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by Scott Schauland, Registered Acupuncturist

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How to Avoid Nutrient Deficiencies on a Plant-Based Diet

Vegetarian, vegan, and other plant-based diets can be incredibly healthy in many ways (even reversing heart disease in some cases), but certain important nutrients are decreased or even absent in these diets. Without careful consideration, deficiencies will develop, which can cause serious health problems. I see this a lot in

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Spring Newsletter

Tips for how to live in harmony with the life-giving season of Spring, using walking for exercise and qigong, or “forest bathing” to increase the healing effect. Additionally, the most useful version of loving-kindness meditation is shared for counteracting tension and stress.

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Self Advocacy in Western Medicine

Article updated January 10th, 2020. I think any time you go to the doctor and they tell you a diagnosis, or you get some tests done, you should really do your own research and learn about what it means. Sometimes it can be a matter of life or death. I will tell

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Winter Solstice Newsletter

Greetings This is the third clinic newsletter, and is for the Winter Solstice on December 21st. I like to make these quarterly newsletters where I share self-healing tips for each season. Hope you enjoy the info! -Scott Schauland, RAc Chinese Medicine view of this season At this time of year,

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Autumn Equinox Newsletter

Greetings     This is the second clinic newsletter, and is for the Autumn Equinox on September 23rd. I like to make these quarterly newsletters where I share self-healing tips for each season. Hope you enjoy the info! -Scott Schauland, RAc Chinese Medicine view of this season     Right now is

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Summer Solstice Newsletter

This is the first clinic newsletter! I’m Scott, the acupuncturist and owner of Ginkgo Leaf Acupuncture in Grand Rapids, MI. I plan on writing one of these at least every time the season changes. These newsletters will contain advice based on Chinese Medicine for improving one’s own health by living

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