On being constipated!

I have brought you here today to talk about something very dear to my heart – poop.  Yep, I’m goin’ there.  We might as well get it out of the way because if you come see me in clinic, I will ask you about this – digestive health and comfort in your gut are very important, in my opinion.  There are even schools of thought in Chinese medicine that focus entirely around it as if your digestion were the center of the universe!   

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The "Danger" of Herb Misuse

I saw this article about the Pros and Cons of taking Turmeric and immediately knew I needed to address the topic of herb misuse.  My dad and I were having a conversation a while ago, and he always gets really excited whenever he discovers some new herb or supplement that he can tell me about – and he most recently had started taking Turmeric.  He’d been taking it for a while (a couple months) and said he had been feeling great, but something wasn’t quite right. 

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When should I see an acupuncturist?

I hear this all the time - "What do I even go see an acupuncturist for?"  Acupuncture can help with a long list of things that ail you – as you probably noticed if you’ve gone to an acupuncturist’s website (like my friend Ryan) and they’ll tell you they can treat anything from:

  • Acne
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Musculoskeletal pain, such as hip, low-back, or ankle pain
  • Traumatic injuries or post-surgery healing
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual issues and PMS
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