A Natural Solution That Is BETTER Than Ointments & Creams
Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become rough, inflamed, and causes itching and bleeding. Dr. Berglund shares his advice on how to reduce these conditions using a natural medicine. If you or anyone you know are suffering from eczema, watch this week’s Wellness video and ask your wellness clinician about a wellness treatment for eczema.
Watch this week’s video as Kari prepares an incredible Pesto Zucchini Fettuccine dish that is perfect for a gluten-free diet. Zucchini is more flavorful, nutrient-dense and can carry a sauce just like other noodles… and this pesto sauce is to die for! This recipe is a game changer.
Watch this video to learn how to prepare Pesto Zucchini Fettuccine!
Headaches are common, but they are NOT normal. Some people accept headaches as a part of their lives. They manage them with prescription or over-the-counter drugs, but the headaches continue or even worsen. Dampening the pain with drugs can work in a crisis, but what if you could raise your level of health until you no longer get headaches?
A patient with fibromyalgia was given a supplement to assist in her inability to achieve deep sleep. The next day she reported a great night’s sleep. A few days later her pain left, mobility increased, and her friends asked her what she had done, because she looked so much younger.
Everybody knows you should see your family physician at least once a
year and your dentist at least twice a year. But not everybody knows about
acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and the many benefits it can
provide for you. If you start incorporating acupuncture into your health and
wellness regime, you may not have to rely on the family physician so much for
those minor little issues. Let’s look at
how getting regular acupuncture treatments can help you stay happy and healthy.
There are many ways acupuncture treatments can change a person’s life.
One of the most noticeable is acupuncture can get you to look at your health
from a completely different perspective. This could mean you might start taking
a more in depth look at your health, which may allow you to veer away from some
of the mainstream medical practices such as multiple pharmaceuticals. Many
long-term acupuncture patients find they no longer need all the medications prescribed
by their family physician, because the symptoms have been controlled using
Acupuncture is great for prevention. Because regular acupuncture
treatments can balance hormones and boost immunity, there is a good chance you
won’t need that annual flu shot or all those over-the-counter cold medications.
A trained acupuncturist can spot a problem like decreased immunity from a mile
away. It can appear as symptoms such as chronic fatigue, insomnia and even body
temperature fluctuations. A couple of treatments can make a big difference.
What about relieving some of that extra stress we all deal with? Yes,
regular acupuncture treatments can keep that at bay too. Many people don’t equate being poked with
tiny needles as a relaxation technique, but it truly is relaxing. Many patients
actually fall asleep after or while the needles are being placed. And the
effects can last for days or even weeks. So the next time you feel irritable
and overwhelmed, check out your local licensed acupuncturist.
Regular acupuncture treatments can help you save money. What? It’s
true. This goes back to the previous benefits. If you don’t need as many
pharmaceuticals, you will ultimately save money. Also, conditions like stress, anxiety,
fatigue and depression can keep you from going to work, possibly costing you
several days of pay. But with regular acupuncture treatments, your moods can be
more effectively managed and you won’t need to miss work as frequently.
And the most popular reason to get regular acupuncture treatments is
that it will help you remain pain free. We all have aches and pains. But
research has shown acupuncture is more effective than opioids for controlling
things like arthritic pain in the joints. It is also be incorporated into
hospital emergency rooms throughout the United States, so people don’t need as
many pain medications. As a matter of fact, in Asia, acupuncture is sometimes
used by itself during and after surgical procedures to treat pain.
While many of you may have a needle phobia, don’t let that deter you. Acupuncture is part of an amazing medical system that has been around for nearly 3,000 years. In comparison, Western medicine has only been around for about 200 to 250 years. That puts things in perspective a little, especially when you consider most people in Asian countries live longer, happier, healthier lives than almost everybody in the United States. There’s no better time than the present to start a good habit. Just be sure to seek out a fully trained and licensed acupuncturist. Your whole life just might change for the better.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the bladder is one of the six yang organs, paired with one of the six yin organs. The yin organs store vital substances (such as Qi, blood, yin, and yang), whereas the yang organs are more active and have a function of constantly filling and emptying. The bladder is a perfect example of a yang organ. Its main physiological function is to remove water from the body in the form of urine. To do this, the bladder uses Qi (energy) and heat from its paired yin organ, the kidneys.
Obviously urination is an essential component to the functioning of our bodies, and as such, the bladder plays a vital role through its filling and emptying of urine. Continue reading →
Every time this year, visiting patients will be welcomed by a flowering 22 year old bonsai! Healthcare Clinical Director Jane McKee‘s husband Roger brings his bonsai to the Meridian office every year when it blooms. Patients always remark about the beautiful bonsai sitting on our reception counter. Stop by and see the blooms of this amazing bonsai.
Insomnia is a phenomenon almost everybody experiences at some point in their life. And most of us don’t know how or why it happens. Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep, despite being tired. Combating insomnia may be easier than you think. Here are five simple ways to fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night. Continue reading →
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Natural Health in Winter
The ancient Chinese developed a system of medicine thousands of years ago and that system is still used around the world today. This system incorporates more than just medicine though. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners also educate their patients on how the seasons affect the body and ways to stay healthy. This will ultimately lead to a long, healthy life.
Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. According to TCM there are five seasons – winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall. Each season has many associations that help us change our habits allowing for a more balanced mind and body. Continue reading →
Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, this principle is followed a little more closely. But in areas like Hawaii and Southern California, where fresh fruits and vegetables are always available and the climate is more moderate, people sometimes forget to eat according to the seasons. Continue reading →