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What is Yin and Yang?

What is YIN versus YANG?   Yin and Yang are opposites. Opposites are part of nature. They are important to electricity; positive vs negative electrical charges. They are important to creating life; male vs female.   And-they are important to Acupuncture within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This Yin versus Yang is used within disease patterns […]

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Four Ways Acupuncture Helps Hot flashes and Night Sweats

Four Ways Acupuncture Helps Hot flashes and Night Sweats Triggers more positive mood (by activating endorphin pathways)-May help you deal better with symptoms! Decreases secretion of calcitonin (neuropeptide that causes vasodilation) *vasodilation triggers warm body temperature Increases melatonin   Prompts Your Body to Return back to Homeostasis *Homeostasis= condition of optimal functioning for an organism […]

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Why Your Anxiety Worsens in Spring…

Why Your Anxiety Worsens in Spring… Liver Yang is Rising! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory,  Your Qi (Energy) in the body (and other creatures & plants) is affected by Spring time. Spring time is the start of increased “Yang” Energy. Yang Energy (versus the opposite, Yin) brings upward, sometimes a quick, rushing movement. […]

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2-For-1…Treat Face Wrinkles & Your Body (all at once) with Mei Zen!

Treat Face Wrinkles & Your Body (all at once)…   How:  Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture! Face & Body 2-for-1 Treatment Explained…   Mei Zen Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture uses many needles in the face to treat wrinkles. Needles are added to other parts of the body to treat the individual, beyond just the face! This is […]

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How to Use Essential Oils for Sleep…

Applying Essential oil to Acupuncture Points for Sleep: Sometimes I like to apply peppermint essential oil or lavender essential oil to the bottom of the feet on K-1 acupuncture point. Using a cotton ball or a cotton swab can avoid getting the oil into your eyes later! Trust me-this will not help you to sleep. […]

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3 DIY Pressure Points for Sleep…

3 DIY Acupuncture (AcuPressure) Points for Sleep… Massaging these three points before bed can help ease you into sleep. These are the same acupuncture points licensed acupuncturists may use if your main complaint is Insomnia.   Acupuncture Points to Massage for Sleep:   AnMian -This acupuncture point translates into “Peaceful Sleep”…   Location: behind the […]