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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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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”Just an Update on my Travels”] Last year, you may remember I got around to 215 – two hundred and fifteen – locations, and later produced 8 individualized, custom calendars, which sold out. It was my pleasure. This year I have, however, not reached ANY limit on new locations, and along with the...
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Hello all, I recently had a patient visit from out of town. Her first acupuncture visit at another clinic in California left her frightened of the medicine and with serious doubts. She was experiencing foot pain from two fractured metatarsals, and the acupuncturist had her hop on her affected foot for several minutes, and then...
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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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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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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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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”Hidden Knowledge”] There is a flower. It resides inside of your chest. This flower cannot be found on machines because machines cannot touch your soul. This place is where your basic energy resides. (I am compressing a lot of meditation secrets into this as simple as I can, bear with me.) Your basic...
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My friends, Continuing the series about Longevity, and the ancient study of Yang-Shen or Nourishing Life, I want to talk about a specific type of stress. Internet-guilt. Among the main methods for reducing loss of essence and Qi is the idea that first you remove blockages and get rid of “leaky behaviors.” I must admit...
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I am a Vietnam veteran that has severe peripheral neuropathy and diabetes type II. My diabetes is controlled with diet and metformin and glipizide. My pain level with neuropathics are manageable with maximum doses of neurontin and small doses of methadone. My primary care physician at the VA recommended acupuncture and pain management counseling so that increases in...
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