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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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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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Rebecca Rice, L.AC Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Acupuncture  Preventative Health  Rebecca Rice L.AC  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

In Chinese medical theory summer is related to the heart, the emotion joy, the sound of laughter, the ability to sleep, and the function of speech and memory

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Christopher Reilly, L.AC Saturday, June 20, 2009 Preventative Health  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

“Haste makes waste” is an axiom that has largely fallen out of style in the fast-paced world that we live in.

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Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D. Sunday, June 14, 2009 General  Healthcare Reform  Preventative Health  Ronald L. Stram MD 

If you are reading this, you may have already embraced the concept of prevention as a model for healthcare reform since you find yourself on an Integrative Medicine website - prevention being the wholemark theory behind Integrative Medicine.

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Sue Coughtry, LMT Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Massage Therapy  Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy  Preventative Health 

Spring is here and we’re all out cleaning up our lawns and planting gardens and brushing up on our summer activities. Often we over-do it and get sore. My patients often ask what causes those knots that they feel in their muscles.  They often wonder what trigger points are.

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Korey DiRoma, ND Thursday, May 14, 2009 Cleanse and Detoxification  Korey DiRoma Naturopath  Preventative Health 

Our body is exposed to many toxins every day, which tend to accumulate in our bodies.  A toxin is a substance that produces any adverse biological effects and can be absorbed into our body through our skin, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract.

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Christopher Reilly, L.AC Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Preventative Health  Swine-Flu  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

There has been a lot of talk lately on the news and in the community about swine-origin flu.  Thus far, the transmission of swine-flu, and risk factors associated with it are thought to be very similar to the seasonal flu that we see every year.  I thought it might be helpful to review some of the simple, natural ways that we can protect ourselves from flu viruses.

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