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Dec
14

Massage improves immunity

Massage improves immune function Studies show benefit in different circumstances There is mounting evidence that massage therapy supports the immune system. Research among groups of people in different situations showed that massage increased the activity of natural killer cells, white blood cells that can attack tumors. Four studies completed by the Touch Research Institute (TRI) at the University of...
Dec
11

Beat holiday stress

Six tips to help you relax The holidays bring the fun -- and the pressure -- of parties, family gatherings, and gift-giving. You may do too much, carry too many groceries and gifts, and worry about meeting everyday responsibilities and seasonal expectations. This can lead to aching shoulders, a stiff neck or low back pain, as well as sore arms and feet. Here are some tips for relaxation during this busy...
Jun
12

Make the most of your vacation

Vacations are important. They provide a balance to our lives. They are not simply a luxury because there is increasing evidence showing that taking vacations is important for good health. In a NY Times article written by Alina Tugend a study is discussed that was published in 2000. The study looked at 12,000 men over a nine year period who were at high risk for coronary heart disease. Those who didn't...
May
8

Sleep does a body good

Sleep is one of the things we do every day that should not be compromised. We need adequate sleep to function properly. Adults need to be getting about 7-9 hours of sleep a night. According to data from the National Health Interview Survey on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website, nearly 30% of adults reported an average of 6 or less hours of sleep a day in 2005-2007. That is too many...
Apr
25

Stop and smell the flowers

Life is in constant motion and we are all so busy, busy, busy. Between work, family and leisure time it can be difficult to make time for the little things in life. The simple pleasures that don't cost anything at all. Relish in the supreme beauty of a breathtaking sunset. Admire the drops of water collecting on the leaves of the trees after a rain. Wonder in the innocence of a child or laugh along with an...
Apr
16

Listen to your body talk

It may be easy to ignore an achy back, a tension headache or an overall feeling of fatigue or malaise, but it isn't a good idea. Your body is sending you a message when it hurts or feels a bit off and expects you to listen. If you ignore these messages frequently, your body will make you listen by coming down with a sickness such as a cold, flu or you may get a migraine or throw your back out. Once you...
Apr
11

Cherish family

Tweet Life is short. I hear that a lot, but until lately it didn’t have all that much meaning to me. In the scheme of things our life spans aren’t incredibly long and can be markedly shorter due to the many diseases that exist.  Our loved ones can be taken from us sooner than we would care for. My own father found out he had lung cancer this past December. By the time the doctors had...
Feb
8

Appreciate who you have

Husbands and wives, family members and friends tend to take each other for granted. I guess the feeling is that that person will always be there and that they know that they are loved. Yes, if you are fairly close especially in the case of married people or immediate family members they do probably know you care about them. Well, at least I hope they do! But it IS nice to hear it , isn't it? It's great to...
Jan
27

Tune up your body

Tweet Just like how a car needs regular maintenance in order to run properly, your body needs regular body maintenance. Your car needs fuel in order to get you from Point A to Point B and you need a healthy diet filled with nutritious meals and snacks to keep you going strong. It is important to fill your diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Bright and colorful fruits and veggies are best such as:...
Jan
12

Acupuncture Treats Headaches

Many factors contribute to the root cause of headaches. These include body constitution, emotional health, excessive work, social and exercise activities, improper diet, physical trauma and pregnancy. Headaches are diagnosed and treated according to their symptoms, times of occurrence, location, type of pain, and triggers. Migraine sufferers respond well to acupuncture laser therapies. Participate in your...
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