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Jamie Starkey, LAc

Jamie Starkey is Lead Acupuncturist at the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine, where she bridges the worlds of Eastern and Western medical philosophy.

Cupping: Why Olympic Athletes Are Sporting Red Spots (Video)

You many have noticed that several of the U.S. Olympic swimmers and gymnasts are dotted with large, reddish-purple, perfectly circular spots. It’s not some new kind of sports tattoo. It’s the mark of a traditional Chinese therapy aimed at promoting healing: cupping.

Try These 2 Easy Acupressure Exercises for Allergy Relief (Video)

If you’ve never done any acupressure, there are so many reasons to try it. It’s easy to learn, safe, effective and costs nothing. For allergy sufferers, there are some simple acupressure techniques that can give you sinus relief. Watch this video to learn more.

4 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Chinese New Year

If you feel you’ve lost control of your health or other important parts of your life, Chinese New Year is a wonderful time to regain your balance. Here are 4 ways to renew and reconnect.

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Are Chinese Herbs Right for You?

Chinese herbs are serious medicine. Here’s how to find an herbal formula that will work for you without causing side effects.

8 Aches and Pains You Shouldn’t Ignore

Athletes, fitness buffs and novices alike all know the saying “no pain, no gain,” and to some extent, this is true. But how to do we know if the pain we are experiencing is normal?

Try This Easy 6-Minute Acupressure Exercise for Allergy Relief (Video)

If you have sinus pressure related to allergies, here’s a remedy you may not have considered before: acupressure. Many of us are familiar with the concept of acupuncture, the ancient Chinese method of healthcare involving thin needles, which are inserted into various points in the body to treat or prevent illness. But far fewer have … Read More

The Truth About Dry Brushing and What It Does for You

There are a variety of health claims about dry brushing. For those who aren’t familiar with the technique, it involves daily body massage with a dry, stiff-bristled brush. It’s been said to help flaky winter skin, increase circulation, detoxify, help digestion – and even improve the appearance of cellulite. But are these claims true? Some, … Read More

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How Acupuncture Can Offer You Natural Fertility Help

If you are receiving fertility treatments or concerned about your ability to get pregnant, consider including a natural, complementary practice thousands of years old: acupuncture. From an Eastern perspective, acupuncture helps your body get back to a balanced state to prepare for conception. From a Western perspective, we don’t know why it works, but we … Read More

Stressed? Try This Easy 9-Minute Acupressure Exercise (Video)

If you feel stressed or anxious, here’s a remedy you may not have considered before: acupressure.  Many of us are familiar with the concept of acupuncture, the ancient Chinese method of healthcare involving thin needles, which are inserted into various points in the body to treat or prevent illness. But far fewer have heard of … Read More