August 21, 2015
Acupuncture originated in China around 100 BC, spreading to Japan and Korea and then to Europe. In this therapy, the practitioner inserts very fine needles into the skin at certain points called meridians. A good metaphor I found describes meridians as … Continue reading
Recently, I was sent an article about a novel treatment for rheumatoid arthritis which is a potentially debilitating condition that involves an autoimmune inflammatory response. This type of arthritis develops when the immune cells of the body are “turned on” and attack joints, causing … Continue reading
As readers of my blog know, I’m an osteopathic physician (DO) and proud of it. This philosophy of medical practice began in the late 1800’s as a new idea of how to treat certain conditions without using harmful drugs or … Continue reading
Our behavior is largely related to conditioning from our past. We therefore often cope with internal struggles through learned behaviors to food, alcohol, tobacco and other substances that are destructive when we overindulge.
I used to think that developing a peaceful state of mind simply involved getting the mind itself in a state of peace. However, my research in integrative medicine lead me to believe that there is a real physiological connection between what … Continue reading
Energy allows us to do our daily activities. It allows cells in our muscles, bones and other organs to operate. At the cellular level, the area of the cell that creates energy is called the mitochondria. In the mitochondrion, energy … Continue reading