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Navel Piercings - Bad Idea

  A navel piercing may seem like a benign adornment, but acupuncture theory strongly suggests that this is not a healthy or safe practice. The problem is that the piercing is creating a semi-permanent obstruction in the flow of a…

Ginseng and Green Tea - Poor Combination

In last week's blog post I wrote about how, despite is presence in so many products, ginseng is an inappropriate herb for many people. In fact it can cause problems. This is especially true for younger people on fatty western-style fast-food…

Dump the Ginseng!

Dump the Ginseng! Non-medicinal products containing ginseng abound in America. You can find: Sweet iced green tea with ginseng Multivitamins with ginseng B Vitamin complex with ginseng Energy drinks with ginseng Ginseng comes…

The Acupuncture Meridian Myth

The Acupuncture Meridian Myth I am an acupuncturist who says that acupuncture "meridians" are a myth! Do I have your attention? Read on... Acupuncture Defined I often see acupuncture defined in terms similar to this: Acupuncture is a system…

Is Acupuncture "Energy Medicine?"

Is Acupuncture Energy Medicine More and more these days I've noticed people advertising or discussing various forms of "energy medicine". It seems like every few weeks I learn of some "amazing" new form of energy healing that involves fancy…

Acupuncture for Menopause

Acupuncture for Menopause Every once and a while a study of acupuncture comes out that has me take notice. This time it was a study on post-menopausal women who were experiencing symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability, depression, and…

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Hangover Help

Hangover Help Happy 2011! Did you wake up to the new year with a hangover? It can be a painful reminder that more isn't always better. Well, what's done is done. So how can we make the day less miserable? Rehydrate Dehydration is a big…

Conquering Stress E-Book... Coming Soon

Conquering Stress The topic of stress management has been coming up a lot for me lately. While it seems like everyone is stressed out, hardly anyone seems to be doing anything about it! That's really been bothering me, because stress causes…

Flexible Spending Accounts: Use It Or Lose It

Flexible Spending Accounts It's November (as I write this) and there are just a few weeks left in this year. With the holidays in the mix, this year will be over before you know it. For those of us with health "flexible spending accounts"…

Play Healthy

Play Healthy What if becoming healthier and making healthy choices could be fun? What if it could become a game- like one with lots of great prizes! Sound fun? Well, welcome to the game! Creating that very game was the vision of Sarah…

Live And Raw Foods Workshop

Live And Raw Foods Workshop "Living" or "raw" foods are a great way to increase the nutritional density of your diet.  In this kind of diet lots of the dietary filler foods such as starches and meats get displaced by flavorful healthy vegetables…

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“I came to Jon-Erik with a sports related rotator cuff issue. The problem was compounded with a looming competition the following weekend that I just could not miss. Having never tried acupuncture before I didn’t know what to expect, and was admittedly skeptical. He listened to me, and was incredibly gentle, and caring. The treatment was a bit scary for me, but he calmed my fears, and got me through it. On the drive home, I realized I had regained some movement in my shoulder, and by the next morning, I felt even better. I’m 100% convinced that Jon is very talented, and practically performed a miracle in the office. Thank-you!”

Stefan M.Morrisville, NC

“I have gotten my daughter back. Today was her 7th treatment and her improvement from debilitating migraines has been evident for 3 weeks now. I completely recommend him. He has done what traditional medicine couldn’t do.”

Nicki M.Durham, NC