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What is Gua Sha and How Can it Help?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
November 11, 2019

Gua Sha, is commonly pronounced as “gwa shah,” is alternative healing, treatment originating in Vietnam, and then adopted popularly by the Chinese. It is a unique method of massaging therapy, which involves a slab with rounded edges. In common practice, the spoon can be bian stone, ox horn, jade, or rose quartz.

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How Botox Works

By: Dr. Anne Truong
November 4, 2019

Sofia Vergara, one of the highest-earning actresses in the world, famous for her roles in TV shows such as Modern Family and films such as Four Brothers had this to say when asked her opinion of Botox.

“If it makes you happier and more confident, then why not? But I also think you have to do your research, so you know what to expect—that you'll look fresher but not necessarily younger. I don't want to age, but hey, what can you do? It's a natural process. I'm trying to do it gracefully.”

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The Truth About Why You Should Be Taking Nutritional Supplements

By: Dr. Anne Truong
October 29, 2019

People are starting to pay more and more attention to the food they eat and what they are putting into their bodies. But is consuming a balanced diet that meets the recommended servings of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, essential fats and protein enough to ensure ample nutrient intake?  Probably not. The reason – Changes in our food supply.
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The O-Shot – The answer women have been looking for

By: Dr. Anne Truong
October 21, 2019

When Buddha said, "all answers lie within," an accurate conclusion was highly unlikely to be drawn. It is astonishing and, perhaps, even ironic how an ancient, spiritual philosophy is taking the modern healthcare industry by storm.

Allow me to introduce "PRP" or  Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. PRP is a breakthrough in medical science that has well surpassed the benefits of even hydrotherapy-- blood, indeed, is thicker than water.
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Microneedling: Reduce Acne Scars, Get Younger Looking Skin, & More!

By: Dr. Anne Truong
October 7, 2019

For those unfamiliar with the concept of "microneedling," it is a collagen boosting skin care treatment that involves penetrating the skin with clinical grade titanium needles these Sterile needles prick the epithelial pores, accelerating cell regeneration and tissue repair.

While the procedure sounds delicately dangerous, it is minimally invasive and completely safe. The results are staggeringly effective, with little or no downtime.
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Keto Diet 101 – A Guide to the Pro’s & Con’s

By: Dr. Anne Truong
September 23, 2019

The ‘keto’ diet or ‘ketogenic’ food and its health benefits is all the rage. It’s all over social media each and every day with recipes, food packaging and advertisements for this latest diet craze.

With celebrities endorsing it through all fanfare and display, it’s no wonder the keto diet has gained sufficient ground as the new ‘it-thing’ in the world of health, fitness, and wellness.
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A Detailed Look at Myofascial Pain and It's Treatment – Trigger Point Injections

By: Dr. Anne Truong
September 16, 2019

Do you suffer from muscle spasms and pain frequently?
Are fatigue, poor sleep, and stiffness of specific body muscle your common complaint?

People with these symptoms are often diagnosed with MPS or Myofascial Pain Syndrome. While the number of people suffering from this musculoskeletal pain disorder is on the rise due to sitting in front of computers. The good news is, there is a treatment for this nagging condition.
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Live, Love, Laugh- Surviving the 21st Century The Au Naturel Way

By: Dr. Anne Truong
September 9, 2019

Western medicine has obtained the trust of billions of people around the world, so much so that we look down upon any Eastern healing methods. However, most of us have tried Eastern medicine at some point in time in our lives, and have obtained successful results. Physical exercises such as yoga, techniques such as acupuncture and cupping therapy, and medicinal uses of herbal extracts and other dietary methods are common techniques used all over the world.

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A Comprehensive Study into Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

By: Dr. Anne Truong
September 3, 2019

As medical innovations progress at an unprecedented rate, the number of conditions which were previously thought to be incurable continues to dwindle. On that note, the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is another paradigm-shifting procedure which has generated a lot of interest in recent years.

Bioidentical Hormones: What are they?

Hormones are chemical compounds which essentially facilitate all major bodily functions. Consider them, if you will, as chemical messengers that serve as the human body’s internal communication system. These chemicals are formed and secreted by a set of organs collectively known as glands, and the whole network is called the endocrine system.

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What are Peptides?

By: Dr. Anne Truong

August 26, 2019


To answer that question, we first need to understand how our bodies function.
At the base of our brain rests a small gland called the Pituitary Gland. Despite it's small size, the Pituitary Gland is the master control unit for other hormonal glands such as Adrenals and Thyroid. They are vital to controlling your body and general well being.

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Taking the Stress out of Back- to-School

By: Dr. Anne Truong
August 19, 2019

It's back-to-school time for the kiddos and with everything to do like shopping for supplies, new school clothes, and getting schedules organized, it can be a very stressful time not only for you but for your kids too. You have to be ready to send them back and they may not want to go back because - let's face it - they just spent the summer having fun, not having to do homework and enjoying the beautiful weather.

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What is the Vampire Breast Lift®?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
August 12, 2019


The Vampire Breast Lift® combines the science of regenerative cells (Platelet Rich Plasma) and the artful skill of a trained physician to deliver a custom-designed procedure that not only restores a more youthful contour and volume but also improves skin quality, nipple appearance and sensation.

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Why it’s Important to Talk about Erectile Dysfunction Now

By: Dr. Anne Truong
August 5, 2019

If there is one thing that can make a man more nervous than an impending performance review at work, it’s erectile dysfunction. It’s still a taboo subject in most parts of the world, which is surprising considering that 26% of men below the age of 40 suffer from this malaise. In the United States alone, there are over 30 million men with this disorder.

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Medical Massage Therapy - The New-Age Therapy with a Package of Relief

By: Dr. Anne Truong
July 22, 2019

Massage Therapies have for long been used as alternative solutions to mainstream medical treatments – and they are quite fruitful too. Only now have the two forms of treatment brought forward a combination therapy called Medical Massage Therapy.

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Suffering from Knee Pain? Check Out the 5 Best Exercises for You!

By: Dr. Anne Truong
July 15, 2019

Your knees are what support you in “every walk of life, every day." Quite literally, they go through the daily grind. Hence, they are often over-strained, overworked and injured. No wonder, knee pain is one of the most prevalent issues with people of all ages.

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PRP for Sports - A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Sports Injury Treatment

By: Dr. Anne Truong
July 8, 2019

Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy works wonders for sports injuries – So say the experts!

Call it magic or a paradigm shift, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has brought a breakthrough to the treatment of sports injuries.

We live in an age where medical science is advanced enough to lurk deep and long into bodily functions. It enables finding out new combinations that work in favour of biological healing.
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Thrive with Acupuncture – An Age-Old Therapy for Holistic Healing

By: Dr. Anne Truong
July 2, 2019

The Chinese believe our body is a mix of yin and yang – the negative and the positive that co-exist. An imbalance in these two forms of energy leads to various illnesses and ailments.

To counter this imbalance, their sages developed a therapy for holistic healing, famously known as ‘acupuncture.’

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Vampire facials can work—but they’re dangerous in the wrong hands

By: Dr. Anne Truong
June 21, 2019

The goal is to generate healthier, youthful, flawless appearing skin

Environmental exposure, toxins, sun damage, stress, and the sheer passing of time can cause the skin to diminish and leave unwanted signs of aging. As a result, you may find that you appear worn out, tired or droopy. The lively, rosy hue once observed in your youth fades to dull gray because of less blood flow. The shape of your face becomes collapsed and saggy as muscle and collagen decrease. The texture of the skin becomes less smooth.

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What is Erectile Dysfunction?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
June 10, 2019

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to maintain an erection for satisfying sexual relations. Symptoms can also include struggling to maintain an erection for long enough to complete intercourse or an inability to ejaculate. If these symptoms are a regular occurrence, the likely culprit is ED.

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A Weight Loss Program that Really Works

By: Dr. Anne Truong
June 3, 2019

More than 1 in 3 Americans is obese. Obesity is a risk factor for many diseases, including type-2 diabetes and heart disease. These health issues stem from a range of underlying metabolic abnormalities that affect the liver, pancreas, muscle, fat, and other tissues.

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Study reveals best exercises for reducing body fat

By: Dr. Anne Truong
May 21, 2019

Both interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous training (MOD) reduce body fat percentage, according to a recent review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Interval training, however, offers a 28.5% greater reduction in total absolute fat mass.
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Can I Avoid Surgery?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
May 10, 2019

Can I Avoid Surgery?Did the title of this article capture your attention? It should. Surgery, no matter how major or minor, is serious business. In this post we want to focus on orthopedic surgery- a procedure performed due to pain, disease, and dysfunction in your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints.
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Can You Return to Function and Satisfaction After Total Knee Replacement?

By: Dr. Anne Truong
April 29, 2019

Total Knee ReplacementThere are pain and limitation associated with knee osteoarthritis. It can make the simplest task, like walking upstairs or getting out of a chair almost impossible at times. Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis occurs in 10% of men and 13% of women in the United States.
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