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Chronicles of Health Creation: Republican Win Strips Integrative Medicine and ...
That integrative health and medicine would lose its top champion in the past 20 years, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin D-Iowa , was one foregone conclusion of the 2014 Congressional election. Harkin had announced plans to retire. His contributions have been immeasurable. See Gratitude to Integrative Medicine and Health s Retiring Champion U.S. Senator Tom Harkin . The shock to national politics regarding complementary medicine and integrative health is that the ne ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Simple Cure for Cat Constipation
The most common cause of constipation in a kitty is inadequate fluid intake. Cats are by nature infrequent and inefficient water drinkers. They depend on their diet for the majority of their water intake, which is how nature intended things to work. But herein lies the problem. Many cats are fed dry food, which isn t the food they are designed to eat. Cats are obligate carnivores designed to hunt mice. Mice, as it turns out, provide the perfect balance of ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
How to Rebuild Your Life After a Mental Illness Hospital Stay
You ve just had your first or fifth hospitalization for mental illness. How do you begin to rebuild your life Where do you start The most important first step is to secure providers. You ll need both a therapist and a psychiatrist. The therapist will handle your talk therapy. They will help you work on coping skills and managing your day-to-day stressors. The psychiatrist will handle your medicine. Most providers agree that the best treatment plan combines ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Chronicles of Health Creation: Joint Commission Issues New Pain Standards in R...
A Nov. 12, 2014 announcement from the principal accrediting agency for health care organizations could significantly impact access to integrative pain care throughout the United States. The agency is the Joint Commission. The revised accreditation standard will apply to all the institutions under the agency s guidance and review hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, home health and senior homes. The focus of the change is great news for integrative health ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
A Wake-Up Call and a Scary Diagnosis
As a business speaker and trainer, I shake a lot of hands. But for the past year, I have done so as quickly as possible, then tried to keep my hands out of sight. I do a lot of presentations and it s hard to be effective with your hands tucked away, but I was mortified for others to see them. My hands aren t deformed. I keep my nails nice, but I don t have professional manicures. That would mean offering my hands to someone. I don t because I have a condit ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
What Are the Best Natural Remedies to Treat Insomnia?
You rsquo re lying awake night after night, but you don rsquo t want to pop a pill mdash we get that. Either you rsquo re afraid of side effects, or you just don rsquo t like that next-day foggy feeling that comes with some sleep aids. Here are eight alternative, natural remedies that might help. Meditation Various techniques for calming the mind before sleep have been shown to be effective in easing sleep issues. A recent study published in JAMA comparing ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
The Faithful Shopper: Designer Dogs: Pamper Your Pooch
A brushed and shiny coat. Designer clothes. A downy bed. Chef-inspired treats. What pet pooch doesn t deserve to be pampered As man s - or women s - best friend, our four-legged cohorts are much more than easy companions. Whether a pedigree, show hound, or mixed mutt, our darling dogs love and comfort us like no one else. Show your pooch just how much he - or she - means to you with an indulgence or two from these New York City canine caters Apparel and Sa ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Astoria Characters: The Hands-On Healer
It is so quiet in Galina Tsypin s office that you can hear a pin drop. Or, to be more precise, a needle. Galina, you see, is an acupuncturist, and the studied silence is part of her healing process. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Galina is an acupuncturist. Acupuncture For All , which is shaded by a sidewalk tree and the packs of apartment buildings that line 30th Street at Broadway, is her serene space. Long and lean, the white-walled office with the sky-high ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
3 Obstacles To Treating Chronic Pain
Pain is pain, I thought. Wrong. Pain can be flickering, quivering, pulsing, throbbing, beating, pounding, jumping, flashing, shooting, pricking. That s 10. I could go on and list the 69 other descriptors included in the McGill Pain Survey . The last one is lancinating . I am not making this up. I had to look it up. Lancinating means piercing or stabbing. Because I have a chronic pain condition, back in October of 2002, I took part in a pilot medical study ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Acupuncture Eases Hot Flashes For Half Of All Women, Study Finds
Hot flashes which last an average of 7.4 years can be cut in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women with the help of eight weeks of acupuncture treatment, according to the scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. In a report published in the Sept. 28 issue of the journal, Menopause, scientists reported that about half the women in the Wake Forest study experienced an easing in the frequency of hot flashes, while half did not. Women ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Natural Arthritis Remedies For Dogs
According to Professor Eric Troncy of the University of Montreal s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, arthritis pain in dogs can be alleviated, with no side effects, by a combination of medicinal plants and dietary supplements. While acupuncture and electrical stimulation are two approaches that have been shown to have positive effects on dogs, until now few studies have investigated a plant-based approach to therapy, explained Troncy, who is senior author of ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Highly Sensitive: My Daughter's Undiagnosed ADD
When my first born was 18 months old, I took her to a Gymboree Play amp Learn class. It will be fun, they said. Your child will be engaged, make friends while developing early skills, and you can relax and enjoy the time My daughter s eyes widened when we walked into the brightly colored and well lit room. Fast, upbeat children s music played as we took our seats around the red and blue parachute. A robust, bubbly blond lady led the group, singing cheerily ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28