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Blog 2018-04-17T08:04:20+00:00

Health and Wellness Updates

1008, 2017

Got Stress? Experiencing Anxiety? Why Therapeutic Massage Helps

August 10th, 2017|

Got Stress? Experiencing Anxiety? Why Therapeutic Massage Helps Does massage help in reducing stress and anxiety? The answer – which everyone pretty much knows – is most definitely yes! So WHY is massage a great treatment for stress? All stress - emotional or physical, shows up in the muscle structure of the body. It affects the body’s ability to self-heal from further stress and anxiety, and can impact the immune system. It’s no mistake that we often get sick when we go through periods of high stress and anxiety. Therapeutic medical massage can release the built-up tension in the muscles, helping the body to begin its natural healing processes and boosting the immune system. Stress and anxiety can also impact the endocrine system – throwing off the normal hormonal balance in the body, creating unusually varied and intense emotions, and impacting reproductive health. It’s all part of [...]

807, 2017

Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia

July 8th, 2017|

Stress. Anxiety. Insomnia. IS THIS YOU? I don’t know about you- but I have a tendency to sweat the small stuff. A lot. That gives me sleepless nights, trouble eating, trouble focusing. These are the hallmarks of stress and anxiety - and the insomnia they produce. DRUGS CAN BE SHORT-LIVED AND DANGEROUS There are many pharmaceutical drugs that may have an immediate sedative effect, but they do not address the underlying conditions - and they have a host of negative side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness, blurred vision, changes in sex drive, irregular heartbeat, and addiction. All things I’d like to avoid. PHARMA-FREE OPTIONS What I found for me is that acupuncture gives back energy and balance. There is a restorative power that exists in the treatment that supersedes medications and I find myself feeling better and better as I continue treatment. REDUCES STRESS HORMONES The US [...]

807, 2017

Back Pain

July 8th, 2017|

Back Pain   Something we can all relate to – after a long day of sitting at a desk, or too much gardening in the back yard. Sometimes it’s a chronic, debilitating condition that can last weeks, months, and even years. Scores of treatments have been developed to try to alleviate back pain – most are not effective. 85% of back pain not associated with a single known cause. Other root causes of back pain are related to spinal conditions such as sciatica, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, skeletal irregularities, osteoporosis and accidents. Western Medicine’s response is mostly pharmaceutical – costly, damaging, and often addictive drugs such as NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory agents to hard core opioid analgesics – such as OxyCodone, Narco, and Vicodin. These drugs have serious side effects. While pharmaceutical drugs may temporarily resolve acute pain they do not adequately address most cases of chronic pain, [...]