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Reducing Stress When Trying to Conceive

Trying to conceive can prove very stressful for many couples. Each month can be a roller coaster of emotions – wishing, waiting and hoping for conception, then being disappointed with a negative pregnancy test – the stress tends to wear on a couple. But all this concern and worry could produce conditions not conducive to… Read more »

Common Causes of Back Pain

Back pain can range from mild to a debilitating condition affecting millions every year. There are solutions like acupuncture and yoga to alleviate the condition, but identifying the cause of the pain will allow you to address it. In many cases, pain can be prevented by lifestyle changes. Sudden back pain is often caused by… Read more »

Urban Professionals Face Life-Threatening Stress

Many in the labor force move to larger cities seeking better job opportunities, and with that comes big city stress. Cities with larger concentrations of people tend to have higher costs of living than places with smaller populations. Because of the higher costs of living, many of these urban dwellers are under a lot of… Read more »

Warming up Most Important in Cold Temperatures

If you live in a humid climate, you may find the higher temperatures from June to September especially oppressive. Consequently, many otherwise active people may find themselves inactive and just trying to bear the dog days of summer. True, the summer months may be a little harder to find the motivation to get moving, but the… Read more »

What Are Muscle Knots and Why do you Have them?

Muscle knots, also known as myofascial trigger points, can cause extensive discomfort in your neck, shoulders and back. When a muscle fiber is slightly damaged for whatever reason, it is difficult for it to function correctly. When this happens, the fiber contracts and forms the knot. There a number of reasons you could get these… Read more »

Alleviating your Holiday Stress

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are all coming up one after another. While this time is full of joy and excitement, it is also notoriously full of stress. From cooking a full turkey dinner for your family to shopping for them all too, it can be a busy, headache-filled few months.  The impending stress of… Read more »

Acupuncture Helps Deal with Big City Blues

Cities like Los Angeles and New York City are known for their massive amounts of people. The millions of people living in these cities are vulnerable to more stressful lives than their suburban-dwelling counterparts. They are subsequently more susceptible to emotional health problems like anxiety and depression. City dwellers need to focus more, talk louder… Read more »

Not Alleviating Stress Could Put You in an Early Grave

Work, school, bills, family and just life are stressful, which can have really unhealthy side effects. Not relieving stress in some form or another can have a significant impact on physical health from minor ailments to major sicknesses that can be life threatening. Long hours at work, screaming children and staring at pages of paperwork… Read more »

The Ins and Outs on Acupuncture

Alternatives forms of medicine are in – and perhaps one you have been exploring is acupuncture. This form of therapy is used to heal a multitude of problems that often can be relieved by standard pills or changes in diet. It’s easy to find information about acupuncture on the Internet, but it’s just as easy… Read more »

Reducing Inflammation Fundamental to Longevity

Research is now suggesting inflammation contributes to a wide range of ailments and disease which impacts our health and longevity. The immediate cause of inflammation is seen when you accidently slam your hand in a door or cut yourself. It’s when this reaction is more permanent does it become a problem, or chronic. Problems such… Read more »