Natural Medicine

For centuries, healers around the world have been using what nature around them provided to alleviate many health concerns and support resilience to disease. Some of these traditions, including East Asian medicine, Western naturopathic medicine, and Indian Ayurvedic medicine, are widely practiced today and offer therapies that can help you get healthy and stay healthy. Examples are acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy as well as manual therapy. In this category, you can learn more about the philosophy and practices we use in modern natural medicine.

Heartburn? Why Drugs May Not Be a Good Idea

Almost everyone has a sour taste in their mouth once in a while, though for some people this is a more common occurrence. We’ve been inundated with advertisements telling us that we need to take medication to relieve the discomfort and prevent worse things from happening. Reflux is a phenomenon that can show up with [...]

By |2023-12-11T15:37:52-05:00December 29th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Give Your Immune System a Boost

Fall is a season when most of us switch gears back to a busier schedule, the weather is getting chillier, and we start spending more time indoors. This is also a time when we need to boost our resilience to stress and ability to fend off cold viruses. Do you catch colds easily? Over the [...]

By |2023-12-11T15:40:21-05:00December 1st, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Whole Foods Are Your Friend

Thinking about food for many people means thinking about their weight, but there’s so much more to it. Our eating habits are deeply engrained and not easy to change. Clearly, food plays a central role in our lives and wellbeing. We now know that almost all chronic diseases are in some form or shape related [...]

By |2023-11-27T16:23:05-05:00November 17th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

What Is Functional Medicine and Why Does It Make Sense?

In recent years health care systems in the United States and other industrialized countries have been faced with unprecedented challenges caused by chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune conditions that are poorly addressed by the conventional model of heroic medicine, an approach that proved successful in the fight against infectious diseases [...]

By |2023-10-22T20:32:24-04:00October 20th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Natural Relief For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Don’t be embarrassed or argue with your friend or partner if they tell you that you snore heavily and your breathing stops intermittently while you’re asleep. Most people with these kinds of sleeping issues don’t know it until someone else brings it to their attention, so you should thank them. Your tip-off may be sleepiness [...]

By |2023-10-22T20:32:14-04:00October 6th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy

No one’s going to live forever, but we all want to live as long as possible while in good health. You may be fatalistic and think that it’s all in your genes—nothing you can do about that! That’s actually only half the story. How we live our lives has a big impact on our health [...]

By |2023-09-13T11:06:49-04:00September 8th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Integrative Approaches to Chronic Lyme

If you live anywhere in the Northeast and have ever been outdoors, in the meadows, woods or just your backyard, you’ve probably been bitten by ticks, mosquitos or flies. You may not have noticed it. Many of these critters carry a range of microbes that they can transmit to animals, including humans. Some people develop [...]

By |2023-09-12T17:44:10-04:00August 11th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Adaptogens Can Make You More Resilient to Stress

Adaptogens are natural substances with a wide range of health benefits. What exactly are they and how can you use them? If you are experiencing stress, recovering from severe illness, frequently catching cold, or trying to stay healthy into old age (basically every one of us), then this story is for you. Adaptogenic herbs are [...]

By |2023-09-12T17:43:38-04:00June 30th, 2023|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture is now a widely known approach to health care; it has been used in the United States for well over 50 years, though its recorded history in China reaches back over 2000 years. In fact, there is archeological evidence that acupuncture-like treatments were used by our ancestors in Asia, Europe and South America more [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:26:22-05:00December 30th, 2022|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments

Prepare Your Family For Cold and Flu Season

Colder weather is on the way, so this is a good time to share with you some of my favorite strategies to stay healthy during the cold and flu season. Common colds and the flu are caused by a variety of viruses that we’re constantly exposed to. When we’re stressed and exhausted, our resilience is [...]

By |2023-02-14T15:26:39-05:00December 2nd, 2022|Categories: Natural Medicine|0 Comments
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