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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!

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

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

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Damaged ligaments
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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 …

Herbal Remedies for Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain, bloating gas and heartburn are conditions that affect many of us.  In fact, according to a Merck corporation survey, 7% of us suffer from abdominal pain on a daily basis!  Abdominal pain is caused by many complicated issues that require careful diagnosis and treatment for lasting relief.  Many of us aren’t satisfied with

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Should We Supplement Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is naturally produced in our skin when we are exposed to sunlight.  In the Pacific Northwest it is easy for us to become deficient in vitamin D during the winter months.  For many of us it is crucial that we supplement vitamin D during this time.  Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency:  FatigueGeneralized aches

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Scraping Therapy

Many athletes and sports trainers are using forms of scraping therapy or Gua Sha to speed recovery times, reduce pain and improve performance. Find out more…

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Back to School Immune Support

Back to school means it time to boost everyone’s immune system. As cooler weather encroaches we are all forced to spend more time indoors with other people, often with closed windows and poorly circulated air.  These are conditions that expose us to more bacteria and viruses than any of us would like.  Here are a

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The Metal Element & Autumn

In autumn many plants die back to the earth sending their energy into their roots.  In traditional Chinese thought, autumn is associated with the metal element, the color white and the lung organ.  The process of turning inward and returning to our roots is important after the bursting energy of spring and the fiery energy

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Late Summer & The Earth Element in Chinese Medicine

In traditional Chinese medicine each season is represented by a different element.  The Chinese divide summer into two distinct phases.  Early summer is associated with the fire element and late summer with the earth element.The earth element is associated with the digestive system, the flavor sweet and the color yellow.  By late summer many of

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Cupping in the Olympics!

Michael phelps broke the 2168 year old record of Leonidas of Rhodes to become the most decorated olympian of all time.  As he glided through the water and onto the podium the dark cupping spots on his shoulders caused quite a ripple.  Now all the press and public are clambering to find out more about

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Plantar Fasciitis Sucks!

Plantar fasciitis is a common complaint characterized by pain in the heel and the bottom surface of the foot. The pain is typically worse in the morning and after periods of inactivity.  Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include: Foot Over-Pronation Flat feet High arches Obesity Achilles Tendon Tension Poor Footwear Acupuncture is a successful component of

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Posture Secrets From a Chiropractor

Poor posture contributes to many of the chronic pains we experience on a daily basis.  Imbalance in the muscles of our necks and shoulders leads directly to headaches, stiff necks, and numbness and tingling in the fingers.  In the above image, the woman is shown first with an exaggeration of a common posture known as

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Healthy Running!

Early morning sunlight in our bedrooms beckons many of us out the door and sends us running through our neighborhoods.  Some of us strive for 5 miles a week, others are logging longer distances in a quest to complete our 1st, 2nd of 15th marathon.  Some of us are inspired to run in the many

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5 Things To Do After An Auto Accident

1.  Record All The Details Of The Accident: Make sure to gather all the names, phone numbers and license numbers of the people involved.You should always get insurance information from the other driver.DON’T allow witnesses to leave without getting their contact information.  Witnesses are important if there is a disagreement over the cause of the

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Allergies & Hay Fever

Spring time in Oregon is a lovely season.  Along with the red flowering currants, tulips and lilacs come the alders, willows, and ragweeds.  Many of the diverse plant species in Oregon release significant amounts of pollen.  Sadly, this pollen find it’s way into our eyes, noses and throats.  Although there is no real danger posed

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Benefits of Fish & Algae Oils

Fish and algae oils are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.  These fatty acids, know as DHA and EPA, are precursors of eicosanoids.  Eicosanoids are signaling molecules know for their ability to activate anti-inflammatory pathways in the body. Omega-3 fatty acids accumulate in fish that eat micro-algae.  The algae naturally produce the oils.  The fish bio-accumulate

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Cilantro Pesto For Detoxification

Cilantro Pesto Recipe Heavy Metal Detox It is important to use organic ingredients and to wash them well. This will avoid contamination with pesticides and herbicides. Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic1/3 cup Brazil nuts or macadamia nuts1/3 cup sunflower seeds1/3 cup pumpkin seeds1 cup fresh cilantro leaves1 cup parsley2/3 cup cold pressed olive oil4 tablespoons lemon

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Organic Foods VS. Conventional Foods

For many years consumers have demanded and paid a premium for organic foods. Many believed that the food was somehow healthier than food produced with fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals.  Others paid for the premium because it meant fewer pesticides and herbicides on their food and in the environment. The European Commission, the executive body of

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Coffee: To Do or Not To Do?

We drink a lot of coffee. In fact in the United States it is estimated that we drink around 400 Million cups of coffee per day! There is a lot of conflicting information about whether or not drinking coffee is good or bad for us.  Researchers are striving to understand the effects of coffee on

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Acupuncture and Jaw Pain

The masseter and the pterygoids are the two main muscles that affect the jaw.  Both of these muscles are involved in the opening and closing of the jaw.  They provide the strength for chewing.  Trigger points in these muscles cause much of the jaw pain that people experience. Trigger points in these muscles cause pain

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Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Disease

Heartburn medications, known as proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. These medications, which are common over-the-counter medications, include Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid. These medications have already been linked to increases in bone fractures, and pneumonia. Researchers, who followed a group of 10,000 people for almost 14 years, have

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San Diego Zoo Uses Acupuncture

At the San Diego zoo a variety of the animals receive acupuncture.  As zoos have improved facilities and care of animals. Animal life spans have increased and so have the chronic pain issues like arthritis that affect aging populations. In an effort to effectively reduce pain in a non-invasive way senior veterinarian, Dr. Beth Bicknese has

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Warming Winter Congee Recipe

As the cold and dark of winter settles in it’s important that we eat rich and warming foods. These foods are easy to digest , warm us from within and are good for our immune systems.  Congee is a simple rice porridge found throughout Asia that fits the bill.  Congee is slow cooked rice with

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What is IT Band Friction Syndrome?

The iliotibial band, (IT band), is a thick band of sinew that originates in the hip and buttock and attaches at the outside of the knee. The strong tissue of the IT band helps stabilize the knee laterally. IT band friction syndrome is a common injury of the IT band. Pain is generally felt on the

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Naturopathic

Benefits of fermented foods

Fermenting is an ancient technique of food preservation. It also enhances the nutrition available in some of its nutrients and makes the food more digestible and easily absorbed. In fact, lactic acid fermentation converts carbohydrate sugars into cellular energy and lactate. The final products of the fermentation are full of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and enzymes.

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Love Your Gut and Feel Better

Many of us struggle with weight gain, fatigue and gut distress. Understanding how to care for and nourish the good bacteria in your gut can change these patterns and bring about better health. Bacteria live in us and on us Although there are many infamous bacteria we do anything to avoid its important to recognize

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5 Ways to Avoid BPA

BPA (bisphenol-A) is a toxin associated with plastics that has entered mainstream consciousness because it is found in many water bottles. BPA is a hormone mimic, disrupts the endocrine system and is a carcinogen. A major campaign to remove the toxin from water bottles has led to several companies offering “BPA free” water bottles. Problems associated

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New Research Reveals How Acupuncture Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, a professor at Georgetown Medical University noticed that many of her patients receiving acupuncture for pain reported improvements in other unrelated symptoms like poor sleep, depression and stress.   She, together with a team of researches, decided to investigate how acupuncture was causing these desirable side effects.  They looked to see if

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Ear Acupuncture and Weight Loss

A Korean study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine shows that ear acupuncture can help people lose weight.  In the study, researchers compared the efficacy of different acupuncture treatments in helping obese patients lose weight.  The researchers compared the standard Korean five point treatment with a single acupuncture point.  A control group was given a “sham” treatment.

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