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Nutrition & Weight Loss

The Right Nutrients Can Make a Difference in Pain Relief
The right nutrients can make a significant difference for athletes when it comes to dealing with pain from sports injuries. Luckily, food and supplements possess ...

Study Finds Recreational Runners Performance Not Significantly Impacted by Vegan Diet
The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition recently released an exciting study called "Exercise capacity of vegan, lacto-ovo-vegetarian and omnivorous recreational runners." With ...

Nutrition for Optimal Respiratory Health
Difficulty breathing, wheezing, mucus build-up in the lungs, tightness in the chest, fatigue, blue nail beds, and chronic coughing are common signs that your respiratory ...

Antioxidants to Reduce Respiratory Symptoms
Antioxidants are a special group of substances that are found in foods or produced in your body. They help defend your cells from free radicals ...

Auricular Acupuncture for Weight Loss
The ear contains acupuncture points that, when tapped into, can help you lose weight. This is because the outer ear is a microcosm representing organs--including ...

Study Finds Moxibustion Enhances Weight Loss
The 2018 study called "Randomized controlled trial testing weight loss and abdominal obesity outcomes of moxibustion" revealed acupuncture and Oriental medicine contributes to the reduction ...

Curb Food Cravings with Oriental Medicine
It can be a challenge to eat healthy.  Sometimes, it only takes a single glimpse or thought of a favorite food, a sweet treat or ...

Acupuncture to Achieve a Healthy Weight
Whether trying to lose, gain or maintain your current weight finding the motivation to start or stick with a change in eating habits can seem ...

Self Acupressure for Weight Management
Trying to gain, lose or maintain your current weight can be challenging.  Self-acupressure allows you to directly assist your digestive organs and provide a respite ...

Top 5 Nutrients to Boost Male Health
Men have different nutritional requirements than women, due to their unique physiology. Here are five key nutrients for men’s health to keep in mind when ...

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders occur when difficulties and complications interfere with the quality and length of sleep. One reason why it is so important to consistently have ...

Nutrients to Ensure a Restful Night
One important way we can help ensure a restful night is by making wise decisions during the day when it comes to our diet. Eating ...

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to Optimize Metabolism
There is not one moment when your body is not engaged in the process of metabolism. Whether you are running a marathon or plopped down ...

Lifestyle Changes to Optimize Thyroid Function
The small thyroid gland exerts a powerful influence on the mental, emotional, and physical health of the body. This butterfly-shaped gland is situated on the ...

Foods to Support Thyroid Function
When it comes to lifestyle changes, a diet rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, and iodine helps support thyroid function.Here are three groups of foods to ...

Curb Your Cravings with Acupressure
Yum...The first satisfying bite of a lovely piece of chocolate cake! There's nothing wrong with enjoying a nice dessert and delighting in the sweetness of ...

Acupuncture and Chinese Dietary Therapy for Weight Loss
Before there were fad diets, nutritionist or television shows that featured people going through grueling challenges to lose weight there was Chinese dietary therapy. Chinese ...

Acupuncture and Diet for Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is a major liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). This liver disease is divided into two categories: acute and chronic ...

Transform Addiction through Strength and Willpower
According to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, emotions originate internally from different organs inside the body. Conditions and events in the external world may provoke specific ...

Acupuncture and Cravings
What does it mean to listen to your body, as the expression goes? What if your body is telling you to eat chocolate bars for ...

Manage Glucose with an Oriental Medicine Diet
While a sweet taste delights our taste buds, overindulgence can cause or worsen digestive problems and upset our metabolic and emotional balance. According to acupuncture ...

Essential Nutrients that Ease Your Mid-Life Transition
Good nutrition remains a cornerstone of good health no matter what stage of life we are in. During major life transitions such as menopause and ...

Essential Nutrients for Longevity
The nutritional evaluation of food and herbs differs between Western medicine and acupuncture and Oriental medicine. These traditions developed separately from each other and from ...

Good Nutrition Boosts Brain Power
Looking to support your health and also boost your brain function? You can achieve both of these goals through nutrition. According to Oriental medicine (OM) ...

Essential Nutrients for Musculoskeletal Health
A healthy musculoskeletal system is important for everyone as the system is continuously tested by stress and exercise.  Incorporate these nutrients into your diet to ...

Foods Men Should Eat Every Day
Adding nutrient-rich super foods to the diet can give men a healthy boost. Here are just a few foods that can help maintain muscle mass ...

Oriental Medicine for Weight Management
In Oriental medicine the root of excess weight is an imbalance within the body caused by malfunctioning of the spleen and liver organ systems.  Acupuncture ...

Combat Cravings with Ear Massage
Ear massage is an extremely relaxing and effective therapy aimed at decreasing cravings, reducing stress, promoting well being and addressing various health issues.   Ear acupuncture ...

The Will Power Connection
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 ...

Revitalize Your Health with Acupuncture and Nutrition
Preventive medicine is defined as the part of medicine engaged with preventing disease rather than curing it. An integral part of preventive medicine, nutrition is ...

Treating Thyroid Problems with Acupuncture
When functioning properly, the thyroid gland secretes just the right amount of thyroid hormone to regulate almost all the metabolic processes in your body. Too ...

5 Ways Acupuncture Creates Lasting New Year's Resolutions
New Year's Rejuvenation It is the beginning of a new year and, once again, a time to reflect on what changes we can make ...

The Acupuncture Weight Loss Solution
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 ...

Energetics of Foods for Health and Healing - Part II
Traditional Asian, Chinese and Macrobiotic Medicine practitioners often stress that to achieve and maintain good health one needs to tend to one's physical, emotional and ...

The Energetics of Foods for Health and Healing
The Nei Jing Classic of Internal Medicine, compiled over 2000 years ago, may contain the first known Chinese writings of the dynamic relationship between health ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for Weight Loss
Acupuncture is growing in popularity as an effective weight loss tool.  With this rise in the use of acupuncture for weight loss came the need ...

Qi Gong for Weight Loss
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 ...

Food - Chew More, Eat Less, Live Longer, Lose Weight
Just as important as what you eat is how you eat.  The process of eating plays a vital role in metabolism, vitality, and nutrition.  The ...

Harvard Researchers Discover Genetic Link Between Limiting Calories, Longevity
While it is not news that restricting caloric intake prolongs life in many species, ranging from yeast to higher primates, what hasn't been known is ...

Recipe: Nourishing Beauty with Sweet Rice Congee
For most cultures across the globe, there are beauty constants such as clear skin, bright eyes, and shiny hair. Like calmness and strength, these outward ...

Less Weight, More Life with Acupuncture
For "Delia," it was the pain of a severe auto accident and abdominal surgery that brought her to acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  "I ...

The Habits for Long Life
Who among us doesn't want to live a long life? The desire to survive is built into us. As animals, we react instinctively to protect ...

Acupuncture for Cholesterol Management
This is a great time to take charge of your heart health and look at ways to lower cholesterol! One out of every two men ...

Pomegranate Juice Fights Heart Disease, Study Says
In China, the pomegranate fruit symbolized longevity. Now there is scientific evidence for the fruit's restorative powers.Scientists have tested the juice in mice and found ...

Get a Fasting Lipoprotein Profile
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 ...

Yin-Yang Balance and Food Choice
Whether you turn to acupuncture or allopathic medicine for healing, choosing the right foods for your constitution will speed your progress. According to traditional Chinese ...

What is the difference between Ear Stapling and Acupuncture for weight loss?
I am looking forward to hearing some other opinions on this subject. I have received many emails from acupuncturists and patients that are confused about ...

Secrets of Longevity: Diet and Nutrition
Living to be 100 is not the product of an expensive supplement, brutal daily regimen, plastic surgery or anything out of the average person's reach.  ...

Fight Eating Disorders with Chinese Medicine
In ancient China, disease was thought to be the result of ghosts or demons invading the body. Mental or physical illness was the manifestation of ...

Acupuncture for Weight Loss
How to Lose the Weight and Keep It Off with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  Weight loss comes under the topic of "Weight Control", because ...