Articles

Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine

A collection of articles and blog posts written by Lakewood Community Acupuncture founders Jamie Holland and Crystal Jancovic and invited guest writers from the acupuncture community.

Chinese Medicine & Asthma
Asthma is a complex condition involving immune system dysfunction and characterized by airway inflammation and hyper-reactivity.  TREATMENT GOALS:  -Regulate immune function -Strengthen airways and reduce
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 Treating Skin Disorders with Chinese Medicine
In this article, we will address some of the more common skin disorders and explain how Chinese Traditional Medicine theory looks at these disorders. We
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Acupuncture and Headaches | a review of scientific studies
An introduction to headaches in general The W.H.O. calculates that 50% of the world population experience headaches in any given year (1). There are many
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Sinus Congestion & Acupuncture
Whether it is because of allergies or a lingering cold, sinus congestion can feel debilitating. Between sinus headaches and discomfort in the nasal passages, acupuncture
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Opioid Crisis and Acupuncture | a review of scientific studies
How the US opioid crisis developed Opioid addiction in the US began with the unfortunate over prescription of highly addictive pain medications, starting in the
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Dinner for Breakfast:
What is your “breakfast of champions”? It is startling how many Americans start their days off with no nourishment or sustenance to keep them going
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Getting Rid of Headaches with Acupuncture & Cupping
Raise your hand if you get headaches Imagine you are in a room filled with one hundred people who were all asked to raise their
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Acupuncture & Addiction Recovery
Acupuncture & Addiction Recovery Addiction is increasingly a major problem in the US. In this article we will explain how acupuncture can help with addiction
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Acupuncture & Healthy Weight Management
There are many paths to choose when it comes to losing weight and making healthy food choices. What choices are best for your individual body,
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Sciatica & Acupuncture
Sciatica can be an excruciating pain making it difficult to function and do necessary daily activities. Here at Lakewood Community Acupuncture we have many modalities
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Acupuncture & Sports Injuries
With skiing and snowboarding season approaching, sports injuries start popping up everywhere. This article will cover the most common snow sport injuries and how acupuncture
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Love your Lemons! – Don’t toss ‘em, they’re awesome!
With Guest Writer, Matthew Mattox, A.P., Dipl. O.M. Is it just their taste or do lemons contribute something more?  I mean, we have gone through the
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Mindfulness and Deep Breathing
With Guest Writer, Christopher Miller, L.Ac. By now, mindfulness is a mainstream word.  It is being practiced in businesses to increase productivity and in schools to
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Meditation
With Guest Writer, Paul Robinson, LAc Nearly all people have the desire to reduce stress and increase happiness in their life. In fact, this global
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The Power of Wellness Planning 
With Guest Writer Graham Kenny Wellness planning is a new concept for many of my patients. In a time when people are more reactive to health
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Spring into Wood  – Living with the Seasons
With Guest Writer, Brianna Brownfield, LAc The shift from darkness to light, yang bursting from yin is officially upon us.  Spring brings a dramatic shift in
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Instinctual Rhythms in Feng Shui
With Guest Writer, Gray Estrada, MTCM In olden times survival was fought for.  An intimate understanding of terrain, environment, seasonal cycles, observation of prey routes and
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The Art of Acupuncture
With guest writer, Brianna Brownfield, LAc An ancient medical system has found its place in modern healthcare.  Although acupuncture in the United States is still viewed
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Candida, get out of my body
With Guest Writer, Dr.Catherine Freeman,, DAOM What is Candida?  Candida albicans is a very pervasive yeast.  Most of us have it in our systems. And, for
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How Qigong is used to improve symptoms of Asthma, COPD, depression, and anxiety
By Guest Writer, Ryan M. Killarney L.Ac. “Diet and exercise”, those are three words that you may have heard before from your friends, your doctors
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Everyday steps to improve your mood; increasing your brain’s serotonin naturally.
By Guest Writer, Ryan Killarney L.Ac. B.S. Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a neurotransmitter, primarily found in the GI tract, blood platelets, and the central
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How To Take Care Of Yourself – What Does It Mean?
By Guest Blogger, Rebecca from selfdevelopmentsecrets.com Take Good Care Of Yourself When you think of self-care, you can’t help but envision a calm environment, surrounded by candles
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Ten Ways Acupuncture & Herbs Help with Allergies
How can acupuncture and herbal medicine help you with allergies?  1) Build the Immune System and defense system of the body When a person has
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Bitter(Sweet) – Sugar and Your Health
Blood sugar imbalance is a major contributing factor to many modern diseases including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimers. Thats right, even Alzheimers, which is now being referred to as type 3 diabetes.
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Resolving Acid Reflux Naturally
Stomach acid is your friend... and acid suppressing drugs are part of the problem! Our stomach naturally produces strong acid to break down our food. Without it, our food basically rots, instead of digesting, and this causes all sorts of problems including acid reflux, constipation, gas and bloating and so much more!
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Connecting With Your Local Food Source!
Whether you are already a healthy eater who is striving to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable in their eating habits, or you are learning to eat more wholesome, local foods, it is great to know where your food comes from and to have a personal connection with the farming communities who serve us.
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Acupuncture & Herbs: Before, During & After Travel
Individual travel needs and concerns can vary greatly throughout our community but I have found one thing in common for many of my patients, most of them had no idea acupuncture and Chinese herbs could help so much before, during and after travel.
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Postpartum Rehabilitation and Exercise
After spending three quarters of a year growing a baby inside and preparing for labor; rehabilitation and exercise after birth are rarely planned out ahead of time. It is never too late to take care of your body postpartum but the sooner the better for a faster recovery.
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The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude
There are some amazing benefits to training the mind to drop into a place of gratitude throughout your life. So what exactly is gratitude and how can you manifest it in your life?
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