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Mendocino, CA

L.Ac., MTCM, Dipl. OM
Bodywork &
Herbal Medicine




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What to do about your exercise hang-over

Posted by melaniefuller on August 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (4)

It's been 2 days since you did that really tough work-out, and now, you can't even sit on the toilet without grimmacing. What to do? Plop yourself on the couch and wait it out? Actually one of the best things you can do is keep moving! A walk, or some light cardio to keep your muscles warm and strecthing can be just the thing to help your body heal and repair. Muscles need oxygen rich blood delived to them to remove the lactic acid and toxins from inflammation out. Here are a few other helpfu...

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Brain, Body Fat and Healthy Aging

Posted by melaniefuller on July 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out this article on the connection between body fat and brain size!



Also, here is an inspiring TED talk video by a 93 year old on healthy aging

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7 minute workout for weight loss and energy

Posted by melaniefuller on January 11, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Need a quick workout that can fulfill your cardio needs and give you the same weight loss and health benefits as running or going to the gym? High-Intensity Circuit Training (HICT), pushing hard for a few minutes mixed with periods of rest, has been shown to be as effective as longer periods of exercise. By exercising for  7 minutes at high intensity, this 12-part workout can give you energy and pick up during a busy day. It empahsizes working the large muscles of the upper and lower bod...

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Acupuncture for Athletic Performance

Posted by melaniefuller on November 27, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

You may know that acupuncture is great for treating injuries, illness and other ailments. Did you know that it is a preventative medicine? We treat before you get sick, to prevent illness and injury by strengthening the overall condition of your body, without the use of medications that can cause unwanted side effects.

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What Isn't Tumeric Good For?

Posted by melaniefuller on November 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Turmeric root, Curcuma longa, has been used by many cultures all over the world as a cooking spice and medicine. It is used in Chinese, Ayurvedic, Tibetan, Hawaiin and Polynesian traditional medicine,  as well as being cultivated in Africa and Jamaica. The Polynesians brought turmeric with them as they voyaged across the Pacific ocean to Hawaii. It is an inexpensive, good tasting herb that can be consumed in a capsule, added to a curry or mixed with warm milk and honey.

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Scientific Discovery: Why Acupuncture Works for Pain Reduction

Posted by melaniefuller on October 7, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Scientists have known for sometime that acupuncture points have lower electrical resistance than other areas on the surface of the body. Dr. Morry Silberstein of the Curtain University of Technology, recently discovered that a type of nerve cell, called C fibres, branch at acupuncture points. C fibres transmit sensory information over long distances in the body, and that "insertion of the acupuncture needle disrupts this circuit and numbs our sensitivit...

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