Product of the Month: General Health Daily Multivitamins

What’s in your daily multivitamin? Walk down the retail aisle of your local vitamin store, and you probably start feeling lost in the sea of different multivitamins and supplements. What ingredients are in these products? Where do they come from? Which one should I choose? Our choice for a daily multivitamins is Standard Process’s General Health Daily Fundamentals. We love that they’re made with whole food ingredients grown on their organic farm in Wisconsin. New to supplements made with whole food ingredients? Whole food supplements provide vitamins and …

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Stress and Chinese Medicine

Feeling Stressed? In this day and age, it seems like stress is just another aspect of our daily lives.  It can have adverse effects on the human body, from weight gain to headaches to tight muscles, just to name a few. We all have felt the effects of stress, but did you know that Chinese Medicine has various modalities that can help with it? Chinese Medicine treats stress in two ways: Acupuncture and Herbal Formulas.  Acupuncture Acupuncture is amazingly effective …

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Relieving Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Find Relief from Restless Leg Syndrome Struggling with Restless Leg Syndrome? Keep reading to learn how we can help! Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is an uncomfortable feeling in the legs and feet that includes arching, pulling, itching, and crawling sensations. These symptoms are typically worse at night and tend to lessen upon movement. Symptoms can be so severe that RLS sometimes leads to insomnia. Researchers have found that acupuncture combined with herbal medicine is an effective treatment for RLS, showing …

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Help Sheet: Exercises for Stress and Anxiety

Exercises for Stress & Anxiety Almost everyone experiences stress or anxiety at some point in their lives. In a recent study done by ComPsych, 33 percent of employees felt tense or anxious most of the time. Anxiety is shown to be the 7th most common health problem in the United States. Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks that might help you out! Keep reading below to learn more. Acupuncture can help! “I own a business and therefore I have a busy schedule.  Stress is something I always have …

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How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

Seasonal Affective Disorder Many people feel down as winter approaches. It’s dark. It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful. But for some people every winter is unbearable. They’re tired and depressed. They don’t want to get out of bed. They snap at their families and binge on junk food. These people have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our moods and energy levels fluctuate with the seasons. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) understands these cycles but modern life does not. These days, you are …

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9 Ways to Rid Your Home of Endocrine Disruptors

What are Endocrine Disruptors? Can a shower curtain be bad for your health? It can if it contains phthalates. Phthalates are just some of over 800 chemicals that are labeled as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals are toxic for a number of reasons. For Instance, they may mimic estrogen, androgen or thyroid hormones and cause your body to respond to them inappropriately. In addition, they may block, stimulate, or inhibit these hormones. By interfering in your hormone system, there is growing …

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