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Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2011’

Got PMS?

PMS is thought to affect around 30-40 % of menstruating women. The symptoms occur 7-14 days prior to having a period. Stress can make PMS much worse. The most common hormonal imbalance is a high estrogen level relative to progesterone. According to Dr. Guy Abraham, M.D., a research gynecologist and endocrinologist, PMS can be classified into one of four types …

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Why Are You Still Fat?

A new study by the medical journal The Lancet (2011), has come to a startling conclusion: nearly 7 out of 10 Americans are either overweight or obese. Conventional guidelines for weight loss are based upon the calories in calorie out theory, i.e. if you take in less calories than you use then you will lose weight. The problem with this …

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What is Detoxification?

Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins, excess mucus and congestion from the body. Many of these toxins come from our diet, drug use, and environmental exposure. Functionally, poor digestion reduced liver function, and poor elimination through the kidneys, bowels, respiratory tract, skin and lymphatic system all add to increased toxicity. Detoxification involves dietary and lifestyle changes that reduce intake …

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Pain in the Chain

Many of you might remember the campfire song, “Dry Bones”, with the lyrics “the toe bone’s connected to the foot bone”, etc. This song is actually quite accurate and in fact, the Human Movement System (Kinetic Chain) is a scientific explanation illustrating the connection of the feet to the head. The human movement system is made up of three interrelated …

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Biomedical Acupuncture- Beyond Yin and yang

Introduction The practice of Acupuncture dates back nearly 5000 years, where it began in China and other Asian countries. Over the course of its development, ancient practitioners developed concepts and systems reflecting the religious, medical and cultural beliefs of their time. Archaeological relics and manuscripts give us a clue to understanding the history and development of Acupuncture. Ancient practitioners examined …

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Soft Tissue Release for PAIN

Myofascial pain is characterized by taut palpable bands known as trigger points. Trigger points can result in either local or referred pain. Studies show that trigger points are a primary cause of pain over 90 percent of the time and the sole cause of such pain as much as 85 percent of the time. Latent (“silent”) trigger points tend to …

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