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We are not sleeping very well these days. A lot of us are overworked, stressed and taking part in activities throughout the day that are making it harder for us to get a good night’s sleep. We try to fight through the sleepiness with caffeine and “catching up” on the weekends, both of which actually… Read more »

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The vast majority of us have had or will have low back pain at some point in our lives. If you’re active, or sit for long periods of time, you are more likely to experience discomfort. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide AND the #1 reason for missed work… Read more »

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People suffering with neuropathy (approximately 20 million Americans) are given very few options when it comes to effective treatment for the symptoms. Pharmaceuticals are a large part of standard care, and exercise, nutrition and footwear recommendations are sometimes given as well. Beyond those, many people suffering from neuropathy are told to try to come to… Read more »

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People spend a lot of time and money trying to answer this question. There is a reason that “self-help” is a multi-billion dollar industry – people are unhealthy and unhappy and are looking for a quick fix. Well good news! I will gladly give you the keys to a healthy lifestyle, no purchase necessary. SPOILER… Read more »

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At some point in your life, you will experience pain. That is a universal truth if I’ve ever heard one. Everyone has painful experiences with initial traumas occuring at the physical level (spraining an ankle, breaking a bone or stubbing a toe to name a few) or the psycho-emotional level (heartbreak, verbal abuse or loss… Read more »

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We all have stress to deal with on a daily basis. Some stressors are large (e.g. personal health or family challenges) and others are relatively small (e.g. traffic or forgetting your snow boots when IT IS SNOWING IN AUSTIN!?!? – it’s been a crazy winter so far). Physiologically, we all respond to stress in a… Read more »

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The Balance Wellness Referral Program was created for 2 reasons: I want to show my existing patients how grateful I am for their trust in sharing my name with their friends & family. I also wanted the opportunity to share the amazing benefits of integrative medicine with a larger portion of my community. So I… Read more »

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It is all too common in our society to believe that PMS and menopause symptoms are completely normal parts of a woman’s life. Both are joked about on TV shows, normalized by pharmaceutical companies touting drugs to control symptoms, and believed by most people that the severity of symptoms are mainly due to luck or… Read more »

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I have been interested in using acupuncture for sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain ever since it helped me finally get over my own back pain. I have always been an athlete so I was no stranger to banging up my body, allowing it to heal and then going on to the next event. And then… Read more »

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The term “Integrative Medicine” is gaining popularity. It’s being used by Medical Doctors, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists, Allergists… the list is growing. As the term becomes more and more mainstream within healthcare practitioner circles, it is ever more important that the general public understands what it means and why it is an important concept. Generally, integrative… Read more »