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, …

Why blood flow is important

Why blood flow is so important

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At birth, the blood flow in the body is the best that it will ever be! Babies are just a big ball of blood vessels, hence why they are pink, and are like rubber. They can fall down 2000 times in the first few years of their lives while learning how to walk, yet where are the bruises? They heal …

What does pain mean

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Visit Rob Weingeist at Clinic Eight. Many times you will feel your pain and tension dissipate while you are in the clinic, then continue to improve through the rest of the day and into your restful sleep that night. The longer you wait, the more treatment it takes to make it all go away. Feel great today! Give us a …

Mental and Emotional Health

How the body can heal itself

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Blood is the main healing component of the body. Everything we consume gets digested, eliminating the bad and keeping the good. Now this good “stuff” (nutrients from food) is transferred into the blood stream, with oxygen which the body has inhaled, and continuously spreading. When there is an injury to the body, the body freaks out and thinks that it …

Benefits of Cupping Therapy

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There are many treatments within the scope of Traditional Chinese medicine. Cupping therapy has recently been embraced by the media because some celebrities have endorsed its benefits. So what is cupping and how does it work? Cupping therapy is defined as a procedure that uses small cups and a suction method to lightly draw the skin into the cup. There …

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 …