Category: Health and Wellness

August 24, 2017

what is biofeedback therapyHave you ever wished you could simply will your symptoms to disappear? With biofeedback you may be able to do just that by using the power of your mind to reduce stress and help improve your health.

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a type of mind-body therapy that enables you — in a mind-over-matter approach — to use your thoughts and mind to control and influence your body. Biofeedback is based on the scientifically confirmed idea that individuals have the ability to regulate several body processes that were previously thought to be purely automatic in the body.

August 24, 2017

eczema in babiesNaturopathic Treatment for Eczema

Eczema, also known as Atopic Dermatitis, is a bumpy, itchy skin condition, which is increasingly more common. It can run in families and increases the risk when family members have any one of the atopic triad- allergies, eczema or asthma.  The first phase of eczema usually looks like small, red, itchy bumps between the ages of 2-6 months. If the eczema does not resolve it can progress to raised, scaly areas. Chronic eczema can last for years.

In order to treat the eczema it is important to determine what is causing it. Start by investigating if there are certain foods or chemicals that are triggering the rash. Check things like bath soaps, shampoo, laundry detergent and fabric softener. Sometimes even mom and dad’s personal care items can be irritating to the baby.

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August 24, 2017

constipation remedies for kidsWhat is “constipation”? Everyone seems to have a different idea of what constipation means and there are many different “norms”. Infants can have a bowel movement after every feeding. Babies that are breastfed tend to have fewer bowel movements because they absorb most of mom’s milk so there is less to poop out. Children under 2 years old typically have 2-4 bowel movements per day. And at about the age of 4 children can have 1 bowel movement per day. 

Constipation can be caused by lack of fluid, diet, medications, and other physical conditions. Constipation can also develop during potty training when children begin to associate bowel movements with pain, creating a cycle.  It is first important to determine the cause of constipation, including the rule-out of physical reasons, before proceeding with treatment.

August 18, 2017

sleep hygiene tipsA circadian rhythm is any change in the body that follows a 24 hour cycle responding to changes in light and temperature. These changes can be physical, mental or behavioral. There is a group of nerve cells, the suprachiasmatic nucleus/SCN, in the brain that serves as the control system for this rhythm. The SCN controls the production of melatonin which is a hormone that promotes sleep. When there is less light, the SCN sends the signal to produce more melatonin. This is one of the reasons why sleep hygiene is important.

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August 10, 2017

how does acupuncture workAcupuncture is a 3,500-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organizations (WHO) as well as numerous universities have documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture enjoys a great reputation for treating pain of all sorts, ranging from back and neck pain, joint pain, headaches, neurological issues, menstrual pain, and more.  In addition, acupuncture is used to regulate the body’s functionality and thereby can help support other treatments for a multitude of health issues.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites-commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.