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Arwen Careaga
I knew better. At the end of my last article, I wasn’t feeling very well, and here’s the reason: not enough qi to support a cleanse. Now, there are three reliable ways you can know the symptoms of qi deficiency in the middle jiao (refers to the function of digestion which allows us to break...
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Part I Captain’s Log. Stardate 11503.15 The energy of spring is upon us. Commonly at this time of year, reports arise from patients having the urge or inclination to start “a cleanse.” Having no experience with cleanses myself, I decide to embark upon a voyage of my own – to boldly go where I have...
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One of the most common questions I get is, “Can acupuncture help with back pain?” The answer is a resounding yes! Whatever the cause, or length of time you’ve had the pain, however much it hurts, whatever the location, the vast majority of Blue Lotus patients with back pain get relief and often resolution with...
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It’s a busy world we’re living in. Along with personal goals and concerns, the internet and all forms of media stay busy telling us what we’re doing wrong. Eat eggs. Don’t eat eggs. (Eat eggs.) Run. Don’t run. You’re not spending enough time with people; you’re life is under-“hacked.” There is always something we could...
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Sometimes, if I am in a very good mood, I am able to ask myself the following question in the face of adversity: what is the lesson here?  As I write this, Lexington and much of Kentucky is covered in snow. Today is the third day of being, essentially, impeded – many establishments are closed and...
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Late-breaking news from the world of acupuncture … Blue Lotus Lexington is changing locations!! …Technically, this has been in the works for some time and possibly you have already heard about it, but “As You Already Knew, We Are Moving” did not seem like a very catchy title for a blog! I will try to...
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I have, once or twice, mentioned something to a patient that nearly made him or her fall off the table. Once it was, “Do you have foot pain?” and another time, “Are you under a lot of stress right now?” Why were they so shocked? Because both of these patients were receiving acupuncture for other...
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“CT Scans Capture Acupuncture Point Discovery” This is a recent headline in the world of acupuncture research. In other words, researchers can see the points. This has been done before with the use of MRI, ultrasound, thermal photography and earlier methods of CT scans, which are basically tricked out x-rays. Images are taken from different angles and...
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by Arwen Careaga, LAc As something of a follow-up to my last blog regarding treating children with Chinese Medicine, I thought I’d do a little interview with an actual child who has basically been having treatment since before he was born. He’s 5 now, had cupping for the first time the other day, and this...
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by Arwen Careaga, LAc As both a mother and  practitioner, I am frequently asked if children can have acupuncture or take herbs. The answer to both questions is yes! Not only can they, but they should. Traditional Chinese Medicine has so much to offer children. Treatments may include acupuncture but don’t have to – acupressure (light massage on...
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