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2014
by Arwen Careaga (*My source for the title is The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor) Having made it through the bulk of the holiday season and now looking at tax time (sorry!), many of us are now feeling stress and tension in the jaw area that can commonly lead to headaches. Whether it...
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And now it is the holiday season – a time, for many, of profound joy; a time, for many, of profound sorrow. It is a gift in many ways. For while people this time of year seem to speed up, time itself seems to slow down. Darkness, like a comfortable acquaintance, arrives early and lingers...
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This month I’ve seen a lot of people struggle with sinus infections and nasal congestion from the common cold. Here are some self-care regimens that you can perform at home to ease the pain and pressure in the head, as well as difficulty breathing associated with sinusitis and the cold.  It’s especially useful to do...
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by Arwen Careaga, LAc As I have written occasionally and often felt, one of the greatest appeals of the practice of Chinese Medicine is the opportunity to uncover clues and use them to inform diagnosis and treatment. Seemingly random symptoms that a person might find themselves “googling” in the middle of the night often have...
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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”Karma, like the Honey Badger, Don’t Give It.”] Listen, I have been there. I was the skeptic. I was the “rationalist”. The Math-Brain. The Engineer who only believes in what he sees (we’ll get to this). I’m here to tell you something: Karma/Law of Causality doesn’t care. It doesn’t mind if you end...
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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”Custom Calendars by Shifu Careaga”] Featuring 100+ locations, there are 8 different calendars which are completely unique and hand-selected by Shifu Careaga to represent some of the Best of the Best of his photos from 2014. From April to November, he visited over 200 locations. Now you can own some of these amazing...
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The Centers for Disease Control issued a health advisory warning that this year’s flu vaccine is less effective than normal. According to the report, 91% of cases nationwide have been a strain of Type A (H3N2) Influenza, which is the most severe strain. The vaccine produced for this season has been effective in only 48%...
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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”The Odd Depression”] OK, two confessions. First, I didn’t eat the breadsticks to “herb taste” them. I was guilty of some good old fashioned KY salt cravings. I wasn’t particularly stressed.. I just wanted some salty breadsticks. Secondly, I first become a breadstick fan when I worked at Fazoli’s from age 16-18. I...
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Long before the advent of hair-thin sterilized steel needles, Acupuncturists used stones and even small animal bones to stimulate points on the human body. Three thousand years ago, during the Shang Dynasty, hieroglyphs of acupuncture and moxibustion appeared in inscriptions on tortoise shells and bones. Animal products like tiger bone were widely used to strengthen...
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by Arwen Careaga, L.Ac. “Harriet never minded admitting she didn’t know something, ‘So what,’ she thought, ‘I could always learn.’” -Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy I have been answering the phones for Blue Lotus since the beginning. During that time, I have heard a lot of questions. Some of them are predictable, some of them are...
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