their treatments whether for […]

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Gastroparesis

A female patient age 33 came to me for acupuncture treatment of neck pain due to an automobile accident. As we began a review of her medical history she revealed that for 4 years she had suffered from gastroparesis, a stomach disorder where the stomach does not empty food to the intestines, leading to frequent […]

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