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Although it might sound counter-intuitive, evidence shows that fibromyalgia patients can actually use low to moderate impact exercises like stretching and strength-training to reduce crippling pain, extreme fatigue, mood swings, and brain fog—all hallmark symptoms ...

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Qi Gong is a dynamic form of energy medicine originating in ancient China. It is a perfected, refined system comprised of various breathing techniques, physical exercises, body postures and meditation practices. The goal of Qi ...

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Tai chi is a special form of exercise originating in ancient China. The name, tai chi, translates as 'Supreme Ultimate Exercise' or 'Skill'.  Initially it began as a martial arts practice, but developed into forms ...

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You might not normally associate the words "sleep" and "exercise" with each other, as they each represent opposite states of being. From the perspective of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, sleep and exercise are perfect illustrations ...

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There are several easy-to-perform exercises that can help improve balance.  Here are just a few: To begin, stand comfortably and lift one foot off the ground. Hold your foot in front of you, with the ...

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Have you ever experienced numbness, pain, or any other unpleasant sensations in your hands or arms that forced you to slow down or take a break from what you were doing? If so, you may ...

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Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder comprised of many different symptoms. While the hallmark symptom is unrelenting, widespread body pain, especially affecting the muscles and soft tissues, there is an extensive list of potential physical, mental ...

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As we grow older not only do we cultivate wisdom through experience, we also run a greater risk of disease and disability. According to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, signs of aging arise largely due to ...

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When a top athlete like Kobe Bryant tweets a picture of acupuncture needles in his leg, you know it’s time to consider acupuncture and Oriental medicine for improving sports performance.   All athletes and coaches are ...

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Acupuncture is well known for its effectiveness in reducing most types of pain, including pain from sports-related injuries due to trauma or overuse syndromes involving the musculoskeletal system and its soft tissues.  Trauma to these ...

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Is there a body/mind connection to will power? According to the principles of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine there is. Will power, or "Zhi," is said to reside in the kidneys and the state of the ...

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One of the many ways that walking can promote health and wellness is by putting gentle pressure on Yongquan (Bubbling Spring), an acupuncture point on the sole of the foot. In Oriental health theory, this ...

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I am going to tell you a secret. All diets will work if they lower your caloric intake and you STICK TO IT! It™s pure physics: Our weight is determined by the amount of energy ...

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Qi gong is mainly associated with flowing movements, breathing exercise, and stretching, but what most people don™t realize is Qi gong™s therapeutic applications to naturally and permanently lose weight. An estimated two-thirds of Americans are ...

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Get a fasting lipoprotein profile to find out what your total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglyceride numbers are. Calculate your risk for heart disease using the ATP III assessment tool. Discuss your risk ...

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The word meditation comes from the Greek word that means to be mindful. The practice of meditation is a proven stress reducer, and can help you tame your mind and overcome anxieties, agitation ...

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Qi Gong is the ancient Chinese system of self-cultivation. Developed over 3,000 years ago, it was used specifically as a means by which individuals may take full responsibility of their own health and vitality. In ...

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Q: What is the difference between Ear Stapling and Acupuncture for weight loss?

A: I have received many emails from acupuncturists and patients that are confused about the difference between ear stapling and ear acupuncture... Read More