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Prescription drug mix-ups

are more common than you think. Have your loved ones double check the shape/color/markings of their prescription pills whenever they re-fill their medication especially if they are using one of these chain pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid) named here: How Chaos at Chain Pharmacies is Putting Patients at Risk. Better yet, use an independent local pharmacy. They typically have better pricing.

Flowing Health offers naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and cupping in North Seattle.We are in the Green Lake area and conveniently close to Ballard, Greenwood, and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods.

New Location for Seattle

Just wanted to let you know that as of March 6th, I will be relocating my practice from Positive Touch Medicine to WellPoint Center for Natural Health at

7214 Linden Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

To schedule with me at WellPoint Center, please call 425.485.6059.

Front desk support will be provided remotely for the time being by my other location in Mill Creek (North Creek Clinic) so when you call, just specify that you would like to schedule at the Seattle location. I will be at the Seattle location on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Remote front desk hours are 9AM-12PM, 2PM-6PM Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri. You can leave a message at off times and we will get back to you as soon as possible. For prescription re-fills please have your pharmacy fax them to: 206.829.9813. Below are some pics of the new space!

Acupuncture for post-stroke recovery

Most acupuncturists are familiar with using acupuncture points between the fingers (Ba Xie, or as I like to think of them, wolverine points) for ailments like rheumatoid arthritis. But for post-stroke recovery, the depth of the needle more than doubles so the tip of the needle practically reaches the wrist (metacarpal joint). This clinical pearl I learned from a fantastic South African acupuncturist named Dr. Zhen 4-5 years ago. After 1-2 treatments a week, along with a highly motivated patient who does his PT exercises religiously, significant progress has already been made after 2 months.

More than 25 rounds of antibiotics over a 17 year span

likely doubles your risk for breast cancer. 25 sounds like a lot but some people take 3-4 rounds a year for frequent sinus infections, urinary tract infections, strep throat or ear infections. The more antibiotic prescriptions you fill, the higher your risk. Oddly, at the time the study came out, the director of public health sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center said he did not know why this correlation existed. But there is at least one clear mechanism at play here that I can see which involves beta-glucuronidase. So make sure to take your probiotics. And be very picky as to when and why you take antibiotics. If you are having repeated infections, have your doctor dig deeper and figure out why they keep recurring instead of writing yet another prescription for antibiotics.