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Many people are surprised to learn that acupuncture can be an effective tool in breaking addictions, especially addictions to cigarettes.  (Acupuncture is also frequently used in detox facilities for people coming off drugs like heroin!)  In fact, in a 2012 meta-analysis, researchers gathered data from 14 different studies to see which alternative techniques helped patients stop…

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Are you one of the tens of thousands living in Albuquerque dealing with chronic pain?  Pain is a natural part of life and an important communication from your body that there is something wrong.  It can be the result of acute injury, organ dysfunction, repetitive action, stress and tension, or general deterioration, among other causes. …

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Most Americans want to lose weight, but even the most motivated of individuals don’t always get the results that they want.  However, recent studies show that people who supplement their weight-loss plan with acupuncture and herbs lose more weight than people who rely on diet and exercsie alone (Cho, 2009).   How would a few…

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We’ll admit it: most Americans come to acupuncture as a last resort.  Elite MD is no different.  Many of our clients have had numerous surgeries or have tried an entire pharmacy of medications with little success.  Many are pregnant or are parents who want their families to utilize gentle, natural treatments whenever possible. Not too…

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The diagnosis is difficult enough to deal with.  The treatment shouldn’t be even more difficult.  Luckily, acupuncture has been shown to significantly reduce chemotherapy side-effects, such as: nausea vomiting pain poor sleep quality and anxiety (Tas, 2014). Further, it can reduce dependence on anti-nausea medications (Reindi, 2006) and even help with certain chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies…

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Life wasn’t always like this!  Our ancestors could scarcely have imagined the sheer number and constancy of stressors that each of us deal with every day, and it never lets up!  Work and school don’t quit, children don’t raise themselves, traffic doesn’t move fast enough, and the demands placed on us, both voluntary and involuntary,…

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Peripheral neuropathy has become a way of life for many people—especially cancer survivors and people living with diabetes.  It often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet, but it can also affect other areas of your body. Luckily, study after study shows that there is a natural treatment for peripheral neuropathy, and we boast one of…

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We hear it in our clinic every day: “I always get allergies this time of year.”  But did you know that allergies are not an inevitability?  Allergies happen because your eager immune system overreacts to an otherwise benign substance, such as certain foods, chemicals, or plant matter like pollen, mold, or grass. Forceful sneezes, gushing…

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Insomnia is one of the most annoying and most common problems we see at Elite MM.  In fact, many of our clients seek our help for other issues but are also dealing with insomnia.  Many people sleep poorly, but through excess caffeine consumption or pharmaceutical sleep-aids, they have been able to deal with the problem…

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Running has so many benefits, but like any sport with repetitive movements, it can create a strain on the body that might result in nagging injuries.  Taking care of your hard-working body with regular acupuncture can stave off any long-term injuries and help your body recover more fully.  In fact, acupuncture has been shown to…

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