3 Surprising Acupuncture Benefits

By Doug Burr, MS, L.Ac, Catalyst Acupuncturist What if you could drastically enhance your recovery from sports injuries, or increase the effectiveness of your workouts? How about lose weight more easily? Fortunately, these are just a few of the benefits of acupuncture. Regular treatment heals your body’s deficiencies, returning you to an optimal state of health. Here’s […]

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Acupuncture Improves Gut Health

By Doug Burr, MS, L.Ac, Catalyst Acupuncturist Traditional Chinese medicine has long understood the importance of good digestion. One famous medical doctor from the 16th century, Yu Jia Yan, wrote: If the Stomach is strong, life will be healthy; if the Stomach is weak, life will be unhealthy. There’s a direct link between our digestive […]

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Nutrition Guidelines for Weight Loss

Every new year, we examine our lifestyles and try to implement positive changes, which, oftentimes include resolutions about getting healthy and losing weight. To help steer us in the right direction, our Catalyst Nutritionist, Pedro Sun, has kindly put together some dietary recommendations geared specifically toward shedding extra pounds. What I always love about Pedro’s advice is […]

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Oncology Massage

With more than 1 out of every 4 Californians receiving a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime it’s important to clear up some misconceptions about massage therapy and cancer. Back in the day, it was thought that massage could actually spread cancer by increasing circulation and was therefore contraindicated. How sad!  The truth of the matter […]

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Pain in the Neck, from too much Tech? Come in for a Check… but see if these stretches Help First

It’s a common sight, walk through an office full of cubicles and you will see multiple people with their chin forward, shoulders slumped, straining their eyes and some may even be rubbing their necks and shoulders due to tightness.  Neck pain and tightness is so common that thousands and thousands of dollars are spent a […]

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Make Momma proud with better posture

“Good posture does more than help you look strong, confident and healthy. Good posture helps you move, fight gravity and remain young in body and mind.” – unknown Your mother always told you to “stand up straight”, “put your shoulders back”, and “have good posture.”  The truth is, the overwhelming part of a person’s day […]

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