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Newsletter Archive


Hypertension mellows with acupuncture

September 29, 2011
Bonnie was having too many side effects from her blood pressure medication. Her ankles were swelling, and she often felt dizzy and tired. She sought my help in lowering her blood pressure. With regular acupuncture, her blood pressure dropped without ...

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How 5 element acupuncture can benefit neurotransmitters

September 29, 2011
When a person is exposed to prolonged stress, neurotransmitters are often adversely affected, initiating some common symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, sleep disorders, and anxiety. So why are some neurotransmitter imbalances unimproved by well-c...

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A special kind of acupuncture

September 29, 2011
Most people in America don't know that there are different styles of acupuncture. Most of what is practiced in the U.S. is a modern style of Chinese Medicine, which developed after the influx of Western medicine into China. Consequently, much of the ...

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Weight Gain Anxiety and Insomnia Linked to Neurotransmitter Imbalances

September 29, 2011
Many of my new patients suffer from some degree of weight gain, fatigue, mood disorders, impaired sleep, and/or decreased mental focus. What do they all have in common? Neurotransmitter imbalance. Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring chemica...

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Your chronic illness is telling you something

September 29, 2011
The following is a common and predictable course in the progression of a chronic illness: An area of pain or infection appears somewhere in the body and medication is prescribed. The medication works and the symptom goes away, but it reappears...

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How 5 element acupuncture can benefit neurotransmitters

September 29, 2011
When a person is exposed to prolonged stress, neurotransmitters are often adversely affected, initiating some common symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, sleep disorders, and anxiety. So why are some neurotransmitter imbalances unimproved by well-c...

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Is intravenous vitamin therapy for you

September 29, 2011
The media is at a fever pitch reporting the number of flu cases to hit Oregon. One of the most effective treatments for a speedy recovery from this shifty virus is intravenous vitamin therapy. Based on the work of the late John Myers, MD, who pio...

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Are you at risk for osteoporosis

September 29, 2011
Alexa is a 45-year-old woman who came to my office to inquire about her risk for osteoporosis. She described herself as being in “good health,” but had heard that her bones could be at risk since her mother had osteoporosis and had recent...

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Could your weight problem be coming from insulin resistance

September 29, 2011
I often have new patients come to my office with weight gain as one of their primary concerns, but not likely their most pressing health issue. Consider Fran, who is a fairly typical case. Her doctor had given her a statin drug for high cholesterol a...

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Could your weight problem be part of a metabolic syndrome

September 29, 2011
People hate being overweight for all the wrong reasons. They think they don't look good or their clothes don't fit well. They are worried about what their friends or family think. What they may not be aware of is how much health danger they could be ...

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Hope for Chronic Pain Patients

September 29, 2011
"I would eat snake eyes if someone told me it would help my pain," one woman said to me. Whether chronic pain originates from a traumatic external injury or from a slow-onset internal cause, most people want to eliminate pain as quickly as possible. ...

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Ultraglycemx: A Great Solution for Busy People

September 29, 2011
I would estimate that a minimum of 60% of the people in my practice are concerned with being overweight or share some feature of the Metabolic Syndrome profile. The most common complaints among them are 1) sugar cravings, or 2) being too busy to cook...

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Seasonal affective disorder sees brighter days

September 29, 2011
“I feel like I'm swimming under water lately, like I'm in slow motion. I'm depressed, tired and unmotivated,” Doreen explained. She had moved here from Arizona 10 years ago, and had never experienced seasonal depression before moving to P...

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Just How Tired Are You?

September 29, 2011
One of the most common conditions I hear from new patients is “I'm soooo exhausted. I'm struggling with my weight. I can't sleep. I have no enthusiasm for fun or friends. I'm too tired to exercise. My moods swing wildly, I have no sex drive, an...

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Premenstrual Syndrome- It Is Treatable

September 29, 2011
Christy came to my office one day to seek help for premenstrual syndrome--the cyclical appearance of bloating, acne, emotional instability, fatigue, food cravings, and headaches. By her estimation, she had suffered from PMS at least 240 times (12 per...

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Do You Have Expensive Urine?

September 29, 2011
“How could I possibly be calcium deficient?” asked my hypertensive patient Debbie. “I eat calcium-rich foods all the time, I have calcium in my multi-vitamin, and I take additional calcium before bed. How is that possible?” To...

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A Weight Loss Plan That Actually Works

September 29, 2011
Early January is the time of year people become even more dissatisfied with their post-holiday, over-fed bodies and intend to punish them with restrictive, deprivation diets and harsh exercise plans. Sadly, the result is a vicious cycle. Did you know...

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Whats for Breakfast? Enters its Third Printing

September 29, 2011
What's for Breakfast? High Protein Meals for Food-Sensitive Time Challenged People co-authored by our own Dr. Lori Horan Soule just went in to its third printing. We now have a whole new stock of these fabulous cookbooks. If anyone you know is wantin...

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When Sugar Rules Your Life

September 29, 2011
Do you have a history of being "on" and "off" sugar? Does your heart sing when a box of chocolate opens? Do you ever clean up your diet and lose weight for a little (or a long) while, and eventually, cravings for sugar overcome all good intentions an...

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Soy: Fact and Fiction

September 29, 2011
There are a number of anti-soy articles in fringe publications and posted on the Internet under headings such as "Soy Alert," "The Dark Side of Soy," "The Dangers of Soy," and so forth. While provocative, the assertions in these anti-soy articles are...

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Could Your Symptoms Be Parasites?

September 29, 2011
Recently I had a patient who had been treated for abdominal discomfort and alternating constipation and diarrhea for the past three years. She had been diagnosed with everything from heartburn to anorexia and was being treated with popular antacids. ...

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Stealth Invaders

September 29, 2011
Francis was chronically ill with fatigue, skin rashes, abdominal bloating, headaches, allergies, and depression. More than once she was told by her prior doctors that her nerves were the cause of her multiple complaints or that her illness was psycho...

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Unreliable Colons

September 29, 2011
It is estimated that up to 15% of the American population suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is a disorder of the large intestine characterized by abdominal pain and distension, relief of pain with bowel movements, loose or frequent b...

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How Can I Keep My Immune System Strong

September 29, 2011
I am hearing questions with increasing frequency these days from my patients: how worried should I be about a lethal flu pandemic, and what can I do to protect myself? No one knows the future or if a human-to-human avian flu will even materialize. Wh...

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How Can We Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu?

September 29, 2011
“Do you have anything I can take to keep my immune system strong?” I often get asked this question this time of year. People are especially concerned about the possibility of an Avian flu pandemic. Let's look at immunity broadly first, an...

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Hormones and Menopause

September 29, 2011
Menopause is a time of hormonal transition when reproductive function ceases. Many women are familiar with the standard estrogen and progesterone replacement, but not all of them know that other hormone-producing glands are equally as important in th...

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Sleep Disorders and Chinese Medicine

September 29, 2011
Cheryl woke up very tired every morning, and her most prominent thought all day was, "I cant wait till I can go back to bed." When she did go to bed, she was unable to calm her mind and it took many hours before she could fall asleep. She would final...

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In the Face of Trauma, How are you Coping?

September 29, 2011
The Pew Research Center reported their study of mental distress experienced by Americans since the trauma of 9/11/01. Researchers found that after the attacks, seven out of ten people were depressed, one out of three people had difficulty sleeping, a...

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If your Waist is Bigger than your Hips, Watch out for Diabetes

September 29, 2011
Dozens of previously published studies provide evidence that being overweight can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. While body mass index generally has been the accepted method of calculating obesity, other specific body measurements,...

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Hoodia Love?

September 29, 2011
A pill that fools your brain into believing that you are full? The Kung bushmen in the Kalahari desert of South Africa have known for thousands of years what we've only recently discovered; that extracts of the cactus-like Hoodia gordonii plant can b...

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