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.

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15 Strategies to Survive Holidays

Especially during the holidays, you’ll likely find yourself somewhere where you have no control over what is served — a party, an event or a friend’s house. But that doesn’t mean you need to lose control and devour whatever sugary concoction your host has made. These 15 strategies can become incredibly helpful for your next dinner party or other holiday social gathering:
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Enhance Your Endocrine Health with Acupuncture

The endocrine system is responsible for hormonal functions in the body and produces thirty distinct hormones each of which has a very specific job to do. This system controls your physical growth, mood, hormone output, reproduction, mental functionality, and immune system. When not working properly you become more susceptible to disease and your ability to fight off infection is weakened. Endocrine glands and their functioning impacts every area of your health.
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The Skinny on Acupuncture Cosmetology

The process of the body aging, including the skin, is largely due to the slowing down of our cells’ responses to commands from the brain and central nervous system. With age our skin starts to lack moisture and lipids; circulation and metabolic processes in the epidermis become sluggish; facial muscles are flabby; and the skin is thinning. As a result, wrinkles develop.
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Acupuncture and Functional Medicine for the Weight Loss

By stimulating certain energetic zones we can normalize metabolism and reduce cravings and overeating. Then you start to lose weight! The great advantages of this method are that there are no side effects from prescription drugs. There is no discomfort. You don’t crave any more sugary, salty, or greasy junk food as the body simply does not want it.
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The Art of Face Reading and Natural Face Lift

There are 14 major meridians or pathways of energy in human body, associated with each organ: liver, gallbladder, heart, small intestine, stomach, spleen, pancreas, lung, colon, kidney and bladder. Eight out of 14 those meridians are located on the face. Therefore if the face is showing distress in certain areas, this is also an indication of certain organ imbalance.
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Curb Your Cravings with Acupressure

There is a simple technique that can help stop unhealthy food cravings, and it may also prevent overeating. Have a seat and take a couple deep breaths with your eyes closed. Next, place four fingers underneath your rib cage. Your pointer finger should be against the bottom of your ribs. The fingers should line up vertically with the nipple line. Without lifting your fingers, use moderate pressure to press and slowly make small circles. Keeping pressing for up to five minutes or until your appetite is under control.
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Combat Cravings with Ear Massage

Ear massage is an extremely relaxing and effective therapy aimed at decreasing cravings, reducing stress, promoting well being and addressing various health issues. Ear acupuncture is used throughout the world to reduce food cravings, assist in the detoxification of addictive substances, manage pain and calm anxiety.
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9 Candida Symptoms

Candida overgrowth can be difficult for a physician to diagnosis. This type of systemic yeast infection presents different ways, in different people. Below are nine of the candida symptoms to watch for if you are concerned you have candida, or candida overgrowth syndrome.