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Easy & Safe Pain Relief at Home with a Castor Oil Pack

What is a Castor Oil Pack? A castor oil pack is a safe, comfortable and inexpensive home treatment for relieving many kinds of pain. It is often recommended for premenstrual pain, digestive problems, and joint inflammation. To make a castor oil pack, soak a piece of wool or cotton flannel in castor oil, and place over the affected body region.

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Heartburn: Acupuncture and Wellness Methods to Heal the Gut

If you experience frequent or chronic gut or intestinal issues, you’re not alone. Approximately 50% of Americans suffer from acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Most people believe these conditions are caused by the overproduction of stomach acid, but they are actually the result of the back-up of stomach contents and acid into the esophagus. Unfortunately, most prescription and over-the-counter

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Treating Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma & Injury with Acupuncture, Herbs & Bodywork

If you’ve ever been in an automobile accident, you know that aches and pains may manifest after the initial shock wears off and can persist for months or even years afterward. What can you do when you must return to your daily activities and responsibilities but are still plagued by chronic pain? Acupuncture, herbs, and bodywork may be the solution

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