Holistic Health

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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Acupuncture and Irregular Menstruation

Acupuncture and Irregular Menstruation

Menstrual irregularities can simply be explained as the abnormal occurrences in the menstrual cycles of women. They range from painful periods to heavy bleeding and painful cramping. According to Sweet, M. G., Schmidt-Dalton, T. A., Weiss, P. M., & Madsen, K. P. (20120), menstrual irregularities are known to pop up in between 9% and 14% of women who are within […]

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Acupuncture and Interstitial Cystitis

Acupuncture and Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is an autoimmune related condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently. It is also referred to as bladder pain syndrome, (BPS) is a chronic bladder health problem affecting more than 12 million people in the United States today. Twice as many women than men are affected and […]

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The New Pediatric Pathology: Allergies, Asthma, Atopy (eczema, hives),  and Autoimmune Disorders…The 4 A’s

The New Pediatric Pathology: Allergies, Asthma, Atopy (eczema, hives), and Autoimmune Disorders…The 4 A’s

Environmental toxins, genetically and chemically modified foods, and gut dysbiosis are creating health issues in our children.  Our detoxification systems and immune systems are on over-drive reacting to constant triggers both inside and outside the body.  Infectious diseases may be at an all-time low, but chronic conditions that are inflammatory and immune based are at an all-time high. The conditions affecting […]

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Pediatric Acupuncture

Pediatric Acupuncture

This is one of those times when I ask myself, “Why is this such a surprise?” I mean, it is not as if I haven’t interrogated, researched and ultimately written about the benefits of acupuncture for adults. It’s not as if I haven’t seen, with a clinician’s eye, the difference acupuncture can make in ADHD and autistic adults. It’s not […]

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