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The Master Cleanse

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (20)

Created by Stanley Burroughs, author of the book The Master Cleanser, the master cleanse is a great way to cleanse the body while giving the digestive system a much-needed rest. The master cleanse, usually used to achieve rapid weight loss, can also be used to heal and nourish the body.

The cleanse is a liquid diet, which some refer to as a juice fast. It effectively supplies all of the healthy and essential nutrients and c...

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HEART A??? FIRE: THE FIRE ELEMENT

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (6)


 

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also their mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the heart.

 

The heart season is summer, and heart is considered the most yang: hot, bountiful and abundant. Yang is what is bright, moving, outward, hot and loud. Yin is what is m...

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Fighting Flu Season with Acupuncture

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

While the flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.

 

The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a number of viruses. To date, there are approximatel...

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Going Deeper: The Kidneys

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (2)

 

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the kidneys.

 

The kidney element in Chinese medicine governs water and is associated with the season of winter, where the energies are turning from the hotter yang months to the more yin of winter. Each organ ...

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Nutrition for Heart Health OM Nutrition & Hypertension

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Oriental medicine (OM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. OM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for a hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods. OM theory states the bitter flavor benefits the heart in moderation but an excess is harmful as it has a drying effect; for example, coffee is bitter. I... Read Full Post »

Botox Vs. Cosmetic Acupuncture

Posted on July 13, 2016 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Botox

Stretches the skin and deforms the face over time Stimulates body's own collagen production to fill fine lines and wrinkles and lift

Muscles will eventually atrophy leaving the skin of the face sagging and more aged than before Stimulates circulation in the face leaving the skin brighter and healthier looking

Can move to other parts of the body Can improve circulation to other parts of the body

Toxic Botulism Sterile stainless steel needles temporarily pla...

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How to make a natural sunscreen at home

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Although sun protection is extremely important to protect against harmful UV-rays and to prevent skin cancer, next time you pick out your sunscreen, consider what you’re buying. Many common sunscreens actually contain chemicals that can be harmful to your body.

 

Chemicals to avoid in common sunscreens:

Oxybenzone

Retinol palmitate

Methoxycinnamate

Octinoxate

Padimate O/PABA

Nano or Micronized mineral partic...

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Acupuncture and PTSD

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (3)

PTSD is a physiological disorder that can result from being exposed to a traumatic event. The disorder results in several different symptoms including anxiety, irritability, insomnia and flashbacks. The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder in someone’s life can be far reaching. Feelings of hopelessness, shame and despair, problems at work or with relationships, serious health problems, depression, anxiety and drug or alcohol abuse are not uncommon. Getting help can be hard at fir...

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6 Daily Habits to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Quit the tobacco, and don’t start if you haven’t already

It should be common sense now that smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to multiple types of cancer. If you are trying to quit, you are not alone. Try joining a support group or making a plan for yourself to set goals for quitting. Facing addiction is hard, but not using tobacco can save years of your life.

 

Healthy diet

A healthy, well-rounded diet can do wonders for lowering your risk of cancer...

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Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

Posted on May 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (3)

Don’t forget about physical exercise

Believe it or not, when you’re exercising your body, you’re exercising your mind as well. Aerobic exercise gets your blood pumping, which increases the oxygen going to your brain and lowers your risk of disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease that can lead to memory loss. If you can, start with some exercise in the morning. This can clear your head right off the bat to stay focused and alert during the day. Exercises t...

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