Helena Amos impeccable reputation was built over 20 years of experience in western and alternative medicine. She has written these articles for more information regarding Conditions and treatments her Acupuncture & Natural Medicine Clinic provides.

The Face of Holiday Stress Affects on the Body and Skin

The holiday season is a joyful time of giving, celebrating, and family gathering. But that most wonderful time of the year can, in fact, be not so wonderful when you consider all the stress caused by the season. The holidays are fraught with…

Great Skin…Great Digestion: The Gut-Skin Connection

If you are looking for more radiant and glowing skin, you might be surprised to learn the answer lies in the condition of your digestive tract, rather than in direct skin care, creams and cleansers. The body’s digestive system has several…

Functional Medicine 101

The good physician treats the disease;  the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. ~ Sir William Osler, former Physician-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine In my practice, we place emphasis…
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Your Health in Late Summer:

Your Health in Late Summer: Acupuncture Theory & Functional Medicine Approach As the days become shorter, the air cooler, and the harvests ready; we know we are entering late summer, which is the last “season” in our exploration…

Tackling Acid Reflux

Tackling Acid Reflux: Alternative Treatments & Functional Medicine Approach Did you know…? • Over 45% of Americans suffer from heartburn  • Over 35% are have been diagnosed with acid reflux • Acid blocking…

Foods For The Face: Top 10 Eating Tips for Healthy Skin

With the winter season upon us, our faces will, well, face all the challenges that come with the weather, the holidays, and the early darkness. Dry skin. Dark circles. Binge eating. Poor food choices or comfort eating to stave off blahs. All…

Dark Circles Can Diagnose Poor Health

When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, what do you see? While this could be considered a very philosophical question requiring deep thought, for many people the first thing they notice is right on the surface—bags and dark…

Hypothyroidism: Signs, Symptoms & Support

Your thyroid plays a part in nearly every metabolic process in your body. Shaped like a butterfly lying low on the front of the neck, this small gland has an average weight of 16.4 grams in an adult. When the thyroid is its normal size, you…

Demystifying Alternative Treatments

The availability of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is becoming increasingly mainstream for a broad spectrum of health and wellness concerns. While patients seeking treatment may have heard…

Adaptations in Acupuncture

Understanding different methods & what they treat BY HELENA AMOS, M.AC., L.AC., EURO. PHYSICIAN Acupuncture is an alternative health care treatment that originated in China centuries ago. Its use in the United States has come…