Treating Heat Exhaution

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When suffering from Heat Exhaustion, if a person is not fully conscious and coherent, they need immediate medical attention. Do not try to get them to eat or drink. If you are at the beach, talk to a life guard. If there are no medical professionals present, take them to the nearest medical facility. If… Read more »

Everyone Needs “Me Time”

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To need something is to go beyond a simple wish or desire; to need is to require something because it is essential or very important. “Me Time” is a need, a requirement for peace of mind, health of body, and resilience of spirit. If we don’t consciously make time for ourselves, we end up trapped in… Read more »

Loneliness is Bad for your Health

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  Loneliness can be emotionally challenging, but it is also causes physiological problems in your body. Research has shown that loneliness lowers the immune system, making it more difficult for the body to fight off illness. It also increases the amount of inflammation in the body, can lead to hardening of the arteries, and can increase blood pressure, putting… Read more »

Lifestyle Tips for Boosting Self-Confidence

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Love yourselves for who you are, in this very moment. Build a positive relationship with your body. “Build a relationship with my body?” you might ask. Yes, build a relationship with your body! We spent our entire lives in our bodies. It’s important to be in touch with how our bodies are feeling and commit time and… Read more »

Self Affirmations and You

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   Self-affirmations are based on a psychological theory that describes how people process information or experiences that are threatening to their self-concept. They were first popularized by Claude Steele in the late 1980s, and state that if individuals focus on values and ideas that are important to them personally, they might be more resilient in difficult times.   I have compiled a list of my… Read more »

Acupuncture and Depression

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Living with Depression The NIH estimates that each year, 6.7% of American adults experience a major depressive disorder. According to a recent study, Acupuncture is as good as counseling at treating depression. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which are our body’s natural “feel good” responses, and helps to decrease pain and stress-related side effects. Acupuncture treats… Read more »

Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

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Happy Holidays! Seasons Greetings! Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Kwanzaa! Happy Solstice! and Happy Festivus! Whatever your chosen holiday greeting, I hope you find every opportunity to enjoy this time of the year! Besides stress, our shared struggle of the holiday season is finding ways to eat good food in healthy proportions. Whether… Read more »

Acupuncture Effectively Treats Neck and Shoulder Pain

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  Are the holidays both a figurative and literal pain in your neck? Acupuncture is here to help! When we are experiencing emotional stress, our bodies will naturally respond the same as they would to an actual physical threat. Our sympathetic nervous system, AKA “fight or flight response,” causes notable symptoms of acceleration of heart… Read more »