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Meet our Practitioners: Bei Zhong

Meet our Practitioners: Bei Zhong

  When you first meet Zhong the first things you’ll notice is how caring and friendly she is.  Most people would not begin to guess the amount of schooling she has completed (you can visit her description on our practitioners’ page that lists some of the academic...

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Meet our Practitioners: Jessica Rea

Meet our Practitioners: Jessica Rea

To continue with our practitioner meet-and-greet, next is one of our most dynamic practitioners: Jessica Rea.   As long as I have known Jessica, she has been passionate about alternative medicine.  She has a drive such as I have never seen to learn more about...

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Is Acupuncture Safe?

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Is acupuncture safe? is a frequently asked question.  Yes, absolutely, with a properly trained practitioner.  Even still, there are some risks.  The following outlines some of the risks and what properly trained practitioners do to minimize these risks.   Fainting...

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More about Tuina

More about Tuina

Tuina Massage is hands on manipulation that incorporates Acupressure. Instead of working through muscle systems, Tuina massage works through the meridian system and acupuncture points.  Tuina massage is closely related to Shiatsu with its treatment style, function,...

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Diets for Children

Diets for Children

Diets for Children A few years ago Yuxiang Wang wrote a book on pediatric type diets, which can be found here.  In it she outlines some important points about feeding children.   Individualized Diet Putting children on low fat diets to lose weight is controversial at...

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Pregnancy Changes

Pregnancy Changes

Pregnancy Changes...Are you ready to integrate Eastern and Western Medicine perspectives when treating pregnant women?  For those practitioners who have never heard of Debra Betts, her book The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth is an excellent,...

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Diagnosing a Woman

Diagnosing a Woman

*Note: the diagnosis of 'crazy' is excluded in this article for many reasons, mostly because women are beautiful and their intricacies deserve more credit... which is why both Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine have gynecology as a field unto itself.  So here is...

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Stress & Infertility

Stress & Infertility

Stress & Infertility.  There is a lot to say about stress and its impacts on our bodies.  From causing headaches, to skin conditions, high blood pressure, anxiety, muscle aches, gastro-intestinal problems (just to mention a few), and in general decreasing the body’s...

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Needling Confidence: Part II

Needling Confidence: Part II

This is Part II of a series on confident acupuncture needling.  Please visit our previous post for the introduction and needling anatomy for the leg.  Proper needling, including depth and manipulation depends on an understanding of the structures that are being...

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Needling Confidence: Part I

Having just finished the CTCMPAO Practitioner exam, I’ve spent some time reflecting on what I found most helpful throughout my educational history – for the exam and in clinical practice.  First has to be the amount of clinic hours required for my program, which...

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TCM & Prednisone

TCM & Prednisone

Recently, I have come across clients who are on some heavy-duty drugs.  The most common at the moment is Prednisone, and while it is a savior for many people with debilitating symptoms, it can have some devastating side effects.  The biggest problem is that once...

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