With the New Year, comes the new year’s resolutions ideas. One consistent 2019 resolution that pops up is implementing healthy habits into everyday life. Why are we so consumed by the idea of living healthy? What keeps this goal out of reach? Maybe because of the popular opinion that healthy habits demand too much of our effort and time. Well, I’m not going to tell you what to do but I hope you don’t mind if I make some suggestions.Continue Reading ->
Ever feel kind of blue in the depths of winter when there’s no sun and the temperatures dip below freezing? It turns out, that’s not just a mood. There is a medical term for the winter blues and it affects an estimated 10 million Americans each year. Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is a type of depression that manifests during a specific season year after year. While there are people who experience SAD in the summer, the majority of cases occur in the winter months.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (or Cosmetic Acupuncture) has been practiced for thousands of years. Even in ancient China, they valued preserving one’s youth. The beauty of this non-surgical procedure is it enhances vitality from the inside out. Facial rejuvenation with acupuncture is safe. It is a natural alternative to Botox, fillers, and surgery.
The results are not as dramatic as more invasive procedures but will leave you looking like a younger, more radiant “You” without the stigma and recovery time associated with surgery. Continue Reading ->
When you are living with chronic or acute pain, you may feel like your best hope lies in traditional pain medications. Although these medications can sometimes be effective, they come with some dangerous side effects and a serious risk of addiction. More and more people are turning to alternative therapies for natural pain relief due to these risks. Continue Reading ->
There are very few things in life that we look forward to more than settling in for a good night sleep after a long day. But if you manage to snag eight hours of downtime yet still wake up tired and in pain, your bed may be to blame.
Keep reading for more information on why your mattress matters. Continue Reading ->
We don’t know about you, but the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang have been so inspiring! Exposure to the top athletes in the world have us thinking: how do they properly care for their bodies? Tried-and-true methods like acupuncture have emerged as a common theme among Olympic athletes. Furthermore, the traditional Chinese medicine practice is used for both recovery and healing properties.
Take a peek at some world-class athletes who rely on acupuncture to stay at the top of their game. Continue Reading ->
A Promising Treatment for Athletes, in Blood
Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest stars, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu, used their own blood in an innovative injury treatment before winning the Super Bowl. At least one major league pitcher, about 20 professional soccer players and perhaps hundreds of recreational athletes have also undergone the procedure, commonly called platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy).
Experts in sports medicine say that if the technique’s early promise is fulfilled, it could eventually improve the treatment of stubborn injuries like tennis elbow and knee tendinitis for athletes of all types. Continue Reading ->
Injections to Kick-Start Tissue Repair
The human body is held together by a network of connective tissues that are highly vulnerable to injury – through exercise, accidents and even the normal lifting, pulling and pushing of daily life.
Few of us, for example, get through life without spraining an ankle. And as many sadly know, once an ankle is badly sprained, it may be sprained again and again. That often happens as well with other body parts: shoulders, wrists, neck, back, jaw, feet, even fingers and toes, all of which are subject to arthritic changes after an injury. Continue Reading ->