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Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrial tissue develops in the pelvic cavity outside the uterus. Endometrial tissue can adhere to different pelvic organs and will react to specific  hormones,   such as estrogen. The  abnormal  growth of endometrial tissue will often grow fibrous tissue and cysts, causing pain associated with the menstrual cycle. Various symptoms may appear due [...]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: By Kristien Boyle L.Ac. The acupuncturist at The Holistic Wellness Center of Charlotte.   Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common yet debilitating condition that plagues many women. Often causing infertility, PCOS patients regularly come through our clinic’s doors seeking an effective and holistic approach to the condition.   PCOS symptoms include: changes [...]

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~ Confucius   Reflection is the process in which an image or idea comes back to us, such as looking in a mirror, rethinking an event, or reviewing [...]

What is the adrenal glands? Ad-renal means on top of the renals (kidneys). The adrenal gland is an endocrine gland that is split up into two parts: the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla. The adrenal medulla secretes nor-epinephrine and epinephrine. The cortex secretes cortisol, aldosterone, adrenosterone, and DHEA. The adrenal glands are known as [...]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral conditions among children. In the United States alone, approximately 4.5 million children between the ages of 5-17 years old are diagnosed with ADHD each year. Research indicates that when treating ADHD, a multidisciplinary approach is most effective; combining behavioral therapy, exercise, dietary changes [...]

What is the most important part of a car?   The normal response would be "the engine."   Take the engine out of the car and then how far are you going to get?   Take the cogs out of a watch? How good is a watch then?   Take beta carotene out of a carrot, how [...]

We all know that we need to keep our emotions in check to stay healthy. In today's fast paced, highly strung society, this can be hard to do. Most parents have no help at home. People work overtime just to provide for their families. The levels of stress within our society are immense. In Chinese [...]

Guest post written by Dr. Cushing. Witty subtitles by Kristien Boyle L.Ac. What is Gluten intolerance? Gluten intolerance is widespread in our society; it is a term that includes different degrees of gluten or Gliaden sensitivity. Celiac disease is the most severe type of gluten intolerance.   A genetic autoimmune disorder, Celic disease is very destructive [...]

Fall is approaching, and with the colder weather, many of us find ourselves a little sniffly.   I often get questions from friends and family on what natural remedies can be used to help them with a cold. Here are a few easy tips on what to put in your medicine cabinet. In Chinese medicine, we [...]

This all boils down to personal taste. Would you like your doctor to be older or younger than you? Same sex or not? Does he or she have to be funny or stoic?   Does he or she have to like your college football team… or at least not be a fan of the enemy? All [...]

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