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Life Long Vitality, The best suppliments

Posted by H. Frank Neely L.Ac. on May 23, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you eat your five fruits and vegetables a day? Do you take vitamins and suppliments?

Many of the things that prevent and reverse diease and chronic problems can be resolved with proper food, vitamins and suppliments. Navigating through the many diets and suppliments can be a challenge. In my nearly 20 years of being a health care provider I always recomend the best for my clients. I've found the best suppliment and vitamine combination in Life Long Vitality by Doterra. This complex can reduce or elliminate most of the suppliments that you alredy take, while also provide the daily full dose of fruits, vegitables, vitamins, minerals and omega oils. What makes this different is that the formula is based on essential oils. Beacause of this, the delivery of the nutrients can penetrate directly into each cell of the body and because its bassed on essential oils it has added theraputic effects that can treat a variety of ailments and disease. Can the vitamines you take now help your blood pressure, diabetes, stress, anxiety, digestive problems, insomnia and infertiliity? these suppliments can and more. Here are some of the clinical benifits.


• Cellular Longevity/Lifespan*

• Cellular Inflammatory Response *

• Cellular Energy/Metabolism*

• Powerful DNA Protection *

• Network Antioxidant Defense *

• Immune System Support *

• Stress Management *

• Cardiovascular Health *

• Bone and Joint Health *

• Brain/Cognitive Health *

• Digestive Health, and more…

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Prenatal Acupuncture

Posted by H. Frank Neely L.Ac. on January 8, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Acupuncture is a natural, safe, inexpensive and relaxing treatment for many common problems that occur with pregnancy. Most pharmaceuticals are contraindicated during pregnancy and many expecting mothers wish to use natural ways to deal with issues that arise during this time.


For thousands of years Acupuncture and herbology have been used to promote a happy, healthy and comfortable pregnancy.

Special acupuncture points can insure a healthy mom duringthe different stages of gestation and at the same time prevent toxins from flowing from the mother to the fetus. This is an ancient traditional acupuncture prescription known as “the beautiful baby points,” and are believed to help calm anxiety and stress and tonify the blood of the mother while increasing the immunity of the fetus.

Acupuncture can also be used during pregnancy to treat pre-existing conditions of the mother these include emotional issues, stress,fatigue, headaches, migraines, pain and many other conditions.

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Moxabustion corrects Breech Presentation by stimulating fetal movement. Moxabustion is a traditional Chinese Medical technique that uses the dry herb mugwort which is burned over acupoints. The heat generated from the burning herb stimulates the point and increases fetal movement.


Prenatal Conditions Treated With Acupuncture


  • Fatigue
  •  Morning Sickness
  • Pain
  • Psychological Issues
  • Swelling
  • Breech Position of the Baby
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Induction of Labor
  • Delivery Pain
  • Post-partum Disorders 


For induction of labor, Acupuncture is a natural and safe option for expecting mothers who seek a natural child birth and wish to avoid toxic medication that can be passed along to the baby. Acupuncture causes the release of the bodie's own hormones oxytocin and prostaglandins that cause uterine contractions and dilation of the cervix.


Acupuncture during labor and delivery can help relaxation and relieve pain while shortening overall labortime. During labor special Acupuncture points are used that release prostaglandinsand oxytocin which increase dilation of the cervix and uterine contractions shortening time spent in labor. This can significantly reduce pain.


General treatment plan for pregnancy


During the first trimester Acupuncture is used to stabilize the fetus to prevent miscarriage and to treat morning sickness and fatigue.

Acupuncture during the second trimester focuses on relieving discomfort and pain. Treatments also focus on promoting relaxation and relieving stress while treating any complications or preexisting conditions.


During the final trimester Acupuncture prepares the body for birth by boosting immunity and relieving stress. At this time treatment for breach presentation and induction of labor can be done.



Acupuncture and Moxabustion for Breech Presentation

Posted by H. Frank Neely L.Ac. on January 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM Comments comments (0)

Breech presentation is when the baby’s head fails to descend into the pelvis. Usually by 36 weeks the baby begins to turn in preparation for delivery, three to four percent of baby’s remain feet down and do not turn There are several methods used to induce the right position and Acupuncture andMoxabustion are a safe, effective, fast and comfortable choice for the expecting mother and soon to be born baby.

Acupuncture and Moxabustion stimulate a special point located next to the nail of the small toe. This point is believed to release hormones that signal the fetus to move to the proper head down position.

Acupuncture and Moxabustion have a 75% success rate and it usually takes one to four treatments. In my practice the results have been immediate. After applying the needles the expecting mothers felt the baby move and a slight pulling pressure in the pelvis. Sonograms 24 hours after the treatment revealed that the baby’s had all moved to the correct position for birth.

Here you will find a link to research on the efficacy of Acupuncture and Moxabustion for Breech Presentation.