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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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To Sleep with an Open Window

When I was a young girl, for a school project I interviewed my then 90 year old neighbor.  I used to observe her most days outside tending her garden.  She was a strong and spry woman.  I asked her about her youth, growing up, and then I asked her what her secret for being healthy…

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How does the Acupuncturist choose the points to treat & cure?

The art and logic the practitioner uses to decide which acupuncture points (acu-points) to help a particular patient’s condition is very complex indeed. Acupuncture is a 5000 year old science, with centuries of empirical knowledge.   When treating a particular issue, a practitioner may treat at the site of the problem, or away from the site…

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I have terrible Allergies. What do you recommend?

There are two basic allergies we treat at Lotus Center: food allergies and airborne allergies.  Many clients come in with symptoms and we are able to successfully treat them in a way that brings harmony and balance to your system. Food allergies For non life-threatening allergies to food, there are wonderful herbal preparations to counter…

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Reflections from a Snowy Lotus

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I walked to work today.  The snow was clean and fresh and white.  The morning was sparkly. I thought about the world getting to work this morning.  How much we miss in creation by the drive in to work.  How we are focused on the bottom line, forgetting to be grateful for having work, being…

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Alternative & Complimentary Health Care for your Children

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Do you worry about the health of your child? Are you wondering what to do about vaccinations? Ear Infections? Fevers? Do you ever wonder if you’re making the right choices on their behalf? Wanting them to be as healthy & happy as possible? We’d like to invite you to an information session on what we offer…

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Acupuncture or Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Practitioners of Oriental Medicine tend to develop specialties in either acupuncture or Chinese herbology but how do you know which is right for you?

Certain health problems are famously treated by acupuncture: physical pain, subtle energy issues, mind/body disconnect. Other problems are better cured by Chinese herbal medicine: infections, organic illnesses, infertility, gynecology, internal medicine, and, in my opinion, pediatrics.

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