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Hormone Replacement Therapy
Oriental medicine (OM) is based on the theory that there are channels throughout the body. Flowing through these channels, known as "meridians" is a person's vital energy, known as "qi". When you think of Chinese medicine, acupuncture is probably what first comes to mind. For those that are unfamiliar with this ancient practice, acupuncture is the application of small, disposable (and ultra-thin) needles into the skin at strategic points, known as "acupoints". These points run along the meridians where energy is thought to be blocked, based on a person's ailment.
A traditional Chinese medicine practitioner places the needles on these specific points to release blocked qi, to stimulate blockages, and to get qi moving. Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health...READ MORE
Holistic Tips for Better Sleep
The quality of your sleep can affect your quality of life, from your concentration at work to your mood. Insomnia can lead to muscle aches, exhaustion, irritability, and even fibromyalgia and other health concerns. Whether you sleep for many hours and it's fitful, or you have difficulty falling asleep, there are natural ways to help your sleep pattern. Here are some ideas to ensure you wake up refreshed each morning.
Train your brain for bedtime. It helps to create a sleep routine and then follow it each night. This will provide your body with wind-down time, and alert your brain that it's time to switch gears. Studies have shown that decreased lighting can lead to tiredness. The University of Massachusetts recently performed a study with 600 adults that revealed...READ MORE
Quote of the Day
"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."
~ Ram Dass