De-Stress with Heaven Sent Massage

02 Jan 2012

Stress is everywhere! In small doses it is good for you. When you have to handle something unexpected and are challenged to work faster, smarter and more creatively, you feel stress as a powerful burst of energy. But there’s a difference between stress and challenge.   “A workplace challenge puts a demand on you that temporarily goes beyond the routine level for your job,” says Laurence Shatkin and the editors at JIST in the book 150 Best Low-Stress Jobs.   Meeting a challenge may require you to think harder, exert more physical strength, show more patience, put in extra hours, pay more attention to details and face more competition, they.

Happy New Year 2012 from Acupuncture & Alternative Health!

01 Jan 2012

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Cupping: Taking a Preventative Approach

13 Dec 2011

Whether it’s applying deep Chinese massage to an aching back or adjusting the temperature of a patient’s drinking water, Marc Herns takes a holistic approach to Acupuncture.   “Chinese medicine looks at the whole body and we look at preventing illness in the first place, whereas western medicine will treat the symptoms after you get sick,” said Herns. “But it’s important to note that the two cultures can complement each other.”   At his Lake Jackson, Texas clinic, Acupuncture & Alternative Health, Herns offers many treatments including acupuncture and cupping. Using various sizes of glass “cups,” cupping involves creating a vacuum over various parts of the body for therapeutic effects..

Low Vitamin D associated with Type 2 Diabetes

07 Dec 2011

 Next month, January 2012, a prestigious medical journal will publish a study concluding low vitamin D levels are significantly more common in obese children and that these low levels increases their risk for type 2 diabetes.   This study will be published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).   Previous research has shown that low vitamin D levels are associated with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in adults.  That children, especially obese children, are affected should not be a surprise.   “Although our study cannot prove causation, it does suggest that low vitamin D levels may play a role in the development of type.

Rose Hips Prized for High Vitamin C Content, Anti-Inflammatory Properties

07 Dec 2011

Despite sounding like an anatomical structure, the term rose hips actually refers to the seed pods of roses. All rose species bear these, but becuase most rose bushes are trimmed and pruned we rarely see them today. Normally, species of the Rosa Canina family will form these small, berry-sized, reddish seed balls after petals fall in late summer.   The seed pods, harvested in the late fall, are prized for their medicinal properties and widely cultivated for their usefulness. According to the ancient literature, the Chinese, Persians, Romans, and Greeks all used the rose seed pod for a variety of purposes and sometimes called it a “hip” or a “haw.”.

Filmmaker Tristan Stoch Filming Acupuncture Clinic in Nepal

05 Dec 2011

  Tristan Stoch, 21, is now in a Buddhist monastery filming a health clinic run by the Acupuncture Relief Project, or ARP.   ARP is a free community acupuncture clinic that travels to countries that have been impacted by poverty, conflict or disaster, according to the group’s website,   Its primary clinic is located in Chapagaon, Nepal.   In a letter to Force, Stoch said he wanted to show the potential ARP’s model has for primary care in the Third World, to expose caregivers from the health care community to the work that ARP is doing in Nepal and to attract future volunteers and expand ARP’s work to the.

Acupuncture Facelifts?

01 Dec 2011

How Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can help you Mirror, Mirror on the wall, can Acupuncture help my face not fall?  Even if you are the type of person that has regularly sought out alternative medicine for your health concerns, it may be a surprise to learn that acupuncture is being used (and has been used for centuries) to give your vanity a lift too! Due to a greater interest in alternative forms of therapy for health improvement, people today are living longer than before and are expected to live more healthfully beyond the age of 70. Men and women not only want to be healthier and have more energy, but want to.

Oh Baby: Massage for the Little Ones

30 Nov 2011

  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 2001.

Dickens on the Strand!

28 Nov 2011

Dickens on the Strand – Character Costumes. Credits:       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 sleeping.

Acupuncture Is Safe in Children, Study Finds

22 Nov 2011

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.

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