Posts in the ‘Health Tips’ Category

Herb of the Month

If you want to add another weapon to your cold-fighting arsenal, consider picking up some Yin Qiao tablets the next time you are in the office. Yin Qiao is a traditional Chinese herbal formula that contains anti-viral herbs as well as herbs to ease cold symptoms. Yin Qiao is especially suited for treating sore throats,

Natural Antibiotics With Essential Oils

Join massage therapist Jess Weagle, LMT as she shares how to use essential oils as natural antibiotics. Topics will include ear infections, sore throats, cold/flu and more. You will learn what oils to use for each of these common sickness. Date: Sunday, August 25 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Down to Earth Acupuncture This class is

Gua Sha Class

Gua sha is a traditional form of bodywork used throughout Asia and in many other cultures. It involves using a rounded-edged instrument to rub the skin and muscles and produce a beneficial effect. Gua sha literally means “scraping sand”—- after a gua sha treatment, the skin is usually reddened with small dots (the “sand”). Gua

Moxa Class: January 21

Moxa, short for moxabustion, is a Chinese herb that is used externally to warm acupuncture points and channels. It’s a treatment that you can take home to use on yourself for a number of different conditions, such as joint and muscle pain and stiffness, fertility and menstrual issues, weak immune system, skin disorders, and fatigue.

Finding a holistic health practitioner: 5 budget-friendly ideas

Emily’s article about how to find a holistic health practitioner on a budget was recently featured on MassMoms.com. Read the full text here.

Treating Sciatic Pain with Acupuncture

Chances are, you are familiar with the term sciatica— leg pain along the pathway of the sciatic nerve– maybe you or someone you know suffers from it. Sciatica is a very common symptom seen in acupuncture practices, sometimes accompanied by low back pain, sometimes on its own. Sciatica can be caused by many different underlying

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Each month, I put out an email newsletter that includes office events, health news, and health tips. It is my goal to fill the newsletter with useful information that will be interesting to you and your friends. While some of this information is also posted on our website or facebook page, much of it is

Is it a Cold or Allergies?

Fall is the beginning of cold season. It’s also when people with allergies to weeds (ragweed, goldenrod, etc.) tend to have the worst symptoms. So, how do you know if you are coming down with a cold or if you have allergies? This chart from WebMD does a great job of breaking down the common

Getting the Most Out of Acupuncture: Quitting Smoking

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are two tools that can help to increase your chance of success with quitting smoking. My patients tell me that they experience fewer cravings and less stress and irritability as they quit. Many discover that they no longer find smoking or tobacco to be enjoyable. Several of my patients who

Staying Cool with Dietary Therapy

Dietary therapy is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM theory believes that foods have either a warming or cooling nature. In summer, we can take advantage of cooling foods to help beat the heat. One of the best foods for summer heat is something you probably gravitate towards naturally during this time—watermelon.

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