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.

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…

Your Health in Summer: The Five Element Theory & the Season of Abundance and Joy

We are all looking forward to summer! The season officially begins on the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice on June 21. The extra hours of sunlight nurture and energize nature thereby creating an abundance of life all around us.…

Your Health in Fall: The Five Element Theory & the Season of Letting Go

Holistic health practitioners employ a transdiscliplinary approach to wellness that combines the knowledge from both Eastern and Western medicine to treat the whole person. One popular aspect of this layered method is the Five Element Theory.…

Your Health in Winter: The Five Element Theory & the Season of Being Still

The temperatures are dropping and the days are darkening—signals that winter is coming soon. We are using the seasons to continue exploring the Five Element Theory of acupuncture, which maps how each element corresponds to an internal organ…

Your Health in Spring: The Five Element Theory & the Season of New Beginnings

Spring is the beginning of the seasonal cycle—the time of birth and new growth. The earth shakes off the mantle of winter and invites in warmth and light and new possibilities. We continue to use the seasons to explore the Five Element Theory…