Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese medicine, there are certain guidelines that will keep the body happy and healthy throughout life. Let’s explore this a little deeper. continue reading »

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Parmesan Squash Rounds

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by Toni Twitty, M.Ac., Ph.D.c 

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture OKC Expert

August 2, 2018

 

You. Guys. Squash is great for the spleen, which means its great for digestion this time of year and its also in season! I feel that like means squash is everything in late summer. I was searching for some kid-pleasing recipes to use up our abundance (also a theme in late summer) of squash and something magic happened when I came across this one. This recipe is life! Enjoy!

 

 

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Dr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture OKC in Edmond, OK is an highly respected expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health at: www.bewellokc.com

 

 

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Chew On This: Digestion and the Spleen

acupuncture okcby Toni Twitty, M.Ac., Ph.D.c 

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture OKC Expert

August 2, 2018

 

The Spleen and Stomach rule the late summer season. That means these organs most active, accessible, and unfortunately prone to problems RIGHT NOW. They are also associated with the “Earth” element. Earth provides support and nourishment for all life. Likewise, these active organs provide the body with nourishment through what we eat. Food is ingested, digested, transformed, transported, and assimilated into the physical body, creating bone, muscle, energy, and blood. Literally we are what we eat!

The health of these organs is critical to our feeling well. Digestive troubles plague modern society. Check out your local drugstore and you’ll find an entire isle dedicated to items designed to suppress various symptoms of poor digestive health- probiotics, antacids, antiemetics, Pepto… The only problem is that they DON’T get at the root cause of the problem. They are a bandaid. 

Over time, a poor diet coupled with irregular eating habits, over-concentration, worry, excessive studying, or sitting too long can injure our Spleen and Stomach. Adopting a few new eating habits may allow your digestion to function better. In turn, the health of your entire being may improve. Caring for your health, naturally, with acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help get to the root cause of digestive troubles as well as other problems that you are experiencing.

 

So. How is Your Spleen Doing?

 

Below are a few symptoms that appear when a Spleen/Stomach disharmony is present:

 

•Abdominal distention, bloating, aches or pain
• Flatulence after meals or with stress
• Watery, loose stools, or diarrhea
• Blood or excessive mucus in stools
• Bruising easily
• Nausea, vomiting, or lack of appetite
• Sallow complexion or pale lips
• Pale and swollen tongue
• Weakness and heaviness in the arms, legs, or muscles
• Fatigue, lethargy, or low energy
• Dizziness or history of anemia
• Susceptibility to colds and flu
• Cold hands and feet

• Difficulty Concentrating

• Infertility 

 

If you said yes to a few of these, Give us a call at 405-693-5121 or schedule online to get started towards better digestive health today!

 

 

Bon Appetite and enjoy the rest of your summer!

 

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Dr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture OKC in Edmond, OK is an highly respected expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health at: www.bewellokc.com

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Gwyneth Credits Acupuncture For Glowing Skin

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Gwyneth Paltrow is at it again, this time showing off her secret to a great complexion- Acupuncture! 

 

Gwyneth posted a selfie on Instagram of her recent facial rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment with the caption, “Anyone else into Acupuncture?” 

 

We are! Be Well Acupuncture OKC even offers facial rejuvenation acupuncture which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, aids in lifting, lighting, evening skin tone. Learn more about Be Well Acupuncture’s Facial Rejuvenation offerings here. 

 

Here is the full US Weekly article on Gwyneth’s acupuncture sash. 

 

 

acupuncture okcDr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture Edmond, OK is an highly respected expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health at: www.bewellokc.com

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Study Finds Beer Drinkers More Fertile

fertility okcMy husbands wildest dreams just came true- a recent study has determined that men who drink beer (or wine) are more fertile than their teetotaling counterparts. While the study finds that 1-3 drinks a week improves sperm count, those who consumed 4-7 drinks per week, “had a “significantly higher median semen volume” than those who had 1-3 weekly drinks.” 

 

Grab a 6 pack on the way home, TTC ladies! No, really- if you’re having trouble conceiving we are here to help. Dr. Toni has treated hundreds, if not thousands, of men and women just like you with great success.

Give us a call at 405-697-5121 or schedule online now! We can’t wait to meet you!

 

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fertility okcDr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture Edmond, OK is an highly respected expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health at: www.bewellokc.com

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