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How to Treat Allergies

Over the years more and more people (children and adults alike) come to our Natural Medicine Clinic and Acupuncture office with multiple food allergies, pollen allergies, chronic sinus infections, eczema, itchy eyes, hives, runny nose, and other sensitivities.
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8 Reasons Your Kid Should Get Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be a wonderful therapy for kids. Many people often ask what the youngest age is that I can treat. And the answer is, we can tailor treatment according to the child’s age, stage of development, and comfort with treatment. I have been fortunate enough to treat newborns, as well as toddlers, preschoolers, elementary-aged kids, preteens, and teens here in my acupuncture clinic as well as in different health settings.
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Are You Allergic to Rain?

Pollen and mold particles that may otherwise be too big to get into your lungs suddenly become broken up by a thunderstorm, allowing entrance into your lungs, which can lead to “thunderstorm asthma”. Thunderstorms’ electrical charge also makes tiny pollen and mold particles stickier, increasing the likelihood that they’ll cause trouble in your lungs once inhaled.
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What Causes Thunderstorm Asthma?

The phenomenon, known as “thunderstorm asthma,” isn’t so much an issue of people being allergic to rain. Instead, thunderstorms form the “perfect storm,” literally, of circumstances to increase breathing difficulties.
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The Real Causes of Diabesity (Insulin sensitivity, Weight gain)

The entire spectrum of diabesity, including all of its complications–diabetes, elevated blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol–are simply downstream symptoms that result from problems with diet, lifestyle, and environmental toxins interacting with our unique genetic susceptibilities. And the reason these dietary and lifestyle factors lead to diabesity is because they create a condition known as insulin resistance.
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Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?

Celiac disease differs from most other autoimmune diseases in one critical respect: the trigger, gluten, is known. And in most cases, removing gluten will turn off the autoimmune destruction in the gut. Around 10 percent of people with celiac disease, and possibly more, are thought to suffer neurological symptoms, ranging from headache and nerve pain, to ataxia and to epilepsy.
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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.