More Yoga Benefits: Relief for Fibromyalgia

Practicing yoga benefits a variety of health conditions, including fibromyalgia. Yoga reduces the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia, according to a new study by York University researchers. The study is the first to look at the effects of yoga on fibromyalgia, specifically its cortisol levels in women. … Read More

Exploring Japanese Massage and the Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu massage, a form of Oriental therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine principles and Japanese massage therapy traditions, is growing in popularity. The reason for this is that it can be used to treat several health conditions and ailments, including: … Read More

Improving Mainstream Care With Acupuncture

According to the JAMA Archives of Internal Medicine, there are many ways to make mainstream health care more efficient: Limiting the prescribing of antibiotics for certain respiratory infections, avoiding imaging for low-back pain and osteoporosis screening, and not ordering cardiac screening tests in low-risk patients. … Read More

Massage For Wellness: Q&A on the Benefits of Massage

As people discover the benefits of massage therapy, they are turning to the practice more and more to improve their mood and their health. Here are some overarching answers about the use of massage for wellness, and for the treatment of many conditions people may not be aware of. … Read More

10 Ways Massage Therapy Makes You Feel Better 

Posted December 07, 2015 by Carmen Bailey, Administrative Coordinator & filed under Health & Fitness, Massage

Relax. Unwind. Get a massage. Indeed, it is common to hear this advice from friends, family, and even doctors. Often these suggestions indicate, however, that a massage is a “luxury” that one should “treat” themselves to -- An indulgence like a day at the spa, or something one must ask for in the form of a gift certificate, redeemed only on special occasions. … Read More

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Acupuncture treatments for weight loss improve the functioning of two neuroendocrine pathways, which regulate the metabolism. Acupuncture, when combined with an effective diet regimen, exercise routine, and stress reduction techniques, can decrease excessive appetite, lower body weight and body fat, and make it easier to control overeating. … Read More

Half of U.S. Smoke Free

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that by 2020 or sooner, the entire nation could have laws banning smoking in all indoor areas of private sector work sites, restaurants and bars. These places are major sources of secondhand smoke exposure. … Read More

Natural Remedies for Depression: Seniors and Depression

Posted June 25, 2015 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Health & Fitness

There are many natural remedies for depression, however the one with no cost is regular fitness. People may have different notions of aging gracefully, but they all may involve higher levels of physical activity. There are strong correlations between physical activity and perceived health, functional fitness and mood. Lack of activity tends to correlate with poor balance, depression and perceptions of poor health. … Read More

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