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Aroma AcuPoint Therapy

Aroma AcuPoint Therapy

I am very excited to be able to include a multitude of essential oils into my practice. These oils have shown clinically to be very effective in adjusting the acute emtional rhythems of the body allowing for a deeper and more holistic experience. See the summary from Snow Lotus Essential oils for a detailed explaination of Aroma AcuPoint Therapy. 

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Taiwan Trip

by Marya Deda

In April of 2015, I re-visited Taiwan. I observed for 3 weeks in a Chinese medical clinic with Dr. Lee. This was to suffice part of the extership requirement for the doctoral program for OCOM. I had an amazing time and learnded techniques of joint acupuncture and advanced treatment of autoimmune diseases with Chinese herbs. Below is a photo of me and Dr. Lee at the welcome dinner in Teipei, Taiwan. 

Healthy Supplements: Vitamins and Herbs

by Marya Deda

Patients often ask about supplements that they are currently taking. Please be careful where you purchase your supplements, because not all supplements are created equally. Talk to your practitioner about healthy supplements that have been tested for efficacy and safety. "Cheap" vitamins or supplements often are not tested properly for heavy metals or effective herbal constituents. Read more below if you are interested in current litagations against certain supplements. 

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/sidebar-whats-in-those-supplements/?_r=1

 

Acupuncture Treatment of Colds and Flu

It is still winter outside. It is important to remember to keep warm and covered when outdoors. If you get warm, layers can be removed top down. For example, remove hat and jacket before wearing sandels. Eat warm soups, stews, and congee to keep thedigestive system healthy and running optomally. These are all taoist concepts to protect our qi, our vital energy, from depletion and keep our immune system working strong through the rest of the winter months. Maintaing health in the winter will bring good health in the upcoming summer. Mainting good health in the spring will bring good health in the upcoming fall. 

Remember acupuncture and Chinese medicine can treat colds, flu, cough, and general malaise that goes along with these ailments. It is best to treat these as soon as symptoms arise for best results and to prevent worsening of symptoms. 

For the Fall

by Marya Deda

Chinese medicine follows the seasonal cycles. Therefore, it is vital to assist the body in maintaining health when seasons and temperatures change. It is best to go to bed early and sleep late as the sun sets earlier and rises later.

Congee is a wonderful breakfast meal that includes 4 cups of water to one cup of rice. This is cooked over very low heat for 6 to 8 hours with slices of ginger and red Chinese dates. Enjoy congee warm for breakfast at peek digestive hours of 7am to 9am.