How acupuncture supports a healthy immune system

How Acupuncture Supports a Healthy Immune System

A robust immune system, the body’s primary defense mechanism, is pivotal to living a healthy and vibrant life. It stands as an unyielding fortress, protecting the body from harmful pathogens and diseases. Yet, in this fast-paced world filled with stress, poor dietary habits, and environmental toxins, immune system health is often compromised, paving the way…
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Acupuncture for pain relief

Exploring the Benefits of Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Acupuncture is one of the key treatment modalities in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). With over 2000 years of history, TCM offers a comprehensive medical lineage, incorporating the use of herbal remedies, nutrition and dietetics, movement, meditation, and acupuncture. Thanks to its efficacy and safety, TCM has grown in popularity globally over the last few centuries.…
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Teratogens in pregnancy

Is Stress a Teratogen?

In order to answer this question, we first need to define both stress and teratogen. Stress  Let’s begin with stress: What is it?  Stress in relation to health was first defined by a famous physiologist named Hans Selye as “the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it” (Tan, 2018).  This sounds…
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Ep. 101: anger during springtime with dr. Lishanna emmert

Ep. 101: Anger during Springtime with Dr. Lishanna Emmert

I’m excited to speak with Dr. Lishanna Emmert! She had been on the show previously, in episode 65, when she spoke about acupuncture.  The truth is, I’m interested in all modalities of healing.  I think the combination of holistic medicine and Western medicine can offer such a broad array of options for one’s healing. There…
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How much does acupuncture cost

Acupuncture: How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of acupuncture varies widely throughout California and the United States. When discussing acupuncture, a common question is: “How much does the treatment cost?“. The cost of acupuncture services varies depending on the payment options you choose. So, let’s discuss your options together but first… What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese…
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What to expect after acupuncture

What Should I Do After My Acupuncture Treatment?

If you’ve ever had an acupuncture treatment, you know the calm feeling that comes as you float out of the clinic and into the rest of your day. Waking up from what we like to call your “acu-nap” (a 20-30 minutes of rest after needles are inserted) often feels like you’ve been resting for hours.…
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