Traditional Chinese Medicine Helps Colds and Flu

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Chinese Medicine helps with the changes of the seasons. It’s that time of year again! We definitely got slammed with some super chilly weather this week. I actually was hit by a nasty 24 hour flu yesterday! As we start to turn our focus inwards in the coming months are bodies are craving attention and nourishment. We are so go, …

10 Reasons Women Should Try Acupuncture

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In today’s world, women are always on the go. We are constantly putting out fires, dropping kids off somewhere, managing a high power job and trying to cook a healthy meal to boot! It can be hard to try and juggle it all. If we aren’t careful we can suffer from burnout, anxiety, depression and a whole slew of health …

Acupuncture and Stress Relief

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Acupuncture and Stress Relief Acupuncture can really help with stress relief. Most people are stressed out in America. It can be surprising to some that Chinese medicine works for so many modern day issues. Here in Iowa City, we see a lot of stressed-out people. Whether they are students with deadlines or parents who need a break. It can be …

Pain Management and Chinese Medicine

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In the west, we treat pain as a completely separate phenomenon from our emotions. Pain management is often treated with drugs that negatively impact the mind. Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) treats physical and emotional pain as one. We call it the “body-mind” and all pains are linked to an imbalance of qi(energy) and blood in the body. Many times caused by …

Seasonal Allergies

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Seasonal allergies are the worst. If you have chronic allergies like I do, spring is your worst nightmare. Sneezing, stuffy nose. Also, watery and itchy eyes. Lately, we have had patients coming in with sore throats due to allergies. Acupuncture works great for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Patient’s usually feel relief after just one treatment. If you suffer from …

Turmeric for Stagnation

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Turmeric has been around for thousands of years. It is widely used in culinary dishes and is very medicinal as well. In Chinese medicine, turmeric is used for blood and qi stagnation. A common complaint of women, menstrual issues can range from annoying to debilitating. Turmeric can help stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. Stagnation can be a …

Spring and Stagnate Liver Qi

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“The months of the Spring season bring about the revitalization of all things in nature. It is the time of birth….this is the season in which the universal energy begins anew and rejuvenates…one should attempt to correspond to it directly by being open and un-supressed, both physically and emotionally.” Huangdi Neijing Another spring break in Iowa City has come and …

Acupuncture for Trauma or Sports Injuries

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Acupuncture Iowa City is successful in the treatment of trauma and or sports injuries   Have you tried acupuncture for trauma or sports injuries?  Most of us have experienced some kind of pain that we simply can’t seem to get completely rid of. Acupuncture might be your answer. Sprains are commonly treated by licensed acupuncturist, Rob Weingeist, at Clinic Eight …