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Healing Yogi Tea

As the seasons change, warm tea sounds more and more appealing.  Yogi tea has wonderful health benefits beyond the chemistry of the ingredients and this is a wonderful addition to any routine.Cardamon, cinnamon, and clove all improve digestion and thereby improve metabolism.  Cardamon and clove especially arouse the digestive power, awaken the spleen/pancreas complex, and…

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A Tale of Two Breasts: Mastitis Treatments

Last month I had the opportunity to treat two cases of mastitis. Interestingly, although they did not know each other, these mothers came to Lotus Center only less than a week apart from each other.  I learned a very important lesson from both. Incidentally, although I play the role of healer to my patients, they…

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Making Bread & Slowing Down

I made bread yesterday.   I shopped at my favorite grocery store, Deep Roots Market, and got the freshest ingredients.  I pushed and folded, then pushed and kneaded my afternoon away to produce a lovely, earthy, yet also heavenly golden delicious loaf. I slowed the day down.  I paused during each rising.  I stirred with my…

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Age of Anxiety

We as a society have survived many things.  In the recent past we survived the great depression, westward expansion, the cold era, the time of irrational exuberance, and now it would seem we are asked to survive the age of anxiety.  WE CAN DO THIS. When we feel anxious, it is because two simultaneous things…

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How Often Should I Come in for Wellness Treatments?

How often one should get a wellness treatment is a matter of individual preference and professional judgement. We can say, at least, getting a health maintenance acupuncture treatment four times a year — preferably around the turning of the seasons — is a valuable way to keep healthy, vibrant, and vital.  This is what has…

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Sinus Infections, Allergies & Colds Part 2

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** Please also read Sinus Infections, Allergies & Colds Part One to read specific stories of client successes.** In this second part of information on Sinus Infections, Allergies & Colds, we will examine the role that herbs played in helping the patient stories shared with you in part 1.  Even though this is now the…

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Stories of Patients with Sinus Infections, Allergies, & Colds, Part 1

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**Please also read Sinus Infections, Allergies, & Colds Part 2.** The Piedmont of North Carolina is a veritable smorgasbord of allergens for Greensboro residents.  It is because of our warm winter (did we even have a winter?) and our profusion of pollen-rich flowers.  Then add to it a potpourri of dust, figure in our human…

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Cooking your Chinese Herbal Formula

Cooking your Chinese Herbal Formula Watch one of our herbal pharmacists, Hailey Moses, as she demonstrates how easy it is to prepare your customized herbal formula at home.  If you have any questions, please call us in the clinic.  336.235.2730

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Bone Broth for Health

Food and lifestyle greatly impact the staying power of your bodywork or acupuncture treatment.  When we work with clients, we often make recommendations in both food and lifestyle.  One of the easiest and most powerful additions to any diet is homemade bone broth.Bone broth is a flavorful liquid made by cooking the bones of just…

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To immunize or not?

With the parents who come into our clinic, one of the biggest questions or concerns is often around immunizations.  First of all, I want to share my viewpoint and the guiding philosophy of Lotus Center:  We respect all parent’s right to make the best possible decision for their children regarding immunization.  We honor this, and…

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