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Sue Coughtry, LMT Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Cardiovascular Health  General  Physical Fitness  Women's Health 

Here is a big incentive to keep stretching, or add it to your health regimen.  I just learned from an article on MSNBC that a study has found that women who are more flexible have about 7% less arterial stiffness and lower blood pressure than women who are less flexible. When you improve your flexibility by stretching it helps expand the arteries and keeps them more pliable, which improves heart function.

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Christopher Reilly, L.AC Thursday, December 10, 2009 Acupuncture  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

There are a great many reasons and methods to celebrate the winter holiday season.  Numerous religious holidays, New Years and the American holiday of Thanksgiving have a tendency to keep us moving at top speed to keep up.  In Chinese medicine, the coming of winter is associated with the movement of the water archetype.

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Rebecca Rice, Licensed Acupuncturist in Chinese Medicine Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Acupuncture  Preventative Health  Rebecca Rice L.AC  Traditional Chinese Medicine  Women's Health 

In my practice I have worked with a number of patients who have this diagnosis and are trying to conceive.  I chose to write about this topic because it’s a very common condition; and one which can be positively affected by Chinese medicine.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009 Mind Body Medicine  Mind Body Medicine, Meditation  Stress Management 

A study out of the University of Rochester shows that meditation and the opportunity to share emotions in a non judgmental way helps decrease physician stress while enhancing an experience of connectedness between physician and patient. The study, recently published in JAMA (9/23/09) was authored by a group led by Michael Krasner, M.D. They found that, with the meditation practices, physicians experienced a greater sense of well-being and satisfaction with their work.

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Christopher Reilly, L.AC Friday, October 02, 2009 Acupuncture  Healthcare Reform  Preventative Health  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

I was interviewed today by a student at SUNY Albany who was doing a paper on natural healing.  At the end of a series of very well thought out questions, she asked me if there was anything else that I would like people to know about acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.  I had to pause for a moment to consider the question before beginning to answer.

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Sunday, September 27, 2009 Lyme Disease  Massage Therapy  Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Preventative Health 

This has been a bumper year for ticks and that has resulted in as big a year for Lyme disease here in the Northeast.  While craniosacral therapy can’t treat or cure Lyme disease, it can definitely make a big difference in the amount of pain and discomfort you find yourself in and helps speed the healing process.

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Korey DiRoma, ND Monday, September 14, 2009 Korey DiRoma Naturopath  Nutrition  Nutrition, Food as Medicine  Preventative Health 

There aren’t too many people that I know that don’t like or even crave chocolate. Why is this so?  Simply,  chocolate contains certain chemicals that are  known to improve mood, but research also shows chocolate to have many important  health benefits.

Some of us may have heard that dark chocolate contains “antioxidants” that are beneficial for us. But which antioxidants, how much of them, and how are they good for us?

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Rebecca Rice, L.AC Monday, August 31, 2009 Acupuncture  Healthcare Reform  Rebecca Rice L.AC  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Is it possible to have acupuncture covered by insurance? Yes! In light of the plethora of news about the reformation of health care, where does Chinese medicine stand?

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Christopher Reilly, L.AC Friday, August 07, 2009 Acupuncture  Healthcare Reform  Pain Management  Preventative Health  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

According to a recent article in Acupuncture Today: Acupuncture Collaboration with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marines, the programs that the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines are developing to more effectively support soldiers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will now emphasize an integrative approach.  To the standard treatments of drug therapy, psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy, these programs will add tai chi, reiki, yoga, acupuncture and medical massage.

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Korey DiRoma, ND Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Korey DiRoma Naturopath  Pain Management  Preventative Health 

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and many cold and flu medications, has come under fire recently by the FDA.

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