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Heal your Gut with a Simple Smoothie: Everyone Needs UltraInflamx 360 for Inflammation!

At Acu-Na Wellness Center, we have been carrying Metagenics products for over 10 years and have seen hundreds of our clients improve drastically with the support of nutritional products in addition to acupuncture and our other therapeutic modalities. Who Needs it?             One of our...

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Mediterranean Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredients 2 cups water 1 cup quick-cooking barley 1-pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium zucchinis, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon...

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VA Community Care Program

Acupuncture and The VA Community Care Program Acu-Na Wellness Center is VA Community Care Provider   We are so grateful for our veterans’ services to our country. Acu-Na Wellness Center has been participating in the VA Community Care Program (formerly the VA Choice Program)...

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Acupuncture and Heart Health: A Chinese Medical Perspective

Based on evidence from controlled clinical research trials, The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed the use of acupuncture for over 70 categories of disorders, including Cardiac disorders such as Hypertension, Hypotension, High Cholesterol, Shortness of Breath, and Stroke.   In Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture...

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Acupuncture for Anxiety & Depression

Acupuncture for Anxiety & Depression

Acupuncture is well-known for its effectiveness for pain conditions, but it is also an excellent therapeutic tool for reducing stress and treating generalized anxiety or depression. Acupuncture is an advanced holistic treatment based on the concepts of Chinese Medicine, which was developed by skilled...

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Heart Health and Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Heart Health and Cardiology

  Based on evidence from controlled clinical research trials, The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed the use of acupuncture for over 70 categories of disorders, including Cardiac disorders such as Hypertension, Hypotension, High Cholesterol, Shortness of Breath, and Stroke.   In Chinese Medicine,...

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Acupuncture for Digestive Disorders

Acupuncture for Digestive Disorders Acupuncture is well-known for its effectiveness for pain, but did you know that it can also treat internal disorders? Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are very useful holistic health tools to address internal conditions including digestive complaints. The treatment modality of...

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Our Alluring Array of Massage Services

Determining The Most Effective Massage for Your Needs If you’ve been feeling tight, sore, or you feel your body is not functioning at its most optimal, one of our numerous massage services (or custom hybridities of these massage services) could be just for what...

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Experience the Restorative & Transformative Power of Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy: Restorative & Transformative Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive alternative healing bodywork treatment that seeks to relieve pain, stress, and tension within the skull, spine, and sacrum. By applying gentle pressure (roughly equivalent to the weight of a nickel), your treatment specialist...

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Give the Gift of Wellness

As wintertime approaches, we must all begin to consider our gift options for the holiday season. We want to thank our parents for their support throughout the hectic year, show our appreciation for the friends who have stood at our backs, and allow those...

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Discover the Benefits of Lymphatic Detox

Most of us understand the importance of blood and the cardiovascular system responsible for transporting it throughout the body, but your blood vessels and arteries aren’t the only fluid-carrying pathways in your body. The lymphatic system, consisting of the lymph nodes and organs as...

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Acupuncture for Menopause: An Oriental Medical Perspective

The symptoms of menopause vary greatly between different women but generally include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, dryness of the skin, soreness of the low back and knees, and gradual weakening of the bones leading to osteoporosis. From a western medical perspective,...

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Soul in Chinese Culture

Soul in Chinese Culture. Let’s explore how Chinese Culture views the soul or spirit and how this is incorporated in your acupuncture session. What is a soul? This is one of humanities big questions. There are many different viewpoints. Every answer has significance, especially...

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What is Indigenous Medicine?

What is Indigenous Medicine? The term “Indigenous Medicine” refers to the healing systems that have been used by various countries and ethnic populations for thousands of years, before the arrival of modern medicine. Acupuncture, cupping, moxa, TuiNa, Reiki, Tai massage, acupressure, auricular therapy are...

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How to Choose an Acupuncturist

Suggestions for Choosing the Right Acupuncturist Acupuncturist is becoming a great professional health career choice. Acupuncture has become increasingly popular for both the treatment and the prevention of health issues. Most acupuncturists specialize in one or a few areas, although a licensed acupuncture provider...

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7 Things you Didn’t Know Acupuncture Can Treat

Acupuncture is well-known for its effectiveness in treating conditions of chronic and acute pain, but many people don’t realize that the healing can go much deeper. Here are some internal conditions that have been commonly treated by Acupuncturists for centuries: 1. Respiratory Disorders: Acupuncture...

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6 Things You Didn’t Know about Acupuncture

Scientific research has discovered how acupuncture works. The classical Chinese explanation of how acupuncture works is that the needles influence the channels of energy that circulate in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. The modern scientific explanation is that needling the...

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can play an important role in your health regimen. See what the research says about massage for health and wellness. 1. Control stress The long term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy and may relieve stress conditions associated...

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Clinical Massage Research

  Clinical research has shown that massage therapy has benefits for many serious medical conditions. It alleviates pain and aids in the healing process.     Massage has been found to be especially effective for: Low back pain Breast cancer Other kinds of cancer...

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Toxic Travel

Toxic Travel I believe in playing it safe when it come to possibly exposing myself to toxins that may cause cancer. Why I ask … take the risk! Ask for a physical inspection and avoid the scanners. Where’s the Evidence Showing TSA’s Backscatter Scanners...

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Chinese Herbal Formulas for Children

Chinese Herbal Formulas for Children If you are interested in using Chinese Herbal Formulas for your children, take a look at some of the following possibilities. Call the office if you’d like to order a pediatric formula. Moisten Dryness For chronic, slow-healing dry cough...

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The Heath Benefits of Beets

The Heath Benefits of Beets One of my favorite foods as as child was pickled eggs and beets. When I grew up back in Pennsylvania, a big jar of pickled eggs and beets was in every refrigerator. These old time recipes were recipes for...

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Amazing Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Amazing uses for Hydrogen peroxide Hydrogen peroxide is the only germicidal agent composed only of water and oxygen. Like ozone, it kills disease organisms by oxidation! Hydrogen peroxide is considered the worlds safest all natural effective sanitizer. It kills microorganisms by oxidizing them, which...

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Does Your Brain’s Operating System Have a Glitch?

Does Your Brain’s Operating System Have a Glitch? Neurotransmitters… The basics Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate many physical and emotional processes including movement, stress response, cognition, emotions, energy, cravings, pain and more. Functioning primarily in the central nervous system (CNS), neurotransmitters facilitate communication...

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Love Medicine

Love Medicine Love Medicine Go where you are celebrate, not just tolerated! We are so honored that you choose Acu-Na as part of your health team. Mary Houge Without love, we will not bother to look very deeply into the world of another. Love...

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10 Tips for Choosing an Acupuncturist

10 Tips for Choosing an Acupuncturist By Mary J. Houge, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, L.Ac., LMBT Introduction to Acupuncture Acupuncture is a traditional medicine that’s been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. It is most commonly known for its...

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The Health Benefits of Coconut

Coconut Oil is nothing short of a miracle food. Here is a short list of just some of the health benefits that can be gained by regularly using coconut oil, internally and externally: • It reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis and heart disease •...

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Principles of Energy Medicine

PRINCIPLES OF ENERGY MEDICINE At Acu-Na Wellness Center we use many forms of energy medicine along with modern health principles. Are services are centered on the 5 Elements (5 Rhythms). WATER, WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL. If you are interested in learning more about energy...

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Why the Lymphatic System Matters

The lymphatic system is widely recognized by doctors of Oriental Medicine for its importance to preventive health care. They understand how lymphatic function supports every other system in the body, including the immune, digestive, detoxification and nervous systems. In fact, many believe that poor...

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