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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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    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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    Herbal Tonics for Digestion

    Digestive disorders can be simple like flatulence or gas, or they can be much more serious, such as Crohn’s disease. But regardless of the severity of the disease, there is no doubt digestive disorders affect far more people than they should, especially in the United States. A recent survey reports nearly 74% of all Americans are living with digestive issues.   Read More...

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    Acupuncture and Pain Management

    A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined how acupuncture can be used to treat low back pain. The researchers looked at multiple trials to determine that acupuncture shows great promise in relieving chronic low back pain. Pain affects everybody at some point in their lives. It may be either acute or chronic.   Read More...

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    Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

    Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and undertreated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans.   Read More...

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    It's All in Your Head: Headaches and TCM

    There are four main types of headaches: tension, cluster, sinus and migraine. There are varying triggers for these headaches as well, such as food, stress, hormones, dehydration and weather. Fortunately, eliminating the triggers and finding natural ways to prevent and help an ongoing headache are possible.Tension: Tension headaches are the most common and are the result of impinged blood flow due to muscle tightness and contraction.   Read More...

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    How Can Meditation Help Me?

    Life is full of ups and downs and everybody tends to get overwhelmed at times. But there are many ways of dealing with what happens. Some people go to the gym to workout.   Read More...

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    Acupuncture for Harnessing Willpower

    Ever had one of those days or weeks where you just can’t pull yourself out of bed in the morning? Or perhaps you just can’t say “No!” to the dessert tray. Regardless of the activity, willpower is what keeps some people disciplined.   Read More...

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