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Want to Avoid/Reverse Heart Disease?

In recent studies, it has become apparent that caffeine can help you to avoid or reverse heart disease! Yes – you read that right, caffeine is good for you! That sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? The Fine Print: well… it is and it isn’t too good to be true.   Here’s the

8 Natural Remedies Everyone Should Know

Patients often ask me if there are general remedies they should always have on hand in their homes. Though my answer invariably depends on the season, the age, gender & the overall health/wellness of the members of the household, etc; the following 8 Natural Remedies seem to be part of every list I generate. So,

Dry Cough Remedy

Pears & Honey Winter, while not considered the driest season in Chinese Medicine (that designation belongs to Fall), tends to promote dryness from the cold winds we are exposed to, and the dry heat from fireplaces, radiators, and forced hot air heat. Many people come to me at this time of the year with stubborn

Prevention: Herbs and Supplements for Immunity

Staying well in the winter can often be a daunting task, especially for those of us that are on the go and busy. Although it is true that we do tend to get sick from exposure to bacteria and viruses when others around us are sick, it is only a small part of the picture.

Cooling Beverages w/Out the Ice!

According to Ayurveda, ice cold beverages can slow down digestion., and poor digestion can cause a plethora of problems, including the inability to metabolize wastes .One of the ways the body rids itself of wastes is sweating. If you can’t sweat, you can’t cool the body down. Instead of reaching for ice cold water, try

Feeling Stressed?

You may frequently hear people saying things like, “I am so stressed out.” or “I am under a lot of stress at work or at home.” It seems that it may be difficult to find someone who does not suffer from the effects of “stress”. The truth is stress is real and it does affect

What To Expect At Your First Acupuncture Treatment

DISCLAIMER, THE FOLLOWING POST WAS TAKEN FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR WAS Kate Bratskeir When you hear the word acupuncture, what’s the first thought that comes to mind? If the answer was “needles,” you’re not alone. Anecdotally speaking, it’s pretty common for people to associate the traditional Chinese treatment with the supposedly scary,

Simplicity of Acupuncture: When Less Is More

Simplicity of Acupuncture: When Less Is More Most people are perplexed when it comes to understanding the principles of Acupuncture and how it works. The overall general consensus it that it can’t hurt, it can only help. This ancient art of healing seems to be a mystery to many. Medicine has become so advanced, so

How to Make a Ginger Compress

Why Ginger? Ginger has many healing properties. One traditional remedy for the use of ginger is the ginger compress. The warming properties of ginger are harnessed in this technique in order to bring heat and improve circulation to various parts of the body. This remedy was used to treat symptoms in the body that are