SUPERFOODS FOR HEALTH

Posted September 12, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

Superfoods are foods that have many health benefits due to their phytonutrient content. These health-giving foods can reduce cholesterol, treat hypertension, aid in weight maintenance, and ward off cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. … Read More

OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS CAN BENEFIT FROM QIGONG

Posted September 11, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

Qigong, a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), may be a potential complementary treatment for osteoarthritis, according to a study conducted at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The study, led by Kevin Chen, Ph.D. and Dr. Adam Perlman, appears in a recent edition of Clinical Rheumatology. … Read More

MOXIBUSTION FOR HEALTH

Posted September 10, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

Moxibustion is an Oriental medicine therapy utilizing moxa, or mugwort herb. In the traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, and Tibet, moxibustion plays a vital role. Moxa, also known as Artemesia Vulgaris in Latin, is a Chinese herb which is applied externally. … Read More

PILATES FOR HEALTH

Posted September 05, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. As a form of movement-based exercise, Pilates is suitable for all fitness levels. Practiced regularly, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, is improved with an effective Pilates program. Posture and balance are enhanced; bone density and joint health are strengthened. … Read More

STUDY FINDS HIGH USE OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES AMONG CANCER SURVIVORS

Posted August 29, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

A new study by American Cancer Society researchers published this week in Cancer finds many cancer patients use complementary methods, most often prayer, relaxation, spiritual healing, supplements, meditation, religious counseling, and massage. The study is one of the largest and most detailed reports examining complementary and alternative medicine use among cancer survivors. … Read More

EXERCISE TIME NEEDS TO BE INCREASED TO MAINTAIN WEIGHT LOSS

Posted August 26, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

A new study has determined exactly how much exercise is needed to maintain weight loss. The study, appearing in Archives of Internal Medicine this week, found that overweight and obese women must exercise at least 55 minutes a day, five days a week, to lose and maintain weight loss. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh followed nearly 200 overweight and obese women to determine the amount of exercise time needed to sustain a weight loss of 10 percent or more of initial body weight over two years. … Read More

SALMONELLA OUTBREAK NATION’S LARGEST IN A DECADE

Posted August 21, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

Congressional hearings this week looked into the nation's largest salmonella outbreak in a decade, spanning over two months of investigation.  While the outbreak source is still undetermined, the Saintpaul strain of salmonella which has sickened 1,304 people has been narrowed to serrano and jalapeno peppers from two Mexican farms. The peppers originating from Mexico were distributed to 43 states and Canada. … Read More

Acupuncture and Massage College Graduation

Posted August 19, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

On August 17th. 2008 Brian Shapiro president of the altMD gave the following keynote address at the graduation ceremonies at the Acupuncture and Massage College. Key note address by Brian Shapiro, President of altMD … Read More

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