Monday, October 3, 2016

“Flu Season”

It’s that time of year again when every time I drive past a Walgreens or CVS I roll my eyes at the message on the monument sign. If you hadn’t heard by now its “flu season”, cue eye roll.

The flu comes from a virus, which is more active in the winter. The virus is more stable in colder and dryer weather which is why flu season is generally from about November until March.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

PMS: why it happens and how to deal with it

When a young woman starts her menstrual cycle, it can come with a good amount of pain from cramping, as well as emotional upheaval associated with changing hormones. For some women, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be debilitating, leading to missed school or work, taking a variety of pain pills to lessen the symptoms, and even resorting to birth control pills to balance hormones. There are plenty of options available to deal with the discomfort of PMS, and you can easily

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The ONE thing that changed my life.

If I were to be completely honest, the ONE thing that changed my life was going to acupuncture school. It was the most challenging, interesting, life-changing thing I have ever done, as my mom told me before I started “it changes the way you think and see the world.” But I know everyone doesn’t have 4 years and 100k to put towards a Master’s degree in Oriental medicine so I’ll just tell you the one thing that started all other

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

When it comes to your health, control what you can

I was at Ulta, the cosmetics store this week, browsing for a new facial cleanser when a woman who worked there came over and asked if I needed any help. I told her what I was looking for, a detoxifying cleanser that was preferably charcoal based to even out my skin tone. She said she has something even better and brought me over to the Peter Thomas Roth skin care products (apparently a higher end brand) and showed me his

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Friday, September 2, 2016

4 tips to stay calm when things get crazy

I have some news for you that may come as a shock. Stress is a choice. I know it seems crazy but it’s true. We usually think of stress as the thing that happen to us in life, but stress is actually our perception of what happens to us. Here are 4 strategies to help gradually change your stress perception to lead to a calmer life:

 

Take short moments to yourself. It might be ideal to take a vacation or a

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Why do I have Back Pain?

Does you back hurt, does it ache all the time?  Perhaps you have been to the doctor and they did not find anything wrong, so they gave you muscle relaxants and pain medication.  They may have sent you to PT.  After dutifully going to PT several times a week, you still have an achy back.  You might even have been to a chiropractor, and you feel better after a “crack”, but the ache comes right back.

What to do?

Let us help

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

I’m sooooo Tired – Acupuncture for Fatigue and Insomnia

You have a hard time sleeping through the night.  You wake up every night, maybe you need to pee, and when you get back to bed you find yourself wide awake.  You look at your clock and it is always about the same time every night.  I bet it is between 1 am and 3 am.  If so, this is a symptom that you are not adequately handling stress during the day.

From the Eastern Medicine perspective, the liver is the

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

5 Myths about Cupping Therapy

Cupping hurts. The bruise-like marks left from cupping therapy can look scary but unlike actual bruises they are completely painless. If you know someone who says they were cupped and it was painful it’s likely they had the technique done by someone who is not fully trained. The concept of cupping is pretty simple but it takes someone who is fully trained (either a licensed acupuncturist or another licensed healthcare provider who has taken a continuing education course) and experienced to

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Cancer

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are not used for the primary treatment of cancer in the United States.  But, these healing modalities are excellent for the treatment of the side effects of cancer and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery.

Common side effects of cancer or cancer treatment may include pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, anxiety, depression or difficulty sleeping.  In addition, the immune system may be compromised resulting in frequent illness (such as cough, colds, pneumonia).

Cancer treatment

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sitting is the New Smoking

A large number of patients who come to our clinic complain of neck, back, shoulder, knee, wrist and hand pain.  A typical seated office worker “has more muscular skeletal injuries than any other industry sector worker including construction, metal industry and transportation workers”. A contributing factor to a lot of muscular skeletal pain is excessive sitting.  According to Dr. James Levine, the director of the Mayo Clinic Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative: we are sitting ourselves to death; sitting

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Can Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine help Excessive Sweating?

Chances are you’ve never heard the term palmar hyperhidrosis.  That is, unless you have been diagnosed with the condition.  Some might be surprised to know that having sweaty hands is actually a medically diagnosed condition.  Most would associate clammy or sweaty hands with feeling nervous or stressed, but there are individuals who suffer from sweaty hands on a daily basis due to overactive sweat glands in their palms.  Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating, so palmar hyperhidrosis refers specifically to sweaty palms.  While this

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fitness Myths

• Organic foods are best for weight loss:  While eating organic/pesticide free foods are on the healthier side, it does not change their caloric or fat contents. Eating organic does not mean you can eat more of it and gain less weight. Be aware of nutrition labels when setting health and fitness goals.

• You can eat whatever you want if you work out:  Diet and exercise go hand in hand. In order to lose weight, a caloric deficit is required.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

5 Health Myths (part 2)

 

Myth #3 If you exercise regularly that makes you healthy. Implementing a regular exercise routine is usually one of the first things people think of when they focus on their health. Movement is incredibly important when it comes to optimizing health but it’s actually not the most important thing. We often see incredibly fit people who can’t sleep without drugs, are riddled with stress and anxiety, suffer from crippling perfectionism and who’s over all mental health is in shambles.

It doesn’t

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

5 Health Myths Busted

One of our favorite parts of being holistic healthcare providers is educating patients on how they can live their best life possible. This often involves debunking health myths that they’ve picked up along the way. Here are some of the most common myths we hear in our clinic:

Myth # 1 – You only need 6-8 hours of sleep per night.  Not only is this a myth, many people count their sleep time beginning with when the brush their teeth and

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fruits and Veggies, do I need to eat Organic?

So you know it is important to eat lots of veggies and fruit (in season) but do you need to buy all of these organic?  Organic fruits and vegetables may be more expensive, so let’s talk about spending your hard earned money wisely.

First off, if you buy fruits and vegetables when they are plentiful and in season, you will save money.  In Arizona our growing seasons are not like those in the rest of the country.  We have the luxury

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

This is often one of the first questions we are asked when a patient contemplates treatment with Acupuncture.  Acupuncture after all does use needles to generate a healing response.

If only people knew in advance that acupuncture needles are so tiny and cute!!  They are as thin as a hair and nothing like the needles used by doctors for injections or blood draws.  We even treat children, who once they experience their first acupuncture needle realize we are not going to

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Books to Read Before Bed

You guys all know by now that improving sleep is a crucial part of achieving optimal wellness. Acupuncture and herbs are great for helping to cure insomnia and optimize sleep but they won’t get you all the way there if your sleep habits are out of whack. One of the most important habits to break in this process is using electronics before bed. Researches have known for a while now that the blue light emitted from electronic screens is disruptive

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Acupuncture Doesn’t Work

What!!? You mean acupuncture does not always work?  Well there is nothing in medicine that works for 100% of people 100% of the time.

So let’s talk about what would prevent you from achieving your health goals with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine:

The frequency of treatment is importan  This medicine utilizes your body’s ability to heal itself.  This ability varies from person to person based on health history and their life style.  Our patients learn that the factors that caused their

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Truth About Acid Reflux

I’ve been thinking a lot about stomach acid lately. Kind of weird I know but the misconceptions about stomach acid are some of the strange health things that would keep me up at night if I let them. Stomach acid gets a bad wrap because people really only think about it when it’s in the wrong place. Notice how I phrased that? When it’s in the wrong place! That is because EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE CAUSES OF

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Friday, March 11, 2016

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture works through several mechanisms. We  know that the needles stimulate blood circulation which brings all of the components of the blood such as oxygen, vitamins and nutrients, hormones, immune cells, antioxidants, inflammatory factors and a host of other components to targeted areas. These factors in our blood are essential in healing both chronic and acute health conditions. It is vital to have nutrient and oxygen-rich blood circulating to all areas of our bodies, including muscles, nerves, organs and glands

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Has anyone ever told you that being over weight is not your problem? Rather, it is a symptom that your body is not functioning properly. At H+H instead of telling you that you need to lose weight to get healthy, we say you need to be healthy to lose weight. Here are the ways we can help you feel better and get started on your weight loss journey:

Balance Hormones
Here is a secret the weight loss industry does not want you

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Benefits of Acupuncture

Often patients come into our clinic for pain treatment. The funny thing is, they begin to realize that there are lots of other benefits to acupuncture:

Improved Sleep
Sometimes patients forget to tell us that they have a sleep problem. Several sessions into treatment they realize that they are sleeping so much better, less tossing and turning in the night, and waking up rested. Improved sleep is the most common side effect of getting acupuncture

Improved Digestion (Pooping Daily)
A marker of your overall

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Acute Back Pain
Acupuncture is very effective for acute (sudden onset) back pain. Sometimes this pain comes on with little to no apparent cause. You bend over, reach for something, get up off the toilet, or just getting dressed may “throw out your back” Other times you lift something heavy, and you feel something pop. These are all forms of acute back pain. The pain is usually severe and you can barely function. You don’t need an MRI to tell you

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Friday, February 12, 2016

How I am getting a few lb’s off this spring

Every year or so, it seems like a few extra pounds sneak onto my body.  I start avoiding the scale, but can’t avoid putting on pants, so I can not hide from the news.

What to do……

Freak out and cry?  Tear off every outfit that does not look so hot?  Well maybe, but pouting does not help, so I snap out of it quickly and develop a plan to get back to a reasonable weight.

And what is a reasonable weight?  Well

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Treating Arthritis with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine

Have Arthritis?  Here is how we can help you.

There are two different types of arthritis.  First there is osteoarthritis.  This type can effect any joint in the body.  The most common joints effected are the knees, hips and spine. Arthritis results from “overuse” of a joint, or from an injury to a joint.  Overuse can mean anything from repetitive movement associated with athletics or work activities, or just from life.  Walking every day for 70 years can be considered “overuse”.

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