Inflammation is a HOT topic: What you need to know

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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 »

Your Summer Health Checklist

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Hello Summer Health Tips

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 »

Acupuncture for Arthritis!

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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 »

What is Cupping Therapy?

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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 »

What’s In Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet?

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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 »

The Effects of Chronic Fatigue

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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 »