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COVID Fatigue: Prevention is everything Jul 21st, 2020

Four months into the coronavirus pandemic, San Franciscans have so far done a great job at keeping coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers at bay and the numbers of deaths low.  But now, there is a resurgence of coronavirus across the U.S., and in California, rates are increasing, including in San Francisco.  People...

Living With Eczema: Protecting Your Skin During COVID-19 Jun 1st, 2020

Living with Eczema: Protecting Your Skin During COVID-19 The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created extremely difficult times for many people across the globe.  Furthermore, people living with eczema have additional concerns arising because of this pandemic. Prevention measures for decreasing the spread of the coronavirus, unfortunately, can...

What Everyone Should Know about the Contamination of Supplements May 18th, 2020

About half of the U.S. population consumes dietary supplements every day. This booming industry, which includes substances such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, and enzymes is regulated as a food by the various drug agencies in the United States that purport to protect consumers. Unfortunately, this “food” classification has...

Simple Ways to Decrease Your Stress and Anxiety During the Coronavirus Apr 1st, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic has created an upheaval in our normal routines and lifestyles.  Whether practicing social distancing around daily activities, managing your health or financial concerns, it is not surprising that more people are feeling more stress and anxiety.  Here are some simple ways to help to mitigate your stress...

Using Acupuncture to Provide Relief to Arthritis Mar 13th, 2020

More than 50 million Americans (over 20% of U.S. citizens) are diagnosed with arthritis each year. This ailment is painful and can greatly decrease quality of life. Traditional treatments for arthritis, such as pharmaceuticals, are not providing the relief patients desire. Acupuncture provides a natural, safe, and effective alternative to...

Ways To Stay Positive And Proactive Against the Coronavirus Mar 13th, 2020

There is no treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) just yet, and we know prevention, mainly hand washing, is our best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  However, the fear has created a panic that has rippled throughout the world resulting in xenophobia, hoarding, and toilet paper shortages!  What can you...

Acupuncture as a Safe and Inexpensive Cure for Constipation Feb 18th, 2020

Many Americans suffer from functional constipation, or FC. Treatments for FC mainly include pharmaceutical options such as laxatives. These treatments, however, are costly and often ineffective at treating the root of the problem. Acupuncture is a natural and inexpensive way to treat ailments like FC and has been shown to...

Beating the Winter Dry Skin Jan 16th, 2020

Is your itchy, dry or scaly skin getting to you? The wintertime is usually the worse season for dry skin, especially for people with skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. The lack of sunshine, cold air, and forced heat often create an inhospitable environment for the skin. In addition,...

Can Your Cell Phone be The Cause of Your Health Problems? Nov 18th, 2019

The biological effects of ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF) affect everyone regardless of whether a person feels it. This was the bottomline from the speakers at the 2019 EMF Conference consisting of international scientists and medical doctors. EMF come from cell phones, wi-fi routers, hybrid cars, smart meters, computers, and many more...

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE WEEK Oct 8th, 2019

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE WEEK October 6-12, 2019 Yes!  There is a dedicated Naturopathic Medicine week in the United States. In 2013, Senate Resolution 221 recognized naturopathic medicine and its value in providing safe, effective, and affordable health care.   “Whereas naturopathic medicine provides noninvasive, holistic treatments that support the inherent self-healing capacity...

Fibromyalgia and Hormone Imbalances Sep 11th, 2019

Fibromyalgia and Hormone Imbalances   Fibromyalgia is often defined as generalized pain and tenderness, and unexplained fatigue that can vary in severity with pain and poor sleep.  It is more common in women and symptoms are aggravated during hormonal-related events, such as pregnancy and menopause. Hormones play at least part...

Hormone Testing in Menopause Jun 6th, 2019

While there are tests available to tell whether you are in menopause, most women are able to deduce so based on symptoms.  Some of the symptoms that women experience are the following: Irregular or skipped periods Night sweats or hot flashes Vaginal dryness Sleeping difficulties Mood changes Weight gain and...

Hypothyroidism Jan 25th, 2019

The thyroid gland regulates the metabolic functions of the body and regulates body temperature. A growing number of Americans are experiencing low thyroid function, also known as hypothyroidism.  The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland of the endocrine system (hormonal system). It is located in the front of the neck. Its function is...

Bio-identical Hormones for Alleviating Menopause symptoms Sep 21st, 2018

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) to alleviate Menopause Symptoms Serving as an internal communication system, the hormones in the human body regulate virtually all the essential body functions. They control digestion, appetite, growth, libido, immune function,  and mood.  So, when the body's hormones are out of balance or their levels...

Balancing Stress Apr 10th, 2018

Stress can be a positive aspect of our lives.  It can keep us focused, alert, and at the top of our game.  However, too much pressure can be detrimental to our health.  Good stress is short-lived and infrequent and pushes you out of your comfort zone.  Applying for a new...

Are Food Allergies Causing Your Symptoms? Apr 10th, 2018

Food allergies are more prevalent now than ever before.  Although we do not know why that is, there are many theories such as increased pesticide and herbicide use, exposure to heavy metals and other toxins in the environment, genetically modified foods, poor diets, and the increased use of antibiotics.  All...

Infertility in Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspectives Feb 12th, 2018

More women (and men!) are experiencing difficulty in conceiving.  While modern reproductive options have become much more accessible, treating the underlying health issues have become more complex. For example, we are just beginning to understand the genome and the influences of the environment upon our genetics, and how pollutants in our...

5 (LESSER KNOWN) WAYS TO GET THROUGH THE WINTER SEASON HEALTHY Jan 12th, 2018

The flu and cold season is upon us!  Chances are, you or someone you know has been sniffling, coughing, or experiencing the full-blown fever, chills, and body aches.  There are some simple ways of supporting your immune function to ward off the viruses during the winter season, or at least...