Treatments such as acupuncture, massage, and energy healing have been shown to reduce anxiety, including in those who suffer from PTSD.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease¹. The Mayo Clinic defines heart disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), as any “condition[s] that involve[s] narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or beating rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.”²
Most people are familiar with the term migraine. It refers to a throbbing headache occurring on one or both sides of the head, usually associated with nausea, light sensitivity (photophobia) and sound sensitivity (phonophobia). Another common headache is called a tension headache. This type of headache is usually associated with a tight, band-like pressure sensation around the head. These two headaches are the most common types that physicians deal with. When they persist for 3 or more months, we refer to them as chronic.
The Flu season, caused by strains of the Influenza virus, has arrived! The current epidemic is caused by the H1N1 strain of the virus. If your body has not been exposed to this particular strain before you are more susceptible to becoming ill.