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Spring is Here – Try Some Seeds for Eating and Growing

Textures are always interesting to experience. I am not thinking so much about the textures you feel on the skin of the body but those in your mouth. Recently I have heard a lot about Chia seeds. It is a texture that I enjoy! It brings back memories of being a kid and eating Jello. … Continued

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Cupping Therapy

HISTORY OF CUPPING Cupping has been widely used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In ancient times it was known as “horn cupping” and/or “bamboo jar therapy.” Now cups are made of additional materials including hard plastic, glass, and silicon. Over the years cupping therapy has been expanded to treat a wide variety of … Continued

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Is Acupuncture Safe?

In the last 13 years that I have been in practice I have been reviewing the western medical research about acupuncture. Most of the articles focused on whether or not acupuncture is any more effective than placebo and only a few anecdotal articles have been written about the safety of acupuncture. I was surprised to … Continued

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Combating Cold-Damp Pain in the Winter

OH MY ACHING BODY: The expression “where there is pain there is stagnation” implies that any time there is pain there is some kind of blockage of flow of qi and blood. Of the many factors that may contribute to orthopedic or pain disorders, weather is one of the most common. When the body is … Continued

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