Acupuncture Effective Depression Treatment

Two Conditions … One Acupuncture Solution?

Acupuncture study finds treatment effective for depression and insomnia.

According to the Sleep Foundation, insomnia is the most common sleep issue in adult depressed patients, affecting an estimated 75 percent. New research suggests electroacupuncture and standard medical care (guided by psychiatrists) is more effective than standard care alone or sham acupuncture with standard care in improving both conditions.

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For more information on how we can help with your depression, make an acupuncture appointment at our office.

Natural, Healthy Veggie Lentil Stew Recipe

Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan Lentil Stew to Warm You Up

Healthy, naturally vegan, gluten free lentil stew recipe.

This is one of Kari’s favorite recipes for fall and winter. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals from the vegetables; and of course, the sprouted lentils are full of protein, enzymes, and micro-nutrients. It’s also vegan and gluten-free. With a hint of garlic, cumin, and coriander, you’ll feel cozy enjoying this delicious healthy stew.

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Atopic Dermatitis: Reducing the Itch With Acupuncture

Acupuncture to Treat Eczema

Acpuncture for common eczema symptoms.

Atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, affects nearly 10 million children and more than 16 million adults in the U.S. Itchy skin is one of the hallmark symptoms of this frustrating, often-chronic condition. Topical anti-inflammatories are the standard of care; but what about acupuncture?

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Make an acupuncture appointment at our Tigard office to learn more about how we can help you.

Healthy, Natural ADHD Drug Alternative

For Those Who Want An Alternative To Adderall
Natural alternative to ADHD drug.

While the underlying cause of ADHD may vary, people with ADHD experience stress far greater than the average person because they are constantly feeling overwhelmed. Adderall is the drug mostly prescribed for children and adults.
However, for those interested in an alternative to Adderall, there are successful protocols that have shown great effectiveness for adults, as well as children, with ADHD.
Watch today’s short video as I share several treatment alternatives to relieve ADHD symptoms naturally in children and adults.

Contact us for more information on our healthy, natural treatments at our Portland area office.

Holistic Health Treatment for “Hidden” Dairy Allergy

Dairy Is A Common Food Allergen For Most People

Holistic health approach to dairy allergy
Often people are reacting to dairy and don’t even know it. That glass of milk you thought was healthy could actually be setting off a hidden allergy, causing bloating, diarrhea, acid reflux, sinus infections, and even joint pain.

Eliminating or reducing dairy can make a huge difference in how you feel. That includes milk, cheese, butter, cream, sour cream, and yes, ice cream. If you (or someone you know) are experiencing any chronic health challenge, watch this week’s Wellness Minute to see if you might have a hidden dairy allergy. 

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Acupuncture Helps Depression Treatment

SSRI Therapy for Depression: Better With Acupuncture

Treat depression with acupuncture

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, but their effectiveness can be improved with electroacupuncture, suggests new research.

Researchers evaluating 100 patients at Guangzhou First People’s Hospital (China) diagnosed with major depressive disorder – for which SSRIs are considered a first-line treatment in both adults and children – administered an SSRI (escitalopram) to half of the patients; and escitalopram plus electroacupuncture to the remaining half. Average patient age was 43.25 years, and treatment lasted six weeks.

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Holistic Health Practices to Reduce Mercury

REDUCE Body Burdens of Mercury

The reality is that we are all exposed to mercury in small amounts: old amalgam fillings, seafood, vaccines, pesticides, herbicides, and other industrial byproducts.
So, what can we do daily to reduce body burdens of mercury and other heavy metals? Eat your fruits and vegetables! Many contain natural binders that help the body eliminate toxins like mercury. Adding certain supplements to your diet can also be beneficial.

Holistic health practice to reduce heavy metals in fish.

New Acupuncture Research Reduces Cesarean Section Pain

Acupuncture: Essential for C-Section Protocols?

Acupuncture treatment for c-section pain

Postoperative pain and associated mobility limitations are common following cesarean section, with postoperative opioids almost universally prescribed. Is there a safer, more effective way to reduce pain and restore movement? Preoperative acupuncture, suggests research.

A placebo-controlled clinical trial divided 180 expectant mothers scheduled for elective cesarean delivery into three equal comparison groups: acupuncture and placebo acupuncture (both randomized) or standard postoperative analgesia (nonrandomized). Patients in the acupuncture group received auricular (four points) and body (six points) acupuncture. Needles were placed before spinal anesthesia and “remained in situ for three days after cesarean delivery.”

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Natural Vitamins Promote Healthy Brain

Progressive brain atrophy occurs even in healthy adults

The more your brain atrophies, the lower your ability to think, to remember, and to problem solve. High homocysteine levels may be to blame. The good news is that supplementing with B vitamins such as B12, folic acid, and B6 can significantly help.

Natural vitamins for a healthy brain.

Dry Skin? Try These Natural Health Treatments

Natural Health Treatments for Dry Skin

Natural health treatments for dry skin

Is Your Skin Trying To Tell You Something?

When your skin is dry, chapped or cracking, your body is talking to you. Are you listening? Dry skin can range from mild to severe, slightly uncomfortable to very painful. So, what should you do? Watch today’s video for simple things you can do to fix that dry skin from the inside out.

If you are interested in natural health treatments, contact us for a Portland area appointment.