Holidays With Acupuncture

Holidays With Acupuncture Sara Calabro Founder, AcuTake Posted: 12/06/2012 12:47 am EST   Self-care tips that can be applied anytime, anywhere, and for free. Here are our 10 favorites:   Appreciate Water In acupuncture, each season has an associated natural element. Winter's is water. As the holidays cue our wintery instincts, we can use water literally and metaphorically as a natural holiday de-stressor. Acupuncturist Sara Szmodis of San Francisco recomme...

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The Future of Stem Cells in Medicine

Stem cells are a type of cell that is able to develop into a variety of different cell types. One of their purposes is to serve as a sort of repair system in the body. They can divide with virtually no limit and in turn, they can replenish various cells throughout the body as necessary. Upon division, stem cells can do two things. They can either become another type of cell for a specialized purpose or they can remain a stem cell, allowing further division. With the ability to duplicate virt...

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The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is a vital component of well-being, yet one that the majority of the population seems to take for granted.  In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 40 million Americans deal with sleep disorders and 60% of all adults have sleep issues three or more nights per week.  The majority of these conditions go untreated, and almost half of all Americans experience a lack of sleep severe enough to interfere with their daily activities.  As such, we felt it vital to point out...

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Lower Back Pain – A Physical Therapist Perspective

Lower back pain can come in many forms. For some, it may be mild and dissipate on its own. For others, the pain can come and go seemingly on its own. In some cases, it is a problem that lingers and can reduce quality of life and prevent one from performing various activities. In addition, the pain might be dull, or sharp, or burning. It may be felt in a specific area, or even spread to other areas of the body, such as the legs. It can cause stiffness, restricted movement, and muscle spasms. ...

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