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Quit Smoking with Acupuncture Treatments

Smoking is one of the most difficult habits that a person can try to break. This is because the addiction to nicotine is only part of the problem. A large part of the habit is psychological, not just physical. Because of this, it is one of the most difficult things to quit doing. One way that you can increase your chances of success is by adding acupuncture to your treatment plan. Here’s how it works and can help you.

Motivated Smokers

Smokers who are already very motivated to quit are the most likely to have success with acupuncture. If you are quitting for the wrong reasons and don’t really want to quit smoking, it may not be successful for you. However, a study done by the National Institute of Health found that smokers who were very motivated to quit either decreased their cigarette habit significantly or quit altogether using just acupuncture treatment.

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Three Surprising Ways Acupuncture Benefits Women

You have probably heard of the amazing ways that acupuncture improves your overall health. It can be used for many conditions, as well as lifestyle habits such as quitting smoking. But did you know that acupuncture has specific uses in women’s health? Here are three of the many surprising ways that acupuncture benefits women.

Menstruation Issues

The menstrual cycle is connected to many other systems in the body, and overall health of the body has a direct impact that could be one reason for difficult or irregular periods. Acupuncture is also a stress-relief tool, which can help make that time of the month more bearable, especially if you have a lot of mood swings or cramps.

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Advantages of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

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As we age, the level of hormones in our body decreases naturally. This natural decrease in hormones can lead to a number of symptoms in both men and women, including mood changes, weight changes, sexual dysfunction, and other changes in your body. Studies have found that long term use of synthetic hormone treatments increase the risk of breast and other cancers. Bioidentical hormone therapy is the solution that has been offered to counteract these risks. Here are the main advantages of bioidentical hormone therapy.

Potentially Safer Than Synthetic

It is believed that bioidentical hormone therapy is safer than receiving synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant and animal sources, and they are chemically identical to the hormones that our body produces naturally. It is thought that because they are chemically identical, there is less risk of breast cancer and other complications. However, it is important to note that clinical studies of the long-term effects of bioidentical hormones are still ongoing, and there are no hard conclusions, as of yet.

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Decrease Pain with These Treatments

Living with chronic pain can be stressful, depressing, and tiring. With the recent opioid epidemic and the regulations that followed, many people are seeking out alternative ways to decrease their chronic pain. There are two main treatments that we offer that can greatly help you decrease chronic pain, regardless of the cause. 

Yoga

Many people think of yoga as a calming and relaxing meditative practice, and for the most part that is exactly what it is. But because of the nature of yoga and what it does to the brain, it can actually help relieve chronic pain. Recent studies have shown that lifestyle practices such as yoga and meditation change the way the brain functions. Chronic pain also affects the brain, and yoga can counteract these changes. 

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3 Ways the Bemer Mat Can Help You

The Bemer Mat is the newest technology we have to offer in our office, and there are a number of health benefits to using the Bemer Mat. There are many ways that the Bemer mat can help you, but these are the top three reasons to use the Bemer Mat.

Pain Management

Bemer therapy will help you manage your pain, increase your range of motion, and facilitate nerve repair. This makes it a very good solution for pain management for sufferers of arthritis and joint conditions, muscle conditions, and fibromyalgia. It is also a great method of pain management for migraines.

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Find a Healthier Lifestyle with First Line Therapy

When you are diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, find yourself overweight or struggling with yo-yo weight, or in general realize that you are not as young as you used to be, you might consider trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. But making lifestyle changes is not always an easy thing to do on your own. Our staff are experienced in the First Line Therapy program, and we can help you meet your goals.

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What is First Line Therapy?

First Line Therapy is a medicine program from Metagenics, designed to help people make lasting lifestyle changes to live healthier and longer. The program includes an initial exam and testing to see where you are with your health, regular consultations to help keep you on track, and a program guide to help you find solutions for making healthier choices.

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Botox vs. Dysport: Similarities and Differences

If you are considering an injectable to reduce the effects of aging, you may be surprised to learn that Botox isn’t the only option available. One of the most similar treatments on the market now is Dysport. Learn how these two dermal fillers are similar, how they are different, and how to choose the right one for you.

Similarities

Botox and Dysport both have the same active ingredient. They both use a type of botulinum A, the purpose of which is to relax the muscles that tense and cause frown lines and other wrinkles. Both Botox and Dysport have to be repeated every 3 to 6 months. Both injectables are commonly used with lidocaine to decrease discomfort of injections. Really, Botox and Dysport are like comparing apples to apples. There are different varieties of apples, but they are all still apples. Botox and Dysport are that similar.

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Symptoms of Malnutrition and What to Do About It

Malnutrition can happen for a number of reasons. If you live a very busy lifestyle and grab food on the go, your food choices may not be the healthiest options. You may also have trouble with malnutrition if you are dieting and not getting enough of the right foods. It is important that your body is well nourished to ensure optimum health. Here are some of the symptoms of malnutrition and what to do about it so you can feel your best.

Common Symptoms

There are some symptoms that indicate you are malnourished, and they’re easy to overlook. You may be malnourished if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Inability to focus or concentrate
  • Always feeling cold
  • Loss of body mass or tissue
  • Lowered immune system
  • Increased wound recovery time

Many of these symptoms may be easily dismissed as just easily getting sick, wearing yourself down with your job and activities, or being under too much stress. But a combination of these symptoms is a sign you are malnourished, and getting the right nutrition will make you feel like a whole new person.

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Advantages of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

One of the effects of aging that both men and women encounter is hormone imbalance. As you get older, hormones once produced by your body decrease. This can cause a number of problems, including mood changes and changes in libido, among others. While synthetic hormone replacements are frequently prescribed, there are a lot of advantages to using bioidentical hormone therapy instead.

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All Natural

Bioidentical hormones are all natural rather than being manufactured in a lab. This makes it much safer to use than synthetic hormone treatments. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and animals that have the same hormones in a way that is identical to the hormones the human body produces naturally.

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3 Most Common Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

A surprising number of people in America suffer from hypothyroidism. It is estimated that 20 million Americans suffer from hypothyroidism, and about 60 percent of them are unaware of the condition. It is important to know the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism and see a doctor if any apply to you.

Fatigue

One of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism is unexplained fatigue. You may feel extremely tired most of the time, with few if any short bursts of energy. You will feel more tired than usual at work, get tired easily when exerting yourself such as going up a flight of stairs, or find yourself completely unable to exercise due to tiredness and weakness. Severe fatigue of this sort can be explained by a number of conditions, but the most common is hypothyroidism.

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