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Maternity leave take two

Well, for those of you that don't know already Dr. Fielding is expecting baby number two in Feb 2018! Details on how long the leave are uncertain (for those of you with children, you understand why. If you don't have kids ask someone that does have a newborn...) She anticipates being back to the office mid summer.

New location at Active & Well Family Chiropractic!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Fielding will be accepting new patients at this time. She will be seeing patients on a limited basis at the new location, so be sure to schedule in advance, as appointments are likely to fill quickly.

Why acupuncture doesn't work

Ever hear someone say they tried acupuncture, but it didn't work for them? Read on to find out why it doesn't work.

Pocket shoppers guide to the “dirty fifteen”

We love to spread the knowledge about healthy eating and living, so we have to share this little gem from the Environmental Working Group, a fantastic organization that helps educate us about ways to minimize the exposure that we’re all subjected to. Did you know that over 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants are found in newborn babies cord blood?

Acupuncture for low back pain relief

This is the slogan of Dr. Richard Tan, OMD, LAc., arguably one of the most well known acupuncturists in the US. Roughly translated into English it says, “stand pole see shadow.” What exactly does this mean? It means that when you stand a pole in the sun you instantly see a shadow from that pole. This metaphor is Dr. Tan’s description of how acupuncture should work, immediately.

The power of the mind and body connection

I used to think that walking over red hot coals was some kind of hoax. The people doing that had something on their feet that prevented burns. Burns are a physical process. Well, that’s what I thought until the other morning when I poured the seconds prior, steam-whistling kettle full of boiling water over my hand instead of my intended mug full of tea.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture cured my asthma. One treatment with my teacher and mentor Tom Tam, and I never used inhalers again. Period. Disbelief is the reaction that I get or a look of utter confusion when I tell people this. “Really, how?” is another typical response.

What’s the rush?

People these days seem to be constantly in a hurry. They hurry from place to place as if the world were on fire. Peoples’ lives are busy. This is true, but do they have to be? If you answer yes immediately, then stop and think for a minute. Is this really true?

Intuition is it real?

Have you ever wondered what that sensation of Deja Vu is? Thought about a friend only to have them call you seconds later on the phone? Had a “gut” feeling that something wasn’t quite right?

Bottling for fizzy Kombucha

Once your brew is fermented to your liking, which should take about 7-14 days depending upon the size of your batch. Smaller batches will brew quicker than larger batches. Quart sized mason jars take about a week, a gallon can take up to three weeks. Temperatures will also affect brewing times, when it’s warmer the brew will ferment more quickly.