Cupping is amazing! Try it!

What is Cupping? Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers.   It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain and the common cold to name a few.  In this therapy, your acupuncturist will place a small glass or plastic cups over specific areas on
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Six Therapies You May Have Not Heard Of

Six Therapies You May Have Not Heard Of More than Needles: 6 TCM Therapies You May Never Have Heard of Most people know that one way to feel better is with acupuncture needles. You go to your acupuncturist feeling bad. I put in a few needles.  You leave feeling lighter, energized, more pain-free. Using acupuncture
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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: How it can help you become a Champion!

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: How it can help you become a Champion! By: Scot Somes, LAc., Dipl Ac. Founder of Center for Integrated Eastern Medicine located in Denver and Broomfield If there was a way to maximize your potential both physically and mentally, would you be interested?  How about being able to concentrate better for
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Eastern Medicine Wins Over Athletes – The Denver Post

Eastern medicine wins over athletes

Denver practitioner says it speeds recovery, boosts performance

By Jordan Dresser

The Denver Post

POSTED:   08/18/2008 12:30:00 AM MDTADD A COMMENT

cyclingScot Somes treats Robyn Smith, a Russian kettlebell instructor and rugby player, using an Eastern medicine cupping procedure. ( Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post )

With the 2008 Olympic Summer Games underway in Beijing, the practice of traditional Chinese medicine on athletes for pain and improved performance is very much in evidence.

Swimmers have sported telltale cupping marks — they look like giant polka dots — and athletes such as pro basketball player Yao Ming have talked about how traditional medicine has enhanced their abilities and helped them recover.

While Eastern and Western athletes alike have been cautioned about taking herbal treatments that might cause them to test positive for banned substances, many Chinese medicine practices are being used — and for good reason, says Scot Somes.

Somes, owner of the Center for Integrated Eastern Medicine in Denver, says some of the benefits of an athlete using Eastern medicine include faster recovery from injuries, greater focus and less performance anxiety. All this comes from balancing emotional, mental and physical health.

Somes, who has a master of science from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said he tried Eastern medicine when he was in the Navy.

After getting the flu in Japan, he visited an acupuncturist insteadof taking the drugs that were prescribed for him. He said he recovered in two days. […]

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