From Depression to Hypertension, Yoga Benefits Overall Health

Posted February 29, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

Many people realize the yoga benefits of spiritual awareness. Yoga is used as a form of complementary and alternative medicine in treating health disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and neuropsychiatric disorders. … Read More

Acupuncture for Pain Has Extra Benefit of Sharpening Memory

The brain’s capacity for memory, reasoning, and comprehension (cognitive function) starts to deteriorate after age 45, according to research published on bmj.com. … Read More

Need Relief? Try Acupressure For Back Pain

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Conventional Medicine Benefits From Alternative Therapies

Posted February 16, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Conventional Medicine, Holistic Medicine

In a recent survey from UCLA and the University of California, San Diego, researchers measured medical students' attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and found that three-quarters of them felt conventional medicine would benefit by integrating complementary and alternative therapies. … Read More

Healing Holistically: Understanding Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine focuses on treatments that address the whole person, rather than treating illness or disease as an isolated incident. Any illness or disease that occurs is viewed as a dysfunction of the person as a whole. The holistic physician takes into consideration physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual, or lifestyle factors that may be contributors or causes of ill health. … Read More

More Yoga Benefits: Relief for Fibromyalgia

Posted January 21, 2016 by Renee Skuban, MT Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Holistic Medicine

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

Massage Offers Key Relief for Back Pain

Posted January 14, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage Therapy, Holistic Medicine

Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improves function, according to a new Annals of Internal Medicine trial. This is the first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage. The trial found that both types of massage worked well with few side effects. … Read More

Exploring New Uses: Acupuncture for Depression, Sleep Apnea

For individuals experiencing depression, acupuncture can stabilize moods and combat stress-induced fatigue. Acupuncture also can be utilized as a primary or complementary therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea and many other sleep disorders. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its symptoms are associated with depression, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … 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

How Effective is Acupuncture For Back Pain?

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