For many of the afflictions acupuncture can treat – allergies, back pain, headaches, the list goes on – reducing inflammation in the body is a primary reason acupuncture is successful. For decades now, doctors and medical researchers have been trying to learn what the biological mechanism is that allows acupuncture to reduce inflammation in the body. continue reading
Check Out Dr. Kym Caporale’s Story
Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Kym Caporale
Hi Dr. Caporale, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My story has always been full of journeys and adventures, never a dull traveled road. I started my professional career working in education and taught all ages from kindergarten to university aged humans. In the search for something more, I found myself getting an additional degree in Speech-Language Pathology and again spread my wings in all areas of that profession from working in schools, hospitals, and rehab centers soon to become the owner of a rehab company. With curiosity and drive towards the integrative medical arena, I decided to further my Eastern medicine education and now have a doctorate in Eastern Medicine Studies and Research. Of course, as an educator by heart, I have built a continuing education seminars business for medical professionals. I also own Beyond the Needle, an integrative medical clinic specializing in female health. My specialty is reproductive medicine, and I consult with patients from all over the US, helping with fertility challenges.
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I think we all know someone, or maybe it’s even ourselves, who lives by the refrain, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”
Often used to put off replacing outdated tools or technology, the phase can be connected to how we view healthcare as well. It can be hard to think about our physical health until it is a problem. Something we take for granted, until, as it were, it’s broken. Why would we spend time and money on something before it’s necessary? continue reading
Anger is the emotion associated with springtime in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For most of us, we consider anger a bad emotion, something to avoid or get rid of, so why would it be one that TCM would shine a light on?
Well, no emotion is inherently good or bad, it’s how we deal with challenging emotions that can end up hurting ourselves or those we love. continue reading
Three thousand years ago, when Chinese medicine was first being practiced, there was no light or electricity. No way to mask the darkness of winter. No way, either, to ignore the longer, warmer days of springtime. Because it is such an ancient practice, a lot of the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine comes from a time when people spent much more time outside, paying attention to the natural world around them. continue reading