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Using Herbs to Manage Addiction Symptoms

Chinese herbs can be very useful when coping with withdrawal symptoms! Anyone who has battled with addiction can recall the physical and emotional rollercoaster ride during the withdrawal period. Regardless of the substance that was abused, there is always some kind of struggle when trying to wean.  Having worked with a drug rehabilitation center, I’ve treated numerous people of all ages and backgrounds. I’ve seen what acupuncture and ear seeds can do to help with withdrawal symptoms. Such as cravings, headaches, anxiety, restlessness, nausea, insomnia, …

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Ear seeds 101 : everything you need to know!

-What are ear seeds and how are they used?  Ear Seeds are a non-invasive, safe and effective tool used to stimulate acupressure points in the ear. Ear seeds consist of tiny vaccaria seeds, beads or pellets on a sticker that can be affixed to specific acupressure points in the ear. These acupressure points can treat just about any health condition. Our patients often ask for earseeds to combat aches and pains, manage stress and anxiety, assist with digestive disorders or hormonal imbalances, and even stimulate weight loss! At …

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Using Acupuncture to Quit Smoking

Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction. Quitting smoking is no small task and you will need lots of support to be successful. You need the best tools to help with the physical and emotional symptoms, and acupuncture is a great resource to help you succeed.– Here are the 6 things you should know about using acupuncture to quit smoking: 1. Acupuncture is very effective to help quit smoking. Acupuncture has been used to help combat addiction and curb cigarette cravings …

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How to Wean from Caffeine

Many people rely on caffeine to get started in the morning or keep going in the afternoon. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, and many other products. It is generally considered safe when used in moderation. However, if you are sensitive to caffeine or take in large amounts, you may find yourself suffering from side effects including insomnia, tremors, increased blood pressure, and heart palpitations. So how do you kick the habit? It can be tough, but …

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