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Ease vs. Dis-ease

Everyone agrees that prevention is better then cure and that we should pay attention to how our bodies are responding to every day life. A great way to do that is to make it a habit to ask ourselves every day: “Do I feel Ease in my body right now?” Much too often, you...
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Diagnosis in Acupuncture

When considering Acupuncture, it is important to understand how the Diagnosis and Treatment differ from the Western Medicine model. The fundamental difference between Acupuncture and Western Medicine lies in the way we diagnose patients. In the Western model, most of the time, patient is referred to a specialist – a Doctor who focuses on specific...
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CF Theory

So far we’ve covered the theories of Qi, Yin-Yang and Five Elements. To use those theories in real life, we need another piece of the puzzle, the CF theory. CF stands for “Constitutional Factor”. It is one of the Five Elements and each person has a CF. In Acupuncture, we call CF our “greatest strength...
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I am a runner

One of the best ways to quickly improve your health and to keep your body and Immune System in top shape is to exercise regularly. The aim is to improve your metabolism by increasing your body’s circulation of blood and Qi. Exercising will also strengthen your heart and lungs, cause sweat to eliminate toxins...
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Lifestyle Plans

When looking at our lifestyle and ways to improve it, we can easily see that certain factors will bring results faster then others. Those would be first things we should focus on doing as they will not only bring prompt improvement but also provide confidence that we can take on bigger challenges in order...
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Lifestyle

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are meant to be used for elimination of disease and for life-long maintenance of health. The obvious benefits of staying healthy and performing to the best of our abilities are even more pronounced in this day and age of emerging new weather patterns, high stress workplaces and declining...
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Choosing the Practitioner

In just 40 years, Acupuncture has grown to a global alternative for medical treatment. There is hardly a town anymore that doesn’t have an Acupuncturist so it is easy to find one and start getting your “body-mind-soul” healthier. The best way to choose a practitioner is to meet them first. Every Acupuncturist is different...
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Acupuncture Treatment

Every Acupuncture treatment has two parts: the diagnosis and the needling. The Acupuncture Practitioner will observe, ask, listen and feel in order to create an accurate picture of Patient’s health. Regardless if it is the first meeting between the Patient and the Practitioner, every treatment will start with a conversation about what is happening...
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On Health and Acupuncture

Health is a relative term. It could be considered that we are healthy when we feel well or when we don’t display any symptoms of a disease. Ideally, our bodies and our minds know when we’re not in perfect health and automatically adjust to try to bring us back. This works very well most...
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The Five Element Theory (part 2)

Just like they affect everything in the Universe, Five Elements also determine how our bodies and minds work. According to the Five Element Theory, the Human body is a microcosm of Nature. It contains different networks for distributing Blood, Moisture and Qi and two groups of Organs are responsible for this: Yin (Solid) organs and...
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