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How do I keep my immune system strong and deal with another rise in covid cases?

With new covid variants, the flu and the normal viruses that we are being exposed to, what should you be aware of? No matter how you choose to approach staying healthy, whether you are pro or anti vaccine or pro or anti mask, what you want to focus on is your individual state of immunity.

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It’s Allergy Season – what you need to know

For those of you who suffer from allergies, seasonal or otherwise, you know how frustrating it can be. The symptoms can range from slightly annoying to sick-in-bed, and the remedies are many and varied. How do you know what kind of help you need – acupuncture, herbal formulas, over the counter medications, a combination of the above? What helps for the short term and what helps for the long term? Here is some overarching advice about surviving allergies with as little disruption to your life as possible. continue reading »

Three Things to Know About Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Three Things to Know About Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture and herbal medicine often go hand-in-hand. Herbal medicine is often used in conjunction with acupuncture, as appropriate, to support the body’s healing process. Just like a traditional medical prescription, herbs are prescribed by Oriental Medicine practitioners to address a variety of health concerns. They are often prescribed as formulas rather than specific individual herbs and are tailored to the needs of the patient. And just like traditional prescription medicine, herbs are adjusted as the patient’s needs change. Some Western hospitals are now utilizing Chinese herbs in their treatment protocols. For example, the Cleveland Clinic has a licensed and certified Chinese herbalist on staff. continue reading »

Herbs & Acupressure Points for Coronavirus

herbs and acupuncture for coronavirus

As we learn to navigate this new world where an ever looming virus is present, it’s important to learn which ways we can help ourselves and loved ones,get through a time of illness.. Below are herbal remedies and acupressure points for self-care to help aid with symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing, shortness of breath and fevers. continue reading »

Successful Herbs to Move Liver Qi

We often say in Traditional Chinese Medicine that the liver is the system most easily susceptible to stress. Stress knots the Qi (energy) and makes its flow stagnate – this happens most quickly in the liver energy system. The liver, in TCM, is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body. This means that if Qi flow is impaired (ie, by stress), the liver system will suffer. Likewise, if the liver energy system is weak or stagnant (from lifestyle choices, diet, trauma, emotional stress, illness or genetic factors), Qi flow throughout the body may be impaired. continue reading »

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