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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient technique that promotes your body’s natural healing process through the placement of thin, sterile needles into …

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Achilles’ Tendon Pain

Achilles Tendon Pain? Acupuncture helps the recovery time of a damaged achilles tendon by reducing inflammation, reinforcing connective tissues and more.

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3 Ways Chinese Medicine Helps Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a women’s health condition where uterine cells grow outside of the uterus, commonly in the ovaries and fallopian tubes.  …

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Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!
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Build a healthy diet to support a strong immune system!

In the uncertain era of a pandemic, conflicting news and political unrest it’s important that we do what we can …

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Favorite Naturopathic Foods to Prevent Winter Illness

Dr. heather Krebsbach As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe strongly in the healing power of nature. So as the cold …

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Probiotics and Fish Oils During Pregnancy Linked to Healthier Children

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Easy substitutes for unhealthy foods
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Easy Substitutes For Unhealthy Foods

Guest Blog Provided by blogger Stacia B. We understand: The tough reality is that it can be difficult to eat …

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Can Acupuncture Heal Damaged Ligaments?

Ligaments are strong connective tissue bands that connect bones to bones. They are similar to tendons which connect muscles to …

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5 Home Exercises to Keep Your Neck Healthy

RANGE OF MOTION WARM UP Sit comfortably with your feet flat on the floor, back straight and shoulders tucked back slightly. Slowly Bend your neck forward, chin to chest. Hold for two seconds. Then extend your neck backwards and look up, keep the neck long and hold for two seconds. Rotate your neck so you

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Acupuncture for Athletes

Acupuncture has become a part of post-workout recovery and skills and strength optimization of both amateur and professional athletes. We have know for many years that acupuncture provides pain relief, reduces inflammation and relaxes muscles. Now research is showing that acupuncture can improve performance and strength too. By improving proprioception, rebalancing muscle groups and providing

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5 Great Grounding Techniques!

Grounding techniques are used to bring ourselves into a more stable, calm and secure state of mind. Throughout the last several weeks many of us have experienced moments of great anxiety, and have had our confidence in social structures shaken. While many of use cope well generally, we have also had moments of uncertainty. These

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Acupressure Points for Insomnia

Today, we want to go over some simple acupressure protocol you can use before bed to help you with sleep. Plan on spend 10-15 minutes to practice. Related: What Is Acupuncture? Here are five effective acupuncture points that you can practice at home using simple acupressure techniques to help you fall asleep faster and stay

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Laughter Can Save us! Tips to Laugh More

In my acupuncture practice I laugh a lot! I laugh with my patients about life’s struggles, work scenarios and relationship fails. We also laugh about successes and politics. Laughter is an important part of how we emotionally process the world. Usually we need to digest what’s going on a bit before we can laugh about

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5 Acupressure Points to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

We’d can’t wait to be able to open our doors back up and treat all of the wonderful people we’ve served for the past 15 years! We will be open just as soon as this crazy virus has past and it’s safe to treat the community again! Millions of people in the US struggle with

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6 heathy habits to do during a pandemic
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6 Heathy Habits to do During a Pandemic

Looking for ideas about how to fill your days while stuck at home? These are all simple ideas and ways to keep you moving and active during the day. Whenever you find your self sinking too deeply into your screen time and needing a change grab one of these ideas and get going again. Walks:

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Strengthen your Vagus Nerve for Relaxation and Stress Reduction

The vagus nerve is a long wandering nerve that exits from the brain and travels down through the digestive organs. The nerve is especially important to nervous system regulation. The vagus nerve regulates the internal organ functions like heart rate, respiration, and digestion. It also controls the reflex actions of gagging, swallowing, coughing, and vomiting.

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6 practical ideas for mental health during a quarantine
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6 Practical Ideas for Mental Health During a Quarantine

In order for us all to avoid going completely stir crazy and spending 2 weeks in our pajamas watching Netflix here are 6 very practical ways to help us stay motivated and maintain our mental well being during our quarantine time. 6 Easy to do Practical Ideas: Get dressed : Get yourself out of bed,

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Acupuncture Can Provide Relief for Chronic Illness

Chronic illness isn’t easy to deal with, and many patients often end up scrambling for ways to relieve the pain. In our previous article on ‘Who Should I See When I’m in Pain?’, we discussed how discomfort could be caused by many reasons, and not just from the illness itself. Factors like hormones, poor diet, and vitamin

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Who should I see when I’m in pain?

Throughout the world, musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common reasons to seek help from a medical professional and one of the leading causes of disability. Common reasons to seek medical care include: neck pain low back pain arthritis sports injuries whiplash from car accidents. Traditionally it has been normal for patients seeking care

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Eat More Dark Chocolate

Good news, and just in time for Valentines day! Dark chocolate has been shown to have several health benefits.  A recent research study asked participants to eat between 8-20 grams of dark chocolate daily for several weeks.  That is equal to two small squares.  I hope they also got paid for their services! The researchers noted

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Favorite Naturopathic Foods to Prevent Winter Illness

Dr. heather Krebsbach As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe strongly in the healing power of nature. So as the cold and flu season approaches, there are many natural approaches to optimizing one’s immune system in order to get yourself ready for battles ahead. While sleep and stress management are fundamental to health, the foods we

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What are shin splints?
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What Are Shin Splints?

<img src=”https://innergateacupuncture.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/bigstock-Muscle-Injury-Athlete-Runnin-83143142.jpg” alt=”Muscle Injury – Athlete Running Clutching Calf Muscle After Spraining It While Out Jogging On The Be” /> Shin splints are a painful stress syndrome that develops along the region where muscles attach to the tibia or shin bone. Shin splints are characterized as painful aching or burning pain along either edge of

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What happens to your body during a car accident?

The impact of a car accident leads to extreme force, also known as kinetic energy, being absorbed by your body. Although cars are equipped with safety features to help address this, our bodies are not made to handle the impact of these forces. Auto Accidents cause whiplash injuries:Whiplash occurs when the back and front of

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Condition of the Month: Sciatica

What is sciatica?  Sciatica is an umbrella term often used to describe pain along the lower back, in the buttocks or into the leg which occurs in up to 40% of the population. The type of pain can be variable; including sharp, dull, aching, throbbing, tingling, numbness or burning pain. The sciatic nerve originates from

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5 Common Injuries of Cycling and How Acupuncture Can Help

Cycling is a popular way to stay in shape, commute, lose weight and maintain cardio health. Portland is one of America’s best biking cities supported by one of the country’s largest cycling communities. While cycling helps maintains overall health the posture and muscle strain associated with cycling leads to some common injuries which can be

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May Moon

In ancient times the moon was an important way people kept track of seasonal changes and important events. People associated the moon with the natural phenomena that occurred throughout the year.  In our time the solar calendar has become far more important and the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is typically used only for certain

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