The Benefits of Acupuncture
You’ve probably heard about acupuncture, and how it’s becoming one of the most popular types of alternative medicine around the world. But if you’re still wondering why it’s so popular — well, you’re not alone. A lot of people just focus on the whole “being pricked with needles” thing without knowing about all the benefits of acupuncture. So what exactly makes acupuncture so great?
- Acupuncture therapy is often used to treat headaches, back pain, and arthritis in the knees. This pain can often be difficult to treat with normal medical practices because it occurs in such large areas. The types of drugs normally used to treat these pains — even prescription drugs — can have side effects or can be dangerous to take for long periods of time. Continue Reading
Pleasing Your Peds
The feet are a very important and unique part of the human body. Feet do so much and allow for so much, however, people do not generally know much about proper foot care and facts about feet. Not all feet are the same.
Your feet, complete with 250,000 sweat glands, have about 25% of the total number of bones in your entire body. Some people have a condition known as flatfoot (pes planus). Flatfoot is a condition in which the longitudinal arch in the foot, which runs lengthwise along the sole of the foot, has developed abnormally and is dropped, lowered, or flattened out.
Most children are born flat-footed and will stay that way until they are between the ages of 3 and 5 when their longitudinal arch reaches full development. That is part of the reason why babies have a noticeably different foot struc Continue Reading
Three Great Ways to Make Yourself Look Better
Did you know that the cosmetic surgery industry in Australia grew by 5.3% each year from 2008-2013? As a result, this industry now generates approximately $789 million in revenue per year. This is because there are several helpful plastic surgery options available, and each one will improve your appearance in its own way.
1. Neck liposuction. The neck is a common problem area for excess fat buildup, so liposuction can remove the fat from this area. Neck liposuction involves surgically extracting fat from the neck, which makes the neck, chin, and jowls appear thinner. Fortunately, because liposuction is the most popular plastic surgery option globally, neck liposuction is commonly offered by the best plastic surgeons.
2. Rhinoplasty. This procedure is the correction or reconstruction of the nose. No Continue Reading
The Basics of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a safe and non-invasive way to treat many ailments, but you may still have questions before you consider it.
What is hyperbaric oxygen treatment?
Patients are placed in sealed hyperbaric oxygen chambers, where the 100% oxygen increases the body’s natural healing processes through inhalation.
In a normal setting, oxygen is transported through the body only by red blood cells. During hyperbaric treatment, oxygen dissolves into all the body’s fluids. This carries oxygen to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked and provides extra oxygen to tissues that need healing. With the painless, non-invasive procedure, white blood cells are able to kill more bacteria, swelling is reduced, and new blood vessels can grow more rapidly.
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Don’t Let Eye Problems Hold You Back Visit an Optometrist
Vision problems are unfortunately fairly common in the United States, particularly among people middle-aged or older: research show that 3.4 million Americans aged 40 or older are completely blind, or have a visual field of less than 20 degrees. Moreover, by age 80, almost half of Americans have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. Fortunately, according to the American Center of Opthamology, many disorders of the eye that can threaten your sight can be prevented and cured if caught early on. For this reason, it is recommended that everyone visit an optometrist every year to prevent severe and common eye disorders from forming.
Optometrists are medical professionals trained to treat the various disorders and disease Continue Reading
Two Important Things to Know About Joint Replacement Surgery
Did you know that joint replacements are expected to double by the year 2030? This is because by that time, more than 20% of the American population will be over 65 years of age. Fortunately, when you experience chronic pain, there is a joint replacement option that is right for you. As a result, it is possible to live your life pain free.
- Types of joint replacement. There are several different joint replacement surgeries that you can receive. Hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacement surgery, for example, are all common to obtain. In fact, there are nearly 285,000 hip joint replacement surgery procedures each year, as well as approximately 600,000 knee joint replacement surgery procedures. This means that when you experience pain on a daily basis that prevents you from living your life norm Continue Reading
The Misconceptions That Are Keeping Americans Fat
Obesity is a growing problem in the U.S., with wholly 63.1% of Americans officially overweight or obese. What is even more troubling, however, is that American children are more likely to be overweight than ever before. Disturbing misconceptions, unhealthy lifestyles, and the bogus diet industry are to blame. What are some myths about weight loss that are making Americans fat?
Myth #1: Crash Diets Work
Recently, several news groups reported that 95% of diets do not work — and that people who lose weight will often gain it back (and sometimes even gain more). Americans are running with this information, and that’s markedly harmful. Why? The findings are, up to a point, true. Crash diets and fad diets typically don’t work, but that’s because they are non-sustainabl Continue Reading
Are Coconuts Good For You?
Coconut used to be a no-no for nutrition meal plans due to their high saturated fat content, but recent studies imply that we may have been to quick to judge the unusual fruit.
Places where coconuts are consumed as a stable food are often some of the healthiest populations in the world. The Tokelauans in the South Pacific get 60% of their calories from coconuts and are mostly in excellent health, with no heart disease.
Coconut benefits your hair, nails and skin. Individuals with dry skin often benefit from cosmetic coconut oil, which can improve the skin’s moisture content. It can also be effective as a mild sunscreen, blocking about 20% of UV rays, and is used in a mouthwash technique called Continue Reading
The Top Three Things You Might Not Have Known About the Medical Marajuana Industry
You may have heard about the contention for the legalization of pot, but how much do you really know about it? Here are three things you may not know about the medical marijuana industry:
1. It is Sponsored By the Government
For all the trouble there is about whether or not marijuana should be legalized and who should be able to use it, it is actually completely legally produced by the government. Granted, in this instance, the marijuana isn’t intended for recreational or even necessarily medical use. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has sponsored the University of Mississippi in Oxford to grow marijuana under a federal contract for researchers. Doctors medical marijuana still has to wait on this point because…
2. It is in Contention in the Government
While the federal government may grow marijuana itself, it isn’t Continue Reading
Great Massage Tips for Pregnant Women
Pregnancy is an exciting time, and you shouldn’t have to suffer through all the aches and pains without a little help. Massage therapy can reduce anxiety and depression in pregnant women, relieve joint pain and muscle aches and even improve labor. Massage therapy can also boost immunity, to help you and your baby stay healthy.
A foot massage during pregnancy is a great way to reduce swelling in joints from that extra little family member you’re carrying around. There’s a lot of conflicting information about pregnancy and foot massage out there, but most professionals will recommend a foot massage during pregnancy as long it’s done by a certified mass Continue Reading