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At the Kokin Healing Center, we're all about education. We love to empower our patients to learn how to take good care of their bodies; and we're always learning ourselves. In that spirit, the Healing Blog is a place for us to teach and to learn. We hope you enjoy these posts and share them with friends, family and colleagues.

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    3 Amazing Hot Stone Massage Health Benefits

    Have you ever thought about getting a hot stone massage, but never got around to it? If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out on some great benefits! It can work wonders for both your body and your mind.Read on to find out the three main benefits of hot stone massage. Three Things Hot Stone Massage Does for YouLoosen Your MusclesHot stone massage uses techniques that penetrate deep into the muscles. This makes it great for relieving muscle soreness and stiffness of the j...  Read More...

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    Negative Ions and Positive Health

    In a study published by the National Institute of Health, researchers found negative air ions had a positive effect on the physiological parameters of blood pressure and heart rate, as well as neuronal activity, when applied to a group of rats. It was observed that the negative air ions significantly decreased heart rate and the blood pressure. These findings suggest negative air ions can influence health through the inhibition of neuronal activity.Negative ions may sound like something unhealth...  Read More...

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    Acupuncture and Heart Health

    Researchers from the Tianjin University of Chinese Medicine tested the efficacy of acupuncture, herbs and drug therapy for heart health, and what they found was incredible. The addition of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies increased patient outcomes by 28 percent, with regards to arrhythmias, palpitations and tachycardia. The researchers tested prescription medications alone and with the addition of acupuncture and herbs. In this study, the addition of acupuncture and herbs incre...  Read More...

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    Which type of meditation suits you best?

    Most people envision meditation like this: sitting alone in a room, cross-legged with your eyes shut and some candles or incense burning at your side.Though that's certainly an option, there are TONS of ways to meditate, and no one way is definitely better than the others.Types of meditation include Buddhist practices, transcendental, zen, mantra, chakra, sound, guided and active. With so many options, how can someone choose where to start? Think about the type of person you are overall...  Read More...

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    Can Pediatric Acupuncture Treat Childhood Migraines?

    As a parent, you know just how frustrating it can be when your child is hurting.If you could take on their aches and pains yourself, you gladly would. Unfortunately, sprains and scrapes happen. In some children, so do more serious conditions -- including childhood migraines.You're probably also hesitant to give your child heavy doses of medicine.   Read More...

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    Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

    The modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust.  We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted.   Read More...

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    Are Your Eyes Red or Inflamed?

    In the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver energy flows upward into the eyes. When this energy is flowing smoothly and working as it should, your vision is clear and sharp, you have efficient night vision and the eyes are bright and well-lubricated. When out of balance, the liver can generate heat that rises upward. This heat can manifest in dry eyes, itchy eyes or eyes that are red and irritated.   Read More...

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    IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help.IBS symptoms may include gas, bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, pain, mucus, an uncomfortably full feeling  and abdominal cramping.   Read More...

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    5 Mind-Blowing Benefits of White Tea

    Many people do not realize the extraordinary benefits of white tea.Did you know that white tea has been proven to combat various types of cancer; including stomach, prostate, and colon?In fact, drinking 2 or 3 cups of white tea per day could reduce the risk of a heart attack by roughly 50%.Read on to learn about the many other benefits of white tea, which are especially potent in the loose leaf form.  Combating Cancer Is One of the Primary Benefits of White TeaResearchers from the Universit...  Read More...

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    Fertility Acupuncture: A Healthy Alternative to Expensive Fertility Drugs

    For some women, the ability conceiving comes easy.For others, it can be a much more difficult and stressful problem. We know that often it's easy to get emotional and feel like it's your fault that you can't conceive. Sometimes, you feel like you'd be willing to try anything to have a baby.If you are having trouble conceiving, it can be tempting to turn to fertility drugs for help.However, a woman's body is already exposed to a wide array of toxins, chemicals, and other harmful materials in ever...  Read More...

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