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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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    5 Reasons Acupuncture Is Great For Low Back Pain!

    Statistics show 8 out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Once someone has an episode of low back pain, the recurrence rate can be as high as 50%. As we age our muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable.   Read More...

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    Patient Help Sheet – Low Back Pain

    Statistics show that almost eight out of ten people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen.   Read More...

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    Why can’t I get motivated?

    We’ve all been there - you have the best of intentions to do something positive or productive (go to the gym, make healthy dietary changes, start working on a new project around the house, finish a work assignment, study for an upcoming test) - but you end up spending hours procrastinating, making excuses to yourself and not doing the thing you need to get done. Why is it so hard to get motivated sometimes?From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, lack of motivation may stem from mu...  Read More...

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    Seven Ways to Set and Achieve Your Goals

    No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, setting goals is one way to help you get there. Setting goals can often encourage motivation, focus, and direction and can also provide a benchmark to determine whether or not you are succeeding. But how do you set goals if you’ve never done so before?   Read More...

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    Research Update: TCM and the Immune System

    A study published by the National Institutes of Health evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture for stimulating or regulating the immune system by comparing the results from several studies that each used different methods of acupuncture. Through the use of electroacupuncture, moxibustion, herbs and acupuncture, the studies concluded Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, can be helpful for the immune system. The combined studies demonstrated that moxibustion helped repair the gut mucosa of rats suffer...  Read More...

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    3 AcuPoints for Anxiety

    One of the most wonderful things about being an acupuncturist is the ability to stimulate points on my own body when I need to. If I get a headache or feel a cold coming on, I can always hop up on my table for a quick tune-up with some needles. Even when I’m not at the office, the magic of acupuncture can still work for me – as long as I know where the points are and what they do, I can press on them and get results.So, what points do acupuncturists use when they need to chill out?   Read More...

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    5 myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now

    Acupuncture is part of a medical system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been around for nearly 3,000 years. The practice uses hair-thin needles to stimulate acupressure points, specific points on the body that regulate the flow of energy through pathways called meridians. The free and balanced flow of this energy, or Qi, dispels pain and illness from the body, according to TCM.   Read More...

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    Healthy eating from early to late summer

    Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body.   Read More...

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    In summer, nourish your heart

    Summer is a time of abundant energy, long sunshine-filled days and warmth. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, summer has many different associations that help define it and therefore help us understand how to stay in balance with the season. The element of summer is fire, the color is red, the emotion is joy and the governing organs are the heart and the small intestine.   Read More...

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    4 Tips for an energizing, joyful summer

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element fire. Fire represents maximum activity.   Read More...

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