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In Vitro Fertilization: Acupuncture and Fertility

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1.7 percent of all infants born annually in the United States are conceived using assisted reproductive technology (ART) which includes in vitro fertilization (IVF). (1) CDC statistics also state that 12% of women in the U.S. aged 15-44 have used infertility services. (2) Acupuncture and TCM for […]

What is the NADA Protocol?

The NADA Protocol is named after the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association The NADA Protocol was developed in the 1970s to help with recovery from opiate addiction.  With time, experience, and refinements, it is now widely used in other settings besides addiction recovery. Auricular acupuncture and the Protocol The Protocol is a form of “auricular acupuncture,” […]

Spring Time!

The gifts (and challenges) of Spring Spring brings sunshine, warmer days, and renewal. It is also a time of transition, when the weather can alternate between extremes. Similarly, we too can experience swings, one day feeling energized by warmth and sunshine, and the next day discouraged by strong winds, cold rains, and, if you live […]

Defining Discipline & Commitment Within Reiki

Take a deeper look into the Reiki Precepts and you will find discipline and commitment. The Reiki precepts in Japanese (with English translation) Kyo dakewa (today only) Ikaru na (do not anger) Shinpai suna (do not worry) Kansha shite (be grateful) Gyo o hageme (practice diligently) Hito ni shinsetus ni (Show compassion to yourself and […]

Ticks & Lyme Disease: How to Avoid & Treatment Options

Lyme disease is a bacterial disease transmitted by infected ticks. According to the CDC, Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne, infectious disease in the United States. Since 1982, the number of reported cases annually has increased 25 fold. Along with the diagnosis of Lyme disease there are five subspecies of Borrelia Burgdorferi, over 100 […]

Herbal Medicine for Allergies

Understanding Allergies and Allergic Reactions An allergen is a foreign substance that causes your immune system to react. Dr. Devi Numbudripaud, the creator of NAET Allergy Elimination, has expanded on the definition of an allergen to include “anything that causes an adverse reaction in an individual, that does not cause a reaction in a healthy […]

The Emotional Aspects of The Heart According to Chinese Medicine

“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” Proverbs 15:13 In almost every culture there is a thought process that the heart holds emotion or the mind. Hence sayings like “follow your heart.” The Chinese culture is no different. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the Heart […]

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