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Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of nature’s most versatile products you can find. It’s well-known not only for its health benefits but also for its beauty uses.

To give you a clearer idea, here are some of coconut oil’s impressive properties.

* The oil contains fatty acids that are more than 15 times more potent than benzoyl peroxide. This makes it

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Happy Belated Chinese New Year

This is the year of the Yin Fire Rooster.The confident and resourceful Yin Fire Rooster reminds us that, ultimately, it is ourselves and our abilities that are most important as we progress along the path of life. This dynamic Rooster demands we look inward to answer difficult questions . Only with patience & faith can the spirit of this Rooster

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Michael Phelps Gets Cupping

Chinese Medicine helped Michael Phelps in the Olympics. Cupping has been used for thousands of years in China. We use it at East-West Acupuncture Clinic to stop pain, loosen tight muscles, increase blood flow to the area & also to open up the lungs (asthma, cough,ect)  click here to see more

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The Five Free Theraphies

Happy Holidays everyone. How about a Healthy New Years Resolution.

Here’s what I call the Five Free Therapies

1) Good Diet , which means a diet that’s right for you. Of course avoiding sugar, preservatives,colors

eating organic if possible

2) Exercise: Aerobic & Anaerobic at least a couple of times a week better yet 3-4, yes walking counts too

3)

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Moxibustion Heat Theraphy

We’re having a cold day today in Portland, Oregon. I’m thinking of  the warm heat we use in Chinese Medicine Moxibustion or Moxa. The most common way of using Moxa is the Moxa Stick which is a rolled up cigar of moxa. Moxa mainly made up of Mugwort a Chinese Herb. Moxa can also be applied to the body in small

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6 Spices for Health & Flavor

We all know Spices make food taste better, but did you know they have many Health Benefits?

Tumeric & Ginger are anti-inflamatory. Both of these Spices are herbs used in many Chinese Herbal Formulas

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Nature Walk

Last Saturday I went on a hike at the Nature Conservancy Preserve in West Linn (Camassia)

There were many beautiful flowers but the one that caught my eye was the Camas Lilly.

It usually blooms in April but we saw this wonderful blue flower in May. The Native Peoples

used the tuber as food too so this has been an

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Feel the Peel

Orange Peel is chock full of good things for our bodies. Did you know it has anti-cancer properties? The flavonoids in Orange Peel have an ability to inhibit cancer & inflammation in general. Also they help lower LDL or Bad Cholesterol. Orange Peel also helps with Heartburn & other Digestive Problems. The Peel or Zest can be added to many

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Benefits of Green Tea

Drinking Green Tea is a Healthy habit, but did you know it can help with

weight loss? Here at East-West Acupuncture Clinic in Portland we like a

formula called Black Dragon for weight loss. Guess what the primary

ingredient is Green Tea. This is because Green Tea has been shown to

increase fat burning and boost metabolic rate. Another study

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Herbal Formulas for the Cold & Flu Season

 

Yes our Oregon Sunshine (rain) is back with us too.  This is also the time of year when people start

getting sick. I will show you some Chinese Herbal Formulas that can help prevent & resolve colds

and Flu. Please note that we only sell Chinese Herbal Formulas to patients & that diagnosing the problem

helps get a more

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