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Post-Treatment Reactions to Acupuncture

After an acupuncture treatment, most people feel relaxed.

The stress of the day has melted away and a pleasant calmness has taken its place.

In the days that follow, sleep, digestion, and energy are improved, and pain and stress are reduced.

Quite often, however, acupuncture has deeper and more intense effects in the days following the treatment.

Because these reactions are more intense, people become unsure about the efficacy of acupuncture and whether or not to continue treatment.

These effects are not only beneficial, but a necessary part of the medicine.
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Does Acupuncture Hurt?

“Do the needles hurt?” is one of the most common questions first time patients ask me before an acupuncture treatment. My response is not a simple “yes” or “no”, but rather an explanation of the different sensations someone can experience during an acupuncture treatment.
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Top 3 Reasons to Buy Organic

Ah, the organic food discussion. It seemed only natural to dive in after talking about detoxification. There’s a lot of chatter on both sides of the fence about organic foods regarding if they are truly different from conventionally grown food or worth the extra cost. My answer to both: emphatically YES. Here are my top 3 reasons for why to buy organic:

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Cheap and Effective Way to Detox

Looking for an affordable but effective way to clean out your system this spring? Look no further than your kitchen! Or perhaps, your grocery store, depending on what you’ve got in your fridge!
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Detoxification: Organs of Elimination

Spring is here and one of the most common questions that pops up is “What can I do to detox?”. Detoxification is a great way to shake off that sleepy-winter-hibernation-sludgy feeling, but there are a couple crucial steps people commonly miss when they consider embarking on a cleanse.

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Vitamin D Series Part 5: Vitamin D Benefits

In the past few weeks, I’ve covered lots of information about vitamin D, including appropriate levels, dosage, forms, and supplements. This week I’d like to talk about the benefits of vitamin D and the importance of keeping levels in a healthy range.

In the Northwest, it’s tough to get enough vitamin D because there are only a couple summer months where the sun is at a high enough latitude to stimulate our bodies to produce D. The rest of the year, we’re out of luck unless we travel south. Vitamin D is crucial to our overall wellbeing, and as time goes on more of its significance is being discovered. I’m going mention a few of the important roles vitamin D has in our bodies.
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