Oh Baby: Massage for the Little Ones

30 Nov 2011
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Tweet   It’s common knowledge that one of the best ways to communicate with your baby is through touch. But an ever-growing body of research suggests that baby massage does more than help infants feel relaxed, secure and safe.   Massage has also been proven to aid them physiologically, psychologically and developmentally.“We’re finding that massaged babies are more mature, more vocal and fall asleep more quickly,” said Ann Erdmann, director of the Women and Infants Care Unit at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. “Among our postpartum patients, massage is helpful to both the mother and the baby. We definitely talk about massage with new moms — we think it’s important.”In a.

Dickens on the Strand!

28 Nov 2011
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Tweet Dickens on the Strand – Character Costumes. Credits: DickensontheStrand.org       Galveston: December 3-4, 2011   Dickens on The Strand, an annual holiday street festival based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on five stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors will peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items.   A new event for 2011, Her Majesty’s Royal Romp, will feature contestants dressed as Queen Victoria dashing down Ship’s Mechanic Row. The crowd favorite Victorian Bed Races will feature contestants wearing Victorian.

Acupuncture Is Safe in Children, Study Finds

22 Nov 2011
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Acupuncture, one of the most common alternative remedies in the United States, is safe for children, according to a large new study from the journal Pediatrics.

Pregnancy: Acupuncture Does Help Relieve Pain

17 Nov 2011
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Tweet   The effectiveness of acupuncture for pain relief has been backed up after scientists discovered it stimulates a natural painkiller in your body, which swells arteries, allowing more blood through.   In April, acupuncture was in the headlines after researchers claimed it didn’t ease pain in labour for most mums. But now a different group of scientists have made a discovery that suggests the opposite could be true – that acupuncture does indeed help ease pain.   “What we found is that adenosine, a natural painkiller, is released during acupuncture and that adenosine may be the primary way acupuncture reduces pain,” said Dr Maiken Nedergaard, a neuroscientist at the.

Acupuncture Relieves Nerve Pain in Cancer Patients

07 Nov 2011
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Tweet Acupuncture may help relieving severe nerve pain experienced by the patients undergoing cancer treatment, a new study has suggested.   Cancer patients treated with taxanes, vinca alkaloids, or platinum compounds can develop a condition known as chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN for short, as a by-product of their treatment.   These powerful drugs can damage peripheral nerves, particularly in the calves and feet, which can result in severe nerve pain and/or difficulty walking. As yet, there is no effective antidote.   Information found on The Times of India

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