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We tried to get pregnant for two years and we were unsuccessful. I came for acupuncture and was able to get pregnant. Now we have a beautiful little boy.
-J.L June 2015
Before coming to Lotus Acupuncture & Holistic Health Clinic, I had daily nose bleeds (Oslo -Weber), hoarseness of the voice, and a clogged nose. I felt that I had to accept how my health was, it is what it is and that I had to just deal with it.
I noticed that after the 1st week, I had minor improvements, like less hoarseness and clogging. After 4 weeks of treatment, I had fewer nosebleeds- it had reduced from 3 to... Read more »
Before I came to Lotus Acupuncture & Holistic Health Clinic, I was struggling with digestive disorders and also kidney problems (I had an urgent need to urinate).
I felt unsure and bit confused with my health, but after 8 weeks of seeing Jayne Dabu I noticed that I had no more digestive problems or the urgent need to urinate. I feel great about my results and improvements.
I highly recommend Jayne Dabu because she is very kind, knowledgeable about health... Read more »
Before seeking treatment at Lotus Acupuncture, I felt sluggish, anxiety, had intestinal problems.
I have done both acupuncture and Nutritional Response Testing (NRT). My immune system is stronger, diet on track; which has stabilized my intestinal tract, digestion and alleviated bloating + GERD symptoms. Sleeping has improved and outlook on overall health has improved.
Everyone at Lotus Acupuncture is great- my experience has been more than I could have imagined. My health is much improved both physically and mentally.
-C.Z... Read more »
Before seeking treatment at Lotus Acupuncture, I felt out of sorts and irritated at the amount of acne I still had at 22 years old.
After several weeks of treatment, I feel great! My face gets better and more improved each week. I feel using Acupuncture and Manual Lymphatic Drainage, improved the results of using Nutritional Response Testing. Also writing out the food journals helped me pin point foods that were irritating my body.
–A. R. April 2014
During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.
According to five element theory, during the summer the organ that receives extra energy is the heart. When the seasons change so do the organs we should focus on in the body. You should focus on the heart during summer. Feed the heart heart-nourishing foods and make sure to remain active so the heart receives positive energy. continue reading
The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also their mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the heart.
The heart season is summer, and heart is considered the most yang: hot, bountiful and abundant. Yang is what is bright, moving, outward, hot and loud. Yin is what is more inward, still, dark and cooler. The color of the heart is associated with red, the climate is heat, the flavor is bitter and it’s paired organ is the small intestine (many urinary issues are due to “heart fire” heat descending). The sense aligned with heart is the tongue, and the vessels associated with heart are the tissues. The heart sound is laughing, and the emotion is joy. The heart houses what is known as the shen, which is the mind and spirit. continue reading
While the flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.
The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a number of viruses. To date, there are approximately 26 to 30 different known strains of the flu virus. This is one of the reasons the flu vaccine has only mild efficacy. The flu vaccine itself, typically only covers five to seven strains of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever, coughing, a sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, pains, runny nose and watery eyes. continue reading
As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite ice cream shop down the street. Whatever your summer vice may be don’t worry about it, you can regain those healthy habits from before and introduce them into your children’s lives! continue reading
Although sun protection is extremely important to protect against harmful UV-rays and to prevent skin cancer, next time you pick out your sunscreen, consider what you’re buying. Many common sunscreens actually contain chemicals that can be harmful to your body.
Chemicals to avoid in common sunscreens:
- Retinol palmitate
- Padimate O/PABA
- Nano or Micronized mineral particles
There are several and easy ways to make effective and natural homemade sunscreen. continue reading