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Acupuncture for Cancer Support

Acupuncture for Cancer Support Acupuncture is a great tool for treating pain conditions of all kinds. Did you know acupuncture also alleviates cancer pains caused by actual cancer and western medications? What many people don’t know is that acupuncture can treat a lot more than pain. One of the things acupuncture is great at treating are the side-effects from cancer treatments.  Side Effects of Western Cancer Treatment Dry mouth, fatigue, pain, night sweating, nausea, hot flashes, skin sensitivity, nerve pain, joint pain - all of these are common symptoms of radiation and chemotherapy. And, all of them can be successfully treated with acupuncture. Many major hospitals, such as Memorial Sloan Kettering and Cleveland Clinic, offer inpatient acupuncture for cancer support to help with these side effects. The acupuncture treatments also help patients tolerate treatment, thus resulting in better outcomes. Acupuncture and nutritional support can also help with restless sleeping, anxiety, depression, and stimulating appetite, all further helping cancer treatment to be tolerated. This makes acupuncture for cancer support a great tool in your or your loved ones health treatment plans. Acupuncture treats the whole person, mind, and body. It is a safe therapy that many people centers use to support patients with cancer. Acupuncture for cancer support is a complementary treatment alongside your western protocol. However, acupuncture cannot treat cancer, and it is important to continue treatment with your medical doctor. Acupuncture can also help during remission, to help you get your energy and vitality back after treatment. In addition, at the Dova Center, we help caretakers care for themselves by treating stress and anxiety that may come with helping a loved one who is going through cancer treatment. Daily support for cancer patients is [...]

By |2018-11-01T19:47:22-06:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Acupuncture|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Acupuncture for Cancer Support

Enlighten Tea and Tibetan Foot Soaks Benefit You and Tibetan Orphans

Tibetan orphanage The benefits of blood invigorating medicinal teas and herbal foot soaks are well known in Tibet and China, but, fairly new in the US. You will benefit immensely from these herbs. The good news is that our supplier is also donating a percentage of each purchase to this orphanage in Tibet. The relationship has been established this past month and I look forward to learning more about this Tibetan region as well as how we are helping these children to receive more clothes and school books. There is a very limited supply of these pharmaceutical grade medicinal herbs because of how often the Tibetan farmers can turn the crops. They have only opened access to a total of one hundred acupuncturists world wide. I thank my lucky stars that I was selected to carry their product direct from farm to my clinic at the Dova Center. If you haven't already, please, call to have your name added to our notification list for when the herbs will be arriving. I received a notice today that the Enlighten Tea should be arriving by the end of September. Once the list is full, we will be in touch to reserve your product for you. You will be so grateful once you start reaping the health benefits of the Enlighten tea and Tibetan foot soaks.   Read more here about the health benefits of Tibetan Foot Soaks. Read more here to learn about the health benefits of Enlighten Tea.

By |2017-08-24T13:37:00-06:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Enlighten Tea and Tibetan Foot Soaks Benefit You and Tibetan Orphans

Cosmetic Acupuncture Benefits

What is cosmetic acupuncture? Also known as facial rejuvenation or acupuncture facelift, cosmetic acupuncture is a branch of traditional acupuncture which slows down the signs of aging and improves your skin. There is no need for surgical procedures and Botox injections when you have this natural and safe therapy by your side. During your treatment, your licensed acupuncturist will also treat any other health concerns that you might have. According to experts all these issues are linked to the health of your skin and once they are cured it shows on your face, literally. Need more reasons as to why it is becoming so famous? We have plenty: • It increases blood circulation in your skin which otherwise with age tends to get a little sluggish • Increased blood circulation results in better skin tone • It brings nutrients like collagen and elastin to the surface of your skin of your face and neck • Reduces fine lines, and even proves beneficial for saggy and baggy eyes • It is absolutely safe and has no side effects whatsoever other than minor occasional bruising due to fine needles which heals in 2 or 3 days • There is no risk of scarring, lumps in your skin or botched procedures • Cosmetic acupuncture helps unblock energy flow in the body. Energy or qi flows throughout our body along specific meridian lines and by releasing areas of congestion your licensed acupuncturist will work to promote better health and balance. • By working the meridians our licensed acupuncturist will stimulate your body's healing capacity. The procedure effectively activates your nerves with the help of fine needle which send signals to your brain and enable it to restore body balance. [...]

By |2017-06-22T09:36:49-06:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture|Tags: , |Comments Off on Cosmetic Acupuncture Benefits

Do Acupuncture Meridians Exist? Find out

Understanding the Concept of Meridians Energy, What Is It After All? It is the foundation and the very basis of some of the most ancient healing traditions of the world. For centuries healers from India, China, Japan and Tibet have firmly believed in the energy system of the human body. They were keen on understanding and spreading the knowledge and importance of the vital energy of the human existence. There are certain energy channels, meridians or naadis (Indian) along which our vital energy flows. According to healing experts our life is a phenomenon characterized by a bio-electrical and vibrational energy. They say that health is primarily about balancing energy through various means. Life exists because our life force is the energy that runs through us and animates our body. This ensures that we can move, breathe, talk, walk, think and digest food, and even feel. What Is Body Meridian? There are energy channels throughout our body that maintain the flow of life energy (Qi). If we encounter blockages in this flow, it leads to imbalance and lack of energy supply to certain areas of our body. These body channels are called meridians and they are fundamental in the treatment of certain diseases and conditions or/and their diagnosis. Understanding Energy Channels or Body Meridians According to traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture this vital life force is called “Qi” which is pronounced as “chi.” This is made up of two kinds of forces, the yin and the yang. This energy flows throughout our body across a sophisticated network of pathways. Knowledge of these energy channels has existed for over 2000 years. The ancient cultures of countries like India, Thailand, Tibet, Japan and China were aware of these [...]

By |2017-06-23T05:29:03-06:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture|Tags: , |Comments Off on Do Acupuncture Meridians Exist? Find out

Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine Benefits for Anxiety, Depression, Stress Reduction

Anxiety Anxiety is a mental state or rather disorder that affects millions of people and may result in depression, causing mild discomfort and at times uncontrollable panic attacks. Some medications have been known to ease the symptoms of anxiety, but may cause undesirable side effects, making individuals chemically toxic. Different kinds of anxiety that we usually suffer from and their symptoms: Generalized Anxiety Disorder This is constant tension and worry in our minds about our everyday life activities. It may last for months at a stretch. One may usually anticipate the worst with little to no reason. One may also experience trembling, nausea, muscle tension, fatigue and headaches. Panic Disorder This is intense fear that strikes a person repeatedly without warning and its symptoms include shortness of breath, chest tightness, palpitations, disorientation and dizziness. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder This is repeated and unwanted cycle of thoughts or compulsive behaviors and acts that seem impossible to stop, change or control. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Often triggered due to a traumatic event such as nightmares or memory flashbacks, it results in numbing of emotions, severe depression, anger, and irritability, etc. Phobia This is characterized by extreme, almost disabling, and irrational fear of something really trivial. The actual cause of fear may pose little or no danger at all. Depression It is completely normal to feel low once in a while, but if you are sad most of the time so much so that it affects your life, then you may have clinical depression. There are many different types of depression. Major Depression You might have this if you feel depressed most of the time for days at a stretch. Its symptoms include: Loss of interest or pleasure in life’s activities [...]

By |2017-06-22T09:36:55-06:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine|Tags: , |Comments Off on Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine Benefits for Anxiety, Depression, Stress Reduction

Relieving Headaches with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine together are helpful in relieving you of different types of headaches such as: Headaches due to Tension Tension headaches occasionally affect most people today. These are the most common type of headache and are recurrent in nature and can last for minutes and even for days at a stretch. If you have ever experienced a dull pressure or strain across your forehead which is mild or moderate in severity, then you suffer from headaches due to tension or stress. Migraine Migraine headaches are also very common these days with many professionals and IT employees falling prey to them. These are usually one-sided and cause a pulsating or throbbing feeling in your head. They can be moderate or severe in intensity. Migraines get worse with physical activity and are many a time associated with nausea and/or vomiting. You may also feel increased sensitivity to light or noise. Some patients have complained of experiencing auras, which is a neurological symptom. It develops gradually over 5-20 minutes and the patient may see brief waves or flashes of light, or even witness changes in their vision. Auras may also include imbalance, vertigo, confusion and numbness. Chronic Headache Chronic headaches are the ones that occur every day or almost every day. When you suffer from daily headaches or rebound headaches, you are easily irritated and frustrated. Sometimes chronic headaches resemble tension headaches and migraines. Overuse of pain medications may result in aggravating chronic headache patterns. Weather Headaches There are many environmental triggers that may cause headache and migraine, especially in cities like Louisville, Colorado. A rapid change in weather elements, such as temperature, humidity or wind may be the reason for onset of pain. Experts [...]

By |2017-06-22T09:54:53-06:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Relieving Headaches with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Benefits of Acupuncture for Pain

Choose Acupuncture for Pain Relief The various kinds of pain that acupuncture helps alleviate: Chronic pain of the back Severe neck pain Osteoarthritis pain Chronic headache Severe Shoulder pain Pain due to Cancer, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery Menstrual Cramps Migraine Headache Digestive and stomach pain Sinus headaches Sprains Rheumatoid Arthritis Indigestion Stomach Ulcer and pain Recent News About Acupuncture A recent study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine as covered by the CNN claims acupuncture to be helpful in reducing frequency of migraines and even preventing attacks. Researchers in China have found that acupuncture therapy when properly administered reduces the frequency of migraines and headaches. All treatments should be administered by trained and licensed acupuncturists only and the recipients should be treated in four acupuncture points chosen by them. Acute Versus Chronic Pain Pain can be acute and chronic and can be in any part of your body. Traditional Chinese medicine and Acupuncture relieve both acute and chronic pains and also help you understand the difference between the two. Acute pain is usually a result of problems like a sprain in your ankle, sudden locking of your elbow, twisting of your arm or shoulder. In this case your nervous system sends out a signal to you that tells you that something is wrong. You need to stop doing that activity immediately and in case the problem gets prolonged, you can seek an acupuncturist and get that sprained ankle or hurting elbow looked at. Traditional medicine and acupuncture speed up the healing process by multiples. It also reduces inflammation and swelling if you have any and also provides relief from pain and stiffness. Generally, acupuncture sessions that are meant for acute pain are frequent [...]

By |2017-06-22T09:54:58-06:00March 24th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Benefits of Acupuncture for Pain

Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Herbs for Springtime

Traditional Chinese medicine says that Spring is the right time to cleanse and rejuvenate your health and well-being. This season is represented by the wood element and is the time of the liver and gall bladder. These two organs usually get targeted during springtime. The emotions tied primarily to these organs get you easily angered over small and trivial matters and are the root cause of impatience, resentment, frustration, edginess, rudeness, arrogance and aggression. Element: Wood Color: Green Nature: Yang Organs: Liver, Gallbladder Emotion: Anger Most common springtime illnesses: Cold and flu Asthma Nasal Allergies Ticks Strep throat Lyme disease Headaches Migraines Fatigue Irritability Call Your Acupuncturist When: You Feel Tense According to acupuncture experts, when your liver does not function optimally, things like emotional stress, rigid posture and stiffness, shallow breathing, and jaw clenching become common. You Have Headaches And Pains When you suffer from pain, pressure, or heaviness and tightness or restriction in your head or in any other part of your body, it is time to seek help. Your Suffer From Muscles Stiffness The liver and gallbladder help nourish all connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. Your muscles and joints become stiff, tensed and tight during springtime. You Get Irritable And Frustrated When you get annoyed, extra irritable, angry or frustrated easily and find yourself emotionally stuck, don’t hesitate from seeking help of an acupuncturist. Your Stomach Is Upset Or Bloated Digestive problems and disturbances easily occur during springtime and the increased emotional stress further prolongs and intensifies these ailments. Acupuncturist Recommended Spring Lifestyle Spring has arrived and we need to move out with the outward moving weather. It is time to start working out and begin eating more appropriate and lighter meals. [...]

By |2017-06-22T09:49:19-06:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Herbs for Springtime

How Acupuncture Can Help the Elderly

Dietary Recommendations According to Chinese Medicine for Elderly TCM with Acupuncture is the best way to reduce stiffness in joints, bones and tendons among the elderly. It is also effective in problems of loose teeth and hair loss. As age progresses, organs usually under-function and there are inadequate qi, blood and other fluids in the body. Good nutrition is a big challenge later in life because energy demands and appetite decline over time. The digestive system also becomes less efficient and thus absorbing nutrients become more difficult. This is where traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine come into play. This combination is a holistic healthcare system that views pain, imbalances and illnesses as critical signs of overall malfunction in the body. Traditional Chinese medicine considers emotions a natural part of the human existence and they become primary causes of disease when they turn intense. When they prolong over a long period of time or are not expressed or acknowledged at the right time that is when Acupuncture helps. We often see that the senior citizens in our family and close circle are very routinely over-medicated. This leads to consumption of combinations of various medications over a period of time that confuses the body. Acupuncture works to balance and restore the body’s qi or vital energy flow and reduces over-medication in the elderly. Acupuncture along with Chinese medicine also offers pain relief and can make a significant difference in their quality of life. All the elderly people who have a sensitive stomach or digestive problems should avoid the following foods: Crude fiber like eggplant skin Cucumber Bell peppers Fried foods Alcohol Nuts and seeds Citrus fruit Raw cauliflower and broccoli Caffeine Spicy food Garlic and onions High [...]

By |2017-06-22T09:48:47-06:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: General, Traditional Chinese Medicine|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Acupuncture Can Help the Elderly

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Insomnia

The ancient practice of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine rids you of your insomnia and stress. There could be varying causes of sleeplessness and tension but the pairing of acupuncture with the incredible benefits of Chinese herbal remedies can help you get rid of chronic insomnia, horrifying nightmares, and even sleep apnea.  If you are a patient struggling with this problem then nobody can understand better than you that how insufficient or poor quality sleep affects your life. This not only leads to irritability but you also feel exhausted all day long. You find your muscle going stiff and also end up with an impaired cognitive function. Fibromyalgia and other significant health problems are commonly found with patients of insomnia and chronic stress. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are for you if you have tried and tested almost all what the Western medicine has to offer. Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes that insomnia can be a result of a lot of factors such as fundamental imbalance of energy. While you may seek the help of sleeping pills and anti-depressants to cure yourself of your sleep disorders, these prescriptions may become overly addictive over time.  You may even find it awfully difficult to sleep naturally. Therefore acupuncture experts and naturalists would suggest you to opt for a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulae. These have been found to be very effective in ridding one of all such problems as they can easily be incorporated into the patient’s diet. The uniqueness and beauty of this approach is that there is no one particular size that fits all. Yes, there is no one diet or combination of treatments or medicines that will be effective for everyone, thus everything is [...]

By |2017-06-22T09:47:55-06:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Insomnia