Women and Depression: Treatment Options

It’s been called the common cold of modern emotional life. And like treatments for the modern cold, there are many treatment options for this challenge. The Mayo Clinic suggests that about twice as many women as men experience depression, meaning about one in four or five women develop depression at …

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Acupuncture – A Complementary Therapy With Promise

Acupuncture is an ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) involving thin, flexible needles inserted at certain points along the body – typically called ‘meridians’. The idea being that the insertion of these needles at these predetermined points can help restore the optimal flow of energy – called ‘qi’ (pronounced: …

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5 Alternative Treatments to Help Women Reduce Neuropathy Pain

Did you know that May 12-16th, 2016, is National Neuropathy Awareness Week? It was established in 2005 as one of the federal government’s official national health observances, and is a week filled with events, media coverage, and educational outreach across the country. This is an occasion to help educate our …

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The Science Behind Five Alternative Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

Pelvic pressure, heavy bleeding, frequent urination… sounds like the world’s worst party! But for the millions of women who have uterine fibroids it can often be just par for the course. Fibroids, also called leiomyomas, are non-cancerous growths that occur within or just outside a woman’s uterus. They develop when …

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Holistic Health: Treating the Whole Person

You may know the term best as “alternative” medicine, but this moniker is no longer accurate. Better described as holistic health, naturopathic or even complementary, this form of integrative medicine has become more mainstream. Rather than looking at just specific symptoms, holistic health is more comprehensive. Practitioners look at the …

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5 Complementary Treatments that Help You Feel Better During Cancer

Anyone who’s been through cancer treatment knows: it’s not for sissies. While doctors focus on eradicating tumors and clearing out lymph nodes, patients must deal with the day-to-day discomforts that treatments can cause. A stiff upper lip gets one only so far. Sometimes, trying to be strong backfires, as a …

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