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Posture, Ergonomics & Pain

by Chanda Zeigler, LMP, CSP Good Posture: What’s the big deal anyways? I’m sure we all have vivid memories of our Mother constantly reminding us to “sit up straight!” or “stop slouching!” Why is posture such a big deal? There … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Self Care. Self Love.

By Chanda Joelle Zeigler, LMP, CSP   Massages are absolutely amazing right?! But how many of us are willing to commit or even have the extra time or money to add one more weekly appointment to our already packed schedules? … Continue reading

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Earth element – Beyond good digestion is a core sense of well-being

Debbie Yu, MS, L.Ac   Physically, the digestive system is at the center of our body and in Chinese medicine, it is often referred to as the “middle burner.” It composes of the Spleen and the Stomach, both of which … Continue reading

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Herbal Medicine and the High Performance Athlete

By Erin Alberda, LAc   In an era of both doping scandals and unprecedented access to supplements (that all promise to make you younger, faster, stronger), how does the competitive athlete navigate what is safe? A little bit of personal … Continue reading

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Cupping: A useful technique to help clear congestion from the Lungs

Chinese Medicine is best known for its use of acupuncture and herbal medicine as tools for healing, but it also uses several other methods, such as cupping. Cupping is a technique that uses small glass or bamboo jars as suction … Continue reading

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Qigong: Lifting the sky

by Debbie Yu, MS, L.Ac   Qigong translates to “cultivating the life-force” It serves as a self-empowering tool to move energy, disperse stagnation and to increase energy. In Chinese medicine, fall is the season of the Lungs. The Lungs breathe in “fresh … Continue reading

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The Yin, Yang, and Fa Wu of Fats

by Erin Alberda, LAc We can’t get very far in talking about Traditional Chinese Medicine without delving into the theory of Yin and Yang.  It provides not only the foundation of our medicine as acupuncturists, but also a beautiful insight … Continue reading

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