- August 31st, 2014
Do you deal with irritating and uncomfortable premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms each and every month? If you answered “yes,” you are not alone. Many women I see in my clinics experience PMS as a result of hormonal imbalance—and they have a week or two each month when they are bloated, irritable, and tired.By Aimee E. Raupp, MS, LAc
- September 30th, 2013
Traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, is the longest continuously practiced form of medicine in history. Acupuncture treated headaches 3,000 years ago, and acupuncture treats headaches today. The New York Times published an article citing research from 2007 showing acupuncture provided more effective relief for chronic headaches than medication.Clues to the nature of an ancient disciplineBy Mary Ann Petersen, LAc, MAcOM
- March 1st, 2013
Many events can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). War is the most well-known cause, and PTSD is a leading problem among our veterans. But, there are other experiences that cause PTSD, things like rape, assault, accidents, and natural disasters. With this in mind, it is not surprising that an estimated 7.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with it.Treating posttraumatic stress disorder with traditional Chinese medicineBy Mary Ann Petersen, LAc, Dipl.OM
- January 1st, 2012
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone imbalance of female sex hormones, such as too little estrogen, and too many androgen hormones. PCOS causes a disruption in regular menstrual cycles, increased risk of endometrial cancer, infertility, increased growth of facial hair, decreased breast size, and deepening of the voice.
- November 1st, 2011
As a pet owner, you know when something isn’t right with your pet. He or she might be sleeping too much or not enough. Your pet might pace, bark, meow, or chirp at unusual times; the tone of their cry might sound distressed.
- March 1st, 2009
If you experience hot flashes as a result of taking Tamoxifen or Arimidex, two anti-estrogen meds used in breast cancer treatment, get ready for some good news. Acupuncture can relieve your hot flashes as well as drugs, without all the side effects.And "yes" to acupunture.
- November 1st, 2008
Even though I crave caffeine, carbohydrates, and chocolate right before my period, these foods make me feel bloated and aggravate my cramps. So to avoid the kind of aches and pains that can leave me feeling sapped for days, I make it a point to eat especially well during that time—lots of big salads and antioxidant-packed smoothies.Top practitioners share advice that can transform how you look and feel.By Nora Isaacs with: John Douillard, DC, Phd Christiane Northrup, MD Andy Seplow, Lac Lise Alschuler, ND Alison Eastwood, RD
- October 1st, 2008
Adding complementary therapies to your treatment plan can both improve your prognosis and help you feel better. Integrative oncologists agree that when it comes to breast cancer, conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation may be unavoidable. But the following holistic strategies offer healing benefits.
Acupuncture5 holistic approaches to help beat breast cancerBy Meghan Rabbitt
- August 1st, 2008
Actually, it’s not unusual for men in their mid-40s to experience a swelling of the prostate, which is what BPH is. Nearly half of all men in their 50s have the condition, and more than 80 percent of octogenarians suffer from it. Blame a rise in dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a converted form of testosterone, the levels of which increase with age.I have just been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia. At 46, am I too young?Robert Keller, CA