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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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    Acupuncture Treats Painful Period

    A study published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies looked at the efficacy of acupuncture to control the symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea, or painful periods. The study examined 60 women who were split into two different groups: the study group or the control group. The women in the study group received acupuncture for 15 days per month over a 90-day period.   Read More...

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    5 Acupoints to Help You Navigate Your Stress This Winter

    There are several acupressure points that are known to treat stress and stress related symptoms. It’s important to understand that acupressure coupled with a balanced diet, exercise regime and a healthy lifestyle will decrease the chances of stress being a factor in your life, as well as significantly improve overall health and well-being.ACUPOINTSThe following five acupoints are known to help alleviate stress and other related symptoms.LU 1—Zhong FuKI 1—Yong QuanLI 4—He GuS 36- Zu San LiGV 24.5...  Read More...

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    4 Beneficial Winter Herbs to Grow and Use!

    Depending on where you’re located geographically, it may be that time of year when it’s nearly impossible to keep a garden thriving. That being said, hope is not lost for a winter herb garden! Even if you don’t consider yourself to have a green thumb, the following herbs are hardy enough to last through harsher growing conditions.Herbs that tend to thrive more in winter climates include Rosemary, Parsley, Basil, Mint and Thyme and are also highly regarded in traditional Chinese...  Read More...

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    Five Self Care Tips for Winter

    Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. According to traditional Chinese medicine there are five seasons: winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall. Each season has many associations that help us change our habits, allowing for a more balanced mind and body.   Read More...

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    Food Temperature: Why “Healthy” Foods Might Not be Helping You

    Do you ever wonder why the supposedly healthy and widely recommended food you’ve been eating is not helping you feel your best? The key could involve what Chinese medicine refers to as the energetic quality of a particular food. In TCM, those qualities are based on different properties of the food, including color, taste and preparation.During winter, it’s important to be aware of these different energetic qualities to help yourself stay healthy and in balance with the natural world....  Read More...

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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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