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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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    Five Ways to Increase White Blood Cell Count with TCM

    Leukopenia is a term used when there are less than adequate white blood cells in the bloodstream. This condition may make those suffering from it susceptible to infections. Leukopenia is often seen in diseases such as AIDS, cancer and lupus, as well as in common occurrences like the flu or a cold.   Read More...

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    Acupuncture and Alcohol Detoxification

    Alcoholism affects nearly 16 million adults in the United States, yet only approximately 1.5 million Americans actually seek and get help to deal with their addiction. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, nearly 88,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths every year, which makes alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States. After all the research that has been done on alcohol, people in the United States are still dying from something completely preventable.  Read More...

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    Why Should Your Drink Herbal Tea for Anxiety?

    Chinese medicine offers us many great and natural ways to manage anxiety. Discover essential information about how a simple cup of herbal tea can help.  Read More...

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    Acupuncture and Cervical Health

    Women’s health is a unique segment of the healthcare industry, and since January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, I'd like to talk about how acupuncture can help with this important piece of women's health.The cervix is just one small part of the uterus, specifically the lower part of the uterus that opens to allow passage between the uterus and the vagina. The cervix widens during childbirth to allow the baby to pass, it also allows the passage of menstrual fluids from the uter...  Read More...

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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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