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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”Going beyond Western Care”] I admit that Chinese people, as an average, have terrible teeth (in China). By and large, western dental care and facilities are much better. The attitude here in America is better about teeth. Still, fact is, most adults end up with dentures in America and umpteen root canals and...
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  ‘Treating a disease after it has manifested is like digging a well after you are thirsty…’ – Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic This quote is taken from a classical Chinese Medical text written about 2,500 years ago. Prevention of disease has always been a significant aspect of Chinese medicine. When patients come in for acupuncture...
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Recently a friend of mine gave me a piece of organic ginger that had a little shoot starting on it. I put it in a pot with some soil and it has been growing really quickly! Ginger is a very useful and powerful food/herb. It is found in many traditional Chinese herbal formulas and is...
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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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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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Acupuncture Berea, Acupuncture Elizabethtown, Acupuncture Lexington, KY, Articles, Health, Ky By Arwen Careaga, LAc., MSTOM, NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture This is a fairly short article, but important – if you consider it important to avoid unnecessary suffering, that is! Two days ago, I was working from 9-8, entering data, etc., and sitting in the air conditioning in a sleeveless, collar-less...
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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”by Mrs. Arwen Careaga, L.Ac., MSTOM”] [pullquote align=”left”]’It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.’ – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes[/pullquote]I have been observing people in a clinical setting since 2008. That is just enough time to become accustomed to familiar tells: the...
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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”Make a commitment to Local Business”]   I know these days it’s hard to justify anything over the price. That’s why I think it’s great when you find a local business, rather than a chain, and get not only great prices, but quality work. In the past I’ve touted the work of current...
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The Chinese “5 Elements” are actually more like Five Phases or seasons. They are winter, spring, summer, late-summer, and autumn or Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each “Element” or “phase of energy” is associated with one of several things: Viscera – an organ that “stores” energy; Fire = heart, Wood = liver, Water =...
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Many patients have asked me about how to enhance their longevity and quality of life. I am happy to report that there is indeed built into Chinese philosophy the aspects most sought out by Americans and Baby Boomers! It is called Yang (yawng) Shen (shinn) or Nourishing Life (Jap: Yojokun). To discuss this I will...
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