Acupuncture for Post Traumatic Stress

Acupuncture for Post Traumatic Stress (April 2008) By Catherine Niemiec, JD, L.Ac We all know the effects of stress on our bodies: we feel tense, irritable, and may get a bit of insomnia, or have digestive dysfunction or headaches. The effects of experiencing traumatic events create an even deeper stress on our bodies and psyche 

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PIHMA Brings Acupuncture to Arizona

PIHMA Brings Acupuncture to Arizona By Catherine Niemiec, JD, L.Ac As a Filipino-American leaving my home in Arizona to study law in San Francisco, I had no idea that I would discover my roots in medicine and bring them back home to Arizona along with my law degree. After graduating from University of California-Hastings and 

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Choose a Qualified Acupuncturist

Choose a Qualified Acupuncturist (November, 2007) By Catherine Niemiec, JD, L.Ac Every day we hear in the news more and more about the amazing things that acupuncture can do: stop back pain, cure depression and high blood pressure, stop addiction, relieve asthma and allergies, help with cancer therapy, overcome infertility, and more. Even if one 

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Don’t Drink That Ice Water

Don’t Drink That Ice Water (April, 2007) By Catherine Niemiec, JD, L.Ac Living in the Arizona desert, it is commonplace to go to a restaurant and immediately be served a glass of ice water with your meal. Many of us also order iced teas or other cool beverages. Little do we know we are setting 

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Asian Medicine for Change in the Weather

Asian Medicine for Change in the Weather (or, Options for Allergies, Asthma, and other Respiratory Problems) (October, 2006) By Catherine Niemiec, JD, L.Ac Have you been experiencing any bouts of allergies or asthma recently? Do you have a cold or sinus infection that you cannot seem to make go away? The Valley’s dry climate and 

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Asian Medicine & the Avian Flu

Asian Medicine & the Avian Flu (November 29, 2005) By Catherine Niemiec, JD, L.Ac As we enter into the traditional cold and flu season this year, there is an additional chill from the potential impending impact of the Avian flu. It is therefore more important to stay healthy and prevent illness during this time. Asian 

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