Tie Me Up

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They stood before us, he in his black pants, black leather vest and cap and his wife in her silk bra and striped underwear. She smiled at her husband when he said, “Isn’t my wife gorgeous?” And she was. Her rectangular glasses framed her face perfectly, her kinky hair stood straight up with a pink headband wrapped around it, as if to hold it in place.

I admired their love and her willingness to expose that voluptuous, chocolate brown body, ...

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Let’s Talk about Sex

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I want to talk about sex…  What I see in my practice is sexual dysfunction of many varieties.  It is so personal that people don’t really want to discuss it.  So I thought I would bring it out a bit.

When one thinks about fertility, sex would come to mind for many.  However, in my fertility practice it seems this is the one thing that is NOT happening.  Infertility is stressful enough and to ...

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Herbal Immune Support

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Its that time again…cold and flu season.  There are products to have on hand at first signs of an infection brewing.

  • A throat and gland spray – many can contain ingredients like:
    • Propolis – a glue like resin made by bees.  It is one of the best infection fighters for bacteria, fungi and viruses.  Great for sore throats.
    • Echinacea – well-known for its  immune enhancing substances, echinacea can also relieve pain and reduce inflammation.  Some studies demonstrate its influence over hormones in addition ...
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Riding the Monthly Wave

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If you are a female, chances are the majority of your thoughts, actions, your physical and emotional sensations, are under the reins of your hormones.  However, the control we give our hormones depends on a variety of things: what we eat and drink, how we discharge nervous/stuck energy, or how we bring our creativity and expressions out into the world.  There isn’t one specific thing that determines the quality or duration of the pre-menstrual period.

Specifically, I want to talk about ...

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Shake It Up!

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The sky is a deep blue, the trees are awakening from their winter slumber, the white snow underneath us glistens and I am discussing the value of healthy eating with my ski instructor. “Yes”, she says, “I have started my kids age 1 and 3 on a healthy gluten-free diet.”

She also informs me that her husband has Crohn’s disease and she has discovered a great anti-inflammatory seed called chia ...

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Anyone who loves their preferred form(s) of exercise understands that the long term benefits go well beyond just being stronger, fitter, or looking better. Exercise can immediately make us happier and more energetic.  Exercise is a great coping mechanism to help balance the drama of life.  We are usually much more pleasant to be around after a good work-out since it’s much harder to stress when the body and mind are coasting on a post-exercise endorphin rush!  Regular physical movement ...

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Stoking the Digestive fire: A Healthy Spleen and Stomach

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spleen - earth indexImagine a cauldron gently resting over a warm fire. This is how Chinese medicine views the center of the body.  A healthy, strong digestion and metabolism rely on keeping this fire burning, which means supporting the warming or Yang energies of the Spleen and ultimately the Kidneys. In Chinese Medicine, the Spleen corresponds not only to how we digest and process food, ...

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Chicken Soup to Bring in the Breast Milk

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The amount of energy invested during pregnancy, labor and birth can leave the body exhausted of vital substances. Age, constitution, preconception health, and the care the mother receives post-delivery will determine how her body will fare/recover in the months that follow.

Postpartum care in certain cultures is known as the confinement period and involves sufficient rest combined with warm nourishing meals. Chicken broth, prepared by simmering the bones, muscle and fat of chicken meat for several hours in water to release ...

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Why You Need Regular Massage

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Massage is especially effective in calming the mind, renewing the spirit, easing physical pain, and supporting physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It helps to balance and awaken the body. Simply said, massage moves energy. It flushes stagnant energy and calms excess energy. I have been working with such wonderful people over the past five years here at Natural Healing Acupuncture, developing long term, steady client relationships and being truly blessed to be an intimate part of this healing team. I ...

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