Acupuncture is Preventive Medicine

Acupuncture is preventative medicine

I think we all know someone, or maybe it’s even ourselves, who lives by the refrain, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”

Often used to put off replacing outdated tools or technology, the phase can be connected to how we view healthcare as well. It can be hard to think about our physical health until it is a problem. Something we take for granted, until, as it were, it’s broken. Why would we spend time and money on something before it’s necessary? continue reading »

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Acupuncture for Anger Management

Anger is the emotion associated with springtime in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For most of us, we consider anger a bad emotion, something to avoid or get rid of, so why would it be one that TCM would shine a light on?

Well, no emotion is inherently good or bad, it’s how we deal with challenging emotions that can end up hurting ourselves or those we love.  continue reading »

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Regrowth: Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Three thousand years ago, when Chinese medicine was first being practiced, there was no light or electricity. No way to mask the darkness of winter. No way, either, to ignore the longer, warmer days of springtime. Because it is such an ancient practice, a lot of the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine comes from a time when people spent much more time outside, paying attention to the natural world around them.  continue reading »

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Acupuncture for Diabetes

Acupuncture for Diabetes

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 90 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Type 2 diabetes, while its exact cause is unknown, develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Because of this, treatment often involves taking “insulin sensitizers” or medication that helps the body increase its sensitivity and therefore ability to process insulin, keeping the blood sugar from getting too low. Unfortunately, this medication often causes side effects, including weight gain and anemia. continue reading »

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TOP 5 FLU/VIRUS PREVENTION SUPPLEMENTS

TOP 5 FLU/VIRUS PREVENTION SUPPLEMENTS

*Vitamin D-(liquid form)-This important vitamin is crucial in the Winter. I also use my Happy Light while Im on the treadmill or even reading for about 20 minutes a day. This encourages natural Vitamin D makingJ and definitely improves my mood.

*Zinc– Liquid zinc is important for immunity and for Zapping viruses in the body and throat. I like to put my zinc(2 full droppers) mixed with filtered water into a small spray bottle. So 2 droppers of zinc, some peppermint essential oil(10 drops), the rest water. Keep these bottles around the house, in the car, by the bed.  Spray 2 squirts several times a day and whenever you have a throat tickle.

*Quercitin-takes zinc to cells(think natural Hydroxychloroquine), great for immunity.

*Melatonin– helps with sleep and immunity- 3 to 5 mg before bed. Start low and take 5 if needed.

*Ester C.  – Easily assimilated by the body. Great for Immunity- 2000-3000mg

If you would like to add my favorite anti-viral herb, then take Cats Claw(liquid) or Cats Claw(capsule).  I like to take this before bed, as it goes to the liver to clear out viruses and bacteria. 2 droppers of liquid or 2 capsules.

Another great layer of protection is a product called Nozin.  You apply it with a Qtip just inside your nostrils(smells like oranges) and it kills bacteria and viruses that enter.  I love it and feel like its another layer under my mask. Grab it here- Nozin!

 

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