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Strong Bones – they’re good for you

Strong Bones – they’re good for you

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a natural way to reduce the risk of osteoporosis AND a way to actually make your bones stronger? Well, there is! Follow these steps and your bones will stay strong and get even stronger than they are now.

Foods and Supplements
First, there are simple things you can do. Keep your body strong by putting good materials in. Eat more fruits and vegetables – research shows this to be critical for many reasons. Have some calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D.

Stop smoking. Reduce caffeine and alcohol. Exercise with some weights. Even depression can have an effect on your bones, so let’s address any depression you might have.

And the good thing is that acupuncture can help with many of these – addiction (cigarettes, alcohol) and energy, as well as mood.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs
With some of the potential risks of western medicine treatment for osteoporosis, it might be good to use Chinese herbal formulas that can significantly increase your bone density. If you have a current issue with bone density, consider coming in to see if these herbs are appropriate for you.