5 Top Wintertime Herbs

January 11, 2013

When I think of some of my favorite wintertime herbs, I am drawn to warming, moving, and nurturing plants that help provide balance to the colder, more sluggish and stark energies of winter. As a believer in food as our primary medicine, I have chosen herbs that can all be added to one’s meals or […]

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Are You in Synch with Winter?

January 9, 2013

by Chris Hammond M.Ac.,L.Ac. The Chinese studied nature inside the human body by studying nature outside. The human body is just a microcosm. Just as there are different energetics with each season, there are corresponding energetics with each organ system. Winter corresponds to the kidney and bladder, spring to the liver and gall bladder, summer […]

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Solitude…

January 3, 2013
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The Ups and Downs of Relief-Based Care

November 1, 2012

We are probably all familiar with a yo-yo dieter.  This is someone who needs to shed a few pounds, so they instill changes in their diet and lifestyle designed to quickly bring about results.  As long as they stick to a healthy plan the weight will start to come off.  At the first sign of […]

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Where There’s Smoke…

October 25, 2012

If you are like most people, you probably tend to measure your level of health by whether or not you are sick.  In other words, if you are sick or have obvious symptoms, you consider yourself unhealthy.  Once you have rid yourself of an illness and you are symptom-free, your pendulum swings back toward healthy […]

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Tune Into Health

October 18, 2012

Remember the days of rabbit ear antennas on your television sets? If you were lucky enough to find the exact seating position in your living room to optimize your body’s own magnetic field and the tilt of the earth’s axis, these beauties could tune in your favorite show with the crystal clarity of a thick […]

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Cure or Prevention?

October 12, 2012

Billions of dollars are spent every year looking for the cure to disease, whether cancer, AIDS, heart disease, or any of the other devastating afflictions that perpetually plague us. \While the noble efforts of these research scientists are certainly appreciated, perhaps our focus has been a bit skewed.  It is not suggested that we give […]

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Are You Hitting the Snooze?

October 12, 2012

The chirping of the alarm barely rouses you enough to pry one arm out from under the blanket.  Your hand automatically navigates its way to the bedside nightstand and inches its way to the alarm clock, a move ingrained by years of repetition. Despite your best intentions of arising on time, not only do you […]

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Great Taste… and So Much More!

October 11, 2012

One of the best things you can do for your body is to feed it real, wholesome, nutritious foods.  If you can find locally grown organic products, even better.  The benefits of going organic include less pesticide contamination, higher nutrient content, no genetic modifications, no irradiation, more humane treatment of animals and respect for the […]

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Is it a Miracle?

September 21, 2012

It is not uncommon to hear patients talk to others about their “acupuncture miracles.” To someone suffering with severe migraines for years on end, and who has tried every drug and medical remedy under the sun, it might seem like a miracle to get relief after just a few simple acupuncture treatments. To the woman […]

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