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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 »

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If you live in Austin now or have ever called Central Texas home, you will know all about “Cedar Fever.” For those unfamiliar with the term, it is the catchy, harmless-sounding name Austinites give to the debilitating group of symptoms some of us suffer through every winter due to cedar pollen. I can hear some… Read more »

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For all the Millennials reading this with a short attention span, the short answer is: NO… OK, thanks for reading! For the rest of you, here is why acupuncture does not hurt: Acupuncture needles are as thin, or sometimes thinner, than a single human hair. If you compare the size of an acupuncture needle to… Read more »

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So you’ve decided you’d like to try out acupuncture or at the very least learn more about what it is. Now what? You find a Licensed Acupuncturist! A Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has met the requirements for licensure by the state governing body. Those requirements do vary… Read more »

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I feel fortunate to call Austin, TX home. Great food, great people and a focus on health and wellness that is not found in many other US cities. Although there aren’t statistics to support this, I would venture to guess that more Austinites have tried acupuncture than the national average (which was a paltry 1.4%… Read more »