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A Beginners Guide to Asian Bodywork and Its Benefits

Asian bodywork encompasses a wide variety of treatments such as cupping, gua sha (pronounced gwah-sha), shiatsu massage, acupressure massage, tuina (pronounced twee-nah), and Thai massage to name a few. For the purposes of this blog, we will focus on the use of cupping, gua sha, shiatsu, and acupressure which are the most common bodywork treatments…

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How Does Acupuncture Work and What Does it Help With?

How does it work, and what can it help with are two of the most common questions we get asked about acupuncture. Acupuncture is most well known for its ability to reduce pain, alleviate stress, and improve your mood. In truth, it does so much more, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s…

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Understanding Functional Medicine

Understanding Functional Medicine: A root cause Approach to your Health and Wellness Functional Medicine is the latest topic gaining prominence in health and wellness. Also increasing in popularity is integrative medicine, naturopathic medicine, and other forms of natural or alternative approaches to medical care. It can be difficult to understand the differences between all of…

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Does Acupuncture Hurt???

  Without a doubt, the most common question we get regarding acupuncture is not whether it’s effective, or whether it can help your particular ailment, but “DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?!” This is a reasonable question to ask someone who is going to poke you with sharp things in the name of helping you feel better. In…

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Chinese Medicine Nutrition In The Season of Late Summer

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Nutrition is one of my favorite topics to write about, so you’ll be seeing more on this topic in the upcoming months.  My philosophy on nutrition is evidence based, accessible, and influenced by the principles of Chinese medicine. Living in harmony with the seasons is a key concept in Chinese medicine.  In follow up posts…

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What Makes Ancient Fern Medicine Unique

Hello, and welcome to the inaugural blog post for Ancient Fern Medicine. We are very excited to be launching this new adventure, and look forward to writing about some of our favorite health and Chinese medicine topics in the weeks and months to come. We wanted to start by writing an introduction to help our…

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