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Healthy Foods for Fall

traditional chinese medicine foods for fall

The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything.

As fall descends on the land, it reminds us we need to start cutting back on the numerous cooling foods that are consumed during the summer months. Things like raw foods, salads, juices and fruits should be decreased because they can create too much cold in the body, according to traditional Chinese medicine. continue reading »

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading »

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Acupuncture & Fertility

Elements Acupuncture celebrates the third pregnancy in a two week stretch.  Acupuncture is well known for its ability to help with infertility, but this is unusual.  Joel says simple hormone imbalances can take up to 90 days to regulate and more serious conditions can take 6-12 months and may require herbal medicine as well.

The treatment of infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine dates back 2,000 years.  These ancient, time-tested techniques improve fertility rates and support a woman’s whole body, unlocking unlimited potential for health, healing and childbearing.

A landmark study published in the medical journal Fertility & Sterility found that acupuncture dramatically improves the chances of becoming pregnant when used in conjunction with other assisted reproductive techniques.  Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed studies and concluded that acupuncture helps to:

  • increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall
  • reduces anxiety, stress, and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility
  • normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility
  • regulate menstrual cycle

Breakfast with Dr. Robert Scott Bell

If you’ve never heard of the Robert Scott Bell Show, here is your invitation to give it a listen.  The Robert Scott Bell Show is a radio program featured on NaturalNews Radio.  I have listened to him for years and I recently had the opportunity to have breakfast with him at Whole Foods in Chicago.

He is a speaker every year at the Health Freedom Expo.  Dr. Bell is a champion of health freedom after many failed attempts using Western medicine for a chronic health challenge.  You owe it to yourself to hear the other side of the story when it comes to medicine and your health.  What you might hear on his show could be shocking if you’ve never heard this point of view.  Get prepared to get educated… your health depends on it!

We also warmly welcomed Ty Bollinger to join breakfast.  I’ll admit I was not familiar with Ty and his work with cancer research.  He has appeared on national radio shows and hosts his own radio program.  I’ve been told that his book “Cancer: Step Outside the Box” is simply an amazing read and very comprehensive.  Ty lost nearly his entire family to cancer.  Read his story!