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Acupuncture: More than Physical Health

The fundamental belief of integrative and functional medicine is treating the whole body to achieve optimal wellness, including the mind. Unfortunately, the majority of those with mental health conditions do not actually receive proper treatment. Inadequate treatment may affect the way someone thinks, acts, and functions in their daily activities, so it’s essential to seek

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The Evolution of AIM: Our 20th Anniversary

June 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of Alliance Integrative Medicine. What an amazing 20 years it’s been! We’ve been through a few lows, including a building fire, followed by many more highs such as winning best workplace this year. We feel so much gratitude towards our amazing patients and partners who continue to trust and

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The Five Element Theory

If you are a current patient, you’ve likely filled out our “Symptom Index” form. As you were checking off boxes that apply to you—you might have thought “What does this have to do with my visit!?” This form is related to the Five Element Theory, which is derived from Chinese Medicine. The theory outlines the

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(How) Do you know what’s REALLY in your supplement?

Unfortunately, many studies have shown that some dietary supplements do not actually contain what is on the label. In the U.S., supplements are not regulated by the FDA. While the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring safety, new supplements do not need to be approved by the FDA unless they contain a new ingredient that has

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Reduce Infections as Your Kids Go Back to School

Steve Amoils, MD Did you know that a study showed that an herbal combination of echinacea, propolis, and vitamin C showed a 55% reduction of illness and a 62% reduction in the number of days with fever per child in children (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. VOL 158, 2004; 158:217-221)? Many of you have been faced

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Improve Your Structural Alignment

After your annual Thanksgiving football game, did your knees ache? While walking around shopping for gifts, does your lower back hurt? Are your feet throbbing at the end of your day? Do your hips hurt after you exercise? If you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe it’s time to give yourself the gift

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Reset & Restore With an ACE

Liz Woolford, MD Do you know that AIM has a signature treatment we recommend for our patients who need a deeper reset? It is called ACE and stands for Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care and Energy Healing. Over the past 21 years we have noticed that bodywork such as these is very powerful on its own but

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Easing Anxiety & Managing Stress

Teresa Esterle, MD Springtime is a time when people often feel more anxious, and this year things are understandably worse because of the fears and isolation created by COVID19. Even though the country might not officially be back to “normal,” there are many ways to help ease anxiety now and get your mental health back

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