Are You Always Getting Sick?

Always Getting Sick?

If you find yourself frequently catching colds and other viruses, it’s important to investigate the underlying factors that may be contributing to your susceptibility to infections. Here are some possible reasons why you might always be getting sick, along with tips for improving your immune health. A weakened immune system can make you more vulnerable …

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My Favorite Anti-Virals

Favorite Anti-Virals

These are some of my favorite anti-viral supplements are not in any particular order of preference.  I always keep these on hand for whenever I get sick or feel I am coming down with a bug, viral or bacterial.  I suggest you Google them and read about them.  I have found them very effective for …

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Chronic Shoulder and Neck Pain – First Rib Dysfunction.

Neck and shoulder pain - first rib

Chronic Shoulder and neck pain – That annoying first rib dysfunction! It may not be from your neck vertebrae being out of alignment, but from the first rib.  Shoulder and neck pain associated with the first rib is often related to a condition known as thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group …

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How Foods Affect Your Body

Choose Healthy Foods to Fight Inflammation

Foods can and do contribute to inflammation and pain in the body.  Chronic inflammation is linked to various health conditions, including arthritis, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders.  Most people know that processed foods, sugar, refined carbohydrates, red meat and dairy products can contribute to inflammation. Grass fed red meat is okay in moderation.  Grass fed …

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The Seasons of Acupuncture

Being in Nature

The Seasons of Acupuncture The Chinese, as strong observers of nature, believed that when our connection to nature is strong, we have better health. In Chinese medicine, the theory of the Five Elements is a philosophy that sees the world in dynamic states or phases of constant change. Classical Five Element Acupuncture differs from other …

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How To Choose an Acupuncturist

Acupuncturist training

One thing to look for is if the acupuncturist has the Dipl.Ac. NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) certification.  The NCCAOM is a certification held by most licensed acupuncturists.  The ACAOM (American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) is another certification to look for.   Find out many hours of training/schooling an acupuncturist …

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