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MEET CASEY SKODNEK!

1. Tell us a little bit about your path and how you came to Element? My background is in music and the arts. I have been a musician since childhood, and spent years writing, playing, and producing music. As an electronic music producer, I traveled a lot, and met people from all over the world.

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Heart of Hearts

The heart may be a symbol of true love, romance, and emotion, but it is also an organ, an impressive complicated muscle that fuels every function in our bodies. No wonder it has inspired countless poems, sonnets, lyrics, and sappy greeting card rhymes.

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Acupuncture Self-Care

As an acupuncturist, I often get asked whether I do acupuncture on myself. The answer is "yes." While it isn't always easy to do full body or back treatments on myself, I do needle my face with ease. Some of you may be thinking, "Why would you want to needle your face?" Good question.

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BELL’S PALSY

Bell's Palsy is a paralysis condition of the face, typically occurring only on one side. While this condition does not pose much threat, it is extremely uncomfortable physically as well as emotionally. Symptoms can last between two weeks to 6 months and full recovery may not be 100%.

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FROM THE PRACTITIONERS: This Year’s Flu

The dominant strain of influenza this year has proven to be particularly virulent and challenging. It has already caused an increased number of hospitalizations. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are simple precautions we can all take:

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FROM THE PRACTITIONERS: Winter Skin Tips

Along with the hot chocolate, ice skating, cozy fireside chats, and everything else that winter has to offer comes dry, itchy skin. It can feel like an assault on this most precious of protective layers! Here are some tips to keep your skin at its best, while the weather may be at its worst.

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The Low-Down on CBD Oil

Recently, CBD oil has become popular, for good reason. Reducing pain and inflammation (including chronic pain, muscle pain, arthritis, even menstrual pain!), alleviating anxiety (say goodbye to that knotted-up chest constriction), relieving nausea, promoting better sleep, regulating and balancing mood, decreasing seizure activity, acting as a neuroprotector (beneficial for Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's, stroke), improving acne, minimizing side effects associated with cancer treatments, and encouraging cardiovascular health-- these are just a few of the benefits of CBD oil!

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