To celebrate Self-Improvement Month, take steps to be your best you! Whether you’re taking large strides or baby steps, what matters most is that you grow in a positive direction. Here are five tips to help you become the best YOU that you can be. 1. Manage Your Stress Stress not only adversely affects your […]Continue Reading...
Carla Defuria, MBA, RDN, LD/N, CPT, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in Weight Management and Sports Nutrition in Jacksonville, Florida. Carla recently opened her private practice with us at The Acupuncture and Holistic Health Center. In addition, she serves as a Food and Nutrition Expert in a nationally respected community center, and provides her […]Continue Reading...
In Summer, Nature is alive with activity! Days are longer, the sun is hotter, plants are flowering, and crops are growing in the fields. The Fire Element is in full bloom, both in Nature and in people.Summer is the season of joy, laughter, fun, intimacy, love, and yes, hot summer days. Here in sunny […]Continue Reading...
Knee pain is the second most common cause of chronic pain. One-third of all Americans report having knee pain at some time in their life. Frequent knee pain affects approximately 25% of all U.S. adults. Knee pain limits function and mobility, and impairs quality of life. Chronic knee pain affects over 46% of older adults, […]Continue Reading...
Nearly 8 out of every 10 people will experience chronic back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is the No. 1 reported reason for seeking acupuncture treatment. The good news for back pain sufferers is that chronic back pain is one of many conditions acupuncture is proven to effectively treat. This is […]Continue Reading...
Ask Dr. Michael: Does Acupuncture Help Allergies? Yes, acupuncture works well to reduce your body’s allergic reactions. Acupuncture can regulate the immune system to calm overly sensitive immune reactions such as allergies. Five Element acupuncture works very well for this issue because it treats the root cause of your body’s over-reaction. There are also acupuncture points which have […]Continue Reading...
Hydroxy-Tryptophan (5-HTP) By Progressive Labs 5-HTP is what helps to raise serotonin levels in the brain. When combined with vitamin B6, 5-HTP can be converted into serotonin when the brain needs it. Serotonin is best known for its help in maintaining a positive mood and sense of well being. Low serotonin levels can cause depression, […]Continue Reading...
Patient Corner By Janice P. Jenkins, Patient @ Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center, Jacksonville As a two-time cancer survivor, my body is riddled with scar tissue, a permanent result from the many operations I endured during my fight with the disease. It wasn’t until I was admitted into the hospital nine months ago, with […]Continue Reading...
How Nature’s Energy Can Help You Achieve Your New Year Resolutions By Tracy Kozak, Acupuncture Physician @ Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center Jacksonville, FL Now that 2016 has arrived, many of you may have committed to one or more resolutions for the New Year. All too often we find ourselves making New Year resolutions we […]Continue Reading...
What can I do to care for myself in between acupuncture treatments? By Tracy Kozak, Acupuncture Physician @ Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center Jacksonville, FL Worsley Five Element Acupuncture helps balance the whole organism, body, mind and spirit. Wise choices in the following areas can maintain overall balance so that acupuncture treatments remain effective as […]Continue Reading...