Many people do not know that a healthy immune system actually starts in the intestines. The intestines are filled with a delicate balance of more than 500 different strains of bacteria (also called gastrointestinal flora). These microorganisms account for 70% of our immune system. Maintaining a healthy balance of intestinal flora is essential to protect […]
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About Erin B. Kaminker, LAc, MSOM
Sage Medicine, Acupuncture and Holistic Health, offers traditional Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, Zen shiatsu, herbal medicine, cosmetic acupuncture, and craniosacral therapy. David and Erin Kaminker are both Licensed Acupuncturists with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Their specialties include pain management, somatic emotional conditions, women’s health, and gastro-intestinal disorders. David and Erin support their patients in achieving optimal health, so they can live their lives with more grace, joy, and ease.
Entries by Erin B. Kaminker, LAc, MSOM
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is essential to balance and nourish a woman’s blood throughout her life. Our blood is filled with essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. It is the very substance that sustains and gives us life. Women loose a great deal of blood throughout the course of their lives, during menstruation as well as during childbirth. Even though these are natural processes, they can be very taxing on a woman’s body. Without replenishing the blood, women can easily become depleted and out of balance.
This has been a particularly severe season for the Flu. According to the U.S. Center for Disease and Control (CDC), we may continue to see epidemic levels for a number of weeks, especially in the Western states. In our clinic, Sage Medicine, we have seen an increase in flu activity this winter and would like […]