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How does acupuncture really work?

By Ashley Johnson, M.S.O.M., L.Ac. (NCCAOM), ACA Usually, acupuncture is described as a treatment to balance the subtle body energies and circulation of Qi in the meridians, a vast network of invisible channels that run head to foot through…
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East Meets West

Acupuncture and Pain Medicine Combine for Pain Relief In 1986, Cole Young was a strong 21-year-old man with a solid career in construction. His career was brought to an abrupt halt when the ladder he was standing on fell apart beneath him while…
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The Research Department

The Future of Neurostimulation In the late 1960s, researchers discovered a technique for relieving pain using electrical pulses. Though intense electrical shocks can be painful, they found that less powerful pulses delivered to the nerves in…
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The Bottom Line

Opioids have an unfortunate side effect There comes a moment in a person’s life, when they find themselves standing in a pharmacy holding an enema in one hand and a bottle of stool softener in the other. The question that runs through their…
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Shaved brussels sprout salad with grape vinaigrette

A healthy dish with history In Spain, since the early 1900s, it’s been tradition to ring in the New Year with 12 grapes. It is thought that each grape represents one month of the coming year, with extra luck bestowed upon those who eat all…