Tag Archives: Herbs

Metabolic Acupuncture

March 5, 2018

Trouble losing weight?  Our Metabolic Acupuncture programs can help!  Go beyond diet and exercise to boot your metabolism and repair the underlying imbalances that lead to weight gain in the first place! What Metabolic Acupuncture Helps With Benefits How it Works Program Options Metabolic Acupuncture Q&A Testimonials Whether this is the first time you have struggled to lose weight or you’ve battled it your whole life, the Metabolic Boost and

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Curing Acid Reflux with Chinese Medicine

December 12, 2016

So many people have trouble with acid reflux. In fact, about a third of Americans are on some type of acid blocker—you might recognize names such as Prilosec, Zantac, or Prevacid. It can range from annoying to uncomfortable to super painful and even though a lot of us struggle with it, it’s not something you want to brush off. It can be a very serious condition and if it’s left

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

September 30, 2016

Are you looking for a natural remedy to fight off a cold or to boost your energy, but you don’t know where to turn? Chinese Herbal Medicine has been around for thousands of years and is used to treat many conditions, such as allergies, asthma, PMS, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, menopausal symptoms, and irritable bowel syndrome, among others. Often used in conjunction with acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine can be customized for each individual and provide

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Suffering from PCOS? Acupuncture Can Help!

April 20, 2016

I recently treated a woman in her mid-30’s who sought help for her irregular menstrual cycles and her inability to lose weight. She was particularly concerned about her menstrual cycles, which only came every 35-45 days (it always varied), as she and her husband were hoping to start a family in the coming year.   During our detailed intake session, she also shared with me that she was embarrassed over the

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WCCO Interview on Allergy Remedies

June 29, 2015
Healing InSight Online

It’s allergy season and sometimes those over-the-counter medications don’t do the trick. WCCO’s Kim Johnson invited Senia Mae of Healing InSight in to talk about natural remedies for seasonal allergies. For more information, also check out our blog post on Allergy Remedies!  

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How do you know you’re taking quality herbal supplements?

February 16, 2015

Over breakfast and the newspaper last week my husband said, “Did you hear about the herbal supplements in New York? Testing found that supplements at Target, Walgreen’s, and GNC didn’t contain any active herbs. Some just had garlic powder in them!” This is one of my pet peeves—crappy herbal supplements. Vitamins and herbs aren’t regulated in the US so there are a lot of poor quality products on the shelves,

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Food Therapy on KARE11 Morning Show

December 28, 2014
Healing InSight Online

  Bust some food therapy myths and learn stress relieving tips from Senia Tuominen, Healing InSight owner. Watch her guest appearance from the KARE11 morning show today. The tips may surprise you!  

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Clearing cat allergies with herbal medicine

December 16, 2014

I was lying on the couch last night with my three month old kitten, Lautaret, curled up on my chest, and I decided that I will always, always have a cat with me for the rest of my life. It’s the first time I’ve had kittens (we have two, a brother and sister) and I’ve dreamed about having them since I was four years old. I don’t know what took

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West Meets East When It Comes to Herbs

May 30, 2014

Well, there is just nothing more fabulous than seeing Chinese medicine—and specifically Chinese herbs—gaining more traction in the Western medicine world, especially in a hospital! Imagine my joy when I saw this headline in the Wall Street Journal: “A Top Hospital Opens Up To Chinese Herbs as Medicine.” Acupuncture is much more commonly accepted in Western medicine, as it is practiced in some hospitals, and it has been gaining traction

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The Herb That Can Safely Increase Your Sex Drive

May 23, 2014

It’s Fabulous Friday, and today to wrap up libido week, I want to share with you an awesome herb that basically says exactly what it does: Horny Goat Weed (also called Epimedium, or in Chinese, yin yang huo). I kid you not. It’s my favorite herb name in the entire materia medica. The story goes that an ancient herbalist noticed that there was a certain goat who was willing and

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Evaluating, Diagnosing, and Treating IBS the Chinese Medicine Way

April 9, 2014

You’re probably starting to get the hint that Chinese medicine is far superior to Western medicine when it comes to the treatment of IBS, right? Western medicine just doesn’t have the tools and techniques to reverse IBS fully, like Chinese Medicine does. I wanted to talk a bit about what that looks like! Ultimately, we’re looking at how your digestion and Qi is working, and then fix it. We diagnose

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Fabulous Friday: Make Your Own Herbal Formula!

March 7, 2014

So, this week we’ve been talking all about herbs. And, as you can see, there is a lot that goes into perfecting an herbal formula and treating your symptoms or illness! But not all of the herbal treatments are through-your-practitioner-only. This one, for Fabulous Friday, is over the counter—your kitchen counter! This formula is something you can make if you came down with a cold. Especially because the weather is

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Everything You Need to Know About Herbal Formulation

March 5, 2014

On Monday, we dispelled four myths about herbs. And today I wanted to do a deep dive on why Chinese Herbs are seriously the coolest, and give you some examples of what they are made of, so that you have an insider’s look at what they are and how they work! Here we go! You may have read before on this blog that in my opinion, Chinese herbal medicine is

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Four Myths About Herbs

March 3, 2014

Most doctors will tell you: “Acupuncture works, even though we don’t know why. You should definitely do it! …But be careful about herbs.” I hear this a lot, and it’s surprising to me. There are a few misunderstandings about herbs, so I want to clear them up. There are so many benefits to taking them! If the person prescribing them to you knows their herbs well and how to prescribe

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Three Essential Herbs for Travel

February 24, 2014

Hello hello! Having just returned from an early spring break, I’ve been thinking about what I do to stay healthy when I travel so I can share it with you. With this wretched winter, you’re probably ready for your own spring break! But one of the worst things ever is finally getting to take that beach vacation, or traveling for work for a big conference or presentation, and getting sick

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