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Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving 2021!


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“Thanksgiving is a timely reminder to pause and give thanks for the many beautiful things we have in our lives. I hope your day is full of food, laughter and quality time with those that love you. Happy Thanksgiving.”

I am so thankful for the time I am able to spend with my beautiful family, my husband Jim, and my two boys Tyler and Luke. And I can’t forget our funny doodle Duffy. I am thankful for the ability to navigate through the challenging times of the last two years. I am happy to remember how things used to be with nostalgic feelings, while working towards a bright future with flexibility and curiosity. To me Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for any abundance that you may have in your life, and giving a helping hand to those in need. I love the smell of the turkey dinner with all the fixings. Once a year is enough turkey for me.  That is part of what keeps it so special. 

I would like to give a special thank you to all of my acupuncture patients. It is truly a joy to be able to help so many different people over all of these 21 years. Every day is different as there are so many different needs and challenges. I am grateful to be able to do what I love, and to share this wonderful medicine with you. Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving 2021!

Dr. Michele Arnold,

Doctor of Acupuncture Medicine. 




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Three Benefits of Using Acupuncture to Treat Your Migraines

Three Benefits of Using Acupuncture to Treat Your Migraines

Migraine headaches are debilitating for those who suffer from the pain. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, approximately 39 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine disease. Some migraine studies predict that up to 12% of adults in the U.S. have migraines, with 4 million suffering from chronic migraines. Worldwide, it is estimated that 1 billion men, women, and even children suffer from migraine disease.  continue reading »

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Studies Show Acupuncture Helps Reduce High Blood Pressure

Studies Show Acupuncture Helps Reduce High Blood Pressure

Those suffering from hypertension, or high blood pressure, are at risk for a host of other health issues including suffering a stroke or heart attack. And for some people, the prescription drugs used to treat high blood pressure either aren’t effective enough or bring on undesirable side effects. In recent years, studies have shown that acupuncture can be an effective and drug free alternative to combating high blood pressure.  continue reading »

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Parsley Magic to Medicine

Flat Parsley Leaf

Parsley is Nature’s Top Rated Leafy Green

This garden herb was thought to possess magical properties.  During the middle ages its uses ranged from healing snake bite, banishing freckles, as an aphrodisiac, and as an antidote for epilepsy.  It is believed to have originated in Southern Europe with popularity spreading across the Middle East. There are over 30 varieties. Today we know it as a great source of antioxidant power.  Let’s take a look at some awesome medicinal uses of parsley.

  • A tea for women.  Due to it’s high content of folate it helps ensure a healthy pregnancy. High in vegetable calcium, and chlorophyll a daily cup of parsley can help slow the aging process.  It also contains plenty of iron for iron deficiency anemia.  It works as a diuretic, sooths PMS, and benefits the facial complexion because of the beta-carotene content. 
  • Immune, cardiovascular, and cancer prevention. Parsley is full of four major antioxidants such as coumarins, flavonoids, monoterpene, and polyacetylene, which appear to block the synthesis of cancer-promoting prostaglandins. Plus, 10, 000 IU per 1/2 Cup of beta-carotene, and daily vitamin C.  
  • Eases joint pain, rheumatism, fatigue, kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI). The mineral content of potassium, calcium, phosphorous, and iodine explains these benefits.

Chinese Herbal Medicinal Properties of Parsley

It is thought to be warming, spicy, bitter, and salty in flavor. Dietary benefits are as follows:

  • Improves digestion
  • Detoxifies meats and fish
  • Hastens recovery of measles
  • Promotes urination, and dries watery mucoid conditions such as, obesity, bladder mucus, swollen glands, breasts, and stones in bladder, kidney, or gall bladder.
  • Strengthens the adrenal glands, optic nerves, and benefits the brain. 
  • Useful for ear infections, ear ache, and deafness.
  • Freshens the breath for halitosis, strengthens the teeth.
  • It makes a beautiful garnish on the plate.

Caution: It dries up milk production, thus it is not to be used for lactating mothers. 

How to Use:

  • Drink 2-3 cups daily of fresh or dried parsley tea. Take 10 sprigs, gently bruise, and steep 1-2 minutes in hot water, strain, and enjoy. 
  • Or eat 1-2 ounces of fresh or lightly cooked parsley daily. 
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5 Acupuncture Points to Help You Sleep

5 Acupuncture Points to Help You Sleep

According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), approximately 50-70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. The ASA reports that insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. Getting enough sleep is critical to overall health and massage therapy is a great drug-free, effective, and safe option to treat a variety of physical issues that could be impacting sleep quality. continue reading »

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