OLIVIA SAGE THERAPIES
Pain, and especially chronic pain, is by far the most common motivator that brings people into my practice. Of course, since I work out of a Chiropractor’s office it is only natural to see a fair number of painful muscular-skeletal conditions.
Mother Nature provides us with so many wonderful healing herbs and I am happy to see that the interest in herbal medicine is growing. In recent years, Elderberry and Echinaecia have been widely promoted as immune boosting remedies and there are enough “how to” videos open the internet that teach ways to make herbal remedies in your own kitchen.
September marks the end of summer, fall is just around the corner and this is the time when we start thinking – or at least should be – about giving our immune system a boost to prevent viral respiratory; from the common cold to more harmful conditions such as pneumonia and COVID. The best way to stay ahead of the game, stay healthy and strong is to kick up and support your body’s own defense: your IMMUNE SYSTEM!
We all have experienced it – that unhappy stomach after too much indulgence or after eating a meal that was too spicy, greasy or sweet. I am talking about “Heartburn”. Heartburn is only the symptom of what is technically called “Reflux”- a condition in which your stomach content comes back into your throat, causing burning in the chest and/or a sour taste in your mouth.
Have you ever said: “All this stress is giving me a headache”, or maybe your chronic back pain is worse when you find yourself in an emotionally difficult place. What used to be met with skepticism and mockery, has now been validated by modern research – that there is indeed a connection between emotions and pain – particularly chronic pain!
When I treat patients that are new to acupuncture, I always take time to explain what to expect and how the treatment works. It is then that I realize just how obscure this ancient medicine still seems to many. The questions I get (and I always encourage my patients to ask, ask, ask…) concern the practical portion of a treatment as well as the efficacy and history of Acupuncture. So I thought it might be time to address some of these questions in a bigger forum.
Blueberries are a popular summer treat and every year, during the month of July, these power packed, antioxidant rich berries get the recognition they deserve. Why July? It is the prime month to harvest blueberries. But there is another “juicy” story…
According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Vol.12/No.7), Acupuncture has become an important provider-based complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment. It is increasingly clinically proven to help in many conditions, leading with muscular skeletal and neurological conditions, migraine headaches as well as arthritis.
While everybody is talking about Vitamin D and Zinc, I want to take the time to talk about a mineral that plays an important role in your health but is not given the attention it deserves!
Natural Sunburn Relief Summertime…but the living is anything but easy! Triple Digits are upon us once again and will carry us through the next few months. While sun exposure is important for healthy vitamin D levels, too much sun can lead to short term and long term...