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Can Ear Acupuncture Help You Quit Smoking?

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

ear-acupuncture-for-smoking-cessationWhy Try Ear Acupuncture to Help Quit Smoking?

For people who are trying to stop smoking acupuncture has been offering a novel approach to the problem for many years now.

While the idea of having needles put in may seem a little strange to some people, mention having them put in your ears seems even stranger.

This article discusses why people choose ear acupuncture for smoking cessation, how it is generally performed and how to find a practitioner.

This aims to give a clear explanation of why people may wish to try to help them escape from this life threatening habit

quit-smoking-programHow Ear Acupuncture Got Used To Help People Quit Smoking

The role of ear acupuncture in smoking cessation cannot be properly discussed without a respectful nod to its roots in the field of work with strong street drugs and alcohol.

Encouraging results working with difficult, serious drug addictions lead to the observation that effects were noted whether the drug addiction was to alcohol, heroin, cocaine and more.

Practitioners took up the challenge to try it with tobacco and the practice has flourished. Its multiple applications roots certainly put it on the map and its popularity may also be due to the method of delivery.

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Five Chiropractic Care Benefits

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

stress-relief5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

People look for a good chiropractor for many different reasons. Whether you want to get adjusted for lower back pain or headaches, know that the spinal adjustment may help you get better.

If you take care, your entire nervous system will work fine. With a properly functioning nervous system, your whole body will work the way it should. Therefore, we suggest that you try out the services of a good chiropractor.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the major benefits of chiropractic. Read on to know more.

1. Relieve Stress

If your nerves, skeletal systems and muscular systems are out of line, your body will be out of line. As a result, you will suffer from a lot of physical and mental stress. Once these systems get on the right track, you will feel less tense. In other words, if you want to manage stress, make sure your nervous system and all the other systems are in good working order.

posture2. Improve Posture

With the passage of time, the chiropractic treatments may help you align the curves and tilting in your spine. As a result, your posture will get better. As a matter of fact, this is more important as far as the curves in your neck are concerned.

Unfortunately, some people get neck issues when they are quite young. The reason is that they are hunched over most of the day. With regular treatment sessions, your posture will get better and you will be taller and stronger.

3. Mood Improvement

As soon as you get adjusted, the entire system in your body gets into good shape. So, if you are having some medical imbalances, you may benefit from this health care system.

happiness-at-sunset-2People with depression may fix their moods by getting regular care. As a matter of fact, people with ADHD can also benefit greatly from this health care. With good mood, you will be able to focus on what you are doing.

4. Improved Immune System

When you get adjusted, your chiropractor is removing subluxations that are preventing your nervous system from working properly. Your nervous system is in charge of sending and receiving information, including sending information to and from your immune system.

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5 Tips to Lower Blood Pressure

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

heart-rate-pulseHow to Control High Blood Pressure – 5 Tips

The force with which the blood flows in your arteries is called blood pressure. A normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mmHg.

If you have a cardiac problem, the force may get stronger and the blood will flow with more pressure in your veins. As a result, the higher pressure puts more stress on your heart and veins. This may cause damage to your heart.

In severe cases, patients suffer from a heart attack because of high blood pressure. Therefore, it’s important that you control your blood pressure with the following home remedies.

cardio-workoutGet moving

It’s a good idea to exercise for at least 30 minutes in the morning on a regular basis. This can bring the reading down by up to 9 mmHg.

However, you should keep in mind that you should take a slow start and then keep on picking up the pace as well as the frequency of your workouts.

If you don’t want to join a gym, you can go for a swim, jog or a hike. Actually, what you need to do is get moving. Aside from this, you can give a go to doing pushups, and lifting weights.

healthy-dietChange your diet

If you follow a good diet, you can reduce your blood pressure by up to 14mmHg. Ideally, your diet should include whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Apart from this, you may want to try fish, nuts, lean meats and dairy products that are low in fat.

The food that you should eliminate from your diet should be fatty meats, fatty dairy products and products that are high in fat. It’s also a good idea to avoid sweetened beverages like fruit punch and soda.

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How-to Avoid Injury When Exercising

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

jogging-at-the-beachExercises and Workouts – Three Workout Musts To Avoid Injury

Do you exercise even when you are tired from lack of sleep? Do you take your eye off when you need to do a warm-up routine? If so, you could be setting yourself up for a workout injury.

Let us face it, injuries suck. If you have ever been struck down with an injury, you know just how frustrating this can be. You are seeing significant progress one minute, and the next minute, you are sidelined wondering what you are going to do to prevent muscle loss.

The great news is, for the most part, injuries can be prevented. You just need to know which steps to take to keep your risk as low as possible.

exerciseHere are three things you will want to start doing…

1. Warming Up Properly Before Each Lift. Be sure you are doing a proper warm-up before each lift you do. Many people are aware of doing a warm-up when they first get to the gym, but after that, they figure they are done with warm-ups. Not so.

You should be doing at least one warm-up set before each significant compound lift you do. Do not even think about rushing into any heavier weights as that is an excellent way to land yourself in pain.

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How to Achieve a Healthy Thyroid

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

thyroid-healthThe Causes of Thyroid Problems

Deep down you probably feel that the health challenges you face may be linked to an over or under active thyroid. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped endocrine gland that sits at the front of the neck.

Although we as a people tend to over complicate health issues we can also see things for what they are and take action to remediate the root cause. This root cause is too many toxins going in and not enough getting processed out.

Whether it is from being exposed to mold toxins, lack of nutritious food (our top soil is majorly depleted in the United States making it hard to get vitamins/minerals from the food you eat), heavy metals from amalgam fillings, everyday toxins from chlorinated or even fluoridated water supplies as well as toxins from commercial cosmetics, deodorants and soaps it is hard for the body to handle the stressers over time.

healthy-dietSo what it comes down to is the thyroid is likely challenged with toxins and/or it is not getting the adequate nutrition it needs to optimally function.

What then is the goal to thyroid health?

The goal is to eliminate the stressors, cleanse the body and rebuild with the essential nutrients needed for it to work.

What happens then?

The body has super intelligence and it will begin to work its miracles since it has been given an environment to thrive.

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Auto Accident Injury: What You Should Know

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

car-crash-accidentWhat You Should Know About Car Accident Injuries and Claims

Failure to identify the full extent of the car accident injury can be a source of massive regret. Any victim of the car collision should be aware of his or her rights and eligibility for compensation.

Here are some of the fundamental things you should know about auto injuries and injury claims.

Are automobile injuries proportional to the extent of damage on the car?

No. It is true that a car wrecked severely can implicate real danger to the life of the passengers on board. However, the extent of damage on the car does not always reflect the extent of injuries suffered by the passengers after a car accident. Truth is there are instances when a slow speeding car collision can result in severe injuries. Whiplash, a pain emanating from the cervical area, is a common vehicle accident injury during a minor collision. Sadly, this type of injury may persist longer especially in the absence of prompt treatment.

chiropractic-consultationIf you had minor injuries after the car accident, does it mean you need to consult a doctor although you think you are perfectly fine?

Yes. You still need a doctor’s expert advice. Do not be too confident about your condition even if you think you only had minor injuries or none at all. Your body may be producing natural pain killers to protect you from trauma. Thus, you may not feel the pain right away. When you are calmer, the effects of natural pain killers fade. Soon, you will be able to sense pain. Because the pain and injuries are masked temporarily, verifying with a medical professional is essential to know your real physical condition. Also, any detected injuries may be treated suitably. Furthermore, if you refuse to seek immediate medical attention, you may find it difficult to obtain a compensatory amount you deserve because of lack of adequate medical proof.

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Common Cause of Low Back Pain

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

chiropractic-care-back-acheYour Low Back Pain Is From Slipped Joints, Not Slipped Discs

Many people experiencing lower back pain are told it is from a bad disc and need medications, injections or surgery. However, research has proven that those having low back pain in reality have spinal joint problems.

This article will explain what is the cause of most lower back pain and what can be done about it.

Let’s, initially, put to bed and extinguish the idea that lower back pain is caused by a bad disc. A recent study performed at the Mayo Clinic and published in The American Journal of Neuroradiology confirms that MRI scans showing intervertebral disc problems are not the source of back pain. The researchers found that MRI scans showing disc problems are exceedingly common in pain free people. In other words, people who have no lower back pain can have an MRI that can show a disc bulge, protrusion and degeneration and still have no pain.

back-injury-painThe researchers said that their study indicates that findings of narrowing of the disk space, disc degeneration, loss of disc height and other disc abnormalities are part of the normal aging process rather than pathological processes requiring intervention. They went further to say that most of the disk degenerative changes are no more significant than gray hair or crow’s feet around the eyes.

Let’s also clarify the term “slipped disc.” Medically a disc does not slip back and forth. It can bulge, protrude, herniate or degenerate. It does not slip back and forth or slip out of place. Slipped disc is a layman’s term similar to trick knee, cauliflower ear or double-jointed.

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Simple Tips to Managing Holiday Stress

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

christmas-shoppingLetting Go Of Perfect: One Major Tool For Managing Holiday Stress

One of the main reasons that many people experience so much holiday stress is that they have expectations that do not match reality and they keep trying to nudge reality to be more in line with their expectations.

The Holidays do not have to be perfect to be happy, merry, or enjoyable.

When you try to spend more resources than you have, you will experience stress. When you attempt to juggle spending your time, energy and money to try to find the perfect gift for each person, to plan and execute the perfect meal, and to host the perfect party with each guest enjoying every other guest, (plus the numerous other tasks you take on), you will be exhausted and disappointed. If you can settle for less than perfect, you can reduce your stress.

christmas-cards-decoratingHere are some examples of sanity saving shifts in thinking and behavior:

Instead of spending all that time and energy shopping for the perfect outfit to wear on Christmas or to that big Christmas party, consider adding a new holiday accessory to something that you that you already own, love and feel comfortable in.

That “perfect” Christmas card that you spent so much time and energy on last year is probably not remembered this year. The fact that you sent a Christmas card probably will be remembered. Don’t torture yourself for a Christmas card. Allocate your resources of time, energy and money according to your real needs and values.

When you feel compelled to keep spending until you feel assured of getting that certain someone’s attention, remind yourself that you don’t have to spend money that you don’t have or can ill afford to spend to let someone know that they matter.

holiday-expensesRemember that the amount you spend does not necessarily determine the quality of the gift. It might also help to remember that if you don’t spend outside your budget, you probably won’t have to be paying additional credit card expenses throughout the coming year.

When you feel obliged as a good neighbor, co-worker, friend, son/daughter, mother/father, or community member, to participate in all activities and get-togethers that you are invited to, you will end up exhausted and resentful. This is the time of year when you may have more invitations and social expectations than at any other time. When you are stressed out, these invitations can feel like demands for your time and attention.

When you can begin to believe that even “nice” people say “no” to some invitations, and allow yourself to do so, you can reduce a lot of stress.

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Thanksgiving Trivia Fun

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

roast-turkeyWhat comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving?

The big fat golden-brown turkey? Grandma’s pumpkin pie? Or the oh-so-nice cranberries and corn-on-the-cob?

Well well, all these ARE a major part of the Thanksgiving holiday. But there’s even more to this wonderful occasion of Thanksgiving!

The holiday of Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the beauty and bounty around us, our marvelous friends and family, the gift of their love and many more such good things that we are thankful for !

thanksgiving-feastCelebrated every year on the last Thursday in November, the spirit of Thanksgiving Day sets the tone for a grand and joyous season.

Now to share some interesting trivia associated with the Thanksgiving holiday.

Like most trivia, the Thanksgiving trivia are just as much a fun read.

Check these out:

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What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

physical-therapy-clinic8 Benefits of Physical Therapy

If you suffered an injury and want quick recovery, we suggest that you check out physical therapy.

A good physical therapist will help you get your wellness back. They will help you choose the right therapies so you can get recovered as soon as possible.

The exercises are designed to solve problems that you may be suffering from. After the therapy, your range of motion and flexibility will get better. Aside from this, physical therapy will help you to reduce pain and inflammation.

Given below are 8 benefits of physical therapy.

Reducing Pain

After an injury, pain is what you suffer from. If the injury was severe, the pain may also be severe. For pain reduction, your therapist may recommend manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises to help you get rid of joint and muscle pain. Aside from this, the therapy will also help you prevent the pain from coming back.

Regaining Balance

After an injury, if you became bed-ridden, it may be hard for you to maintain your balance while walking. Physical therapy can help you regain your balance so you can prevent falls. Apart from this, the exercises will enable you to boost your coordination.

spinal-disc-back-conditionsAvoiding surgery

After an injury, the doctors will decide if you need surgery. Since surgery involves complex procedures, you may want to avoid it if possible.

Physical therapy reduces pain. As a result, you don’t have to opt for surgery. Even if you have to get surgery, the therapy will help you get stronger for the procedure. Afterwards, you will be able to recover faster.

Improving mobility

Another benefit that you can enjoy is stretching and strengthening of your muscle. No matter what type of daily activities you perform, physical therapy will help you improve your motion. As a result, you can perform better.

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