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Feeling Damp? 5 simple steps to decrease and prevent damp accumulation in your body

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Written by Hillary Constant, LAc. When you hear or read the word damp, you may automatically think of the typical Portland climate – as I’m writing this the sun has gone back into hiding and we have taken out our rain jackets once again. But the dampness I want to address in this article is […]

Prolotherapy – A Simple Solution With Powerful Effects

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As indicated by the title, I am always amazed by prolotherapy for its ability to stimulate the body to heal itself.  No drugs involved.  The mechanisms by which prolotherapy affects the pain response and injury to the ligaments, tendons, and nerves is actually quite complex.  But the products we use to inject are almost profound […]

It’s Cold and Flu season…IV therapy & how it can help ease the burden of the season.

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Succumbing to a simple viral infection once or twice a year is actually beneficial to one’s health as it keeps the immune response primed and operating efficiently.  Our immune systems are designed to resolve most illnesses with little to no … Continue reading

Hormonal contraception: more available & for less money…but what are the health costs?

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Don’t get me wrong…I am for the empowerment of women, especially when it comes to health-care options. However, just because something becomes readily available doesn’t mean everyone should use it. I’m of course talking about hormonal birth control, specifically oral … Continue reading

WINTER HEALTH

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YON-KA PARIS SKINCARE in USA LIFESTYLE PATH With winter fast approaching remember Lemons are in season! Here are a few of our favorite ways to add Lemon to your beauty ritual and enjoy head to toe radiance: • Start your day: Squeeze half a lemon into 8oz. of warm spring water – lemons are high […]

SKIN CANCER, How to avoid and take care of your skin

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Yonka Ultra Protection Age-Free Solar Block with Botanicals and Fruit Extracts SPF 25, TITANIUM DIOXIDE for UVB long lasting protection in the water and sun. Cancer cells start with basal cell trauma and over exposure to sun. Melanoma is the most serious skin cancer because it can spread rapidly. Look for changes in your moles, […]

YON-KA on Dr. Oz show

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YON-KA on Dr. Oz show

Yon-Ka is featured on Dr. Oz show , Sunscreen Survival  Guide, steps woman should take

Incredible New Topical Pain Reliever Gel

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I am recommending CHINA-GEL as a pain relieving , fast acting product. I have been using in my room for 2 weeks now and have samples. Please stop by or let me know when you are coming, can leave at front desk or see me in my room for massage with it. Natural ingredients: Camphor, […]

The ins and outs on Skin Rejuvenation Services

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I attended a seminar last Thursday hosted by OHSU FACIAL PLASTIC and RECONSTRUCTIVE surgery. I have Professional information for permanent and semi-permanent treatments. Both doctors who presented varying treatments were very knowledgeable.   Facial/Medical Esthetics is very precise and specialized compared to other surgeries for the body. I am available to consult with you about skin […]

Get a massage

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$10 off massage or facial for new clients
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Excellent Article on Fructose

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I couldn’t have written it better, so I’m not going to try.  You should read this article by my colleague, Dr. Shannon Weeks, on his blog site:  The Devil in the Fructose.  Its an excellent overview of the dangers of fructose and how it significantly contributes to the obesity epidemic in our country.

Thumbtack

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You can find my Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma services now on Thumbtack!

Struggling with shin splints?

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Shin splints, medically referred to as medial tibial stress syndrome or MTSS, can be a painful condition often leaving runners no option but to discontinue training. The injury involves damage to the muscle insertions along the medial part of the tibia, or lower leg. Standard treatments of ice and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) may help temporarily […]

Study shows PRP superior to steroid injection for chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

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Steroid injections can sometimes help relieve pain with tennis elbow that is unresponsive to conservative treatment. The relief often lasts a limited time, however, and then the pain recurs, sometimes worse. Further, with steroids there is always the potential of further weakening and breaking down the precious tendon fibers making the problem more chronic. This […]

Signs and Symptoms to Know You are a Prolotherapy Candidate

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From Ross Hauser, MD.  11/13/10. #1 – NUMBINESS When people say they have numbness down arms or legs but still have a normal sense of touch, what they really have is numbiness. Referral numbiness is one of the main symptoms that tell us a person will respond to Prolotherapy. Numbiness is almost always from a […]

Neural Therapy

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Neural therapy utilizes a local anesthetic, procaine, and often homeopathic preparations to remove or treat electrical interference fields in the body, originally caused as a result of wounds, scars, surgery, infection, even mental-emotional trauma. These interference fields may produce chronic pain or musculoskeletal dysfunction, or produce more broad ranging problems such as chronic sinus issues, […]

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

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Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a relatively new form of regenerative therapy injections. A sample of the patient’s blood is collected, and then centrifuged to concentrate the platelets, and growth factors which directly encourage cell repair and tissue regeneration. The solution is then injected at the site of injury in the same manner as […]

What is Prolotherapy?

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Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy (RIT) used to strengthen joints weakened or damaged by over-use or chronic injury. Ligament or tendon attachments once stretched, torn, or otherwise injured often have difficulty returning to pre-injury level of functioning due to limited blood supply to these structures. Surgery can often produce more scarring and limited range […]

Hello Everyone!

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Thanks for visiting my blog.  Stay tuned for updated information on health topics and treatments such as prolotherapy, PRP, Neural Therapy, Neural Prolotherapy, Digestive Health issues, food sensitivities, hormones, the endocrine system, and more!