A Brief History of Acupuncture

Have you been considering acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida? Curious about the history of acupuncture? When it all started? How it came to the United States? At Dawn Potter Acupuncture we are proud to offer Clearwater acupuncture and love educating our patients about it. Today, we’ll be covering a brief history of acupuncture and how it could benefit you. For additional questions about acupuncture near you or to schedule an appointment, contact our acupuncturist in Clearwater, Florida today.

Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Medicine

When it comes to Chinese Medicine, many people can become confused. While Chinese Medicine is widely known for its pain relieving abilities, many people are unaware of how it can affect digestive disorders, stress levels, allergies and even fertility. At Dawn Potter Acupuncture, we offer a variety of Chinese Medicine treatment options, including acupuncture, chinese herbal medicine, cupping and even moxabustion. Depending upon the cause of your ailment, symptoms or conditions, different techniques may be recommended. If you have additional questions about our Clearwater chinese medicine, feel free to give us a call. We’re always happy to answer questions.

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Vegan vs. Paleo: Finding the “Middle Way”

Vegan and Paleo diets are the two fastest growing styles of eating in the U.S. these days. Why? Because we are realizing that our Standard American Diet (a.k.a. “SAD”) is sorely devoid of many vital nutrients, while being full of processed and chemical ingredients that harm our bodies, promoting chronic illness.

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Reflections, New Perspectives & Wishes for New Year

I just returned from an unexpected trip to New Mexico to help a good friend who has just been diagnosed with cancer. When I lived in New Mexico, over 10 years ago, this friend was a sister to me, and her parents my family. So, when the news arrived of her diagnosis, and that she could use some assistance following abdominal surgery, I wanted to be there to help in her day-to-day care, to be a moral support, and to share with her the information I have learned over the last 3 years regarding diet and lifestyle for cancer care.

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Nutrition, Part 3: Animal Foods in the Diet

Nutrition, Part 2 discussed Nutrition from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) viewpoint. The TCM recommended diet is: Whole foods with about 75-85% of the diet as vegetables, whole grains and beans/legumes; 10-15% fruit and nuts, and 5-10% animal-based foods.

Animal-based foods in TCM:

The TCM recommended diet includes small amounts of animal-based foods. They are not the central part of any meal; instead, they are an occasional accent in meals that are vegetable and whole-grain based. Why so little?