Acupuncture Near Balboa Park

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Photo credit: Balboa Park is an unparalleled San Diego resource with a special history. The origins of the park predate even California’s statehood when in 1835 a large tract of land was set aside for recreational use. Subsequently, in 1868 1,400 acres of the original parcel were designated as “City Park” northeast of what is… Read more »

A Park West Acupuncture Clinic

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When you think of San Diego, some of the first things that come to mind are probably bright sunlight, palm trees, and beautiful beaches, but San Diego has much more to offer including the extensive and magnificent landscape of Balboa Park. Over 1,200 acres comprise Balboa Park’s geographic domain where you will find historic plazas,… Read more »

Prevent Heat Exhaustion with Food Therapy

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    Fruits are excellent companions to outdoor activities in warm weather! Whether you are lounging at the beach or hiking up a mountain, if you are going to be spending time in the sun, you need to be replenishing your fluids and electrolytes. Many health professionals recommend drinking a beverage containing electrolytes while in… Read more »

Treating Heat Exhaution

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When suffering from Heat Exhaustion, if a person is not fully conscious and coherent, they need immediate medical attention. Do not try to get them to eat or drink. If you are at the beach, talk to a life guard. If there are no medical professionals present, take them to the nearest medical facility. If… Read more »

Heat Exhaustion

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The Mayo Clinic defines Heat Exhaustion as “a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It’s one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe.” As a redhead with pale skin and blue eyes, I certainly fall into… Read more »

Acupuncture Effectively Treats Seasonal Allergies

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  An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system, and can be in response to environmental or dietary allergens. Symptoms can include sinus congestion; runny nose; coughing; sneezing; headache; red, itchy, or tearing of the eyes; skin reactions such as itchiness, eczema, or hives; or an asthma attack. These symptoms can subsequently lead… Read more »

Keep it Simple this Valentine’s Day

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Forget the “Hallmark” aspect of Valentine’s Day, and simply allow yourself to experience and share in the smiles, hearts, and love-i-ness of the day. The way I see it, Valentine’s Day is a day in which we can join millions of other people and simply celebrate Love. Every day can, and dare I say should, be about Love, but… Read more »

Give Your Partner Some Foot Love

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The washing of feet can be seen as an act of hospitality, humility, or piety, but also an act of love and respect. It is a rite commonly practiced by many cultures and religions. There are references to historic religious figures reverently washing their disciples feet, and the current Pope Francis has frequently been seen washing the feet of his followers. In addition to… Read more »

Everyone Needs “Me Time”

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To need something is to go beyond a simple wish or desire; to need is to require something because it is essential or very important. “Me Time” is a need, a requirement for peace of mind, health of body, and resilience of spirit. If we don’t consciously make time for ourselves, we end up trapped in… Read more »