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Breast Health and Thermography

The use of Breast Thermography provides information for risk assessment, early detection, prevention and ultimately the preservation of the breast and the survival of women. 

By Karen Kelleher, CCTT; April 2017
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Oral Health and Medical Thermal Imaging

For years, a debate has brewed between those who are proponents of root canals and those who see root canals as a potential health threat. Current convention is to save a tooth at any cost. Despite multiple research studies that link root-canal treated teeth to cancer and other chronic disease, most people, even health care professionals, do not pay enough attention to dental health.
By Karen Kelleher, CCTT; January 2017
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Downgrading Stress

Now that the holidays are over, does that mean the stress will ease? Sometimes reactions to a stressful event can settle fairly quickly but can sometimes last for several days or weeks. When the hustle and bustle of a busy time or traumatic event is over, our bodies seem to 'catch up" on identifying and dealing with the excess pressures we've put it through. We feel symptoms such as irritability, poor sleep or concentration, muscles tense up, feeling cold, clammy, frazzled or detached, we experience palpitations, chest pain, headaches or breathing difficulties.
By Elizabeth Neil, Lic Ac.; January 2017
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Curious About Cupping?

During the recent Olympic games, many of us saw photos and read articles about the latest therapy that athletes are using to try to increase performance and recover faster after a workout. We wanted to take an opportunity to share a bit about this technique in relation to our office.
By Acupuncture & Associated Therapies; September 2016
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Zen Shiatsu Serves as an Excellent Adjunct to Acupuncture

Shiatsu refers generally to a Japanese pressure therapy used to relieve a variety of problems including back pain, neck and shoulder problems, stress, insomnia, digestive problems, and fatigue. It is based on traditional Chinese medicine techniques...
By Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon; 2002
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Matters of the Heart & Fire Element as Related to Shiatsu & Chinese Medical Theory

The heart pertains to the Fire Element. Fire is associated with light, warmth, excitement, movement, and responsiveness – often eliciting feelings of love, sexuality and contentment. The warmth and comfort of fire encourages relaxation and togetherness, and gazing into a fire is often used to help us tap into our unconsciousness. The essence of the heart is to integrate our experiences and generate an appropriate internal response. If our heart, our center, is unstable, then our responses tend to be inappropriate.
By Lauren Paap, Board Certified Shiatsu Therapist (AOBTA) & Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy (NCCA); February 2015
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The Era Of Conscience

It's exciting that we're heading toward an era of global community consciousness. The elements that don't match the sense of "we're all in this together" are now surfacing to help us to redirect ourselves toward that vision, both personally and collectively. Far from making the well-being of the individual irrelevant, this communal perspective becomes the context within which personal peace becomes fully realized.
By Cinda Crull; January 2015
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Celebrate 2014 – The Year of the Yang Wood Horse

Hold on to your hats, folks, and realize that you won’t be able to, nor will you want to, slow your horses in the New Year ahead!  This will be a promethean year, the Beginning of all beginnings, arriving around January 31st to February 4th, 2014.  Full of uplift, optimism and compelling inspiration, we will be guided into purposeful action of the most elegantly simple and powerfully fruitful kind. We are READY for this change!  Light, hope and clarity of vision gallop in. Emerge from your cocoons, everybody, here we goooooo!
By Karen Abler Carrasco, WSFS Consultant, Mentor and Teacher; January 11, 2014
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Acupuncture Helps Reduce Pain and Medication Use

In this short 2 minute video a patient tells her story of how she uses acupuncture as an alternative to heavy pain medication. Presented by ABC11.com.
By ; January 2014
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Eliminating GERD with Hunger Awareness Training

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic condition currently considered incurable by most Western medical experts. It is fairly common in the US; according to the June 30, 2012 issue of Healthline, 60 percent of the adult population will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease within a 12-month period and 20 to 30 percent will have weekly symptoms. Our office sees many people with this condition and as Traditional Chinese Medicine dictates, we work to identify and fix the root causes. Learn more online at Acupuncture Today or click the PDF below.
By E. Douglas Kihn, OMD, LAc. Acupuncture Today; September 2013
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Gluten Tolerance: Is It A Fad?

Is gluten intolerance real? The word "intolerance" refers to a different part of the immune reaction than an "allergy", and it can often be hours or days before the reaction occurs. And when it occurs, it can be so unrecognizable that associating it with a food might never happen. This issue comes up frequently in the office and often becomes part of the treatment plan, especially when people are dealing with a complex set of issues. Learn more online at Acupuncture Today or click the PDF below. 
By Marlene Merritt, DOM, LAc, ACN, Acupuncture Today; February 2013
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Gong Meditation Honors the Winter Solstice

December 21st is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere. This year's solstice will bring about an alignment of the Earth and the Sun with the center of the Milky Way, an occurrence which happens only once every 26,000 years, yet was predicted to the day by Mayans over two thousand years ago.
By Karen Hunter; December 2012
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December 21, 2012: Cataclysm or Rebirth? Our Role in the Evolution of Human Consciousness

What does December 21, 2012 mean to you? Countless prophecies, both ancient and modern, suggest cataclysmic shifts as conveyed by Hopi legends, the Bible’s book of Revelation, the Mayan calendar, and a host of psychics and visionaries. Could it be, as some have interpreted, that we are experiencing the end of the world as we know it, as we charge unconsciously into the dark night of our planetary soul?
By Janet Dwinells, Soul Coach; November 2012
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Tefillin: An Ancient Acupuncture Point Prescription for Mental Clarity

Tefillin is an ancient Jewish prayer ritual that uses two small leather boxes, each attached to a long, 9mm wide, leather strap. The acknowledged purpose of the tefillin is to raise spiritual consciousness of the men who wear it. If we examine where the knots and wrappings are placed from a TCM point of view, it appears that the tefillin and wraps form a potent acupuncture point formula focused on the Governing vessel (Du Mai) and aimed at elevating the spirit and clearing the mind. Published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine Number 70.
By Steven Schram; October 2002
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Acupuncture Relieves Lung Disease (COPD)

Acupuncture may finally be poised to earn some long-sought respect from the medical establishment -- and perhaps better insurance coverage -- with a new clinical trial showing that the technique works better than a sham treatment to relieve not just pain but other symptoms that are less subjective to measure.
By Deborah Kotz, Boston Globe Staff; June 14, 2012
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Learn More about Lyme Disease

Inform yourself about this increasingly prevalent disease and the diseases that can come from a tick bite from a woman who has experienced Lyme disease personally.
By Jeanelle Myers; October 2011
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Relieving Pain with Acupuncture

The ancient art of acupuncture has been practiced for centuries in Asia, and has more recently spread to the United States and other Western countries. Acupuncture has been used to treat most pain conditions, including low back pain, shingles and other nerve pain, hand and knee pain, headache, fibromyalgia, and menstrual pain. For people with knee pain, for example, there is some evidence that acupuncture may provide some pain relief, although results from different studies are mixed.
By HEALTHBeat - Harvard Health Publications; May 2012
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