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Shipping Delays due to Wildfires

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Shipping Delays due to Wildfires

We're Affected by the Wildfires To our dear customers and their beloved pets, unfortunately Epsilon Acupuncture has been affected by the wildfires here on the west coast.  We deeply and sincerely apologize for any delays in shipping you may experience.  At this time our regular supply chain is disrupted, and our shelves are running low.   Timeline It is impossible for us to know exactly when our normal service will resume, however, as of this blog post, we are expecting to be able to resume normal shipping by tomorrow, September 16th.  We are not able to make any guarantees because so much of...

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Pets and Air Quality

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Pets and Air Quality

Hazardous Air Quality Here on the west coast, this environmental condition is usually caused by severe short term air pollution from wildfires.  It is not to be taken lightly - for humans or pets.  As always, if you have specific concerns, please consult your doctor or veterinarian.   Outside Time The best way to deal with hazardous air quality is to avoid breathing it by staying indoors.  Most home furnace systems (HVAC) have adequate filters, but additional filtration is also recommended such as a portable HEPA filter air purifier.   Some animals do need outside time however, and there's no way...

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Nightshades and Inflammation

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Nightshades and Inflammation

It's Garden Season! If you or your neighbors garden, you likely already know that it's tomato season here in the U.S.  This can mean an overflowing of tomatoes on a good year, and even more so this year with so many unplanned gardens starting during lock-down.   All in the Family Tomatoes are part of a larger family of produce called nightshades or sonanaceae.  This family includes potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, and some other plants and flowers.   Do They Cause Inflammation? Some athletes and natural medicine providers swear by an anti-inflammatory diet without nightshades, but this family is also very...

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Natural First Aid

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Natural First Aid

Natural First Aid Our goal here at Epsilon Acupuncture is to help you stock your herbal medicine cabinet, and today we're helping you make an all-natural first aid kit. Just to be clear - we're not suggesting skipping or replacing western medicine, we're making suggestions for things that aren't bad enough for the E.R.  We sell some of these items, and if there's enough interest in something we don't have we'll stock it, but this is just an article to help you make your own custom first aid kit. Skin Stress (Cuts, scrapes, bug bites, and minor burns including sun burn)   Indian...

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Animal Acupuncture

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Animal Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an alternative medicine therapy practiced by licensed and certified practitioners.  Tiny needles are inserted at very specific points around the body.  The needles are typically retained for 10-60 minutes during which time the patient often relaxes or even falls asleep. Although this type of medicine has been practiced in China for thousands of years (about 4 thousand if you consider herbs) it has only been accepted in the United States since the 1970's.  In the U.S. that was a time of increased global awareness and open-mindedness.  Be aware that this history can cause people to associate...

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