Acupuncture: Point Well Taken

​​For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to reduce pain and create healing in the body. In modern-day treatments, very fine sterile,

disposable needles are inserted into specific parts of the body called acupoints. Low electrical stimulation or heat can also be applied after the... 
  
  

Sitting Disease: Stand Up for Health

Sitting for hours at a time can cut years off your life and increase your risk for a number of chronic diseases, says Dr. Michael Jensen, endocrinologist and researcher at Mayo Clinic, who has been involved in sedentary behavior research for more than a decade. A plethora of studies have...  

Protecting Your Eyesight: Eye to Eye

Eye disease becomes more common as you age, but getting early treatment can reduce your chance of permanent vision loss. “Many of the diseases are actually without symptoms so the patients may not necessarily know that they have a problem or a disease until they get to that stage of... 


 


Skin Cancer: Here Comes the Sun

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, caused primarily from ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure or indoor tanning. About 9,500 Americans are expected to die this year from melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society. One or more blistering sunburns before... 

Concierge Medicine: The Doctor Is In

Imagine leisurely, same-day appointments and 24/7 access to your doctor, even on weekends and holidays. A growing trend in concierge-style medicine makes this a reality. “I give my cell phone number out to my patients, so there’s no answering service," says Dr. Kirk Lee of...

  

Plumping Up Aging Skin: Master Cells

As you age, your skin naturally begins to sag, wrinkle and develop age spots. An increasing number of skin care companies are adding stem cells to their products with the promise of giving you a younger looking complexion. Stem cells are master cells present in all plants and animals... 
  
All stories written by Angela Ambrose and first published in Prime Living magazine (prime-living.com). Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. 

Healthy Living and Alternative Medicine


Ayurveda: In Harmony

​​Ayurveda is the one of the world’s oldest systems of medicine, originating in India more than 5,000 years ago. In the last decade, it has become increasingly popular, and many of its treatments are showing up in spas and clinics across the country. The goal of Ayurveda is to bring...

   
  

Fitness Goals: All Together Now 

 Most people start the new year with the best of intentions. They plan to start exercising regularly, yet about 80 percent of Americans fall short of that goal, says Neal Pire, owner of Inspire Training Systems and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). A simple but powerful way...