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How Acupuncture works for Allergies

January 22, 2018

The Problem: Here’s a story about Al. The name is changed to protect our patients identity. This story is about how acupuncture works for allergies.   Al came to RiverWest Acupuncture as a new patient about 18 years ago.  His problem was seasonal allergies that would get so bad, it would induce asthma.   His MD would prescribe allergy medications and he […]

How acupuncture helps the flu

How Does Acupuncture help the Flu Virus

January 17, 2018

How does acupuncture help the flu virus? The flu this year is a doozy! Australia said it would be. At least those were the reports coming out of Australia. Different strains of influenza circulate each year. According to the CDC, this year, influenza A — specifically H3N2 — is the prevalent strain.   When this happens, we seem to see more […]

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Why Does Winter Solstice Affect Us?

December 19, 2017

Why Does Winter Solstice Affect Us?  Learn to Embrace the Darkness Lately we’ve been exposed to night falling earlier and earlier. Some of us are waking up when it’s still dark or driving home when it’s still dark.  And some of us have the darkness at both the beginning and end of our work days.  That darkness can make us […]

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How does breath calm us?

December 14, 2017

Anxiety, Breathe, Calm How does breath calm us?  Why does such a simple, basic human function, done in a specific way, work so well in redirecting our day?  And for some people, helps redirect their entire life.  I wondered about this because of the way I started my morning. I found myself running around this morning.  The previous night, I had gone to […]

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Can acupuncture help arthritis?

December 7, 2017

Do you remember when your grandparents complained about their arthritis as the weather changed? Or as you age, you feel a little creakier and chalk it up to arthritis.  the term Arthritis is often used, but do you really understand it?  In this blog, we look at the following questions. What exactly is arthritis?  What causes it?  How does Western […]


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