Entries by Katie Gaffney

How Acupuncture Can Help Treat Autoimmune Disorders

How Acupuncture Can Help Treat Autoimmune Disorders An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys your own body’s cells, tissues, and organs. Some common autoimmune disorders include: Rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Crohn’s disease, SLE/Lupus, Psoriasis, Sjogren’s disease, Alopecia, and Multiple Sclerosis The exact cause of autoimmune diseases is […]

Getting to the Root of Acid Reflux

Many Americans suffer from acid reflux and frequently use acid suppressing medications to manage their symptoms. Acid reflux is caused by gastrointestinal dysfunction and poor diet. When we eat unhealthy foods such as sugar, breads, dairy, greasy or processed foods, and eat heavy, rich meals our stomachs can have difficulty with digestion. Taking a pill […]

Importance of Blood Sugar Regulation

Blood sugar regulation is vital to the proper functioning of all major body systems. Blood sugar plays an especially important role in digestive, adrenal, immune, thyroid and brain health. Chronic dysglycemia, or poor blood sugar regulation, could lead to obesity, hormone imbalances, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, and much more. When it comes to dysglycemia, […]

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

With summer around the corner, I get asked almost daily, “Can acupuncture be used for weight loss?” The answer is yes, but it may not be in the way you think; it’s a bit complex. The needles themselves don’t make the pounds melt away and there are no “weight loss points”. The way acupuncture aids […]

Experience Bone Broth

Bone broth has been growing in popularity lately and there’s a good reason for it! When you cook bones for a long time, you release all the juicy goodness inside which is made up of cartilage, bone marrow, amino acids, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Both the western world and eastern world […]