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Artificial Sweeteners Are Not For Fat Loss

Artificial sweeteners are not for fat loss. There is a concept in Chinese Medicine that refers to the energetic impact that the flavor of food imparts. The ancient doctors called this the impact of the Five Sapors (Wu Wei), or flavors. This…

Acupuncture for Depression?

Acupuncture for Depression Depression is a huge problem. Did you know that in the United States doctors write over 150,000,000 prescriptions for anti-depressants each year? Drugs like Abilify, Pristiq, and Zyprexa net billions of dollars…

Pomegranate Juice Highlights Prostate Energetics

Pomegranate Juice Highlights Prostate Energetics In a recent post on Dr. Andrew Weil's blog he writes about new research into the chemical biomechanics of how pomegranate juice inhibits the progression of prostate cancer. What intrigued…

The Heart On Valentine's Day

Since it is Valentine's Day I thought it would be appropriate to write a post about the heart. In Chinese medicine and acupuncture theory the heart is closely related to a person's spirit and consciousness. It is also the source of the experience…

Icing Injuries - "Ice is for dead people"

Icing Injuries Shelby VanCleve recently blogged about the common use of ice for sports injuries. I have to say that I totally agree with her. Icing injuries may be helpful immediately after an injury when swelling can really flare, but after…

Acupuncture Points Explored

People often wonder how acupuncturists help people. What we do is located the acupuncture points. What is an acupuncture point? Acupuncture points are the places on the body where an acupuncturist typically places needles. They are also…

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