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Does Acupuncture Work, or is it HOCUS POCUS?

I’m often asked if acupuncture “really works”. To some degree, I understand the skepticism. I was once a grave skeptic myself. On the other hand, things that don’t work or have no use don’t typically survive several millennia. The earliest published documentation of acupuncture dates back to approximately 100 B.C.E.

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Cupping Therapy: Muscle Magic for the Weekend Warrior

What is cupping therapy? This ancient Chinese medical practice dates back more than 2,000 years, and is used to improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, release toxins and relieve muscle tension. Several different types of cups are used in cupping therapy including glass, plastic and silicone. With glass cups, flame is

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Acupuncture for the Prevention and Treatment of Stroke

According to the CDC, Stroke kills about 140,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 out of every 20 deaths.Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke (2017).  Acupuncture is a 3000 year-old medicine that works to stimulate specific points on the body with fine needles, massage, heat,

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