Health and Fitness Facilities. Part 5

In addition to movement, touch is a powerful treatment in holistic medicine. Largely ignored by conventional medicine, touch can be therapeutic in its ability to give comfort and heal. Regular massage has been shown to alleviate stress, depression and anxiety, and decrease heart rate and blood pressure in the elderly. (more…)

September 20th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

Health and Fitness Facilities. Part 4

Osteopathic physicians, believing that the structure of the organs, bones and tissues affects the body’s functions, use manual manipulative treatment to diagnose injury and illness and encourage the body’s natural tendency toward good health. (more…)

September 20th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

Health and Fitness Facilities. Part 3

Holistic health care claims to be comprehensive, carefully individualized and empowering. Practitioners give individuals tools to learn about and care for themselves. As opposed to the typical authoritarian doctor/submissive patient relationship, the holistic caregiver is more egalitarian — developing a treatment method in collaboration with the person seeking help. (more…)

September 20th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

Snooze or Lose Links for Further Reading

Check out these sites for more sleep-related information:
Sleepnet.com has chat forums, an interactive sleep test, detailed information on sleep disorders, plus links to hundreds of other sleep sites. (more…)

June 15th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

How can I Strengthen my Lower Back?

I’d like to strengthen my lower back. Can you recommend some simple exercises? (more…)

June 7th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

Life With Baby Fact vs Fiction

My office has a revolving door. Or so it sometimes seems. Many fresh, young faces enter my office, ripe with anticipation at the prospect of “motherhood.” Months later, those same faces return, no longer fresh, no longer vibrant, and baby in tow. What went wrong? (more…)

March 12th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

Let’s See

Ted talked to Brian and vowed his backing. Is this the unlikely alliance? Well, it seems as though Brian and Ted have already had many warm conversations. So… no? Shii Ann and Jake had a warm conversation where Jake offered obvious advice and Shii Ann responded with fake crying. Maybe this is it…? (more…)

February 14th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

15 Ways to Help Keep Lead Levels Low

What can you do to minimize your child’s risk of lead poisoning? Follow these 15 suggestions to keep your child’s blood lead level low.

Talk with your pediatrician about arranging for blood lead testing for your child. (more…)

February 8th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

Then she Proposed a Similar Alternative to Diagnosis

Somebody comes in, they’re sneezing and running at the nose. If you say — “Oh, you have a cold. Here’s a product for you.” — that’s diagnosing: You’re telling them they have a cold, and you’re not a doctor to tell them that. (more…)

February 8th, 2012 - Posted in Health Care, Uncategorized | | Comments Off

Teaching Tenacity

Probably not a day goes by in which each U.S. citizen is not in some way reminded of the need to exercise. National and community-based exercise promotion campaigns, advertisements from fitness centers and equipment manufacturers, television news and the print media all confirm the validity of exercise for maintaining/improving physical and psychological health. The recently released Surgeon General’s report18 has stated to the public, in no uncertain terms, that a sedentary lifestyle is toxic to health. (more…)

January 31st, 2012 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

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