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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day 2021

Acupuncture Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24 since its initial commemoration on October 24, 2002. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture medicine.

An estimated 36% of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health. When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons is included in the definition of CAM, the number of U.S. adults using some form of CAM in the past year rises to 62%. Among the common CAM practices identified by the survey were acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, tai chi and qi gong.

A survey by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) found that approximately one in ten adults had received acupuncture at least one time and 60% said they would readily consider acupuncture as a potential treatment option. Nearly half (48%) of the individuals surveyed who had received acupuncture reported that they were extremely satisfied or very satisfied with their treatment. In addition, one in five (21%) of the total NCCAOM survey respondents reported that they had utilized some other form of alternative medicine besides acupuncture, such as herbs or bodywork (e.g., shiatsu).

These studies and others like them clearly demonstrate that CAM therapies are common practice in today’s health care system. They also support the need for consumers to be provided accurate and reliable information regarding their treatment options. Read more HERE

If you wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ferreira for the services mentioned above, please visit our online schedule HERE or contact us at (801) 396-8850.

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Gluten and Dairy Free Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

cook time: 8 MINUTES
total time: 8 MINUTES

For the fried Chicken Balls
*½ Cup cornstarch
*3 Tbsp potato flour
*1 Tbsp coconut flour
*1 Tsp baking powder
*4 Tbsp dairy free milk (or can substitute for water)
*1 Egg, beaten (you can sub for *4 Tbsp milk)
*Salt and pepper to taste
*1 Tsp garlic powder
*1 Tbsp sesame oil, optional
*2 Chicken breasts, diced
*Oil for frying


1.Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat

2.While the oil is getting hot prepare the chicken: In a bowl mix cornstarch with potato flour, coconut flour and baking powder.

3.Incorporate salt and pepper and garlic powder.

4.Slowly mix in milk, egg and sesame oil.

5.Dip each chicken piece in the batter and directly to the pan with the hot oil. Fry for around 6 minutes or until golden and cooked.

Gluten and dairy free sweet and sour sauce
prep time: 2 MINUTES
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 12 MINUTES

1/2 Cup coconut sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 Tbsp coconut aminos
1/4 Cup tomato sauce
1/4 Cup stock
1/2 Tsp ginge


1.Whisk all the ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat.

2.Bring to a gentle simmer, whisking constantly for around 10 minutes or until thickened.

3.Remove from heat. More recipes click HERE

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