As the days get shorter, we become less active and suddenly our appetites are kicked into high gear. Maybe it’s preparing for hibernation that makes us so hungry or perhaps it’s the abundance of high fat, carb-packed foods. Before Thanksgiving, keep in mind a few ways to stay balanced.
High blood pressure is both a lifestyle and medical problem – because it has become so commonplace, many patients often overlook the significance or forget to treat it. Taking a blood pressure medication every day seems like enough; however, there are other methods to control high blood pressure without relying on chemical solutions. Acupuncture is a viable treatment for prolonged reduction of blood pressure. Read More
Western medicine views allergies as a hypersensitivity to an allergen; a reaction that occurs when antibodies interact with airborne particles. Millions suffer from the side effects of this reaction – sneezing, runny nose, headaches and fatigue. With Fall right around the corner, many patients begin feeling symptoms and turning to antihistamines. Piles of dry leaves from the abounding oak and sycamore trees can churn up some violent and uncomfortable conditions. Acupuncture can treat allergies and in some cases, provide immediate relief from symptoms. Read More
Last month, the FDA released more information on the level of risk associated with over the counter NSAID painkillers. The FDA has intensified the level of risk associated with taking drugs like Motrin, Advil and Aleve as these drugs are linked to heart failure related deaths. Heart attack and stroke are both associated with NSAID use; prior to this update, it was thought that those affected were individuals with cardiovascular risks, but has now concluded that everyone is at risk. Read More