Health and Wellness

Acupuncture Fatigue Study treats Women with Breast Cancer

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 in Health and Wellness, Research Articles

Breakthrough Breast Cancer launches the world’s largest and most advanced clinical trial to investigate whether acupuncture may help women with breast cancer cope with fatigue, a major side effect of breast cancer treatment. The ACU.FATIGUE study is the first to be funded as part of Breakthrough’s programme of research to develop high quality, scientific studies looking at complementary therapies used by breast cancer patients Over 60% of breast cancer patients use complementary therapies to try to help ease the side effects of their treatment such as fatigue, nausea or hot...

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Acupuncture vs Pain

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 in Health and Wellness

Acupuncture vs. Pain The ancient practice is standing up well to modern research. Would it help you? By Susan Ince   True believers will unhesitatingly tell you: There’s hardly a health problem — from headaches to toe pain — that can’t be helped by acupuncture. But until recently, it’s been hard to determine one way or the other if having needles stuck in strategic points on the skin has truly been responsible for the relief patients claim. Now new research is providing answers. German studies have shown that something is definitely going on, neurologically speaking,...

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Acupuncture & Pain

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 in Health and Wellness

Most of us experience pain in our lives which can range from mildly annoying to severely debilitating.  It may originate from injury, illness, trauma or an unknown cause.  Pain is our body’s call to us to pay attention and make an adjustment.  Ignoring the message can have far reaching consequences.  Medicating our pain without inquiring into it’s cause is a dangerous practice and yet that is exactly what most people do.  If your pain persists more than a short period of time without a clear cause ie muscle pain following a vigorous workout seek the advice of your health care...

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Auto-Immune Disorders and Asian Medicine

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 in Health and Wellness

With over 22 million Americans affected by autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus, celiac disease and type 1 Diabetes we need to begin to look outside the box of conventional approaches to managing inflammatory disease.  While infections and environmental toxins may trigger these diseases medications such as immuno-suppressive drugs and steroids often lead to further complications and weakening the immune response to other health issues such as cancer and chronic fatigue. Asian Medicine which includes Acupuncture,...

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2012 Water Dragon Year Health Forecast

Posted on Jan 15, 2012 in Health and Wellness, Life Coaching

Since January 23 is the beginning of the Water Dragon Year it is a good time to pay particular attention to your kidneys, adrenals and bones.  Water element influences our Kidney Jing energy which generates the bones and bone marrow, brain, adrenals, kidney and bladder function and therefore it is important to strengthen it during the coming year.  Problems like low back pain, knee pain, osteoporosis, memory loss, and decreased vitality may present in a Water year. How do you strengthen Kidney Jing you may ask? Seek the support of a qualified Acupuncturist or Chinese Herbalist to help you...

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Rejuvenation from Within

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 in Health and Wellness

  Aging is a normal part of the life cycle but do we need to look aged and devitalized?  Chinese medicine offers the key to looking and feeling younger.  You can look and feel years younger than your biological age.  At Goldlake Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine we offer a program to enhance your life essence and regain that healthy glow again. Signs of aging include: Decreased energy, weight gain, bone loss, muscular weakness, decreased libidio, premature skin aging and cellulite, hair loss, dimished memory and concentration.  If you are experiencing any of these symptoms they can all...

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