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HOW MANY ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

This is one of the first questions that most people considering acupuncture have We are all busy and money doesn’t…

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Pain Meds
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TRYING TO GET OFF PAIN MEDS

Modalities such as acupuncture and mindfulness meditation can be extremely useful in easing the process of discontinuing opiate pain medications…

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Allergic To Oils
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IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE ALLERGIC TO ESSENTIAL OILS?

YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO BE ALLERGIC TO EVEN VERY PURE AND HIGH QUALITY ESSENTIAL OILS! Anyone who tells you…

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Essential Oils
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THREE REASONS TO CONSIDER DILUTING ESSENTIAL OILS

Many essential oil users apply oils without dilution and never experience any problems. Personally (knock on wood) I have not…

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Parrots and Essential Oils
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PARROTS AND ESSENTIAL OILS

Please note that I am not a veterinarian. I do, however, share my home with eight parrots. I have spent…

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ACUPUNCTURE AND THE PLACEBO RESPONSE

A recent study comparing real acupuncture, laser acupuncture, and sham laser acupuncture with no treatment for knee arthritis showed that real acupuncture,…

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CAN I ASK A FAVOR?

Live Oak Acupuncture & Wellness Center is supported in part by patients purchasing products (herbal medicines, dietary supplements, essential oils,…

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Areal view of a garden
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YOUR BODY AS A GARDEN

The concept of gardening gives us an excellent illustration for the theories behind Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. Imagine…

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Black Dog
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I HAD A BLACK DOG, HIS NAME WAS DEPRESSION

In previous posts I have written about the effect that stress and unresolved anger can have on physical and emotional health. Today I’d like…

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Woman Sleeping
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AN EXTRA HOUR OF SLEEP INCREASES HEALTHY GENE EXPRESSION

The BBC recently conducted a short study to assess the health effects of an extra hour of sleep. The article is well…

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