Anna Dolopo

I'm a licensed acupuncturist/Chinese herbalist.
Acupuncture

Acupuncture, the New (Chinese) Year and Mental Clarity

The start of the new year is a time of looking back at what we have achieved in the past year and looking forward to the future. Happy Chinese New Year! I like to call this a second new years, and another chance to reflect on goals and resolve challenges still confronting to us. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is a great way to help achieve the changes you seek as it assists in preventing illness, relieving stress, minimizing aches and pains, improving energy and nurturing balance. Maintaining a calm and clear mind helps to strengthen your resolve as you take

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Acupuncture, Health

Acupuncture and Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

We are in the thick of it now. . . Cold and flu season. "This year it is predicted that there will be 1 billion colds and 95 million cases of the flu in the United States alone. While the misery of cold and flu season might be inevitable, one thing is changing: where we look for relief." Dr. Anna Dolopo is a very esteemed Acupuncturist in Orange County, California and features health articles on her "Move Your Qi" site and blog. Below is a great read on best ways to stay healthy during the cold and flu season. (more…)

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Studies on Acupuncture: Reliability and Validity

Every few months one reads a report in the media about a study concerning acupuncture. Often the headline is something like “Study finds acupuncture ineffective against back pain” or some similar vein. It is crucial that you, as an intelligent consumer of medical information, make an informed decision about these reports. Your health lies in the balance. Keep in mind that many Western practices would not stand up to the kind of scrutiny that acupuncture has undergone. (more…)

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Treating Autoimmune Disease with Acupuncture

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease; an autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue.  Autoimmune disorders include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, Addison's disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain–Barré syndrome. Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune disorders, integrative medicine solutions including acupuncture and Oriental medicine have received much attention as successful therapies in their treatment.  Acupuncture is specifically noted for its use in pain relief, regulating the immune system, managing symptoms and improving quality of life. (more…)

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Thyroid Problems and Natural Treatments

"When functioning properly, the thyroid gland secretes just the  right amount of thyroid hormone to regulate almost all the metabolic  processes in your body.  Too much or too little of these vital body  chemicals and it can drastically influence energy levels, body weight  and your mental health.  With over 20 million Americans living with some  form of thyroid disease, much attention has been given to the many ways  that acupuncture and Oriental medicine can treat thyroid problems. (more…)

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Oriental Medicine for Weight Management

"In Oriental medicine the root of excess weight is an imbalance within the body caused by malfunctioning of the spleen and liver organ systems. Acupuncture points, as well as foods and herbs selected to assist with weight loss can directly influence the Qi of the spleen and liver systems and treat the imbalances that have caused weight gain. (more…)

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Reflect, Renew and Rest on Your Health!

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection,  which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by  experience, which is the bitterest. ~ Confucius Reflection is the process in which an image or idea comes back to us,  such as looking in a mirror, rethinking an event, or reviewing an idea.   We have the opportunity to take a closer view and reconsider our  original thinking. A new year and a new season is a perfect opportunity to reflect and use that knowledge  as a catalyst for change.  Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help  achieve the change

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Strengthen Your Digestive Health with Acupuncture

More than 95 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders ranging from constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome to more serious conditions such as acid reflux (GERD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.  In fact, more than 35 million physician office visits a year are due to gastrointestinal complaints.  Reports confirm that acupuncture and Oriental medicine can offer relief from even the most complex digestive problems. (more…)

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Tips for a Restful Night

Sound sleep is the foundation of good health. Most people need 6-8 hours of sleep every night to recharge their batteries. Practicing good sleep hygiene and keeping the body in sync with the rhythm of day and night can help the body cope with sleep deprivation and give it an opportunity to boost the immune system, get stronger and heal. By implementing just a few of these suggestions, you should notice a great improvement in your sleep and how you function during daylight hours. (more…)

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