MERIDIANS are a major concept in Chinese Medicine. Chinese Medicine practitioners help people to become healthy again, and to remain healthy, utilizing herbs and physical medicine, such as acupuncture, acupressure, and tuina. Rather than relying on anatomy and physiology in the Western sense, Chinese medicine focuses on how the energy flows throughout the body. Accidental […]
Alternative medicine (natural medicine) has been around virtually forever. Even animals know to eat grass, berries, leaves, and flowers to help themselves feel better. Survival skills evolved into natural medicine. Humans also learned to make use of their natural environment to sustain their health and livelihoods. Plants, fruits, nuts, and seeds provided nourishment. Leaves, stems, roots, […]
Whiplash injuries are very complex. They involve bruising, twisting, and compressing of soft tissue, as well as connective tissue such as tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Moreover, they may result in the fracture of a vertebrae, or rupture of a vertebral disc. See Craniosacral Therapy — Whiplash Injuries. The body needs to repair a lot of tissue. […]
The vast majority of STROKES are due to a lack of blood flow (ischemia) to the brain depriving it of oxygen and nutrients. Cerebral arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries of the brain), blood clots in the arteries of the brain, or dislodged blood clots (emboli) that travel to the brain from the aorta, the common carotid artery, or one […]
Spices and herbs have been used in cooking since antiquity. Not only do they add flavor to any food, but spices and herbs have a variety of medicinal actions that help to support our health. Moreover, many of them are antimicrobial, destroying bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and worms.
Allergies are the red flags that signal that the body’s immune system is overburdened with foreign particles, be they airborne, in the soil, or in the foods and drinks we consume. The symptoms of allergies manifest as skin rashes, runny noses, watery eyes, itchy ears and anus, nausea, vomiting, irregular bowel movements, general aches and pains, […]
WHIPLASH injuries involve the muscles, spinal column (spine) and the joints in between the vertebrae, vertebral discs, spinal cord, spinal nerves, cranial nerves, as well as connective tissue such as fascia, ligaments, and tendons. Furthermore, depending on the severity of the whiplash action, there could be fractures of the vertebrae as well. For more info […]
HEADACHES come in many forms and have many different causes. Below are three main categories of headaches: tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. Each type of headache may have numerous different causes and/or triggers. For instance, muscle tension can morph into a tension headache, a migraine headache, or a cluster headache. We really don’t know […]
ALLERGIES can put a real damper on the enjoyment of life. They interfere with outdoors activities, sleep, work, and social activities. Some suffer from environmental allergies which mainly affect the respiratory tract. Others need to be vigilant about the foods they eat because of their food sensitivities and/or food allergies.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucus membranes that line the inside of the sinuses. These sinuses are hollow spaces as follows: the frontal sinuses inside the forehead, right above the eyes the ethmoidal sinuses of the ethmoid bone between the eyes, the sphenoidal sinuses of the sphenoid bone between the ears in the center of […]