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Tips for 2020: Sailing the Sea of Life

By |December 30th, 2019|Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Massage, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|

What You Need to Know in 2020: Sailing the Seas of Life

#1 in the 2020 Series: Adventures in Holistic Health & Harmony

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of Nature.”
– Steve Maraboli

In this New Year of 2020, the Year of Clear Vision, whether we have thought about it or not, we are embarking on a Journey, sailing together out on the Sea of Life. It is also a New Decade, and so we have double the […]

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CANCER – IT’S NOT FOR ME!

By |October 2nd, 2019|Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Environmental Health|


CANCER is on target to be the number one killer of Americans in 2020.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) predicts that, by 2020, cancer will become the Leading cause of death in the United States.

That information sounds quite ominous. However, this is not all bad news.


Heart Disease has been the number one killer for decades, but the U.S. has made solid improvement reducing deaths from heart disease. That is actually the main reason that death by cancer is now beginning to overtake death by heart disease. There has been a significant decrease in death from […]

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Are Your Gifts Hiding In Plain Sight?

By |June 4th, 2019|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

 

“In your freedom, in your joy that echoes through the universe with unbridled, childlike enthusiasm, You become the Light of the world.” – Journey Beyond Words, Brent Haskell, Ph.D., D.O.

 

A Gift from the Garden of Life

It’s magical when dreams provide us with answers and solutions, and it happened to me last night. My dream gave me grist for the mill and structure for this […]

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CBD CURES & RUMORS: What you don’t know about CBD could save you!

By |January 29th, 2019|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Back Pain, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Pain, Uncategorized|

CBD “CURES & RUMORS” is an ongoing health series about the comprehensive cannabis plant.

BIG NEWS: On December 21, 2018 CBD finally became Legal–at the Federal Level–in the United States. With this recent legalization, CBD–a non-psychotropic compound found in the Cannabis Plant (aka “marijuana”) —is set to make an even bigger splash into Holistic and Natural Medicine usage. It will also continue marching into leading-edge, mainstream medical practices. This is the first article […]

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Cancer Prevention Series, #2

By |November 1st, 2018|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Drugs, Fertility & Family, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine, Uncategorized|

A NEW LOOK AT CANCER PREVENTION 

A CRITICAL FACTOR:  MANAGING STRESS

Article #2 in a 3-part series

Read Article #1:  Promoting & Honoring Nature’s Rhythms

 

 

Managing stress is key to cancer prevention.  As the title of this article suggests, the best way to deal with cancer is not to get cancer in the first place.  As with many things, avoiding the problem is easier than dealing with it.  I think of it like safe driving.  If you are a safe driver, you will be less likely to get into a crash. It does not mean that you will not […]

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Cancer Prevention Series #1

By |October 6th, 2018|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Drugs|

A NEW LOOK AT CANCER PREVENTION: 

 

PROMOTING NATURE’S RHYTHMS IN YOUR BODY

Article #1 in a 3-part series

Read Article #2      A Critical Factor:  Managing Stress!

 

A recent article by the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida states that Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading killer in America.  This is quite plausible when you see the CDC’s numbers for 2016:  Cardiovascular disease took 635,260 lives and cancer accounted for 598,038 lives.  Among the myriad of theories and methods for using natural and holistic medicine to […]

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: STORIES OF HEALING Part 2 of 3

By |November 1st, 2017|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Pain, Uncategorized|

Stories of Healing:  Acupuncture

Did you know that Acupuncture is: 

Highly effective for much more than pain and stress/anxiety? The full list is too long to write here. 

These few examples give an idea of its breadth:

  • Acupuncture can help reverse the damage of strokes—the sooner treatment is begun, the better the recovery.
  • Acupuncture can help turn a breach baby and is highly effective at inducing labor—with no danger to mother or baby.
  • Do you know someone with a trigger finger or restless legs? They will likely have a healing with […]
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THE HIDDEN DANGER IN NATURAL DISASTERS

By |September 5th, 2017|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health|

“Discovering more joy does not save us from the inevitability of hardship and heartbreak. In fact, we may cry more easily, but we will laugh more easily too. Perhaps we are just more alive. Yet as we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartbreaks without being broken.” 
― Desmond TutuThe Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

 

It would seem this summer has been more stressful than usual in our world.  There […]

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Unplug from it all!

By |August 2nd, 2017|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress|

Larry Witzleben, LMT

Polarity Therapist ∙ Energy Practitioner

at Lotus Blossom Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what I’ve come to know in 28 years of practice: It’s our nervous systems! Long before stress becomes physical tension that we notice and feel, our nervous systems have already sounded the alarm. “Uh-oh. Danger! Muscles, prepare to tighten up in protection!”

 

It’s our nervous system, it’s our nervous system, it’s our nervous system!

 

And the way we live–the blessing and curse of technology–is our early undoing. We are “on” and in reaction to someone […]

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Rx for Healing: The “Do Nothing” Day

By |October 11th, 2016|Anxiety/Stress, Uncategorized|

Rx for Healing: The “Do Nothing” Day

 

Eating a healthy diet, getting sleep, massage, acupuncture, meditating regularly; these are all ways to keep you going and prevent overload from happening; but it does happen. In today’s society, though, even the most holistic person can experience burn out, chronic fatigue, dissatisfaction with life and mental exhaustion.

The bottom line is that we live in a culture of human doing. We are constantly inundated with information and technology. Expectations at work are high, and the technology that brings us closer to loved ones can easily turn into a tool to tether us to […]

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Dr. David’s Holiday Prescription: More Laughter!

By |September 30th, 2014|Aging Gracefully, Environmental Health|

Dr. David’s Holiday Prescription: More Laughter!

Dear (Contact First Name),

Laughter is A Prescription in Chinese Medicine!

With the holidays coming, let’s focus on all the positive things this Season brings rather than the stressers! There will be lots of family and social events. So, here’s one way to improve your health…and the health of those around you!

I often prescribe laughter to my patients for a wide variety of symptoms. Asian Medicine is a holistic medicine, so when someone comes in complaining of a problem, we often see the problem as a symptom (or “branch”) of the problem and not necessarily the […]

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