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More About Moxa

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More About Moxa

If you’ve been to my office, you’ve probably noticed a fluffy yellowish substance that looks and smells suspiciously like marijuana. This magical stuff is called moxa (official name: mugwort) and I’m convinced that it can cure anything. Ok, maybe not everything, but damned close to it.

We acupuncturists see issues of pain, tension, stiffness, and many other forms of dysfunction as blood and energy getting “stuck” within the body. Get things unstuck, blood and energy flow smoothly, and healing begins. Moxa’s true ...

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One Unlucky Troll

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One Unlucky Troll

When I was perhaps five or six, my mother and I were shopping at a local bargain store called Railroad Savage (my West Haven friends will remember it well). As we were leaving, I begged my mother to let me invest 25 cents on a troll doll impaled on a pencil. If you are heading into your 40s, as I am, you probably recall collecting these ugly little things. They were right up there in popularity with Garbage Pail Kids ...

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Being Still

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Being Still

Since I was a young child, the running joke in my family has been that my first words were “I’m bored.” It was my mantra, and it was no doubt irritating for my parents to hear so incessantly. I still remember starting catechism classes and learning about the afterlife, then returning home to drill my mom on what activities Jesus had planned for us after we died. What if the afterlife sucked? What if, after living a good life ...

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The Lung, And Letting Go…

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The Lung, And Letting Go…

A few years ago, I treated a woman with a terrible, chronic cough.  You know how, sometimes, you will hear a cough so wracking that it actually hurts to listen to it?  This was this woman.  She couldn’t go for longer than a minute or so without coughing, and it sounded as if she was ripping her lungs out with every heave.  It was awful.

She had been coughing like this for nine months.  Nine months!  Her doctors had run every ...

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The Ins and Outs of Yelp

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The Ins and Outs of Yelp

There are countless online review sites that can benefit (or break) business owners: Foursquare, Angie’s List, Google Local, and the list goes on…but of all these sites, Yelp stands out as the one go-to for most people.  I find myself utilizing Yelp for almost everything: doctors, restaurants, car dealerships, massage therapists; in fact, I can’t remember the last time I attempted to venture out without consulting Yelp first.  It’s like my magic 8 ball.

For consumers, Yelp doesn’t really have a ...

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