Integrative Medicine Blog
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More