Just as healing comes from within so we can apply many tools and procedures for treating illness and supporting health at home.
Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. Experts offer recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap and when.
By Roger Lewin, PhD
From Holistic Primary Care
Originally published in Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 1. Spring, 2006
Everyone knows exercise is good medicine. Far fewer people understand how to optimize the health benefits of regular exercise. As with many other things, it is not a matter of blindly doing more, but of bringing physiological intelligence to the process. According to Irving Dardik, MD, a former vascular surgeon and founding chairman of the US Olympic Sports Medicine Council, the optimal way to exercise is in brief alternating cycles of intense exertion and full rest.
The sinuses are a magnificent structure of tunnels and caves running throughout your head that are a part of your respiratory system. Their location and special environment makes them especially vulnerable to stubborn infections, both acute and recurrent or chronic. Antibiotics are often inappropriate and ineffective. Most sinus infections are not caused by bacteria but involve opportunistic viral and fungal organisms.
By Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, ND, LAc
Wind in the Gorge we know about, but Wind in the body (other than digestive) sounds like something new!? All the various maladies we call the "Cold", the "Flu" and the vague unnamed sense of dilapidation, chills, fever, congestion and sneezing are part of what classical Chinese Medicine would call the Wind syndromes. Yes, as you might guess, wind in the weathery sense is the typical source, or at least provoker, of Wind in the bodily sense.
By Peter D'Adamo
Previously, select labs using sophisticated forensic techniques could only determine secretor status. D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition (DPN) has made this important test available to you using just a saliva sample to perform the determination. With our Saliva Test Kit, determining your secretor status is easy.
By Dr. Robert F. Stern DC, CFE, ABQAURP and Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, ND, LAc
Naturopathic medicine is both an ancient and a modern tradition of medicine within the United States and Europe. It was formed officially at the beginning of the 20th century by physicians wishing to bring various traditions of classical and folk medicine into a modern scientific framework. Using the foundation of core principles that continue to define naturopathic medicine these doctors combined the best of European and American folk herbalism, Eclectic herbal medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and hygiene, healing diets and nutrients, fasting and nature cure, exercise and spinal manipulation.
By Mitchell Bebel Stargrove, ND, LAc
After an onslaught of headaches, Nancy decided to change things in her life so she would never suffer through that experience again. She had tried aspirin and innumerable home cures suggested by friends, but nothing provided lasting relief. Then a relative mentioned hearing about acupuncture. It sounded crazy: being poked by needles to reduce pain. But why not? Nothing else had worked and a billion Chinese couldn't all be wrong. So she took a chance and discovered the art of acupuncture for herself.
By Susan Johnson, LAc.
The ancient art of cupping has been utilized by healers and lay people in many cultures. Cupping is a suction technique designed to pull toxin build up and muscle spasm from the body's deeper tissue to the surface of the skin. The cells of the body use oxygen and give off carbon dioxide; when the energy is blocked, the cell waste or carbon dioxide gets blocked. This is called acid or toxin build up.
By Robert L. Koffman and Joseph M. Helms
From Psychiatric Annals
The article offers information on training programs in medical acupuncture for military physicians. The training was conducted in order to use the emerging discipline as primary or complementary treatment for the three major complaints brought about by a decade of warfare such as acute and chronic pain, acute and chronic stress disorders and sequelae to concussion. Types of acupuncture that are useful in combat situations are discussed.
Set a quit date. Before your quit date, write down your reasons for quitting on a card; frame these positively, focusing on the future you are seeding (e.g. I will smell fresh and clean; I will breath deeply and clearly). Refer to that card when you have the urge to smoke.
By Kerry Bone
The things you read about in these pages every month certainly go a long way in helping you avoid major health problems. But the fact is, for one reason or another, many of us will need to undergo surgery at some point. And it's important to ensure that your health is at peak performance through what can be quite an ordeal. Over the years I've found that the use of a few simple herbs can help to maintain well-being and optimize healing, setting you up for success before, during, and after surgery.
By Dana Ullman
From Huffington Post
A homeopath by the name of Emil Grubbe, M.D. (1875-1960) was the first person to use radiation to treat a person with cancer (Dearborn, 2005).
In January 1896, Grubbe was a student at the Hahnemann Medical College (of Chicago, a famous homeopathic medical school). He gave radiation treatment to Mrs. Rose Lee, a woman with breast cancer. Grubbe got the idea of using radiation as a treatment for Lee's breast cancer from Reuben Ludlam, M.D., a professor at the homeopathic medical school.