COVID-19 Austin Help Resources

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You’ve heard enough about how to avoid COVID-19… Let’s talk about how to avoid going CRAZY being cooped inside, and what resources you have at your disposal from your home. This is a running list that was last updated 2 minutes before I hit send, so I am planning to continue to update this on… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Immune System for Coronavirus

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This strain of coronavirus is new and spreading quickly, taking over news channels and social media. Since it was initially reported in China in December, there are now 100,000 cases and counting. The US now has over 500 confirmed cases and public health experts agree that there are probably many more that are undiagnosed. And all… Read more »

Austin Pain Relief

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So long 2019, bring on 2020!! 😎 2020 is poised to be a huge year in the world of pain relief. The 2010’s saw a rise in opioid prescriptions, addictions and recognition that this is an ineffective and unsustainable way to control pain in the vast majority of people. As we move into the 20’s… Read more »

How to Avoid the Flu

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“I don’t have time for the flu!” That was what my patient told me this week. She had been fighting off something that her daughter brought home from school, and was praying that it was not the flu. Turns out it was a stomach bug, and not the flu, FYI. But can you relate to… Read more »

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 »

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’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 »