Thyroid Disease

The thyroid gland consists of two lobes connected by a thin bridge of tissue called the thyroid isthmus. It somewhat resembles a large butterfly facing downward towards the chest. It usually lies below and anterior to the larynx. The thyroid gland helps to maintain the optimum level of metabolism in the body and also plays critical role in brain development of babies. It produces the hormones T3- triiodothyronine, T4-thyroxine and calcitonin. It is not essential for life but both its abse...

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Workplace Safety Month: Spine Injuries – Seattle, WA

Workplace Safety Month: Spine Injuries - Seattle, WA March is Workplace Safety Month. Nearly 20% of all workplace injuries occur in the spine. Spinal injuries are common in just about every occupation and are avoidable in most instances. Additionally, the pain from said injuries often radiates and can cause back and neck pain. This March, Pinnacle Integrative in Seattle, WA has your back with these spine saving tips. A Few Preventative Measures The most common factor in back injuries i...

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Who Gets Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and How Can Acupuncture Help? – Seattle, WA

Who Gets Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and How Can Acupuncture Help? -  Seattle, WA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by debilitating fatigue that is not relieved by rest. The cause(s) of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are unclear. Many theories have been proposed, ranging from viral infections to aberrant psychological reactions to stress. There is no known cure for CFS. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms. Who Gets CFS? The typical individual diagnosed...

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Acupuncture May Offer Relief for Those Suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Seattle, WA

Acupuncture May Offer Relief for Those Suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Seattle, WA What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition in which the afflicted individual experiences extreme and unrelieved fatigue. This condition is not fully understood, and diagnosis can be difficult. This syndrome does not cause any biological changes that can be detected in lab tests, and the symptoms mimic those of numerous other illnesses. Before a person can be dia...

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March is National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Month – Seattle, WA

March is National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Month - Seattle, WA March has been declared National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Month, and you may be curious as to what this means. Perhaps you've never heard of the disorder, or maybe you have heard its name but don't truly know what it is, where it comes from and how it affects the lives of those who have it. March is a month that draws awareness and attention to those who suffer from CFS, and helps them know that they are not alone in their disease...

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What is Acupuncture and What Can It Treat? – Seattle, WA

What is Acupuncture and What Can It Treat? - Seattle, WA Before modern medicine, acupuncture was used to treat several health ailments. Millions of people treated minor and severe health problems with holistic medicine. Recently, acupuncture treatments have been gaining popularity in modern medicine. Health professionals have been practicing acupuncture for nearly three thousand years. A Seattle WA acupuncturist can treat external and internal health problems. In addition to pain relief, acup...

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Chinese Medicine Diagnosis: Pulse, Tongue, and Stress Analysis – Seattle, WA

Chinese Medicine Diagnosis: Pulse, Tongue, and Stress Analysis - Seattle, WA Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the idea that the body's vital energy, the chi, circulates through meridians throughout the body. Illnesses are believed to be caused by an interruption of the chi's flow. Chinese medicine practitioners use acupuncture and medicines to restore the flow of the chi. Chinese Pulse Diagnosis In order to decide on the best treatment, the practitioner has to make a diagnosis f...

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REVERSE TYPE 2 DIABETES AND ENJOY LIFE AGAIN!

REVERSE TYPE 2 DIABETES AND ENJOY LIFE AGAIN! Get off your medications, Drop your Blood Sugar and Lose weight!  Our natural methods really work! (As seen on USA TODAY, ABC, CBS, NBC,  Business Week, The Business Journal, Reuters, FOX and Discovery Health) For more information on our methods and program visit our website at http://seattlehelpyourdiabetes.com/ Dr. Darcy Foral MD, works in Seattle at Pinnacle Integrative Health and specializes in the internationally recognized program Hel...

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Learn More About Acupuncture’s Benefits During IBS Awareness Month in April – Seattle, WA

Learn More About Acupuncture's Benefits During IBS Awareness Month in April - Seattle, WA The month of April has been designated Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month to focus public attention on this common gastrointestinal condition. As much as 20 percent of the population worldwide can be troubled by this disorder A number of treatments are used to treat IBS, and alternative therapies can also be helpful for this condition. Pinnacle Integrative in Seattle WA can provide acupuncture trea...

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What is Arthritis and How Can Acupuncture Help? – Seattle, WA

What is Arthritis and How Can Acupuncture Help? - Seattle, WA Arthritis is a painful, debilitating condition that can greatly affect the quality of a person’s life. People who suffer from the condition need to find ways to treat it successfully. To that end, here is a closer look at the condition as well as the possibility of treatment at a Seattle WA acupuncturist. Defining the Condition Arthritis is basically a painful inflammation of the joints that causes stiffness. However, there...

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