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Lowering blood pressure with the help of acupuncture Mar 29th, 2021

Doctors and scientists from the Irvine university of California have recently discovered a new method of lowering blood pressure. This method is based on electroacupuncture, which seems to have a significant effect in lowering blood pressure. The method has been tested on rats, by inducing low electric stimulation at the...

How Come Acupuncture Brings Perfect Results For All? Mar 24th, 2021

Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of extremely fine needles at specific points of the body. The theory behind acupuncture is that there are two thousand energy points on the body that are connected by twenty pathways [meridians] running throughout the length of the body. These pathways conduct flow of energy...

How Acupuncture Can Change You Mar 15th, 2021

Ancient Chinese cultures did believe that the "Chi" was found in the body to be the sole energy source in the body, and there were also different energy paths and lines that ran across this "Chi." Anytime anyone experiences pain it is usually believed that the "Chi" is responsible. By...

Everything You Should Know About Acupuncture- part 2 Mar 10th, 2021

When you attend an acupuncturist, you will often be sent home with "homework". This may include enjoying herbal teas, doing some stretching or strength building exercises. Always follow through with what you are told you do as the recommendation will speed up your treatment and bring you results more quickly....

Everything You Need To Know About Acupuncture Mar 8th, 2021

When it comes to acupuncture, it is important that you remain patient. Although you will likely feel some improvement soon after your first appointment, it is going to take time to experience large results. Allow yourself to go through several treatments so you can achieve the optimum results from this...

An Alternative to Prescription Drugs: Acupuncture Feb 25th, 2021

There are thousands of individuals who are inflicted with physical and mental ailments and many people are diagnosed with these problems every year. What is troubling, though, is the fact that many times these patients are simply given prescription medications to treat the symptoms that they have as though prescription...

You Should Make Walking An Every Day Priority Feb 23rd, 2021

No one needs to be reminded that the fitness craze has arrived in full bloom and hints to us that it's not going away anytime soon. For the more, shall we say, "leisurely" type of person, this can cause a lot of guilt. "I'm going to start walking -- next...

Don't Get Into Acupuncture Without Reading This First Feb 22nd, 2021

While a needle phobia may be restricting your foray into acupuncture, it is important that you try to get past this. Acupuncture can help get rid of pain and make your life simpler. Get pain relief through acupuncture without letting anxiety get in your way. Don't eat too much before...

Therapy and Counseling: Insanity Not Required Feb 18th, 2021

All of us go through some rough times in life. Some people go through experiences that make them feel as if the entire world is closing in on them. Family issues, troubles in school, and job-related problems can cause stress and anxiety which affect our physical, emotional and psychological well-being....

Acupuncture Tips And Tricks Everyone Should Know Feb 17th, 2021

You may be wondering when you can expect to feel results from acupuncture. Most of the time, acupuncture can provide immediate pain relief. In fact, you may feel better the day of your acupuncture appointment. In other cases, it will take a few days before you experience any results. If...

Your Body Is An Engine Feb 16th, 2021

Growing up around surface coal mining and machines with engines, I learned a lot about how engines work and the basics that they need. Now today learning about nutrition I find some similarities. Stay with me here. It will make sense, I hope. The needs of your body are similar...

All About Acupuncture Feb 15th, 2021

Why Was Acupuncture Started? Even though there is no definite answer on the question, there are definitely many theories as to why acupuncture was started in the Chinese culture. In fact, acupuncture was started so long ago in ancient Chinese civilization that there are some who claim that the therapy...

Your Diet... Is It Putting Your Health At Risk? Feb 11th, 2021

Are you feeling tired, stressed, or apathetic? Did you know these are all common signs of a diet lacking nutritional value? If you are dieting, ill, or eating a fast-food diet, you should you be concerned that you and your family are getting proper nutrition from your food. - How...

Acupuncture, Is It A Safe Alternative? Feb 8th, 2021

Among Asian countries, acupuncture is a very popular alternative pain relief means. It has been slowly gaining a following in western countries. Although there is a lack of scientific evidence to explain the efficacy of this treatment, people in the medical field are suggesting this form of treatment to their...

Your Immune System: How It Works And How You Can Support It Feb 5th, 2021

Do you know what your immune system is? The parts your immune system is made up of? How it works? Those are the things that we'll explore in this article. What Is Your Immune System? Your immune system is your body's defense system. Whenever any kind of pathogen, such as...

Acupuncture - Benefits Feb 1st, 2021

Before we begin a discussion about the benefits of acupuncture, let's talk about the origins of acupuncture. It was first used in China over 2000 years ago, and is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world. It is a family of procedures that stimulates the anatomy of the...

The Wonders Of Medicines Jan 21st, 2021

There are probably more medicines than there are illnesses to be cured. We all know that medicines are developed to make us feel better when we are feeling sick. However, most people don't realize that all medicines have risks as well as benefits. Medicines may cause unwanted side effects or...

Your Immune System Needs Support Too! Jan 19th, 2021

The human body is a very vulnerable organism, except for the very strong line of defense that the immune system has thrown around it. Without the natural defense system provided by the immune system, the bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins, parasites, etc., would reduce the body to its chemical components in...

Therapy is key to a stress-free life Jan 13th, 2021

People often encounter situations that can bring them stress or anxiety. Sometimes, these tough situations can bring out the best in a person. In some cases, stress can also lead to more serious cases of anxiety, or even anxiety attacks. But what is an anxiety attack? Since anxiety is closely...

Acupuncture: Real or Myth? Jan 12th, 2021

Why Acupuncture is Considered a Myth Many people consider acupuncture to be a myth because there are already so many myths in the Chinese culture that have not yet been debunked. Further to that, many people logically process the thought that just because the Chinese considered the acupuncture therapy to...

Your Quality of Life Jan 5th, 2021

Your body is a living biological organism just like any plant or other animal, all your organs, fluids and cells work as a team, if one part of the team is not at its best, your body becomes diseased and illness sets in. Think of your body as a football...

Acupuncture: Questions & Answers Jan 3rd, 2021

Question 1: Will Acupuncture Work for Any and All Ailments? Answer 1: There are many people who believe that Acupuncture will work for any and all ailments, but there are probably some diseases and ailments that just simply are not cured by acupuncture. For starters, little research has been done...

New Year, Less Stress: Why Massage Therapy Will Be Helpful in 2021 Jan 1st, 2021

With the new year upon us, there is importance in deciding how you will be taking care of yourself better in 2021. This year has been full of fear, uncertainty, and stress. Many individuals are creating a plan for how they will reduce their stress in the new year. One...

There Is A Natural Remedy For Depression Dec 30th, 2020

If you have ever been fighting depression, how many times has a friend or colleague told you to snap out of it and thought they were solving the problem. Well depression isn't like that. It is a deeply rooted problem that will not be cured overnight with some simple advice...

Your Subconscious Plays a Huge Part in Ending Binge Eating Dec 28th, 2020

If you had the ability to design your life the exact way that you wanted to, would you? If you could create every detail of your life, how would that be? What if I told you that you have this incredible power within you? What if I told you that...

Acupuncture For Stress Dec 27th, 2020

Early Studies In a study conducted at Yale University Medical School in the 1990's acupuncture was demonstrated to significantly reduce stress. The study showed that the technique succeeded in lowering blood pressure, anxiety state, heart rate and electrodermal activities in the majority of test subjects. In a second study, published...

Zinc: Important Mineral That Has Taken the Backseat Dec 23rd, 2020

Zinc is a mineral that is found in almost every cell in the human body, Despite its importance, this mineral is often taken for granted. A lot of people tend to remember zinc when they have a cold or sore throat. These people take zinc supplements and lozenges to treat...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Your Body Wants To Fight The Flu Dec 22nd, 2020

The body's immune system is our first line of defense against attacks from germs, bacteria, and viral agents like the flu. The immune system detects these harmful invaders and begins the process of isolating and destroying them. But the immune system only works if it has the fuel that it...

I am SO over this! Dec 22nd, 2020

Covid-19 has brought with it physical health, economic, mental stress.  You add to that political and holiday stressors and you have a large population that is stuggling.   Massage thearpy can provide some relief from all of that stress and in just 60 minutes leave you ready to fight another day.  ...

Acupuncture Versus Western Medicine Dec 21st, 2020

Science Versus Intuition The basic idea behind Western medicine is the knowledge and science behind every treatment that we can see.   Many advocates of Western medicine say that the United States has the best idea of medicine throughout all the world, but is it really true? Consider for a moment...

The Holistic Approach Massage Dec 19th, 2020

The massage is a holistic approach to countering the effects of the hard days' stress and exhaustion. Why it is holistic? It is because it focuses not only the body but the mind and spirit as well. It is not mere massage method that we are talking about but its...

Small Business Saturday Nov 27th, 2020

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Cyber Monday Nov 27th, 2020

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Black Friday Nov 27th, 2020

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10 Reasons to See a Nutritionist Nov 13th, 2020

- Diet can affect mood. Come in to find out which foods you should avoid and which foods you should eat to increase energy and overall mood.    - Sustainable meal planning. The internet is full of misinformation about diet. Come in and we can set the record straight. Different diets...

Why did my Therapist recommend I see a Nutritionist? Nov 4th, 2020

Q: I had my first appointment with a therapist the other day and during the intake, my therapist asked my about my eating nutrition. What does that have to do with my mental health? A:  Do you remember these Snickers commercials that had the tag line.."You're not you when you're hungry"?  https://youtu.be/QVjGRizbSuM Q:...

Let's chat about STRESS Oct 24th, 2020

We find ourselves in unprecedented times. I fully realize that this is a VERY tired phrase, and more than likely you’re sick of hearing it just as much as I am saying it. Let’s not kid ourselves, though – we are traversing uncharted territory here. The level of uncertainty we...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month May 5th, 2020

  For more than 65 years, May has been obsserved by organizations such as National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America ( MHA) have reserved the Month of May to bring emphaze and bring awareness to mental health.  Mental health is important all year, but the month of May gives the...

A TeleHealth response to COVID19 Apr 23rd, 2020

 Due the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO), declared a pandemic.  In response,  public health experts around the world have encouraged individuals and organizations to use of social distancing to "flatten the curve" in their communities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Because face-to-face appointments both risk the...

Eat this not That Apr 15th, 2020

If you eat junk you’ll feel like junk. I know right now it might be tempting to throw your hands up and say “forget healthy eating”.  But the foods you’re wanting to indulge in are only going to make you feel anxious and lethargic.    Here are a couple tips to...

Working from home: how it can damage your mental health Apr 15th, 2020

Source: https://nypost.com/2020/04/13/survey-35-say-working-from-home-has-harmed-mental-health-in-japan/   Thirty-five percent of workers who telecommute said their mental health had deteriorated as a result of doing so amid the coronavirus lockdown, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Keio University in Tokyo, among other institutions. The survey was conducted online on March 26-28, involving 8,475 employees — including non-regular...

Social Distancing= close to the Refrigerator Apr 14th, 2020

In this time of staying home to stay safe you may be feeling like you want to avoid the grocery stores for a couple weeks. Go ahead and buy the fruits and veggies that you know you’ll get to over the next week or so fresh. But then ones for...

The 3 Ps: Aug 9th, 2018

Positive ThinkingPsst!Are you one of those People? Are you  one of those positive people. Happy go lucky. Optimistic?Can do attitude? Are you and  Eager Beaver? Ready for a challenge? Do you  think outside the box? Do you find the silver linings in everything, even the in the face of disappoint  or even traumatic...

Lessons from Nature on being Coupled Jun 12th, 2018

Being coupled, comes with a unique set of rewards and challenges. One of the most prominent challenges that can occur with being coupled is that each person has is mentally and emotionally different. In a perfect world, being coupled would mean that we could read our partners every mood and...

What is mindfulness and why should I care? -Jeanne Hehlen, MS, LMHC Mar 16th, 2018

Mindfulness is one of the buzzwords that you hear a lot. What is it and why should youcare? If you look up the definition, you will see some version of the following: It is a state ofawareness in the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting your ownfeelings, thoughts, and...

Passion part 3: Passion as Raw emotion Mar 11th, 2018

Better late than never… due to illness, here is the final installment of the three part series. 3 Ways more Passion can change your life With Valentine’s day dropped square into the middle of it, February is unofficially Passion month. In honor of Passion month I thought I would share...

Passion Part 2: Passion as Suffering- Tony Daltoso, LMHC Feb 13th, 2018

While Passion as the Secret Ingredient is kind of sexy and at a minimum evokes curiosity, Passion as Suffering at a minimum sounds unpleasant and is likely to make many want to click past to another page. So I welcome and appreciate you reading this far because Passion as Suffering...

3 Ways more Passion can change your life!- Tony Daltoso, MA, LMHC Feb 12th, 2018

With Valentine’s day dropped square into the middle of it, February is unofficially Passion month. In honor of Passion month I thought I would share 3 ways More Passion can change your life for the better (and no this is not the ploy of a husband trying to get more...

Awaiting the Day that Counselors will Inherit the Earth: What I learned at the 2017 ACA Conference Apr 14th, 2017

This past March I had the pleasure of attending the American Counseling Association’s annual conference in San Francisco California. The American Counseling Association or ACA for short is a professional organization that represents and advocates for Counselors from all different fields from mental health to school to career and rehabilitation...

Emotion vocabulary—what do you feel? How do you name it? – Jeanne Hehlen Ms, LMHC, MHP Apr 14th, 2017

Children experience a variety of emotions, but when they are young, they usually don’t know how to name them or express them appropriately. As we begin to teach about emotions, we often show only three at the beginning: mad, sad, glad. These clearly don’t cover them all, and is only...

6 seemly small behaviors that are actually a big deal Apr 13th, 2017

Has the behavior of your loving little cherubs suddenly turned into something more fitting of a little monster? Are you struggling with what to do? Take a look at the article below. It lists some of the most common behaviors and some things to try. 6 Little Behavior Problems You...