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. Medical experts in ancient times regarded ear massage as a practice for health enhancement and disease prevention. Ancient Chinese medical literature states that the "ear is...

Yum...The first satisfying bite of a lovely piece of chocolate cake! There's nothing wrong with enjoying a nice dessert and delighting in the sweetness of it. However, when one piece leads to eating more than your stomach can handle, or when a sugar craving becomes a constant factor in your daily life, it may be time to take action and curb the cravings. By applying self-massage, also known as acupressure, it may be possible to nip certain cravings for food or other substances before they...

The term Candida refers to a type of yeast. We've all heard the term yeast and most of us associate it with the yeast used for cooking and the aroma of fresh baked bread or even a refreshing glass of beer or wine. Candida organisms pervade our surroundings. They can be found in our air, in our clothing, in warm, moist rooms such as bathrooms, in the books in our libraries, in our carpeting, in foods like bread and cheese and in beverages such as wine, beer and fruit juices. Most...

Anna, our patient, came to the clinic, complaining of acne, age spots, jowls and a second chin. She had a history of constipation, bloating, irregular periods. After a course of acupuncture, guided detoxification, instructions in proper nutrition and micro current her face became absolutely clear and flawless, with significantly improved facial contours as well as improved digestion and hormones. Paul came to our clinic asking to help him with dark circles around the eyes, eye bags, redness in...

A patient comes in, has several acupuncture sessions and then keeps losing weight. If you don't know how acupuncture works, this can look like magic. However, modern physiology explains this phenomenon. Acupuncture stimulates biological reactions in many organs and systems and increases metabolism. There is a direct connection between the nervous system and endocrine system and it is responsible for the weight loss. Acupuncture has been known for thousands of years. It is a classical method...

BY HELENA AMOS, M.AC., L.AC., MD (EUR), WITH MICHELLE ALONSO   People have been fighting the effects of aging for centuries. Cleopatra in ancient Egypt was known to take baths in milk to smooth and soften her skin. The early Greeks were said to use algae and mineral-rich seaweed for anti-aging and weight loss treatments, while the Romans would slather themselves in olive oil after a good sweat session in their famed sauna-like bathhouses. But ancient Chinese medicine could...

The keystone of acupuncture and Oriental medicine has always been awakening the body's natural intelligence to heal itself and restore balance to the system of energy pathways      (called "meridians") that crisscross the body. If the meridians within your body have become depleted you can suffer from tiredness, infertility, weight gain, depression, digestive problems, hair loss, arthritis, and feeling chilled no matter the temperature. The endocrine system is responsible for hormonal...

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: 1.Make special requests. Tell your host about any food sensitivities you might have. Most will be more than happy...

The number of people in the US with food allergies varies. Some estimates claim as many as 1 in 4 people have some type of food allergy. Just because you don't exhibit obvious signs of a food allergy like hives or digestive problems doesn't mean you are allergy-free. The immune systems response to allergies can appear up to 72 hours after digestion, and in many different places throughout the body, so it is important to watch for these 13 warning signs:                  ...

WHEN Andre H. Lagrange, a neurologist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, saw the ominous white spots on the patient’s brain scan, he considered infection or lymphoma, a type of cancer. But tests ruled out both. Meanwhile, anti-epilepsy drugs failed to halt the man’s seizures. Stumped, Dr. Lagrange turned to something the mother of the 30-year-old man kept repeating. The fits coincided, she insisted, with spells of constipation and diarrhea. That, along with an odd rash, prompted...