It’s summertime, and you’re endeavoring to juggle a hectic work routine and vacation. Simply put, you’re on the grind — yet what sort of grind? Maybe your friend has pointed out that you have been grinding your teeth, a formal or involuntary activity likewise known to be called bruxism, for the day or, all the more frequently, during the night. Have questions? Our TMJ expert in San Francisco can offer guidance.
An estimated 7.8% of all Americans will experience PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) in their lifetime, with women (10.4%) twice as likely as men (5%) to develop PTSD.
Individuals who develop PTSD are prone to nightmares and flashbacks, feelings of detachment, and difficulty sleeping. These negative symptoms can be severe enough to significantly impact a person’s ability to interact in their day to day life.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has quickly become one of the most common behavioral conditions among children and young adults. In the United States alone, every year, approximately 4.5 million children between the ages of 5-17 years old are diagnosed with ADHD or ADD.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder in which the symptoms continually worsen over time.
PD involves the malfunction and death of neurons, specifically in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. As PD progresses, dopamine—the chemical that controls muscle movement and coordination—decreases leaving a person unable to control their movements as they normally would.
Stress is one of the most common detriments to a healthy mind. When under the duress of stress, we often experience confusion, poor memory, lack of focus, and clouded thinking.
According to Chinese medicinal lore, Shen, our mind, embodies our consciousness, emotions, and thoughts. This influence extends to the ability to think clearly and presides over other activities that involve mental and creative functions.
Healthy Shen demarcates a healthy mind and mental focus, and vise-versa.
I started powerlifting almost four years ago. Like any newbie, I had poor form and a big ego. This, in concert with an old hip injury, resulted in small scale problems that eventually led to a pulled back and a right hip that has significantly less external rotation than my left. To compensate, my entire body shifts and has weakened my squat and deadlift.
Millions of women (and their partners) have a sense of dread when their time of month nears.
Bloating, fatigue, mood swings, cramps…not our idea of fun! What many women don’t know is that these accompanying PMS symptoms are actually pathological and do not have to be a reality each month.
You may have heard that acupuncture is beneficial for infertility but did you know that it supports a healthy pregnancy, facilitates birth and enhances postpartum recovery as well? It’s true, acupuncture is your ally throughout pregnancy!
I once had a friend who told me that he personally didn’t believe in intersegmental dysfunction or subluxation because there was minimal support for it from the medical community. Now, as someone who has been seeing chiropractors since I was 12, this came as a shock.
When you hear the word sciatica, a sharp, searing leg pain would come to mind. Many different methods are available to cure sciatica and chiropractic therapy holds a prominent place among them.