5 Reasons To Full Squat

The full squat is one of the most basic and fundamental human postures. Due to industrialized society’s heavy reliance on chairs and modern footwear however, it has become a position that many people have difficulty achieving. Born to Squat The full or deep squat refers to a position where the knees are flexed to the […]

Newborns Benefit from Hospital Cuddle Program

Within the confines of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, a room filled with state-of-the-art medical equipment helps safeguard newborn infants. Its equipment is lifesaving, but the personal touch provided by a group of volunteers called cuddlers makes this particular NICU something very special. Supervised by developmental and behavioral […]

Natural Labour vs Induced Labour – 6 Main Differences

Many parents are not aware of the reasons why waiting for labour to start without any interference is preferable, and beneficial, when there are no medical complications. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as having some medication and then having labour begin (and end) just as it would normally. The reality is actually very different. Here […]

8 Signs You Have Adrenal Fatigue

Suddenly, everyone from acupuncturists to holistic facialists are talking about adrenal fatigue—a buzzword for a constellation of symptoms that crop up when your adrenal glands can’t cope with your non-stop schedule and stress level, leaving you feeling worn out, burnt out, and, frankly, looking pretty haggard. While the medical establishment doesn’t fully buy it (adrenal […]

Here’s Why Cupping Is All The Rage

Have you seen the new ad from Under Armour featuring 22-time Olympic-medal winner Michael Phelps? It is an inspiring video that shows the strength, determination, and recovery required to be a record-setting world champion. If you pay close attention starting 44 seconds into the video, you’ll see Phelps getting cupping! Cupping is a Chinese medicine […]

What You Must Know Before You Try Dry Needling

I have not spoken out about this issue because I didn’t want to get embroiled in an ugly fight, but it has come to the point that I cannot in good conscience remain quiet about a serious threat to public safety and the integrity of a profession that I love. What is that threat? It […]

How to Give Yourself Ear Acupressure

Similar to how foot reflexology targets points on the feet that correspond to body parts, in acupuncture, there is a map of the body inside the ear. Acupuncturists use these points for treating pain, digestive problems, smoking cessation, weight loss, generalized stress and anxiety, and other things. While many acupuncturists use needles to treat points […]

7 Ways to Maximize the Effects of Acupuncture

To make the most of acupuncture and reap the benefits of treatment it is best if you keep the following 7 points in mind: Make sure you have something to eat beforehand. Acupuncture works by directing the body’s energies (known as Qi) in specific ways. Qi is produced from the food you eat so if […]

Gut Bacteria May Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis

The bacteria that live in your intestines are a mixed blessing. Scientists have known for decades that this so-called microbiota helps us digest our food and crowds out infectious germs. The bugs have also been implicated in allergies and obesity. Now, a new study adds one more potential malady to the list: rheumatoid arthritis. “It’s […]

Auricular Acupuncture Weight Loss Found Effective

Auricular acupuncture successfully treats obesity. A new study concludes that a special 5 point combination of auricular acupuncture points is effective for weight loss in overweight individuals. A one point auricular treatment was also found effective but not to the degree of clinical success as the 5 acupuncture point combination. A randomised controlled clinical trial […]

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