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Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is becoming more popular and mainstream. You may have even seen a massage therapist utilize it, but cupping is actually part of the traditional Chinese medical system. In this practice, Dr. Gaffney uses fire cupping with glass cups, which gives the best results. How does cupping work? Fire that is quickly placed inside […]

Yin and Yang: what’s it all about?

You have probably heard of Yin and Yang, but what exactly is it all about and what does it have to do with traditional Chinese medicine? The answer is everything! The yin and yang theory is one of the most basic principles ruling traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The theory is based on observations in nature […]

Beat the Heat Summer Drink

Mint Chrysanthemum White mulberry leaf Watermelon Treats & Prevents Fever Headache Sore throat Dry cough Red dry itchy eyes Hypertension Viral and bacterial infections Directions Get gallon pitcher w/slotted pour spout Add handful of fresh mint Add handful of dried chrysanthemum flowers Add 3 teabags of white mulberry leaf tea Add 1 cup blended watermelon […]

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, […]

Chinese Herbs Found in Your Grocery Store

Chinese Herbal Medicine You Can Find In Your Local Grocery Store You may have thought you didn’t know much about Chinese herbs, but really herbs are just any food or plant substance with a medicinal property to treat ailments and there are some herbs you might already be using. In the pharmacy, these herbs are […]

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 […]