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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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    4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

    In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is. An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables: we are lucky these days to have grocery stores stocked year round with fruits and vegetables from every corner of the globe at all times of the year. That makes it possible to enjoy asparag...  Read More...

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    Eating Well for Springtime

    Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables, and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine into your own life and access greater healing.In the spring, TCM suggests eating cooling foods to balance out the effect of warmer te...  Read More...

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    Spring Cleansing and Clearing

    Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as humans, the lengthening days bring with them a natural urge to shed winter layers and move into new beginnings.   Read More...

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    Three Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments

    Aches, pains, fatigue, skin tags, constipation, stress, anxiety, colds, bad breath, sleep apnea, muscle soreness, etc. The list of everyday ailments people face is endless. And the medical profession is cashing in on all of it.   Read More...

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    Three Steps to Restful Sleep

    Getting enough truly restful sleep is one of the biggest factors in staying healthy and balanced, mentally and physically. Actually sleeping enough is much easier said than done for a lot of people, though. Our busy lives can prevent us from placing a premium on sleep, and anxiety and a restless mind are commonly linked to poor sleep.These three suggestions for getting better sleep draw from yogic philosophy and the traditional Chinese medicine practice of acupressure.   Read More...

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    Boost it with Ginseng

    Ginseng is said to resemble a human body in shape, and it has been used for years in Asia. Recently, it has become a popular item in Western culture. Many claims about this root have been advertised, such as its reputation for extending longevity and its use for stamina and endurance.   Read More...

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    Dandelion: Detox with This Yellow Charmer

    Next time you’re in a wide open field, pasture or meadow dotted with beautiful yellow dandelions, know that these prolific little delights are not only beautiful, but packed with nutrition and offer a host of healthy benefits. Let’s explore this amazing flower.Dandelions are known as Pú Gōng Yīng in pinyin and are used frequently in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The name comes from the French “dent-de-lion,” which translates into “tooth of the lion” due...  Read More...

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    Acupuncture & Herbs for Acid Reflux

    Acid reflux is very common in today’s world. Statistics show that 60% of the adult population in the United States will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD at some point in their lives. Currently there are seven million people in the U.S.   Read More...

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    Ginger and Its Uses in Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Ginger is a common spice once considered a luxury. Ancient Chinese and Indians used the root of the ginger plant as a tonic to treat various common ailments. Ginger originated in Southeast Asia, but since then it has been widely cultivated all around the world.   Read More...

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    Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Digestive Function

    Digestion is a complex task performed by the body. It begins in the mouth and finishes when the ingested food leaves the body through the rectum. In the last 10 years, modern medicine confirmed our gastrointestinal tract is our second brain.   Read More...

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