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Random Thoughts on Health – Page 2 – Rapid Relief

Could Your Job Be Linked To Your Blood Pressure?

For those diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), weight, amount of salt in one’s diet, exercise, and other physiological and genetic factors have usually been the foci for treatment strategies. Yet there is increasing evidence that the level of control one has in their work flow may be a key factor in hypertension. A study in […]

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You Don't Need Milk

It is undoubtedly confusing trying to keep up with all of the different dietary recommendations and constant changes to those recommendations that we are consistently being bombarded with. One day coffee is good; the next, it is toxic. Same with wine, sugar, chocolate. One reason for so much conflicting information may be that each piece […]

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Injections for Back Pain Don't Work

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine out April 17 provides evidence steroid injections for back pain are no more effective than a placebo. Because the long-term benefits of surgery remain unproven and pain medicines often have serious side effects, doctors have increasingly turned to steroid injections to treat lumbosacral radiculopathy, a common cause […]

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Caring for Caregivers

One-third of all American adults are taking care of their ill or disabled relatives and that number is expected to grow. Seventy percent of caregivers are women. These are simply statistics, but what we don’t see or hear much about is support for the caregivers themselves. ABC News recently had a short, but poignant, piece […]

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The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health

Dr. Mike Evans, associate professor of family medicine and public health at the University of Toronto, has one possible response. Check out this fun video (under 10 minutes in length) where Evans speaks of one intervention that’s been shown to dramatically reduce the risks for anxiety, depression, fatigue, knee arthritis, hip fracture, diabetes, dementia and […]

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Understanding Pain (And What To Do About It)

When people ask what kinds of conditions we treat in our clinic, my usual response is that most of our patients have tried many other modalities first, before they are ready to try acupuncture.  This is especially true of people in chronic pain, who may have already been through western medical procedures, cortisone shots, surgeries, […]

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Some Interesting News About The Bacteria in Your Gut

Bacteria also come in all kinds of shapes, strings, spheres, oblongs. But they aren’t all bad guys. In fact, without them, we wouldn’t survive very long. We need them to digest food, to produce vitamins. We use them to fight off the bad bacteria. In spite of what you’re reading in the papers this week, […]

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Giving Thanks is Good For Your Health

Recent studies have shown that adults who often feel grateful are more energetic, optimistic, happier and have more social connections than those who do not. What’s more, grateful people earn more money, sleep more soundly, exercise more regularly and have greater resistance to viral infections.  For more on all of this, check out this article […]

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Hypnosis Gains Ground

We’re trained in hypnosis here at Lamorinda Healing Arts, so news on hypnosis in healthcare is always interesting to us. Now hypnosis as health care is gradually gaining ground, and many studies are coming out proving the benefit. Click here to read more on this from MSNBC’s website.

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