Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has gathered acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles for professional massage therapists and people living with liver disease.

Here are my most recent posts:

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Staying Positive with Liver Disease

Jan 11th, 2007

Coping with a condition deemed incurable has a serious impact on your emotional well-being. Receiving a depressing diagnosis by your physician while already experiencing extreme discomfort, pain and fatigue adds to an already challenging situation. Regardless of the stage of your disease or its outlook, learn why there is always room for optimism and hope.

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How Cold Weather Impacts Your Liver

Dec 19th, 2006

For those with liver concerns, the arrival of the winter months must come with an increased awareness of cholesterol levels. Learn what you can do as the temperature drops to help support the health of your liver.

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Liver Transplantation for Hepatitis C Patients

Dec 7th, 2006

In addition to being the reigning cause of chronic liver disease in the United States, Hepatitis C is also the most common reason for liver transplants in this country. A liver transplant is typically performed as a last resort, and is only considered when all other forms of treatment have been unsuccessful. Referred to as […]

Take the Mystery Out of Liver Tests

Take the Mystery Out of Your Liver Tests

4 Nov 6th, 2006

Are you unclear of what your doctor tests to assess the health of your liver? You are not alone. Learn to understand the conclusions drawn from liver function tests so you aren’t left in the dark about your own diagnosis.

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Fatty Liver Disease Remedies

Oct 5th, 2006

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (also referred to as NAFLD) has become the most common liver ailment in American adults. Learn more about three dietary supplements, then when combined with lifestyle changes, can help reverse NAFLD’s effects before it causes permanent liver damage.

Toxic Items for Your Liver

5 Surprisingly Toxic Items to Your Liver

7 Sep 12th, 2006

The liver is responsible for keeping potentially harmful substances that enter our system out of our blood supply. Some of these substances are obvious, while others may be a surprise to even the most health conscious among us. Discover five such items that may be threatening your liver and learn the signs of exposure to them.

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Silybin Lowers Harmful Cholesterol Levels

1 Aug 18th, 2006

The health benefits of milk thistle are largely a result of one of its components: silybin. Learn how this clinically proven liver protector can also help lower the levels of harmful cholesterol.

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Hepatitis Basics

Aug 17th, 2006

Learn the basic facts about the various forms of hepatitis so you can protect and support your liver and make the necessary lifestyle changes to improve your health.

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Esophogeal Varices

Aug 16th, 2006

While not well known, the condition known as a bleeding esophogeal varice poses a very real threat to those suffering from a compromised liver. Learn what makes this condition so dangerous and learn how best to stop the bleeding and restore normal blood circulation.

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The Herbal Remedy Getting Attention

Jul 17th, 2006

Learn more about an herbal remedy that is garnering the attention of the western medical community as a natural alternative in preventing the progression of liver disease.

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Understanding Interferon Therapy

1 Jul 6th, 2006

Being informed leads to the best treatment decisions. If you are a candidate for interferon therapy or simply want to learn more about the most common medical treatment for viral hepatitis, this article can be your introduction to how it works, and more importantly, how effective it is.

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8 Tips for Summer Liver Care

Jul 3rd, 2006

The liver is particularly vulnerable to summer’s excessive heat. Uncover the tips to ensure you’re doing the most for your liver as the mercury continues to rise this season.

Coffee's Liver Health Benefits

Coffee’s Liver Benefits

3 Jun 16th, 2006

With new research pointing to coffee’s ability to minimize the advancement of liver disease, there’s even more reason for those with liver concerns to enjoy their favorite morning blend of brew.

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Hope for Liver Cancer Patients

Jun 15th, 2006

For good historical reason, liver cancer is a feared consequence of liver disease. Learn more about the array of inventive options modern technology provides and the encouraging reasons why hope may replace the fear that previously gripped liver disease patients.

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Foods to Relieve Stress

1 Jun 12th, 2006

We often seek relief from stress in the foods we eat. Unfortunately, we often make the wrong choice in comfort foods, and add further stress to our livers in the process. Liver disease patients cannot afford to make the wrong food choices. Learn which foods can help you effectively handle stress and support your liver.

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Optimum Cholesterol Levels for Liver Health

May 17th, 2006

The liver is intimately involved with the manufacture, use and dysfunction associated with cholesterol. Refresh your familiarity with cholesterol’s components and aim for their desired numeric values, to provide your liver with the best ratios to work with.

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How to Prevent a Fatty Liver

May 17th, 2006

An estimated 33 percent of Americans are affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Experts are becoming increasingly convinced of the solid link between a fatty liver and insulin resistance. Learn about the implications and subsequent hope lying beyond this connection.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Liver (a la TCM — Traditional Chinese Medicine)

2 May 8th, 2006

Just as the environment adjusts to each seasonal change, so does the human body. The liver is activated in the spring, providing us the opportune time to enhance this organ’s health. Learn why the spring release of stored emotions is a powerful way to support the liver.

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Preventing Fibrosis with Silybin Phytosome®

May 5th, 2006

A commonly prescribed medicinal plant, milk thistle’s protective properties to the liver have been supported by hundreds of research studies around the world. This recent article discusses one such study involving the milk thistle extract, Silybin Phytosome® and its ability to prevent the hardening of the liver, a potential effect of liver disease.

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