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Back Pain – Lifestyle and Home Remedies

  Oy! My aching neck and back! With the rise of technology and our automotive society, we have become far more sedentary than our body's have been designed. We need to get up and MOVE! ...

Electro Acupuncture Ovulation for PCOS patients

I recently took a class from Swedish physician scientist Elisabet Stener-Victorin who discussed her research in the effectiveness of using acupuncture to stimulate ovulation in women who have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS.) ...

Dr. J’s Preventative Tips for Allergies

A few years ago, I had a patient come in for a first time visit who mentioned that they were dreading the changing of the seasons. Now, here in the Pacific Northwest, where it rains...

Whiplash Treatment… What You May Not Know About Chinese Medicine and Neck Pain

  Most types of pain are incredibly disconcerting; however, neck pain can be excruciating and often leads to a poor quality of life.  Mild neck pain may not be good enough reason to take in...

Why do you want me to stick out my tongue?

It is always fun to watch a new patient's expression change when I ask them to stick out their tongue. In Chinese Medicine, tongue and pulse diagnosis are a couple of techniques used to assess...

Do I need the Flu vaccine? Dr Juniper Martin helps you make an informed decision

The flu season is here!!! And with it comes the big question, to get the flu vaccine or not? This can be a very confusing topic, and there is a ton of conflicting information out...

Breathe in Suffering, Breathe out Joy and Compassion

In this time of tremendous suffering and pain as a result of the horrible shootings in Oregon and Connecticut, I am reminded of the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Tonglen Meditation. Tonglen meditation takes in another's...

Raise your hand if you are not motivated to Work OUT

OK. Me neither. So let's look at 3 important hormones effected by regular exercise to see learn how we can feel the immediate benefits of being more physically active. There are so many great reasons...

The Community Within

I'm going to come out and admit it right now. I'm kind of obsessed with bacteria. I know, I know, that sounds appalling.  I mean, bacteria are the bad guys, right?  They're what we want...

Can Acupuncture get you out of Pain ? Read the results!

  I see many people who have suffering from pain.  Whether it is a recent Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) or an old sports or work injury, they had given up on the idea that they...