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 By Shellie Goldstein, L.Ac. (NY), A.P. (FL)

According to current statistics, there are about 18,000 licensed acupuncturists in the United States and approximately 12,000 actively practicing. Each year another 2,000 students graduate from acupuncture school with student education loans approximating $30,000-50,000. According to a 2013 NCCAOM survey, 35% of practicing acupuncturists or those beginning their acupuncture career only work part time. Whether by personal choice or because they do not have enough new or existing patients, many will need to supplement their income with other jobs. For those committed to enjoying a successful acupuncture practice, knowing how to build and maintain your business is essential. More...  

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Mustard Seeds - Not Just a Condiment!

Mustard Seeds - Not Just a CondimentBy Marie Veverka, Dipl., OM

The use of mustard seeds can be traced back over 5,000 years to early Sanskrit writings. In Chinese Medicine, mustard seeds have been used as an herb, and a rather tasty one at that, for thousands of years. The tasty little seeds are known as Bai Jie Zi, an acrid, warm herb that transforms cold-phlegm, which helps relieve pain and numbness. More...


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: Is going dairy free a good idea?

A: You may have heard that eliminating dairy foods from your diet can potentially improve your health and alleviate certain issues such as digestive woes, acne, and even inability to lose those extra pounds. Perhaps you are a vegan or simply want to avoid the hormones and antibiotics that are often administered to cattle. While dairy foods contain important nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous, protein, and vitamin D, you can obtain these nutrients elsewhere. However, instead of popping vitamins, it always best to obtain these nutrients from whole foods whenever possible, because nutrients found in whole foods are more bioavailable. They contain enzymes and other nutrients that maximize our body’s absorption of these amino acids. Since dairy foods are complete proteins, they contain all of the essential amino acids needed by the body. So what foods should you reach for?


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