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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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    Keeping Our Lungs Healthy in Winter!

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the lungs play a dual role - internal and external functions: they are considered the most external of the internal organs, with every breath taken, the lungs come into contact with the outside world. Also, any part of the body that has anything to do with breathing can be considered part of the respiratory system. This includes the nose, bronchi, sinuses, the diaphragm and even the skin, to some degree.   Read More...

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    Tips For Nourishing the Water Element in Winter!

    Winter is just one of the five seasons acknowledged by Traditional Chinese Medicine. The ancient Chinese followed the belief that humans should live in harmony with the cycles of nature. During the winter months, the darkness and cold indicate that we should slow down, take care of our health, conserve our strength and replenish our energy for the upcoming spring and summer months.   Read More...

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    Research Update: Acupuncture and Depression

    Worldwide, nearly 350 million people suffer from depression and nearly 16 million of those are in the United States alone. Statistics show women tend to be more likely to experience depression and young adults between the ages of 18 to 22 are also at a higher risk. Symptoms of depression include extreme irritability over minor issues, anxiety, restlessness, irrational anger, lack of interest in everyday activities, thoughts of death, insomnia, severe fatigue, weight gain/loss, difficulty concent...  Read More...

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    Acupuncture for Kids

    Many parents are seeking more natural ways to treat their children. Prescription and over the counter medications are proving to be more harmful than beneficial for many people, especially kids, whose brains and bodies are not yet fully developed.Acupuncture is gaining popularity among pediatrics. There are licensed acupuncturists who specialize in treating children and they are in high demand.   Read More...

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    Acupuncture and Breastfeeding

    New mothers always want to do everything possible to care for their new baby. One of the best ways to care for that new bundle of joy is by breastfeeding them. Breast milk contains vital nutrients and antibodies that can boost the baby’s immune system.   Read More...

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    3 Reasons Acupuncture Supports Couples Facing Infertility

    One of the most important ways acupuncture treatments can support a couple facing fertility issues is through reducing stress. Stress is frequently a key component that contributes to infertility in both men and women. When people are stressed, the brain releases a hormone known as cortisol.   Read More...

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    Kidney Boosting Cranberry Ginger Smoothie

    The kidneys are vital organs that allow our bodies to process waste and turn it into urine and filter our blood of toxins before it gets back to the heart. The kidneys also maintain our overall fluid balance and create hormones that regulate blood pressure, support bone health and produce red blood cells. To support your kidneys, it’s beneficial to stay plenty hydrated and avoid extra salt in your food.Jam-packed with vitamins and healthy fats and low in sodium from all the fresh fruits an...  Read More...

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    New research might help explain how acupuncture works

    One of the theories scientists have held for many years as to why acupuncture works to alleviate chronic pain and other ailments is called the Vascular-Interstitial Theory. This theory describes the idea that acupuncture works by affecting the electrical system of the body, the network of currents conducted by our cells. Electricity is vital for sending information through the body to the brain and vice versa, as well as in order to conduct currents to the heart, which allows it to pump at the r...  Read More...

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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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