Author: theacupuncturists

10 and 1/2 Weeks

10 and 1/2 Weeks

It’s very difficult for me to write anything these days without hearing these lyrics in my mind. Did I ever think that going to the supermarket would involve so much preparation? That walking in my neighborhood would become a daily matter of social distancing and attempting to pacify out-of-control neighbors?? Since March 30th, when my county officially began closing down, I began […]

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The Benefits of Regular Acupuncture Sessions

The Benefits of Regular Acupuncture Sessions

These are difficult times for people to think about health. You cannot open a newspaper, watch the news, scroll through Facebook or flip through Instagram and YouTube without seeing/hearing another article on this year’s bumper crop of viruses, the pros and cons of vaccines, newly emerging heart and orthopedic diseases as well as the usual, mind-spinning conflicting and contradictory dietary […]

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A TCM Roadmap: Thriving – Not Just Living

A TCM Roadmap: Thriving – Not Just Living

By Susan Tretakis – Coral Springs, Florida – If writing about healthy food and good nutrition in November wasn’t difficult enough, writing about taking some time for care for just yourself in the month of December walks a scary line between sanity and insanity. December heralds a month where everyone I know is running in too many directions at once. […]

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Acupuncture and Elbow Pain

Acupuncture and Elbow Pain

4 to 7 in every 1000 people suffer from elbow pain every year. Persons aged between 40 and 50 years are the most susceptible to elbow pain (Verhaar, 1994). The incidence of this condition is worse in women. For instance, up to 10 percent of women aged between 42 and 46 years experience elbow pain (Vicenzino & Wright, 1996). Many […]

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Food Matters

Food Matters

I have to be honest; for me, beginning in September and throughout December, I feel as if I am under a continual attack from a variety of poor, unhealthy food choices. Tempting choices. Foods that I rarely think about now literally scream my name – from the television, from the free samples being given out at markets, from recipes demonstrated daily […]

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Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also known as fibromyalgia syndrome, is a chronic or lasting disorder that is generally symptomized by widespread continuous musculoskeletal aching that comes with memory problems or difficulties in paying attention, fatigue, depression and sleep problems. Fibromyalgia is blamed for amplifying pain around the body’s tender points by impacting on the way the brain processes pain signals. Women are at a […]

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Qi – Interrupted

Qi – Interrupted

People are asking me whether I am ever to go to write for Care Wellness again. My immediate reaction is one of surprise: the concept of having actual “followers”- people out there who read my posts – and people really think that my research into TCM, Chinese herbs and acupuncture amount to more than just my opinion – is, truly, astounding […]

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