Acupuncture for Inducing Labor?

by | Feb 11, 2016

In the community clinic, we have helped many a pregnant person through the process of gestation and birth. This post is specifically about how acupuncture can help the body prepare for and enter into labor. It's become a common event in...
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Insurance Coverage for Naturopathic Medicine?

by | Jan 07, 2016

Insurance for NDs in Maine: Fact or Fiction?  Insurance coverage for office visits with Naturopathic doctors (ND) is relatively new to Maine. Although coverage went from non-existent to partial over the last few years, it remains incomplete.  Currently, the following...
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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

by | Jan 04, 2016

What is Chronic Pain? First, let's define chronic pain. Simply put, chronic pain is pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing. More specifically, it's a pain that has lasted longer than three to six months. It must be...
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Year in Review: 10 Fascinating Advancements in Health

by | Dec 29, 2015

Part of my job includes writing content for the Wildwood blog. In order to stay relevant, I'm constantly listening to podcasts, reading the health sections of most major news sources, scanning research, and following a bunch of blogs. To sum...
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Eating Well on a Tight Budget

by | Dec 11, 2015

  First, let's start with some sobering stats from the Good Shepherd Food Bank. In the wake of the recent economic crisis more people are hungry than ever before. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (USDA) reported in...
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Meat And Cancer? What’s the Connection?

by | Nov 19, 2015

Assessing Your Risk Recent news from the WHO (World Health Organization) correlating meat consumption with cancer development elicited strong reactions from the public and media. Although this information isn’t new, arising from research conducted over the past few decades, the...
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What is Your Constitutional Type?

by | Mar 08, 2015

The concept of "constitutional types" is essential to diagnosis and treatment in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). A simple way to understand the concept of constitutional types is to think of five of your closest friends, and to consider how they differ from one another...
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Rethinking Addiction

by | Oct 23, 2015

“Not every story has a happy ending, ... but the discoveries of science, the teachings of the heart, and the revelations of the soul all assure us that no human being is ever beyond redemption. The possibility of renewal exists...
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Got a Question About Food, Sex, Health, Friends, or Fun?

by | Feb 28, 2015

Good! Because here's a list of resources on those topics. As an acupuncturist in a community setting, I see lots and lots of patients...which means that I've been asked a TON of questions about everything under the sun. Over time,...
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Acupuncture and Smoking Cessation

by | Oct 15, 2015

Quitting Smoking with Acupuncture Acupuncture as an approach to smoking cessation has continuously growing support. In some states, acupuncture is a court-mandated treatment for addicts due to the recognized benefits of how acupuncture can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms and curb...
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