Bicycling for Health

“It’s like riding a bike, you never forget.”  How often have we heard that cliché or a variation of it?  Ironically, while we can remember how to ride a bike, many of us forget it’s not just fun, it’s great exercise.   Let’s say running or walking regularly just isn’t your thing.  Maybe you’ve tried going…

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Alzheimer’s & Acupuncture

With life expectancy on the rise, so is the terrible illness that leaves its victims without mental awareness and personality:  Alzheimer’s Disease.   The oldest Baby Boomers are approaching retirement with visions of vibrant living for two or three more decades. Sadly, Alzheimer’s will rob millions of them of their quality of life and will add…

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Straight Talk on Smoking

Whether you’re a smoker or not, you’ve heard the claims of those who offer cures to the tobacco habit.  Nicotine patches, nasal sprays and hypnosis are among the products and methods that compete for credit in the “quit smoking” industry.  My background and experience prove to me that acupuncture can play a crucial role in…

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How to Find an Acupuncturist

Let’s face it.  By the time you’ve decided to give acupuncture a try, you’ve probably been in pain or discomfort for a long time.  The doctors and the drugs just haven’t worked.  Now you’re ready to give acupuncture a shot. Just how to you find the right person to wield those tiny needles you hope…

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An Introduction to Cupping

There are several therapies which may be administered at the same time you receive your usual acupuncture treatment to compliment its healing effects on the body.  One such practice is cupping, a centuries-old folk method of relieving muscular pain or respiratory illness.  It is a simple, painless procedure which often results in a lingering feeling…

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