Archive for Acupuncture and Wellness

Acupuncture and Skin Conditions

Skin is an amazing organ that is helping us every moment of the day. It is the largest in the body and has so many fascinating functions. We see many different skin conditions here at HCA so we thought it would be good to share some fun facts and offer some solutions for everyone. 5 amazing functions of the skin… 1. Immunity Skin cells (mainly epidermal dendritic cells, phagocytic cells and langerhans cells) work closely…

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Acupuncture and Immunity

What Is Our Immune System and How Can We Strengthen It? Our immune system is a beautiful and complex system of defense. Many of us know that the immune system acts as a shield to keep germs outside of the body, but beyond that we are not really aware of all the work it is doing for us on a daily basis, or how we can strengthen it. Following is a brief overview of the…

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Acupuncture and Detoxification

Toxicity can take many shapes and forms, from air and water pollution to chemicals in our foods. These are considered external toxins. We also have internal toxins that build up in our bodies through our everyday cellular functions that also need to be eliminated–they’re called free radicals. Free radicals are considered a common factor in chronic disease, so it’s important to learn ways to neutralize these molecules and heal our bodies. Emotions, negative thinking and…

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Acupuncture and Sunshine: What’s the connection?

Summer is almost here, and so we thought it best to talk about the power of Sunshine! Sunlight has such a positive effect on the body in so many different ways, we are going to discuss a few… 1.Sunlight helps regulate the pineal gland The pineal gland and its secretions affect our hormones, body temperature and sleep patterns. Messages about the amount of light in the environment are received from the retina of the eye…

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Tissues of the Body: Healing Rates, How Acupuncture Helps and 5 Tips to Speed and Enhance Healing

Spring is around the corner, so we thought it would be fun to talk about some rates of renewal and regeneration in the body… Why does it take 2-3 weeks to get rid of the flu?  If only 25% of a healthy liver exists, is there any hope for a normal life?  What about arthritis, bone loss, meniscus tears, ligament sprains, tendon strains and rotator cuff injuries? What can we hope and/or expect from our bodies…

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