Posts made in January, 2014

You Can Beat the Winter Blues and Boost Immunity with Acupuncture

»Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Acupuncture in York, Acupuncture to Boost Immunity

If you’ve never had an acupuncture treatment, winter is the perfect time to begin including acupuncture in your overall health regimen. This is because in addition to its many other benefits, you can boost immunity with it, and it goes without saying that in the middle of flu and cold season, anything that enhances your immunity is highly desirable. Flu viruses mutate over the course of the season, and what might work to prevent the flu at the beginning of the season (ie a flu shot) may not be as effective later on. Of course, you know that there is no vaccine for the common cold. Acupuncture can help to prevent the flu, and can also ease cold and flu symptoms if you are unlucky enough to become ill. According to acupuncturist Marc Sklar (DA, Lac, MSTOM), four...

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Add a New Tool to Your Stress Relief Kit

»Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Acupuncture for Stress, Acupuncture in York, IBS & Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture vs Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

In today’s busy world, there are a million and one reasons to be stressed. While some stress can help you get work done faster, too much stress is undoubtedly a very bad thing. While there are a variety of options of stress relief, they don’t work for everyone. If you’ve been looking for an alternative option to help relieve your stress, acupuncture may be just the ticket. How Stress Harms You You may think that stress is just an emotional reaction- an unpleasant one, but nothing more. Actually, though, stress can have a major effect on your physical health. For example, one thing that significant stress does is severely decrease the effectiveness of your immune system. This makes you less able to fight off disease, and if you’re already stressed, it most...

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Try Something Different to Stop Smoking

»Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Acupuncture for smoking, Acupuncture in York, Medical Acupuncture vs Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

Smoking cigarettes is a harmful habit, but it is also extremely difficult to quit. Nicotine is the main addictive ingredient in cigarettes, and it keeps a tight hold on mind and body, making it almost impossible for many people to stop smoking. The aids that conventional medicine offers simply don’t work for everyone. If you are in this situation, you may want to look into acupuncture. Why You Can’t Quit You don’t need to be told the potential negative effects of smoking. As a smoker, you are already experiencing the milder and more immediate effects on your health, like shortness of breath, and you’ve heard countless public service announcements about the long-term consequences. However, even knowing all these dangers to your health, you still haven’t...

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