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NEW on AcuTake: From Michael Phelps to Gwenyth Paltrow, cupping is going mainstream. Here's everything you need to know about this effective Chinese medicine 
By Julia Sanfilippo Have you seen this cool new ad from Under Armour featuring 22-time Olympic-medal winner Michael Phelps? It is an inspiring video that shows the strength, determination, and recovery required to be a record-setting world champion. If you pay close attention starting 44 seconds into the video, you'll
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NEW on AcuTake: Seasonal affective disorder afflicts many people in winter, with frequent reports of depression. But anxiety may be even more popular. 
By Sarah O'Leary Winter has a reputation for being the season of sadness. Seasonal affective disorder afflicts many people in winter, with frequent reports of depression. But anxiety may be even more popular. You may not necessarily associate anxiety with the winter season, but in fact, many people experience a
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NEW on AcuTake: An acupuncturist shares her 8 secrets to staying healthy all winter long.

By Jacqueline Gabardy It’s the season for getting sick. And it seems to be hitting everyone but me. Friends, family, and most of my patients are complaining of symptoms, from colds and stomach flus to fevers and sinus infections. Although I interact with many sick people this time of year,
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Thanksgiving is Thursday! These tips will come in handy. 
By Sara Calabro Thanksgiving is Thursday. Get ready to bloat! Sorry to be a downer, but seriously. Often, the meals we share on Thanksgiving are memorable for more than just good times with family and friends. Bloating and indigestion can be epic on Thanksgiving, and they can put a major damper on otherwise joyous celebrations. We asked acupuncturists from around the world for do-it-yourself recommendations for reducing bloating. Here are 11 tips...
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NEW on AcuTake: Check out these acupuncture-inspired self-care tips for new mothers who are struggling with breastfeeding.
By Arden Yingling We've all heard about the advantages of breastfeeding a new baby: It's convenient and affordable, and breast milk offers valuable health benefits to both mama and baby. You've probably also heard that it's easy—and that's usually true! But what about those times when breastfeeding is a struggle? Early breastfeeding challenges are often due to simple issues with a baby's positioning or latch. In those cases, lactation consultants...
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NEW on AcuTake: Are you experiencing a heightened sense of melancholy with the transition into fall? You're not alone. From an acupuncture perspective, depression can take on a lot of forms. 
By Marisa Fanelli Since the warmth of summer has been slowly fading into cooler nights and shorter days, I have had a noticeable influx in patients seeking relief from depression. This isn’t uncommon—each year I see it happening with the season change. In
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NEW on AcuTake: After fear of needles, do you know the most common reason people avoid getting acupuncture? 
By Sara Calabro What is the number-one reason that people don't try acupuncture? You guessed it: Fear of needles. Want to know the second most common reason? According to an AcuTake reader survey—and the referral requests we receive routinely from readers—the second most common reason people don't go for acupuncture
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NEW on AcuTake: Here are 5 things to remember if you're scared of getting acupuncture.
By Sara Calabro Most people, when they hear about the benefits of acupuncture, find themselves thinking, "That would be so good for me!" Less stress, more energy, better sleep and digestion... Who doesn't want that? But for many people, there's one thing that holds them back from enjoying the benefits
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Make 2016 the year you embrace acupuncture. You won't regret it. Happy New Year from AcuTake! 
By Sara Calabro Acupuncture can help you live better in 2016—and in ways you may not expect. If you've been meaning to try acupuncture, or if you're an experienced acupuncture goer who has fallen out of practice, make 2016 the year you jump in. Here are 16 benefits you'll experience
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NEW on AcuTake: Got acne? Try acupuncture. 
By Joseph Alban Most people think about acupuncture for acne after they’ve already tried everything else—over-the-counter creams, prescription drugs, chemical peels, you name it. But acupuncture, because it's safe and effective (and has tons of side benefits), should be thought of as a first-line therapy for acne. The difference between acupuncture and most other mainstream therapies for acne is that acupuncture treats acne by addressing its root...
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NEW on AcuTake: Do you have trouble sleeping? Check out these self-care tips from acupuncturists on getting rid of insomnia. 
By Sara Calabro Insomnia is rampant. So many people are walking around exhausted, medication-dependent, or resigned to a sleepless existence. More and more—since an Ambien-induced night's sleep just isn't the same as a natural night's sleep—people are turning to acupuncture and other non-drug therapies
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NEW on AcuTake: This technology has the potential to change the acupuncture game. 
By Sara Calabro In the ongoing debate over whether and how acupuncture works, detractors lean heavily on the claim that you can't actually see qi and therefore it must not be real. That's no longer true. AcuGraph, an imaging technology made by [...]
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AcuTake is an easy-to-understand website about acupuncture. Sara Calabro started it. Learn more here.