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Acupuncture Life Lift to Reclaim Health

Acupuncture Life Lift Good health is often taken for granted until it is lost. Reclaiming health can be difficult to achieve, requiring the best of both allopathic and alternative medicine. One of the most commonly sought, effective alternative therapies is the ancient art of Acupuncture.For 4,000 years, it has helped people throughout the world to maximize innate healing capability.  It produces the highest quality of life energy, traditionally known as Qi.Qi - The Vital Life Force Acupuncture works by opening up the free flow of Qi throughout the body.  It restores flow where it was stuck, or deficient. Tiny needles inserted at various acupuncture points on the body create an internal balancing of energies.  This creates a summoning of self-healing Qi power.It is a truly healing experience...

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Chinese Medicine for Bladder Health

Chinese medicine has been an effective treatment for urinary symptoms such as frequency or lack of bladder control (incontinence) for thousands of years. Urinary incontinence is diagnosed as stress incontinence, which occurs during exertion or sneezing and is attributed to weak pelvic floor muscles. Or, as urge incontinence, which involves contraction of the pelvic floor muscles that puts pressure on the bladder. It is not uncommon for an individual to have a combination of both.These conditions have the potential to significantly impair quality of life. This includes dealing with its associated social stigma, which comes with embarrassment and lack of confidence. It involves overthinking and worry about finding a bathroom at a moment’s notice, especially when out and about. Moreover, it can lead to lack...


Acupuncture for Fertility: Does It Really Work?

Acupuncture is best known worldwide for treatment of pain, but over the past few decades, this surprisingly painless and relaxing experience of needle placement into acupuncture points has become well-known for increasing virility and fertility. Acupuncture is an age-old method to promote healthy pre- and post-natal care. However, its popularity in America to enhance fertility was not spurred until 2001 when a German study reported a significant increase in pregnancies when provided along with In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Since this time, numerous studies show supporting evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of fertility issues.Acupuncture Treatment An acupuncture treatment typically lasts 20-30 minutes and is received at least once a week to balance the flow of energy within the 14 main meridian pathways of the...


Benefits Of Acupuncture For Children

Figuring out how to keep your children healthy can be a daunting task. This includes avoiding the need for ear tubes, allergy shots, reflux medications, antibiotics and the like. For centuries, acupuncture has been a natural, safe and effective treatment for children and teens. Yet, most parents don’t realize how much it can help their children stay healthy. Unnecessary suffering could be avoided if this were to change. Treatment All treatments need to be provided as a complement to traditional Western medicine pediatric care. Of course, acupuncture treatment should not be provided as the primary treatment for life-threatening and more serious pediatric illnesses. However, acupuncture provides a viable complementary treatment option for children.It is thus essential for parents to become better informed about possible treatment options for...


Acupuncture Therapy: A Completely Natural Method of Healing the Body

Your body is an amazing series of living systems and processes that work together to patch of injuries and speed recovery along. Acupuncture hones in on the body’s natural need to repair itself and pushes its natural processes to provide recovery and relief. The process is entirely natural, using the chemicals and process the body creates on its own instead of introducing any foreign elements. The acupuncturist uses needles to stimulate a series of nerves and when done correctly by professionals the body itself continues on to do the rest of the work. Touching a NerveAcupuncture needles are small and thin, designed for minimum feeling while providing the full effect. The needles are expertly inserted into the skin, precisely aimed at nerves and pressure points in...

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

How to Treat Allergies with Chinese Medicine

Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CHThe predominant Chinese medicine view of disease is that illness is caused by an imbalance in the flow of qi, also known as vital energy. Allergies stem from the same, yet specifically involving a qi blockage of the nose and sinuses and referred to as bi yuan, which translates as “nose pool.” Allergies are said to occur when wei qi (defensive Qi) is weak and not able to protect the body from invasion of the external pernicious factor of the “evil wind.” Instead, wind enters the upper body bringing dampness in the form of a runny nose and congestion, and heat symptoms in the form of itchy eyes. Chinese Medicine diagnosis for allergies is thus described as a...