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Reading pretty much anything health-related these days may make you believe that all inflammation is evil and should be avoided at all costs. But, like most things in true healthcare (and not sick-care!), there is a balance. Inflammation is not always the enemy! On one hand, short-term inflammation is a very good thing. When you injure… Read more »

Hello Summer Health Tips

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It is officially summer! Time for swimming holes, getting out on a boat, and (if you can) getting out of Texas! It’s also a perfect time to take a health inventory. Are you able to be as active as you want to be? Are you taking the steps to make sure you can continue to… Read more »

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month in the US, so it seems like the perfect time to dive into a topic that I get asked about a lot. More specifically, I usually don’t even get asked a question, but instead get some version of a statement such as: “I have a lot of knee pain, but… Read more »

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By now you’ve probably seen the marks. Athletes, celebrities and probably some of your friends are sporting circular marks on their backs and shoulders that make it look like they got into a fight with a vacuum cleaner. Those marks are from cupping therapy, and are different from typical bruises in important ways. Typically, bruises occur… Read more »

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Whenever someone gets sick in our house, we commonly use herbs as a first line of defense. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy that antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals are an option when appropriate, but if I can use gentler, safer alternatives BEFORE an issue needs the big pharmaceutical guns, I am all for… Read more »

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  February is officially American Heart Month! Beside it clearly being part of a conspiracy to increase heart-shaped candy company sales (Kidding! But did you see that sweet hearts will be unavailable this year!?), American Heart Month is a time for us to bring more awareness to heart health. Heart disease is the #1 cause of… Read more »

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  We’ve all been there: New year’s is the most popular time, but some of us make lofty resolutions and self-improvement goals throughout the year: “I am going to start working out regularly this year.” “Next year I will meditate every single day.” “After I eat this pie, I am off of sugar.” But as… Read more »

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My wife and I welcomed our first daughter to the world during my 2nd semester of acupuncture school. Not the greatest timing given how much I was giving (mentally and financially) to my education at the time, but we decided to start trying to conceive expecting it to take some time… apparently we are among… Read more »

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  Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition that many people have to live with. It affects as many as 2.5 million Americans, and typically manifests around the age of 33. It is characterized by extreme unexplainable fatigue that does not ease even with rest. CFS is a disorder that has both profound physical… Read more »