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How Functional Medicine Differs From Traditional Medicine

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If you're looking for a new doctor, you may want to consider one that practices functional medicine. Functional medicine aims to treat the person as a whole. While functional medicine specialists can treat most of the same conditions an MD who practices conventional medicine treats, there are several notable differences in the approaches used in functional and traditional medicine. Whole Person Approach The biggest difference between functional and traditional medicine is that functional medicine aims to treat the whole person—body, mind and spirit—rather than simply treating disease.

30 June 2019

3 Non-Narcotic Back Pain Treatment Ideas

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Few things are more all-encompassing than back pain. Every movement hurts, and trying not to move can hurt just as much. The desperation of trying to find relief can be just as painful. Here are three non-narcotic treatment options to discuss with your health care provider. 1. Physical Therapy Back pain often results because the muscles in the back are in a weakened state. The muscles cannot fully support the spine and the adjoining tendons and ligaments.

20 May 2019

Ways That Cannabis May Positively Impact Your Meditation Sessions

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One of the things that can be enjoyable about using cannabis is experimenting with using it before certain activities. You might already rely on it as a way of calming your nerves after a particularly strenuous day at work, but consuming cannabis prior to various activities can often enrich them. Meditation is something that many people enjoy, and while some people visit meditation centers to take part in group classes, others perform this daily practice at home.

12 March 2019

Ways To Use Cannabis To Deal With Carpal Tunnel Pain

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful wrist condition that many people can experience as a direct result of repetitive motions. People often suffer this condition because of their careers; if you do the same movement or hold your hands in the same position for much of the day, inflammation of this region may develop. While it's possible to have surgery for carpal tunnel issues, you might want to experiment with something natural first.

12 March 2019

Tips For Patients With Hearing Loss

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Hearing is one of the most important senses that you have. Not surprisingly, issues with your hearing can lead to major quality of life decreases and the greater potential for accidents and other safety risks. For individuals that suffer from hearing loss or other problems, there are some strategies that may be helpful in limiting or reversing the hearing loss. Ensure The Ears Are Kept Clean Individuals will often fail to appreciate the fact that earwax can start to accumulate in the ears.

11 November 2018

Seeking Relief From A Sports Injury: Four Approaches To Help Neck Pain

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Being active has a host of advantages, from helping you feel better emotionally to helping you stay in better shape. Unfortunately, sports injuries can occur from time to time in highly active people. When an injury results in neck pain, there are a few approaches you can take to seek relief. Here are just some of those options. Visit A Chiropractor A chiropractor can help provide relief for neck pain and other associated symptoms through a few simple adjustments.

11 November 2018

Suffering From Back Spasms? How To Treat The Issue

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If you are suffering from back spasms, your symptoms can range from annoying twitching to painful muscle guarding (muscles that have stiffened). While stretching out the affected area may relieve minor spasms, you should seek further help if you are in pain or the issue isn't getting better. Here are some questions you may have about back spasms What causes back spasms? Muscle spasms are often caused by electrolyte imbalances or dehydration—these types of spasms are often seen in calves and eyelids.

7 November 2018

Spotting The Symptoms Of Bulimia: What You Should Know

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Bulimia is a type of eating disorder someone can be suffering from, but it isn't always what you may think. Most people think that someone is usually throwing up in an effort to purge their food, but other methods may be used as well. If you aren't sure if someone you love is suffering from this disorder, read on for a few signs or symptoms the person may be showing.

30 September 2018

4 Ways To Stay Healthy As You Start Working Out Again

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If you are just getting back into exercising or if you already working out on a frequent basis, it is always important to review and remind yourself how to stay safe when you are exercising. Preventing injury is vitally important if you want to stay healthy while exercising. Start Out Slowly If you are not already working out, you are going to want to pace yourself. Going from sitting around all day to doing two-hour boot camps every day is a sure way to injure your body.

29 August 2018

3 Things To Consider When Going To A Walk In Clinic

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Whether you are traveling, need medical help quickly, or are unable to see your primary care doctor, sometimes visiting a walk in clinic is the best option. Walk in clinics, often referred to as urgent care clinics, offer medical care for those who need medical attention as soon as possible but who aren't injured or ill enough to go to the emergency room. Here are three things that you should keep in mind when visiting a walk in or urgent care clinic.

28 June 2018