Integrative Medicine
Massage Therapy 101

Massage Therapy 101

There are more than 300 different types of massage. Depending which type you choose, getting a massage could be the fastest way to help you relax and work muscles that are sore from work, play or the stresses of everyday life. Massage Basics You might think of massage as a …

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Integrative Medicine
what does your tongue color say about your health

Q & A: What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

At some point, you might have looked in the mirror, inspected your tongue and noticed changes in color, texture or coating. But have you ever thought about examining your tongue for a glimpse into your overall health and well-being? Since ancient times, Chinese medical practitioners have looked at patients’ tongues …

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Women's Health
Acupuncture for Women: Menstruation to Menopause

Acupuncture for Women: From Menstruation to Menopause

Whether you struggle to get through the day because of painful menstrual cramps or to sleep through the night because of your menopause symptoms, integrative medicine therapies like acupuncture may help you find relief in any stage of your life. Acupuncture and Women’s Health Acupuncture has been used extensively for …

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Overindulged Over the Holidays? How to Reset

Overindulged for the Holidays? How to Reset

If holiday potlucks and parties and the seemingly endless tables of appetizers, buffets and desserts gave you the gifts of stomach distress, weight gain and a general feeling of, “Why did I do that? Again?” don’t let it ruin your New Year. Maria Conley, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the …

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Understanding Reproductive Health
Sturggling with Infertility? Acupuncture May Help

Struggling with Infertility? Acupuncture May Help

If you’re having difficulty getting pregnant, you’ve probably done a lot of research, sought the advice (and support) of friends and consulted a doctor who specializes in infertility. What’s next? You might want to consider seeing an acupuncturist. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that regulates the body’s flow …

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Healthy Habits

Want to Age Gracefully? Adopt These Habits Now

The concept that “good genes” are the key to aging gracefully is simply not true. There’s a lot you can do to stay in top shape as you get older. In fact, the real secrets to avoiding chronic illness, having a good quality of life and maintaining your appearance lie in simple …

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Functional Medicine

Video: What is Gut Health?

Have you heard the term “gut health” and wondered what it meant? There are trillions of bacteria found in the digestive system, which make up your gut, and imbalances of these bacteria can cause chronic body inflammation. Increasingly, studies show that chronic inflammation leads to poor health in a variety …

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Managing Chronic Pain

4 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain Without Medication

Chronic pain — pain that lasts three months or more — can make it hard to go about your daily life. Whether it’s lower back pain or a headache that just won’t quit, you may be surprised to know you might not need pain medication to feel better. According to …

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Mind-Body-Spirit
Woman practicing meditation

6 Ways to Get Started with Meditation

There are many ways to relax and clear one’s head, but few have a more measurable impact than meditation. Often described as “thinking about not thinking,” meditation helps the body and mind unwind. In fact, a growing body of research suggests that meditating for as few as 10 minutes a …

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Staying in Balance

Probiotics and More: How Healthy Bacteria Helps Your Gut

While bacteria may be best known for causing sickness, it turns out they’re also vital to preventing it, and improving overall health and well-being. In fact, a normal healthy digestive system boasts an estimated 100 trillion microorganisms representing more than 500 different species—that’s our gut microbiome. Now, a growing body …

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