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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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    Healthy Foods for Fall

    The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything.As fall descends on the land, it reminds us we need to start cutting back on the numerous cooling foods that are consumed during the summer months.   Read More...

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    Five Self Care Tips for Fall

    Fall is a favorite season for many people. The weather starts getting a little cooler, things are beginning to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing. For many others, fall is not so festive.   Read More...

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    Acupoints for Fall

    Because the lungs are one of the organ systems correlated with fall in traditional Chinese medicine, lung acupuncture points can be beneficial at this time of year. In this article we’ll look at two common lung acupoints and what they’re good for. Lung 7 In classical texts, this point is revered as one of the four most important and useful points on the body. Lung 7 is also called Broken Sequence.   Read More...

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    Tired of Being Tired? Try Traditional Chinese Medicine

    There are many factors involved with fatigue. If you are overtired, Traditional Chinese Medicine might be able to pinpoint the culprit, give some extra pep and help you kick those afternoon blues. In TCM the idea of treatment is to find the root of the problem instead of simply treating the symptoms. In the case of fatigue, there are many possible root causes to feeling tired including: stress, depression, over exercising, lack of sleep, poor diet, poor absorption of nutrients and vitamin d...  Read More...

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    TCM for Neurological Disorders

    Neurological disorders cover a wide range of health issues. Everything from headaches to seizures, and strokes to Alzheimer’s disease, can fall under the category of neurological disorders. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1 billion people suffer worldwide from some sort of neurological disease or disorder.   Read More...

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    Research Update: Acupuncture and side effects of chemotherapy

    A 2018 study published in the World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion looked at the effect of acupuncture treatments on rectal cancer patients who were experiencing hand-foot syndrome caused by their chemotherapy treatments. Hand-foot syndrome is a known side effect of chemotherapy characterized by redness, swelling, tingling, numbness, itching and pain in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.The researchers found acupuncture significantly reduced all of the symptoms associated with han...  Read More...

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    Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

    Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States today. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases include things like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel disease and Parkinson’s disease.Conventional medicine can diagnose 100 different a...  Read More...

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    How to Reduce Sciatica Pain!

    Sciatica is pain caused by pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It consists of a large bundle of smaller nerves that begin in the low back region of the spine, travel down the buttocks and move through the legs.   Read More...

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    Amazing Research Update! Acupuncture relieves PTSD symptoms after natural disaster

    In April 2019, a team of Italian researchers published a study in Medical Acupuncture that suggests acupuncture may be effective for reducing symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a natural disaster. The research team looked at residents of Amatrice, Italy, where a 6.0-magnitude earthquake in 2016 left nearly 300 people dead and almost 30,000 homeless. Natural hazards, like earthquakes, that are unpredictable and wreak widespread havoc on communities, have been sho...  Read More...

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    Acupuncturists love the term "Stagnation" to describe pain!

    Most of the stagnation-types of pain involve traumatic injury such as fractures, sprains, infection of tissue and acute pain, which can be efficiently and gently treated with Chinese medicine! After an acute injury has been assessed by urgent or primary care, go to your acupuncturist for a complete plan of care for immediate physical recovery, when other modalities such as physical therapy are not yet indicated. 1) Starting from the most superficial type of stagnation, Qi stagnation involve...  Read More...

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