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Arwen Careaga
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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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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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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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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by Arwen Careaga, L.Ac., MSTOM  I saw a young lady today. Some of her symptoms were obvious, others I surmised. But wait, there’s a catch! The patient: female, approximately 22 years old The symptoms: loose bowel movements, occasionally urgent and burning acne along the jawline thirst for cold beverages with no desire to drink anything...
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