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Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies  Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CH The predominant Chinese medicine view of disease is that illness is caused by an imbalance in the flow of qi, also known as vital energy. Allergies stem from the same, yet specifically involving a qi blockage of the nose and sinuses and referred to as bi yuan, which translates as “nose pool.” Allergies are said to occur when wei qi (defensive Qi) is weak and not able to protect the body from invasion of the external pernicious factor of the “evil wind.” Instead, wind enters the upper body bringing dampness in the form of a runny nose and congestion, and heat symptoms in the form of itchy eyes. Chinese Medicine diagnosis for allergies is...

Why Your Joints Hurt as the Weather Changes

Why Your Joints Hurt as the Weather Changes

As the weather changes, joint pain is a symptom experienced by many. There are several theories to why pain surfaces during weather changes. Overall joint and bone pain are one of the most common symptoms reported. The correlation between changing weather and bone/joint pain has been studied for years, and while no conclusive evidence exists, there are many people who strongly believe the weather plays a role in their pain. Theories behind weather and joint pain often cite barometric pressure as a primary reason for joint pain. Barometric pressure is the weight of the atmosphere that surrounds us, and as the weather changes, the barometric pressure drops, which can cause joints to swell. Swollen joints not able to receive as much fluid, which is associated with pain. As the weather changes, below are...

Your Guide to Spinal Decompression

Your Guide to Spinal Decompression

Otherwise known as Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression, it is a kind of traction that helps relieve many kinds of back pain. It works by gently stretching the spine to decrease the pressure on the discs and joints. Your discs are made of cartilage that act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae to help protect your spinal cord and prevent any bone contact with your spinal nerves. Often, these discs can bulge or become flattened by injury, pressure, or genetic factors and the result can be very painful. When a disc bulges or herniates, it can press against nearby nerves causing moderate to debilitating pain. In some cases, degeneration of the disc and arthritis of the spine can cause a dramatic loss of strength in the arms and legs, frequent numbness, and...

Can a Holistic Herbal and Diet Plan Kick Addictions

Can a Holistic Herbal and Diet Plan Kick Addictions?

There is an old sitcom scene where a guy keeps hitting his head against a wall. Each time he does it, he says his head hurts. That is the same way individuals feel about their addictions. They understand that it is wrong, but they are not able to stop. Addictions come in many different forms. For some, they have strong food cravings that they are not able to control. They may have an especially difficult time saying no to foods like chocolate and bread. There are other types of addictions that can cause major havoc in a person’s life. These are addictions to alcoholism, drug abuse, and gambling. Extreme risk-taking and compulsive behaviors can also be considered addictions. Dopamine and Its Connection to Addictions The counselors at the...

Write Your Way to Better Health: the Physical Benefits of Journaling

Write Your Way to Better Health: the Physical Benefits of Journaling

How can we improve our health and heal our diseases? After studying this question for a number of years, I’m convinced that two key factors are effective stress management and recovery from emotional trauma. Fortunately, both of these issues can be tackled with a scientifically-proven, drug-free approach: writing therapy. Expressive, pen-to-paper journaling reduces stress, boosts the immune system and helps the mind to process emotional trauma. Its positive effect on immunity helps people with many different chronic illnesses and reduces the severity of symptoms. Julia Cameron’s iconic work on creativity, The Artist’s Way, introduced the concept of Morning Pages, the daily practice of off-loading worries and preoccupations onto the pages of a journal. But many scientists have also investigated the power of expressive writing in the past 30 years...

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When You’re Abruptly Cut Off Your Opioids

The problem It seems there are two kinds of opioid-using chronic pain patients these days. Those whose doctors have abruptly cut them off from their opioids Those who live in fear of it happening to them. Their doctors are fearful too—of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) arresting them for prescribing “too many” opioids, or losing their licenses for similar reasons.  New “voluntary” prescribing guidelines published by the CDC in March 2016 appear to have exacerbated this problem, as many pain patient advocates had warned it would. Regardless of the arguments for and against the safety and effectiveness of opioids for treatment of chronic pain, abrupt discontinuation of opioids is a cruel and counterproductive practice. After a week or two of administration, the human body adapts to the presence of...

Chiropractic and Pregnancy: Ways to Protect You and Your Baby During Pregnancy

Chiropractic and Pregnancy: Ways to Protect You and Your Baby During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in a woman's life, but it can also be the source of significant pain. Conditions like back pain and migraine can make it difficult to sleep and can affect ...

Jennifer Mercier takes on IVF, exposing Low Success Rates, Lies and Dangers

Jennifer Mercier takes on IVF, exposing Low Success Rates, Lies and Dangers

Mercier Therapy offers a traditional alternative to predatory doctors and the overall fertility crisis ​Documentary opens Nationwide ​next month​ The Fertility Crisis Couples are waiting longer and longer to start families for many reasons. Too often, when the time is right financially, socially or professionally, it may not be right physically. Problems and delays in conceiving lead to pressures and stress between couples who fall prey to false hope and promises from an overly publicized IVF community. IVF is a propitiously suggestive and expensive protocol that safeguards revenue by not disclosing accurate failure rate or injured organ data.  IVF professionals feed into the panic; capitalizing on it through its money-making fear mongering protocol. They routinely formulate life in LABS rather than investigate and solve what is impairing a woman’s...

Grab Green Debuts Bold New Stoneworks Laundry Pod Collection - Ideal for Budget-Minded, Environmentally-Conscious Millennials & More!

Grab Green Debuts Bold New Stoneworks Laundry Pod Collection – Ideal for Budget-Minded, Environmentally-Conscious Millennials & More!

                            Eco-Responsible Brand Pushing the Limits of Artistic Packaging with Earthy Fragrances MaddieBrit Products, the creator of Grab Green—Beautifully Simple Home Cleaning Products—today announces the launch of its latest innovative laundry detergent pod collection, Stoneworks.  Grab Green Stoneworks Laundry Detergent truly stands out from the crowd with packaging that speaks to the senses and sensibilities of millennials, recyclers, upcyclers and outdoor enthusiasts. Cost-effective and environmentally-friendly, Stoneworks’ warm, earth-hued paper sack packaging is constructed from Kraft paper and printed with water-based inks. Each package features custom hand-drawn illustrations and is finished with touches of metallic accents. Stoneworks features a unique collection of invitingly earthy scents that narrate the experience of a stroll through nature—beginning with the light and floral Rose Petal, leading to fresh & fruity Olive Leaf, transitioning to...

Fashion Charity Helps Underprivileged A new charity called the “Believe in Yourself Project”

Fashion Charity Helps Underprivileged A new charity called the “Believe in Yourself Project”

The Believe In Yourself Mission Sam Sisakhti is a man on a mission. The young successful entrepreneur founded www.ustrendy.com.  This program which specializes in fashion for juniors and young women and is currently one of the largest independent fashion sites in the world. Sisakhti has now launched a philanthropic endeavor called “Believe in Yourself.”  The program has provided thousands of dresses to girls and young women who could not otherwise afford them, to wear at their upcoming school dances. This Fall, UsTrendy is providing dresses for fall and winter formal dresses. Believe In Yourself Project The “Believe in Yourself Project” is helping to replace the poor body image that affects many girls and women. This image is heightened by what the traditional fashion industry deems as beautiful. "Women are expected to...