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Cupping: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part Two) Jul 17th, 2020

What is the Science Behind Cupping? Because it is working on a number of different systems and structures within the body, cupping has numerous benefits. Creates space in compressed or stagnant tissues: The negative pressure of cupping pulls tissues up and away from underlying structures, allowing areas of adhesion to...

Cupping: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part One) Jun 29th, 2020

How does cupping work? Cupping uses reverse suction, or vaccum suction in order to suction a container against the skin. Depending on the type of cup, slightly different methods are used. There are a variety of different cups available out there, and technically you can use just about any container...

The Roots of the NADA Protocol in the US Jun 22nd, 2020

In solidarity with the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, and also because of the trauma and stress resulting from the political climate, Lindsey Wilder Flatt and Nicole Fillion-Robin are both offering car-side stress and trauma treatments for the community on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Anyone can come between 12:00 PM-1:00...

BATTLEFIELD ACUPUNCTURE Feb 6th, 2020

For the past 19 years the United States Military has been using a secret weapon in combating pain: Acupuncture, specifically a form called Battlefield Acupuncture, or BFA. Battlefield Acupuncture has been widely utilized by the military not only because it often has an immediate impact on pain, but also because it reduces the risk...

FIVE EASY CHANGES TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH Jan 6th, 2020

I am often asked what can one do that really improves one’s health. More and more research is showing that healthy lifestyle choices such as not smoking and eating a plant-based diet, combined with moderate exercise, adequate sleep and good stress management techniques make a difference in living well. The...

ANTIBIOTIC OVERUSE – HEALING THE GUT Dec 1st, 2019

Randy came to me very concerned about a serious systemic bacterial infection. As a client he wanted to know if any alternatives existed for the harsh antibiotics his doctors were recommending. He was frightened. I told him he had to follow his doctor’s prescription, and we would heal his gut...

KILLING THE GOLDEN GOOSE – ANTIBIOTICS Nov 30th, 2019

I am struck by all the articles related to antibiotic abuse and drug interactions. How has the agent of much of the increase in our life span also, increased our morbidity? Prior to penicillin coming into common use around 1940, our biggest killers were infectious diseases such as pneumonia, syphilis...

MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY – WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU Nov 29th, 2019

Morbidity and mortality, terms used in public health to refer to sickness and death are changing, but not in the way most had expected or hoped. People are living longer, but not necessarily living better. Chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases are occurring in younger people, and the...

HEALTHY EATING ESSENTIALS Nov 27th, 2019

People are so confused about what they should and should not eat. There is so much conflicting information about diet. Registered dieticians talk about the food pyramid, which would give you a diet heavy in grains. Dr. Atkins talks about carbohydrates as being the source of all our health woes....

OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH W/ THE ALKALINE DIET Nov 26th, 2019

Proponents of the alkaline diet believe that we eat too many acid-forming foods and that excess acid is a source of many of our chronic illnesses. Critics of the diet say that the body’s pH is tightly regulated and cannot be affected by subtle changes in diet. What the critics...

HEALTHY BONE THE NATURAL WAY Nov 22nd, 2019

Bones define the very structure of your body. These constructs of protein, minerals, and collagen allow you to stand, walk, and resist gravity. They also serve as the body’s principal storehouse for essential minerals. Most importantly, bones are living tissues that are helped or hurt by our everyday lifestyle choices...

INFLAMMATION, FRIEND OR FOE? Nov 21st, 2019

We all know what inflammation feels like. You hit your finger with a hammer while hitting a nail, or perhaps you wake up one morning with a big, red, swollen sore on your face. Both are inflamed. Physicians in ancient times defined inflammation as redness, heat, swelling and pain. The...

HOW IS GOOD HEALTH LIKE BUILDING A HOUSE? Nov 19th, 2019

Most of us have some idea about how to construct a house. Even if you did not get the Home Depot gene, you know the roof goes on after the house is framed; the walls are painted after the house is wired and the plumbing installed, and most importantly, a...

TREATING COLDS AND FLUS USING CHINESE MEDICINE Oct 31st, 2019

Treating Everyday Colds and The Flu Why are some people more susceptible to colds and the flu? We are all familiar with the basic treatment principle, “Take 2 aspirin or Tylenol, drink plenty of water, and go to bed”