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Acupuncture for Kids

Most kids, as well as a lot of adults, are afraid of needles. So the pairing of acupuncture and kids might not be an obvious one. However, more and more parents are seeking alternative methods of treatment for their children, because our conventional medical system is faltering a bit. Pharmaceuticals are proving to be more harmful than beneficial for many people, especially kids, whose brains and bodies aren’t yet fully developed.

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Alternative Treatment Options For Allergies and Asthma

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? It’s a little-known fact that these two conditions are directly linked to each other. Asthma, which affects roughly one in 12 people according to the CDC, is characterized by spasms of the small airways and inflammation. Furthermore, about 90% of children under the age of 16 with asthma have allergies, while 70% of people between the ages of 16 and 30 have allergies, and 50% of adults over the age of 40 have allergies. … Read the rest

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Asthma – Traditional oriental Medicine for Asthma in Children and Teens

By Shihan Mary Bolz
Licensed Acupuncturist
Master of Science Oriental Medicine
Master Martial Arts Instructor

It seems there is almost a “pandemic” of asthma in young people, even among babies, in the East Bay, including Vacaville and vicinity. There is speculation among us as to why this might be.

Some of those in the health community believe it is due to the “natural environment,” meaning the kind of vegetation and trees in the area or the fact that they are blooming, etc.… Read the rest

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Autumn- A Beautiful Season – but the Lungs are susceptible

By Shihan Mary Bolz
Licensed Acupuncturist
Master of Science Oriental Medicine
Doctoral Fellow, FBU
Master Martial Arts Instructor

As the long, warm days of summer give way to the brisk weather and bright colors of autumn, the natural world begins to prepare for the cold months ahead. Trees lose their leaves and conserve their energy, animals prepare their winter shelters, and summer flowers fade into the earth.

Our bodies, too, are a part of the natural flow of the seasons.… Read the rest

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