Menopause: A Natural Life Process

Written by Ann on July 27, 2014

For women in their mid-40s to mid-50s, “the change” looms like an unwelcome event. We hear the horror stories of hormone changes that will send us into emotional tirades, make intercourse unbearable, and turn even an Arctic windstorm into the feeling of a Sahara heat wave (or a typical Phoenix July day). But sometimes horror stories are the worst of the worst magnified, and the truth may not be nearly as bad as you fear it to be.

It’s All Natural
The

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How Acupuncture Can Control Incontinence

Written by Ann on July 18, 2014

Incontinence is a real issue, and contrary to what the advertising agencies might have us believe, it isn’t relegated just to the aging. Pregnancy can also cause bladder-control issues, leaving many young women looking for a solution. Luckily for those who suffer from the symptoms of incontinence, there is a drug-free solution that can keep you out of the adult diaper aisle of the supermarket: acupuncture.

Who’s Affected and Why
Although aging doesn’t cause incontinence, the issue does increase with age. Nearly

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Acupuncture vs Dry Needling

Written by Ann on June 26, 2014

Dry needling has hit the news a lot lately and is reported to be a new technique to reduce muscle (myofacial) pain. In fact, the same technique is one of many that have been used by acupuncturists for thousands of years to reduce pain. In the language of the acupuncturist, this technique is called needling of Ah Shi (tender) points; different names, same purpose and technique.

The Long History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been practiced in China since the Shang Dynasty of

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The Benefits of Adding Acupuncture to Cancer Therapy

Written by Ann on May 29, 2014

In the not-so-distant past, a diagnosis of cancer was typically followed by a treatment of surgery to remove the infected areas (if possible), radiation, and/or chemotherapy. While all of these modalities are still in use today, they are no longer the only options. And perhaps more importantly, they are not used in a vacuum. Today’s medical practitioners are including a host of alternative therapies to assist patients with cancer in finding relief from their symptoms. One of those proven alternative

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If Acne Is Plaguing You, Acupuncture Can Help

Written by Ann on May 19, 2014

As if the teenage years weren’t hard enough. Negotiating a world in which you’re still a child yet are yearning for independence is what makes those ages between 13 and 18 an emotional challenge, but the physical challenges offer a whole new world of difference as well. While all of it is inevitable, some of those physical changes teens experience don’t have to be such a big deal, especially when thinking about acne.

Changing hormones and a maturing body happening together

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