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Healthier Eating

Here is a wonderful article about smart swapping out our standard american diet for a more nutritious diet.

Healthy fats, like avocado can be a good swap

Food plays such a important role in Health. Click here: https://experiencelife.com/article/9-healthy-food-swaps/

Many thanks to Experience Life Magazine & Robin Asbell

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Stop Smoking & Boost your Immunity (Hint Acupuncture can Help)

Do you smoke? If so do you know it makes you more liable to get COVID-19 & also for it to turn serious?

Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees Smoking as Dryness & Heat. TCM sees the Lungs needing to have the right amount

of moisture & not be Hot. Western Medicine knows that smoking lowers your immune system.

Here at East-West

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Boosting Immunity in trying times

Well, here we are about a month into the Covid-19 outbreak in the US. I think by now everyone knows that hand washing,

social distancing, staying home (esp if sick) & not touching our face are important. What I don’t hear much of is trying to

build our immune function. A strong immune function will fight this virus strongly.

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Free & Easy (Xiao Yao Wan)

Free & Easy which is also called Rambling Powder is the most prescribed formula
in the USA. Why? Well, it’s a great Chinese Herbal Formula for premenstrual tension.
This might manifest as moodiness, breast distension, bloating and generally feeling
out of sorts especially the week before menses. It can be a miracle for patients who have this

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Three Free Therapies Diet

It goes without saying our Diet is so important to our Health. Many people
say well a good Diet is so expensive, well let me tell you losing your Health
is much more expensive. Remember to read labels, the term Natural is meaningless.
Look at the amount of sodium & sugar in products. Try to buy Organic

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Three Free Theraphies Relaxation

There are Three Free Therapies. They are Good, Clean Diet, Exercise & Relaxation.

Relaxation is the therapy that is rarely done. Are we all too busy with work, family

& friends to spare 5-10 minutes a day? Here are some ideas for relaxation.

 

Deep Breathing

Going to a Happy Place

Body Scan

Smell the Flowers

 

ways we can

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Three Free Therapies Exercise

There are Three Free Therapies we can all do to enhance our physical, mental & emotional health.

We will start with Exercise, here is a picture of my favorite which is Zumba. Did you know that

Exercise releases serotonin (like Prozac) maybe that’s why we feel better after working out.

A combination of aerobic & anerobic exercise is best, but

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Consumer Reports Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

I’m sure you have heard about the Opioid Epidemic in the media. Well, here’s an

interesting development in this is the recognition that Acupuncture can be a viable

natural alternative to pain meds. Did you know Consumer Reports June 2017

recomends Acupuncture for Low Back Pain? Well it did along with other natural

treatments. A far better alternative than powerful

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Cool, Nutritious Summer Eats

Here’s a nutritious cooling summer salad that’s good for you & for all you recyclers out there we’re

using what would be food waste.

Watermelon Peel Salad

In Chinese Medicine we think of Watermelon as clearing summer heat & stomach heat. It generates

body fluids & relieves thirst.

Ingredients: 

500g (17 oz) watermelon peel (organic), 1 tsp salt, 20g

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A Good Book

I recently read a wonderful book. This hit me right to the Heart. It’s called the

Book of Joy. It involves talks with the Dali Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu,

two humble & yet inspiring spiritual, moral leaders. We all want true happiness

or Joy but how do we get it? Read this book it will change your perspective.

I

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