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Caffeine inhibits analgesic effect of acupuncture

Caffeine inhibits analgesic effect of acupuncture

Caffeine can inhibit the analgesic effect of acupuncture, according to animal studies carried out in Brazil. Mice subjected to plantar incision surgery were treated with both manual acupuncture and electro-acupuncture at the acupoint Sanyinjiao SP-6 after...

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Sports Medicine Acupuncture

At Uptown Acupuncture San Diego we’re ready to take your pain away through a time proven ancient system of medicine, treating the problem itself and not just the symptoms.

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Calming the Mind with Acupuncture

It is a common occurrence in the modern age for a client to comment as the needles are removed “Wow, I can’t remember when I felt so clear and relaxed”. Last time was probably their last treatment. Not only does that feeling stay with you, but just like in meditation, you can remember that feeling and pull yourself into that state in stressful situations in the future.

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African Groundnut (peanut) Stew

African Groundnut Stew Peanuts, known in Africa as groundnuts, are frequently used in African cooking. For this stew, peanut butter adds delicious crunch and rich flavor to this simple vegetarian dish. Ingredients 1 tbsp. (15 mL) olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2...

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Asian Chicken Stir Fry

Asian Chicken Stir Fry A quick fix for busy weeknights, this fragrant stir-fry of chicken, fresh ginger and bok choy is flavored with sesame oil, sherry, soy sauce and hoisin sauce and served over warm angel hair pasta. Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) yam noodles 1 teaspoon...

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Acupuncture and Stress

Acupuncture and Stress • This is a special chapter which could need a whole lesson. • Briefly: it’s impossible to have an emotion without a reflex response of muscles and the Autonomous nervous system. • In the opposite direction, you can not act on muscles or the...

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An Economy in Need of Holistic Medicine

An Economy in Need of Holistic Medicine By ANAND GIRIDHARADAS CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The American economy is having what doctors call an acute episode. Employment won’t throb. The circulation of capital remains weak. Industry is breathing, but barely. And if we...

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Can Sugar Substitutes Make You Fat?

Can Sugar Substitutes Make You Fat? By Alice Park Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 When it comes to dieting, most of us are willing to resort to a trick or two to help us curb our appetite and eat less — drinking water to fill up when we're hungry, for example, or opting for...

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Artificial Sweeteners: How Bad Are Saccharin, Aspartame?

Artificial Sweeteners: How Bad Are Saccharin, Aspartame? By CLAIRE SUDDATH Claire Suddath – Tue Oct 20, 3:20 pm ET Too much sugar will make you fat, but too much artificial sweetener will ... do what exactly? Kill you? Make you thinner? Or have absolutely no effect at...

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