The Magic of Midlife – Body Balance for Women in their Prime!

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As women, we are pressured to keep our figures intact and the world around us supports our desire to be thin and svelte. At the same time, we are watching our bodies change – most of which is beyond our control. Midlife hormonal changes take precedent to our old ways of eating what we want […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Poking Around With Acupuncture

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Last week I was able to try something new and very interesting. Something that had always been in the back of my mind to try, but I never quite had the willpower (or extra cash). However, an opportunity arose for me to have a free session of acupuncture. Nervous, yet excited I walked into the […]

Loving your Liver

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The premise behind Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is that we have energy in our body called “Qi”. TCM believes that every organ has its own Qi Energy. The organ/qi that is associated with the spring is the Liver. Since spring is a good time for rejuvenation and change, it is a good time to […]

Alternative Means: Providers Of Complementary Medicine Gain Customers Even Though Insurers Are Slow To Embrace Industry

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As a small-business operator, Julie Silver, an acupuncture specialist and owner of West Bloomfield Township-based Acupuncture Healthcare Associates of Michigan, also works in the growing health care field of complementary and alternative medicine. Like most similar providers, Silver’s patients mostly pay out of pocket for services because few health insurers cover acupuncture. “We are seeing more […]