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Information Overload: Worry, Obsession and the Earth Element in Five Element Acupuncture, Part I

Feed Your Mind: The Earth Element in Five Element Acupuncture The Earth Element in Five Element acupuncture governs nourishment and digestion in every aspect of body, mind and spirit. Earth is the Element of Late Summer, season of the harvest. The harvest includes all that we take in from the outside world. In Five Element acupuncture, nourishment includes more than

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Acupuncture, Herbs & Wellness for High Blood Pressure

If you suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) and related health complications, know that you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 75 million American adults (or 29% of the adult population) have chronically high blood pressure. Though there are prescription medications that help, many have unpleasant side effects. Furthermore, many chronic health risks go hand in

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The Up Side of Anger: the Wood Element in Five Element Acupuncture

Angry about Anger: the Wood Element Peeved. Irritated. Annoyed. Impatient. Frustrated. Resentful. Indignant. Enraged. Aghast. Livid. Furious. Is anger always a “bad” emotion? Chinese Five Element acupuncture sees anger as the emotional aspect of the Wood Element, encompassing both constructive and destructive power. Anger is part of our nature as human beings, rooted in instinct. Like all instinctive emotions, it

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Nothing to Fear But Fear: The Water Element in Five Element Acupuncture

Fear and Fearlessness: The Water Element in Five Element Acupuncture The Water Element in Five Element acupuncture theory embodies the season of Winter and the will to endure through hardship, both in nature and in the human spirit. A robust Water Element within gives us the resolve to face unthinkable fears that threaten our basic survival. The legendary phrase, “Nothing

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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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Summer, At Last: the Fire Element in Portland (Acupuncture)

Warmth and Sun: the Fire Element in Portland, Oh Joy! For a few fleeting weeks in July and August, the climate in Portland, Oregon, is transformed. Shifting from dreary, drizzly damp to sunny, dry warmth, Summer and the Fire Element in Portland has magically appeared! The shift to Summer and the Fire Element in Portland is often abrupt but typically

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