After a series of treatments administered by acupuncturist, Nancy Knode, I know my health has improved significantly and in a way that makes life more enjoyable. Specifically, for more than five decades, my right knee has been a continual nuisance that limited my mobility. Nancy Knode focused on this knee... Read more »
More than thirty years ago, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis with pain that would increase as time passed. I sought relief through many medical venues that included medication relief (prescription and over-the-counter) and many different vitamins, lotions and heating treatments. Nothing worked. For a number of years, I had... Read more »
I finally decided to call Harbor Healing Center when my PMS got so bad it lasted almost 4 weeks out of the month. Nancy took the time to have a one-on-one private session with me to understand all my symptoms, and came up with a personalized plan of action for... Read more »
When I arrived at Nancy’s door, I was extremely and chronically... Read more »
ill. I had been suffering from Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction
Syndrome for 15 years. When I met Nancy I immediately recognized that
she had the deep compassion that is essential to all healing. I am
“I am grateful for how thoughtful and kind Nancy... Read more »
Knode is in her practice of acupuncture. She fully explains her
treatments and answers any questions I may have. Nancy is more than
capable – she is compassionate and very caring. I have received acupuncture treatments from Nancy
As a newcomer to acupuncture, I was surprised at the holistic way that... Read more »
Nancy has helped me over the past four years of consistent treatments.
Relaxation and stress relief were the first noticeable benefits, as well
as an overall healthy balance in the pre and post menopause
Dear Nancy,... Read more »
I can’t even begin to tell you how much your treatments have helped me. I came to you after having a canoe accident. I needed 2 knee surgeries, which left me with terrible peripheral neuropathy. I was on two different medications which caused drowsiness, constipation and etc…
- Nancy J. Knode, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason, healthy eating in summertime, according to TCM, is all about using cooling foods to balance out how hot it is outside. In other words, we can find homeostasis from the inside out. continue reading
Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine into your own life and access greater healing. continue reading
Ginseng is said to resemble a human body in shape, and it has been used for years in Asia. Recently, it has become a popular item in Western culture. Many claims about this root have been advertised, such as its reputation for extending longevity and its use for stamina and endurance. Let’s look at the types of ginseng and the differences.
There are three main types of ginseng used: continue reading
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Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese medicine, there are certain guidelines that will keep the body happy and healthy throughout life. Let’s explore this a little deeper. continue reading
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Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, this principle is followed a little more closely. But in areas like Hawaii and Southern California, where fresh fruits and vegetables are always available and the climate is more moderate, people sometimes forget to eat according to the seasons. continue reading
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OM theory states the bitter flavor benefits the heart in moderation but an excess is harmful as it has a drying effect; for example, coffee is bitter. In moderation coffee acts as vasodilator increasing circulation but in excess it can raise blood pressure and has a diuretic effect. Modern scientific research has discovered while the human genome has 25 bitter taste receptors 12 of these are expressed in the human heart. continue reading
As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite ice cream shop down the street. Whatever your summer vice may be don’t worry about it, you can regain those healthy habits from before and introduce them into your children’s lives! continue reading
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