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Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and

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Food Therapy – Sources of Vitamin C

 

Yes, I know Vitamin C in capsule form is hard to get right now.  But we have so many readily available food sources for this essential vitamin.  Our bodies don’t make this vitamin so we must obtain it from food.

In addition to supporting the immune system, Vitamin C is also used in collagen synthesis (yep, it’s great for

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Office Will Be Closed Until March 30

To our OM Holistic Wellness Family,

 

After much deliberation and meditation on what to do, I have decided to follow CDC guidelines and close the office for 2 weeks.  Oriental Medicine and Massage therapy can support the immune system, however it is too risky for all of us to be in close contact for an extended period of time.

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Qi Gong to Support the Lungs

I’m a believer that movement is medicine.  If you aren’t able to receive Acupuncture to support healthy balance, you can also use Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and other forms of exercise to help support wellness.

Peter Deadman has released a brief video that you can follow to stimulate the Lung meridian which will help support the immune system.

You

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.

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Acupuncture and colon cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States with about 60,000 deaths from it every year. Like all cancer, treatment can be long, uncomfortable and come with many side effects. Those getting chemotherapy may experience nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain, cancer related pain, insomnia and anxiety. The chronic pain can significantly impact quality of life. Most patients

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider Massage Therapy

Lowers Stress Levels

Feeling overly stressed about your job, relationships, finances, or health? If so, you may want to consider massage therapy. This treatment has been shown to have an almost immediate benefit on stress levels, relieving stress and anxiety while encouraging greater relaxation.

Improves Muscle Recovery

Another common reason why people seek massage therapy is to improve muscle recovery.

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How Massage Therapy Can Boost Your Body’s Immune System

It’s estimated that roughly 9% of the U.S. adult population has received at least one massage in the past year. Massage therapy is a vast, ever-growing industry that is practiced by countries around the world. While most people seek massage to relieve physical stress and tension, it may also prove useful in boosting the body’s immune system.

The body’s immune

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Acupuncture and colon cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States with about 60,000 deaths from it every year. Like all cancer, treatment can be long, uncomfortable and come with many side effects. Those getting chemotherapy may experience nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain, cancer related pain, insomnia and anxiety. The chronic pain can significantly impact quality of life. Most patients

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What in the World is Wei Qi?

Wei Qi provides an “immune system-like” barrier that protects the body from harmful pathogenic factors that can cause illness and disease. When we are exposed to bad air, germs, and viruses, our first line of defense, according to Chinese medicine is our Wei Qi barrier.

Over time, Wei Qi can become weakened and unbalanced due to many factors: improper diet,

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