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Choosing Wisely, Balancing Your Health and Your Joy.

Choosing Wisely, Balancing Your Health and Your Joy.

A basic tenet of Chinese Medicine is “Everything in moderation including moderation.”  Extremes of any variety can be unhealthy.  We see this with the rise of afflictions such as Orthorexia, a condition where people get so fixated on specific, “healthy” food choices they become regimented and inflexible—ultimately costing them joy, happiness and fun. read more…

5 simple ways to ease seasonal headaches

5 simple ways to ease seasonal headaches

This time of year can be particularly frustrating for people prone to headaches.  We are in this period of transition—is it Winter or is it Spring?  There’s a bit of a yo-yo back and forth with the weather, temperatures and barometric pressure.  read more…

9 ways to ease constipation

9 ways to ease constipation

Constipation is often thought of as merely a situation leading to a little discomfort.  However when not addressed, chronic constipation can lead to serious health problems.

In Western medicine suggestions to help with constipation often include: read more…

Detox for Wellness

Detox for Wellness

Detox, Cleanse, Purify, Fast – Are any of these a part of a wellness program?  I get a lot of questions about this broad subject. Detoxing, cleansing, purifying and fasting all work in similar ways.  By decreasing the amount of energy the body needs to break down nutrients from food, we create an opportunity for it to focus on letting go of waste and restoring itself.  For short periods of time, this can be quite beneficial. read more…

Living in Harmony With Nature: Spring

Living in Harmony With Nature: Spring

Spring is Here!

Yes, I know the first day of Spring is March 20, at least according to our modern Gregorian calendar. In Chinese Medicine, March 20, the equinox, is actually the peak of spring. Energetically we’ve been in Spring for several weeks. The Seasonal cycle in Chinese Medicine is actually based on the solar cycles. When the Sun is highest in the sky, summer peaks. When the sun is lowest and we experience minimal daylight hours, winter peaks. Based on this, we can extrapolate the rest of the seasons. read more…

The Trouble with Supplement & Nutrition Advice

The Trouble with Supplement & Nutrition Advice

Spring is right around the corner. This is the time of year where people often are reigniting those New Year’s resolution to get healthy. Often with health programs, people start to ask questions about supplements and nutritional support.

In my practice, I see a lot of people struggling with where to turn for this type of advice. There’s a ton of information out there coming from a variety of sources. Websites, blog posts, Facebook, online webinars, independent brand representatives, healthcare practitioners, friends, family and support groups are among the leading resources.

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Living in Harmony With Nature: Winter

Living in Harmony With Nature: Winter

Acupuncture is a form of medicine based on the laws of nature. Lately, I’ve witnessed a growing desire among patients to make healthy choices that are in sync with the environment around us. For people living in Western New York, living in harmony with nature may look different than it would in San Diego, CA. Over the past few months, I’ve had a number of conversations about what balance and wellness look like in Winter versus Summer and how tweaking our lifestyle for the season can support health. And thus this series, Living in Harmony with Nature, was born. read more…

Cold and Flu

Cold and Flu

The cold and flu season is upon us. This season, I’ve become increasingly aware that a lot of people don’t realize that Acupuncture, supplements and herbal medicine can be incredible resources to help mitigate the cold and flu. read more…

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Ronald Pratt Acupuncture focuses on treating and correcting the root imbalance of a symptom, promoting overall health and vitality. Through individualized, one-on-one sessions, we create unique treatment plans to support, strengthen and nurture your body towards health and well-being.

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