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Using Acupuncture to Manage Your Anxiety

The social isolation and economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused anxiety and stress levels to surge in recent months. Acupuncture offers a soothing and effective way to relieve your anxiety and realign your body, mind, and spirit, so schedule a session today. 

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Three Tips for Stress Management Under the COVID-19 Shutdown

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent stay-at-home order, people need ways of managing their stress during this difficult time. Nutritional therapy, guided meditation, and telehealth sessions with your acupuncturist can help you realign your body, mind, and spirit. 

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Alcohol, Addictions and Acupuncture

Alcohol consumption is associated with a wide range of chronic health issues, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be severe. Acupuncture may help you reduce your overall alcohol intake while relieving withdrawal symptoms, allowing you to enjoy a more centered and healthful life. 

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Sleeping Issues? Acupuncture Can Help

High-quality sleep is essential to your well-being. If you are struggling with insomnia, acupuncture offers relief for anxiety, restlessness, sleep apnea, and other issues that are keeping you awake. Reach out today to learn more.

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Healing the Heart in Five Element Acupuncture (Part II): the Fire Element

Healing the Heart: the Fire Element and Summer Part I of this article explained how the Heart in Five Element acupuncture is understood differently than in Western medicine, opening the door to new ways of caring for and healing the Heart.  Part II will delve more deeply into the connection of the Heart to the Fire Element, and will explain

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Healing the Heart in Five Element Acupuncture (Part I): the Heart East & West

The Heart in Eastern and Western Medicine The Heart in Five Element acupuncture is understood in a fundamentally different way than in Western medicine.  Embracing this understanding can help us heal the heart, physically and emotionally. The heart in popular Western culture has long been understood as more than a mere biological pump.  It is widely regarded as the seat

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The Antidote to Sadness: Understanding Grief in Five Element Acupuncture, Part II

Understanding Grief in Five Element Acupuncture Part I of this article explained how the ancient Chinese view of grief in Five Element acupuncture is different from the way grief is viewed in modern-day society. It discussed why that alternative view can help us better navigate the process of grief, and how we can create a vocabulary of grieving. Part II

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Why Do We Grieve? Understanding Grief in Five Element Acupuncture, Part I

Grief in Five Element Acupuncture Grief in Five Element Acupuncture is viewed as a natural emotional response to the loss that comes with life transitions. Grief carries a heavy emotional charge, especially in mainstream Western culture. The unbinding and dissolving of ties – whether in relationship, community, work, or even our own bodies – can be painful. Yet modern society

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