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Women's Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help

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Women's Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help

Women's Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM

The biggest threats to women's health are often preventable. Oriental medicine has always addressed the special needs of women throughout their lives and many health issues women face respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments. Taking small steps to improve your health can make a difference.

The top health concerns affecting women and how acupuncture can help are:

 

Cardiova

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Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM

It is estimated that 25.8 million men, women and children in the United States have diabetes.  Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the risk for death is approximately twice that of

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Pediatric Acupuncture Healing as a Family

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Pediatric Acupuncture  Healing as a Family

Pediatric Acupuncture: Healing as a Family
By: Sam Gaines, Staff Writer
Treating a child with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapies presents its own challenges and rewards. As Oriental medicine specialist Mitch Lehman points out, among the latter is the deep satisfaction of bringing families together to experience the power of childhood healing firsthand.

Some are sick. Some are gravely ill. Some are scared. Some are not only unafraid, but they’re quick to allay the fears of t

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The Spirit of Renewal Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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The Spirit of Renewal  Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Spirit of Renewal: Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM
Spring: It is the long-awaited change of winter to spring. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around.

While winter was a time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit.
The Principle of the Five Elements

The five elements refer to wood, fi

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Step into Wellness

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Step into Wellness

Step into Wellness
By: Diane Joswick L.Ac.

One of the many ways that walking can promote health and wellness is by putting gentle pressure on Yongquan (Bubbling Spring), an acupuncture point on the sole of the foot.

In Oriental health theory, this is the starting point of the Kidney meridian and s

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Chinese Medicine and Winter Season

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Chinese Medicine and Winter Season

Chinese Medicine and Winter Season
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM
The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the natural cycles of their environment. The cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, and conserve our strength.

Winter is Yin in nature; it is inactive, cold, and damp. Remain introspective, restful, and consolidate your Qi through the season and prepare for the o

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Summertime! Chinese Medicine and the Summer Season

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Summertime! Chinese Medicine and the Summer Season

Summertime! Chinese Medicine and the Summer Season
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM
The season filled with abundant energy, long days and sunshine.  This is the most yang time of year.  Summer is about expansion, growth, activity and creativity. 
Element: Fire.
Color: Red.
Nature: Yang.
Organs: Heart, Small Intestine.
Emotion: Joy. 
The Fire Element 

Summer is the season of yang, a time when the body undergoes vigorous metabolic (body en

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Treating Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

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Treating Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Treating Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
By: Andy Rosenfarb, MTOM, Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H.  
Over the last 10 years, in my practice I have specialized in TCM Ophthalmology.  I have made quite a few significant clinical observations through diagnostic testing, treatment and direct feed back from my patients.  In my clinical pr

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The Liver and Liver Qi Stagnation

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The Liver and Liver Qi Stagnation

The Liver and Liver Qi Stagnation
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM
The Liver and Liver Qi Stagnation

Spring is ruled by the wood element, which is associated with the liver, an organ with an incredible capacity for regeneration.

When searching for the underlying cause of disease, practitioners of Chinese medicine often look first to the liver. The health of your liver reflects your overall health and well-being.

The liver filters over a liter of blood every minute.

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Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM

For some people it is experienced as the uncomfortable sensation of "pins and needles" or burning pain (especially at night) of their hands or feet. Others may suffer even more extreme symptoms such as muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction.

With more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathies in existence, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of

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