Posts by Jonah Larkin

How Does Acupuncture Work For Pain Relief? How Does It Encourage Healing?

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These are great questions that patients ask me all the time. I have treated hundreds of people for pain conditions ranging from post-operative pain to sports injuries to back pain, headaches and even stomach and digestive pain. The type of acupuncture that I practice emphasizes immediate results meaning the goal is to change the perception pain during the treatment. Many patients are shocked when they lay on the table and after a few needles their pain is gone. In my opinion this is the best way to practice as it provides immediate feedback as to whether the treatment is working. Acupuncture...

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Get a Jump on Colds and Flus This Season

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Despite the beautiful weather we are having here in northern California cold and flu season is almost upon us.  Patients end up coming in for acupuncture and herbs after they get sick.  While treatment is helpful the idiom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies.  For your best chance to stay healthy throughout the cold and flu season, taking some precautionary measures will benefit you greatly.  The following are my best suggestions for both prevention and treatment of colds and flu. Preventing Colds and Flu Eating a nutrient dense diet is extremely important....

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My Bulletproof Smoothie Recipe plus a Paleo Mod

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So many people have asked me for my magic smoothie recipe that I decided I would just post it.  It’s energy boosting, appetite suppressing and blood sugar regulating.  It will also keep you in ketosis if that’s your goal.    I’ve  included a Paleo mod to the for those of you who aren’t following strict bulletproof guidelines.  It’s more carb friendly and I find it works excellent for athletes.  And finally, make sure to chew your smoothie because digestion begins in the mouth with the enzymes amylase, lipase, and protease.  In most body is not designed to...

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