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Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer of women, the leading threat for men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined, according to health organizations. People of all ages and population groups ...

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Ginger has been found to increase the secretion of gastric juice. In fact, ginger can be used for most digestive upsets that involve nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, indigestion or diarrhea. This means that food ...

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A balanced, varied diet can help ease the pain of arthritis by providing vitamins and minerals that keep your joints healthy. Avoiding "damp" foods, such as dairy products and greasy or spicy fare, also helps ...

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The contact form on your Acufinder.com listing has been updated to comply with recent HIPPA standards for online sign-up forms. All other Acufinder.com listing and newsletter management has not changed and is still accessible through ...

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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 include in your diet: Sea Vegetables/SeaweedIodine is an essential element ...

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The following tips from small business experts can help you put your best professional foot forward and ramp up your practice: Have a Dedicated Buisness Phone LineAre you using your personal cell phone for business?  Having ...

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The musculoskeletal system consists of connective tissues including joints, ligaments, and tendons.   Problems with the musculoskeletal system can result in inflammation and pain and, ultimately, reduce the body's overall health.   Increasingly, people are looking for ...

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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 improve your musculoskeletal health.   Vitamin C: Essential for the ...

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Created by the World Heart Federation, September 29th is World Heart Day, which focuses on informing people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world's leading cause of death, claiming 17.3 million ...

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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, prevent prostate cancer, and more. Avocados  Avocados are a good ...

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The National Fibromyalgia Association recommends a balanced diet containing nutrient dense foods free of artificial additives and sweeteners to help your body fight fibromyalgia syndrome.  Some key nutrients to include are:B-ComplexFound in whole grains, beans ...

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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 is used throughout the world to reduce food cravings, assist ...

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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 points, as well as foods and herbs selected to assist ...

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Acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners should be well-informed about medical ethics, how they are incorporated into their practice and the legalities surrounding them.  Medical ethics are a very important part of being a healer and ...

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For practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, documentation plays a more important role than tracing a patient's progress and assessing the effectiveness of treatment--it helps practitioners guard against potential malpractice and liability disputes. Practitioners of ...

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Did you know that 83 percent of adult internet users look for health information online? This is great news because it not only shows that health information is a big part of internet use, it ...

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How many phone calls are you, or your reception area, successfully converting into patients? Here are five quick tips to make sure that every call is a winner: GreetingYou only get one chance at ...

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Don’t let your pledge to get into shape be derailed by a sports injury. Fitness clubs across the country are full of enthusiastic individuals giving it their all to get fit or drop a few ...

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A neurological disorder refers to a problem with the nervous system, which is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates the body’s activities. Nerve pain can arise from trauma, inflammation, stroke, disease, infection, nerve ...

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More than 95 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders ranging from constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome to more serious conditions such as acid reflux (GERD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.  In fact, more than ...

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Everyone suffers from irritability and moodiness from time to time, but if you find that a short temper and frustration are becoming a constant issue for you, then acupuncture may be able to help. Often ...

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Acupuncture Effective for TMJ Patients suffering TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can find relief from acupuncture.  Research conducted at the Ribeirão Preto Dental School, São Paulo University in Brazil, found that after 3 months of acupuncture ...

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Everywhere you turn; there are stories about celebrities getting acupuncture.  Supermodel, Elle Macpherson, recently said in an interview with UK tabloid, News of the World, "I have acupuncture regularly and I see a Chinese doctor ...

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There have been many advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer. While the standard medical care for cancer is effective, the treatments are aggressive and cause numerous unwanted side effects as well as ...

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Gynecological conditions, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fibroids, endometriosis, menopause and infertility are some of the problems treated most successfully by acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Oriental medicine has long recognized that health and vitality can be ...

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Learn about Chinese Herbs, Herbal Formulas and Popular Nutritional Supplements. Search for an herb or formula alphabetically.  See pictures and learn common uses, indications, and precautions. Click here to enter Chinese Herb Directory

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Tongue diagnosis is an important part of the Chinese medical assessment. During an examination, the overall tongue coating, shape, and color is taken into account.The tongue reflects the health of the internal organs and blood ...

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Free articles and information about building and sustaining a successful practice.   Tools to empower you to be successful while keeping your spiritual values  How to attract more patients   The do's and don'ts of ...

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Q: Are acupuncture and herbal medicine appropriate for children?

A: Acupuncture is safe and non-invasive compared to surgery and other Western techniques, and it strengthens children while being free from the... Read More