25Feb, 2016

Chronic Stress and its Toll on Your Health

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I’ve noticed recently that there is a running theme in my posts: Stress affects your health. The body’s stress response was important during our evolution as humans–for instance, if we were cave people running from bears (a favorite example I give to people in my office).  The body’s fight/flight  response would boost cortisol and adrenaline so in the short term blood would rush to the extremities, allowing for a quick escape.  This automatic response also shuts down your other system–the feed/breed system. You shouldn’t be breeding, digesting or sleeping for […]
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19Feb, 2016

Acupuncture and Fertility

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If you Google “infertility,” you are bound to come across references to acupuncture and how it can help with couples trying to conceive, whether through natural means or “assisted” interventions (IUI, IVF, FET, etc).  Acupuncture can indeed help a couple achieve their dreams of parenthood. If you plan on trying the natural route, acupuncture can help regulate menstrual cycles, can boost sperm counts.  Proper planning through temperature charting can help you make sure you are “trying” during the best window for conception. If you are taking the assisted route, acupuncture […]
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17Feb, 2016

Acupuncture can help with Fibromyalgia

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Of course, the pic of Miss Piggy in no way reflects any standard protocol for a fibromyalgia acupuncture treatment.  But, it’s Miss Piggy! Below is a link to a news article out of the Chicago Tribune today that reported on a study that found acupuncture can help with the symptoms of fibromyalgia.  As I have talked about in previous posts, no medicine is one-size-fits-all (repetitive much?).  Fibromyalgia definitively falls into that category.  If your current medications are not keeping  your symptoms at bay, acupuncture can have a synergistic affect when […]
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8Feb, 2016

A Cardiologist Recommends Acupuncture for 5 Leading Heart Issues

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  The link below is to a great article written by a cardiologist, Dr. Joel Kahn.  After learning from one of his patients that her racing heart had seen 95% improvement after starting an acupuncture regimen (and after numerous attempts to adjust her Western pharmaceuticals and supplements without success), he researched the numerous benefits of acupuncture on the heart, an “energy” organ (and a pretty gosh darn important one!).  What he found was evidence enough to recommend acupuncture from then on to his patients for a wide array of disorders affecting their […]
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