Freeing Up Your Gut with Abdominal Massage

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Freeing Up Your Gut with Abdominal Massage

 

By Kevin Kunkel M.A.

The health of your body and mind relies on the health of your gut.  Consider:

  • nearly 80% of one’s immune system is in the gut, placing a large responsibility on our gut for fighting diseases, infections, and illnesses
  • Nearly 90% of the sleep and mood-regulating neurotransmitter Serotonin is made in the gut
  • the digestive system controls our metabolism and our ability to absorb the vitamins and nutrients critical for our health and energy level
  • the gut and brain are intimately ...
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Why I Believe in Prolotherapy

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Why I Believe in Prolotherapy

 

By Dr. Bren Boston

For someone suffering from joint pain, prolotherapy can be a safe and effective way to get them back to their usual activities. My opinion is that a targeted treatment at the source of the problem is a better option than a systemic treatment that circulates to the entire body. Prolotherapy causes proliferative cells to migrate to the weakened area, targeting the problem.

Chronic joint pain is an astronomically common condition, especially given our aging population. In fact, ...

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Practitioner Highlight: Anna Price

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Practitioner Highlight: Anna Price

My name is Anna and I am on a mission to inspire millions to move. I believe I was destined to do my life’s work. I was named after my grandmother who endured a 35+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. “Yiayia” (Grandmother in Greek) lost the use of her legs and eventually her arms, so I have dedicated the last 21 years in the fitness and life-coaching fields to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of all those ...

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All You Need to Know about Acupuncture!

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All You Need to Know about Acupuncture!

By Yi Qiao,LAc., OMD

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the stimulation of a certain point or points on or near the surface of the body by the insertion of needles to normalize physical functions, including pain control. The first classic acupuncture text book was written at (200 – 300B.C.). It represents a complete medical system and integrated approach to health maintenance and treatment of disease. Today acupuncture is practiced widely in the world because of its remarkable results. According to the ...

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Are You Powering Down?

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Are You Powering Down?

By Kevin Kunkel, MA, MFTI

“Did you turn it off and turn it back on again?” is the all-too familiar question all IT technicians ask  when we inquire for a cure to our electronic issues.  The question is no different for our physical and mental health issues – Are you allowing your body and mind to turn off, completely?  Without an obvious “Power Off” button, most of us no longer know or feel what that  means anymore.  Too often, the ...

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Practitioner Highlight: Yi Qiao, LAc., OMD

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Practitioner Highlight: Yi Qiao, LAc., OMD

Dr. Qiao received her medical degree from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the most prestigious TCM schools in the world, and has been teaching at acupuncture schools in the Los Angeles area for over 15 years.  She has also authored two books – “Traditional Chinese Medicine Study Guide, Herbal Formula” and “Traditional Chinese Medicine Study Guide, Diagnosis”.

Dr. Qiao specializes in the following areas:

  • Acupuncture and Women’s and Men’s hormonal health
  • Acupuncture and Cardiovascular disorders
  • Acupuncture and Pain management
  • Acupuncture and Stress and anxiety
  • Acupuncture and ...
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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – It’s a Pain in the Butt!

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain – It’s a Pain in the Butt!

By Bren Boston, MD

Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain is more common than you think. What is the SIJ? Well, you know those dimples you have at the top of your buttocks, one on the left and one on the right? That is the location of the top of the sacroiliac joints. Imagine an upside-down triangle starting at those dimples down to your butt crack…that is the path of the SIJ’s. The sacroiliac joints connect the pelvis (iliac bones) to the ...

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Benefits of bodywork

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by Kevin Kunkel

The discussion of time perceiving to move faster and faster now a days is a frequent discussion I hear. Although this change in perception seems to always occur as we get older, today it is being perceived in a more extraordinary way by all ages. Instruments such as the internet, cell phones, and microwaves make daily actions easier and faster. In turn, we are experiencing events faster and spending less time acknowledging and being present to one activity. ...

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The Inspiration of Profound Change

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Although the benefits of massage are as varied as the number of people who receive massages, what inspires me most about massage is the part it can play in one’s process of self-revelation. Many sages throughout the ages have proclaimed of how true happiness, wisdom, and mastery of this thing called life abound in those who know thyself.Our society is finally coming full circle and realizing that thyself is not, and never was split up into two or more separate ...

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