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Archive for June 2016

Struggling to lose weight?

Struggling to lose weight?

We all know being overweight is bad for us and that it is growing problem in today’s world. We are told eat less, move more, don’t eat carbs after 5pm, don’t eat carbs at all, count calories, count steps, eat only fruit and veg, eat only good fats, the list is endless.

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Trying To Have A Baby? What You Need To Know About Acupuncture

Trying To Have A Baby? What You Need To Know About Acupuncture

When a couple is finally ready to have a baby and can’t get pregnant quickly, it typically leads to a lot of stress and anxiety. This anxiety doesn’t cause people to have fertility problems. After all, most couples start out the process quite relaxed or excited. As time goes on, however, stress and anxiety around fertility certainly compounds an already difficult process.

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Drugs, ginger and acupuncture 'best for morning sickness'

Drugs, ginger and acupuncture ‘best for morning sickness’

“Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women with morning sickness should be given drugs to ease their symptoms,” the Daily Mirror reports.

The recommendation comes from a set of new guidelines that also say ginger and acupuncture can play a useful role in treating nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, better known as morning sickness.

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Acupuncturists making their point on allergies

Acupuncturists making their point on allergies

Acupuncture is becoming an appealing option for a growing number of allergy sufferers. The treatment has been practised in China since before the advent of metal technology – when a small, pointed stone tool was used to press on the points rather than puncturing the skin – and it is now gaining acceptance from conventional medicine in West.

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SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Addressing anxiety in children

SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Addressing anxiety in children

 

Anxiety is a growing concern that I treat in school-aged children and it can present as a variety of different symptoms. Common signs that your child could be suffering from anxiety include depression, frequent headaches, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, decreased appetite, eczema, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, nightmares, chronic fatigue, lack of focus at school and avoiding friends.

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Calcium Signals Balance Infection Response & Potential for Self-attack

Calcium Signals Balance Infection Response & Potential for Self-attack

According to a study by the NYU Langone Medical Center at the New York University School of Medicine and published in the journal Immunity, a key cellular signal provides a vital balance between the body’s ability to destroy invading microbes and its need to prevent autoimmune disease. The study was conducted with both mice and human patients where the researchers found a certain type of calcium-based signal-regulated the production of two immune cell types.

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