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Important Facts Before You Choose Alternative Health Suppliments

  
  
  
how to choose alternative health suppliments

On Saturday June 23, Monika Nuffer and Lana Bradley spoke to Fitness Blogger Conferenence attendees about the importance of complementary and integrative medicine. There are many forms of alternative health practices ranging from supplemental medicines to Chinese medical practices. Assessing the credibility of these practitioners, medicines and informational sites is extremely important.

Video: Moxa Use By Acupuncturists

  
  
  
Container of moxabustion and cotton balls

Moxa is an herbal variation of mugwort that has been consistently used for medicinal purposes in both traditional Japanese and Chinese medicine for years. It is ground up or rolled up into a consistency similar to that of wool, and comes in a variety of ways including in sticks, cigar-like rolls, and even in large quantites in bags.

Video: Importance of Meridians in Acupuncture

  
  
  
Meridians in Acupuncture

Meridians are channels through which the body's Qi flows. If you consider meridians to be roadways, then there are certain key places where the Qi energy can be accessed. These are the acupuncture points where needles are inserted.

Video: Acupuncture For Couples Struggling to Conceive

  
  
  
Kate Sciolino licensed acupuncturist

For couples struggling with conception, acupuncture is an avenue that doesn't involve invasive medical procedures. Just eliminating the fear of unknown tests and medical situations will help to reduce stress as well.

Video: Fear of Acupuncture Needles

  
  
  
Acupuncturist holding a thin acupuncture needle

When people think of needles, their thoughts race to those they experienced when getting injections or vaccinations. These types of needles are only related in name. Licensed acupuncturist and instructor Jim Damman discusses acupuncture needles and how they differ from the medical grade needles that many people seem to fear.

Video: Beat The Stress With Acupuncture

  
  
  
Kate Sciolino licensed acupuncturist

Boulder-based, licensed acupuncturist Kate Sciolino discusses the benefits of acupuncture for stress management.

Video: What Is Five Element Acupuncture

  
  
  
Diagram of five element acupuncture

Licensed acupuncturist Jim Damman (Loveland, CO) discussed Five Element Acupuncture and what makes it unique in this video.

Video: Using Acupuncture In Postpartum Support

  
  
  
Kate Sciolino acupuncturist

The postpartum period is a special time for moms and it requires special care. It is safe to say that this period needs as much focus as the pregancy and birth received. When the newborn comes home, the focus shifts from mother to child, and it is important to remember that moms need healthy attention too.

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