Dawna Ara, L.Ac.

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Estrogen Dominance and Natural Ways to Balance Hormones

Recently I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about estrogen dominance and how it could be responsible for a long list of dire ailments. Honestly we shouldn’t be blaming estrogen for the downfall of female health. Afterall, without this hormone the human race would cease to exist. Estrogen has a lot of great qualities.

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Natural Fertility Support for Both Men and Women

Ready to start a family but not sure what your first step should be? By now I’m sure you know all about the birds and the bees but there may be a few minor details that were left out of the story. Here are a few things that couples can do on their own to prepare their bodies for optimal fertility.

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Got Back Pain?

Then why not try acupuncture? Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can significantly help to decrease back pain and improve mobility in some people. Not only can acupuncture decrease your back pain but it could also help you to sleep better, be happier, and even give you more energy!

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Headache & Migraine Sufferers Get Relief with Acupuncture

Most people at some point in their life will suffer from a headache. The pain could be as mild as slight tension or an annoying throb, to as severe as feeling like your brain is being stabbed over and over again with a knife. For some people the headache may last just a few minutes, and for others, it could lasts weeks or even months.

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Acupuncture & Herbs Can Help Improve Thyroid Function

Ever wonder why you are so tired all of the time? Do you have trouble concentrating? Are you cold and achy? Are you finding that you do not enjoy the things that used to make you happy? Why they heck have you been gaining weight even though you eat right and exercise daily? Are you depressed? If you are having these feelings it is important to know that you are not alone. There are literally thousands of people with symptoms of hypothyroidism with blood tests that do not reveal anything out of the ordinary. Why is this happening to so many people and what can be done for those who have no explanation for their symptoms?

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Tis the Season For Stuffy Nose, Itchy Skin, and Watery Eyes

Autumn is here and the Santa Ana winds are blowing pollen, dust, and mold through the air causing peoples allergies to act up. An allergy attack can feel like a cold or flu leaving you feeling miserable. Headaches from sinus pressure are common as well as runny nose, itching, sneezing, and coughing. Before you go to the drugstore and purchase antihistamines here are 5 natural things you can do to keep your allergies in check this season.

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What Is Chinese Medicine and What Can It Do for Me?

Chinese Medicine is an ancient health system aimed at bringing the entire body into balance. It is an intricate system that includes the use of acupuncture, herbs, and dietary therapies. Acupuncture is the insertion of tiny needles into specific points on the body. Disease in Chinese Medicine is said to take place as soon as Qi or Life force gets “stuck” or “stagnates” in the body. A skilled acupuncturist carefully chooses points that will help move the qi in its proper direction and allow it flow freely.

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