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A Time for Rest

Happy new year, everyone. You may have noticed that there has been a little longer break than usual since my last blog entry. There have been a few unexpected bumps in the road of my life, so I have backed away from putting entries in every 3-4 weeks for a little while. This is a…
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The fear of October!!!! hah hah hah

Acupuncture and colds/the flu It’s happening. Just like it does every autumn. And there is something that you can do about it. You don’t have to be sick. But you can’t just ignore the reality that this is the time of year when people flu and colds than the warm summer. You have to fight…
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What’s Stress Got to Do With It? Acupuncture and health

Stress is normal, isn’t it? We all have some and it’s really no big deal, right? The truth is, yes, it’s normal, and no, it really IS a big deal. We know how important stress is when we talk about bones. Without physical stress on our bodies (walking, lifting, weights), our bones will not stay…
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End of the summer fun with food

Would you like to know of some good ways to eat vegetables? Here are some ideas on how to eat those vegetables that are so, < so good AND good FOR you - kale, green cabbage, and red cabbage! Kale salad Wash the kale and cut out the thick rib. Turn the leaves sideways and…
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AODA and Acupuncture

September Did you know that September is ‘National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month?’  Let us take a little extra time to acknowledge those in our lives who are working to live in recovery. Acupuncture is useful in helping people deal with alcohol and drug use. I had the pleasure recently of helping a young…
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Chinese calligraphy and Chinese medicine

Do you like it? This is some of the outcome of my exploration into calligraphy! Some of us had a delightful time learning about and practicing Chinese calligraphy. The class, ‘Enjoy the brush,’ was taught by Kaz Tanahashi, a world-renowned Japanese artist. We spent hours practicing what appears to be a simple stroke, and learned…
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More about that Chinese clock and acupuncture

The last post described some basics of the Chinese clock, and how even though energy  moves through pathways all the time, it peaks in different pathways throughout the day. What does that mean for you? Example Let’s consider a typical example. Someone comes in who has difficulty with sleep. They say that they always wake…
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It happens like clockwork – clockwork and acupuncture

Everyone probably knows somebody who wakes up at a particular time of the night and they know even without looking what time it is. Their bodies wake them up at 2am or 3:30am. Or they get particularly tired at 2:30 in the afternoon. What about you? Do you have anything the occurs ‘like clockwork’  the…
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The Rat Race and Acupuncture

Did you know that rats get stressed? And that acupuncture reduces their stress? It’s true. National Geographic magazine published an article describing how a scientist used one acupuncture point on the little guys and their stress levels (which could be measured by certain chemicals in the body) were less than the rats that did not…
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It’s time for reader inputs!

Hi everyone! Thanks for reading the entries here. We have tried to keep the entries short and sweet, and relevant to all of us today. It has been almost 2 years since we started writing blog entries. Even with so many posts, there must be a topic or two that hasn’t been covered to your…
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