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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and

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Sleep Hygiene

Caffeine:

Reduce or avoid caffeine intake later in the day.  Caffeine has an average half life of 5 hours in most individuals. (1)  For example, if you have one cup of coffee at 4pm, half of the caffeine is still in your system around 9pm and a quarter of the caffeine is still in your system around 2

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Positive Side Effects of Acupuncture

During an initial session of acupuncture, most practitioners began with an extensive health intake that goes over all of the systems in the body. We use this to determine certain patterns of imbalance, allowing us to treat the root cause of issues. This is one way we differ from Western medicine.

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Massage Therapy for Sleep Improvement

Have you been having trouble sleeping lately? If you’ve answered yes, you should consider coming into the clinic for a massage therapy appointment. Massage has been proven to help reduce restlessness, and treat those experiencing insomnia. Routine massage therapy appointments are a great remedy for those experiencing trouble with their sleeping patterns.

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How Does Massage Work?

Massage is defined as the rubbing and kneading of the body’s muscles and joints. Massage is most commonly used to relieve tension or pain. Most people who have experienced a massage report it has been helpful. But according to a recent National Health Interview Survey, only about 6.9 percent of Americans have ever tried massage. That means there is a

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Aromatherapy Massage 101: What is it?

Aromatherapy massage is a version of Swedish massage. A Swedish massage is a gentle, full body massage, but an aromatherapy massage adds in essential oils that can take the massage to new heights.

Aromatherapy massage uses lotions or oils that contain essential oils. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant oils. During an aromatherapy massage, you will inhale and absorb

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4 Tips for an Energizing, Joyful Summer

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element fire. Fire represents maximum activity. In nature, everything is at its peak growth during the summer, so TCM sees our energy as its most active and exuberant. Summer is the time of

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How to Prepare For Seasonal Affective Disorder

When the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially as we move from fall into winter. Although it may not seem as drastic of a shift as you think, it matters more to our mental and physical states than you may know. Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect around 10 million Americans a

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Get Massage for Insomnia

Massage therapy is calming, rejuvenating and soothing. Since its inception massage therapy has been used to relax the body, improve sleep and fight the problems of insomnia. Massage therapy doesn’t only help get the body ready for sleep by fighting insomnia, but it can fight a vast amount of different sleep-related issues.

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Acupuncture and PTSD

PTSD is a physiological disorder that can result from being exposed to a traumatic event.  The disorder results in several different symptoms including anxiety, irritability, insomnia and flashbacks. The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder in someone’s life can be far reaching.  Feelings of hopelessness, shame and despair, problems at work or with relationships, serious health problems, depression, anxiety and drug

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