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Acupuncture For Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

June 8, 2015

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a common condition that is characterized by pain and jaw dysfunction. TMJ is used to describe a wide range of conditions associated with jaw pain and restricted jaw movement. While TMJ isn’t life-threatening, it can negatively impact a person’s quality of life, causing bouts of insomnia, stress, pain and disability.…

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Stop sneezing! Try this for seasonal allergies

June 6, 2015

Seasonal Allergy Relief This year seasonal allergies hit hard. Sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headaches…on and on! To make it worse, most OTC (over the counter) allergy medications are not working and sometimes produce un-wanted side effects like headache, dry mouth, and drowsiness. What happens when you are exposed to allergens? Histamine is a naturally…

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Acupuncture works for pain relief

How does acupuncture work? Part II

June 4, 2015

How does acupuncture or acupressure work? Acupuncture and acupressure and both ways to stimulate certain “points” on the body. As the name implies, acupressure involves using pressure and acupuncture involves using a needle. There are certain “points” on the body that are located on pathways called meridians. There are 12 meridians mapping the body, each…

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How exactly does acupuncture work? Part I

June 2, 2015

Theory behind acupressure and acupuncture In this video taken at an Acupressure Seminar at the Lake Forest Park Library, Dr. Heintze explains how acupuncture and acupressure work. Acupuncture and acupressure and both ways to stimulate certain “points” on the body. As the name implies, acupressure involves using pressure and acupuncture involves using a needle. There…

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Prebiotics, probiotics: What’s the difference?

May 28, 2015

The intestinal tract is thought to be the most densely populated ecosystem in the human body, containing 100 trillion microorganisms (Backhed, 2005). The bacteria or microflora that line our gut have many health benefits. Some of those benefits include providing resistance to pathogens (aka bad bacteria), regulating the flow of digestion, providing nutritional support, and…

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Relieve Your Arthritis With Acupuncture

May 26, 2015

Arthritis is a painful and oftentimes debilitating condition that’s characterized by inflammation within one or more joints. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 2 people will develop osteoarthritis of the knee by the age of 85. It’s important to note, however, that there are several different types of arthritis,…

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Immune boosting acupressure points

Acupressure to boost immune system?

May 24, 2015

Acupressure for immune system There are several acupressure points on the body that can aid in fighting infections and boosting the immune system. The points highlighted in the video are Large Intestine (LI) 10 and Large Intestine (LI) 11. LI 11 is located at the outer end of the elbow crease. It is known to…

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Alternative Treatment Options For Allergies and Asthma

May 22, 2015

Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? It’s a little-known fact that these two conditions are directly linked to each other. Asthma, which affects roughly one in 12 people according to the CDC, is characterized by spasms of the small airways and inflammation. Furthermore, about 90% of children under the age of 16 with asthma…

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Celiac disease

Scary link between celiac disease and nerve damage

May 18, 2015

Link between celiac disease and nerve damage In a recent article published in Time magazine, discusses new findings regarding celiac disease (CD) from a longitudinal study done in Sweden. The article highlights findings from the scientific journal JAMA Neurology which looked at data from every person diagnosed with CD in Sweden from 1969-2008. It is estimated that about…

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Got leaky gut? Get help now!

May 16, 2015

Leaky gut (aka intestinal permeability) is just that: a leaky digestive tract. After we eat food, it is broken down, and as it passes down our digestive tract and through our small intestine, key nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream by passing through the cells that line our digestive tract. One of the central functions…

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Health Benefits of Turmeric-Video

May 10, 2015

Health benefits of Turmeric (Curcumin): Turmeric (aka Curcuma longa) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. There are tons of new research coming out about the power effects of turmeric. Turmeric has shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, and can help improve glucose metabolism. How do you…

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Acupuncture found to repair injured nerves

May 8, 2015

In a recent study in the journal Neural Regeneration Research, found that acupuncture can help repair injured nerves. The study measured the effectiveness of acupuncture on nerve function by measuring nerve conduction using electromyography. Electromyography is a diagnostic tool used to measure nerve health and function. Results of the study found that patients receiving acupuncture had…

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arthritis and acupuncture

7 Ways To Alleviate Arthritis

May 5, 2015

Arthritis is a condition characterized by painful inflammation and stiffness in the joints. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52.5 million U.S. adults suffer from either arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, or lupus. If you have arthritis, you should try the following tips to alleviate your symptoms. #1) Maintain a Healthy Weight…

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Celiac disease and going gluten-free

Seriously, celiac disease?

May 3, 2015

  May is celiac disease awareness month and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), is starting a new campaign to educate families about this autoimmune disorder. What is celiac disease? Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune condition that is triggered by the protein gluten. In celiac, gluten causes damage to the lining of…

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Top 3 Non-Digestive Symptoms of Celiac Disease

May 1, 2015

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells lining the small intestine. This inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells prohibits nutrient and vitamin absorption leading to malabsorption. People with celiac disease may have symptoms…

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