The body is an amazing, resilient, natural machine capable of excelling beyond many physical challenges. Unfortunately, some of these challenges can take their toll on the human anatomy resulting in pain and immobility. One such challenge is tendonitis. Some of the many forms of tendonitis include: Achilles’ Tendonitis, Golfer’s Elbow, Iliotibial Band Tendonitis, Lateral Epicondylitis, […]

According to the National Eczema Association (NEA), 30 million people suffer with this allegedly incurable skin condition. Eczema (aka Atopic Dermatitis) is described as a Greek word that means to bubble or boil over. It can present throughout the body (even on the scalp) but is often located on the elbows or behind the knees […]

Struggling with random dizzy spells is one thing but if you are challenged by vertigo your symptoms could be difficult to endure. Vertigo is not a disease but rather a condition that makes one feel as if their surroundings are moving while they are standing still. Any number of off-balance sensations can occur which include […]

The National Stroke Association defines a stroke as a “brain attack”. Over 795,000 occur each year (that’s one stroke every 40 seconds) and in the United States stroke is the fourth leading cause of death as well as a major contributor to adult disability. A stroke happens when the flow of oxygen rich blood to […]

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can ease sports injuries on a deep, beneficial level. Using this holistic remedy approach could strengthen bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and more resulting in a longer duration of healthy performance. When applied to physical training it can target an acute or […]

Conventional medical technology has been advancing in leaps and bounds over the past twenty years. There have been especially great strides in joint replacement as materials and surgical procedures continue to become more successful in efficiency as well as longevity. To compliment these advancements traditional medicine has also stepped up to peripherally provide relief and […]

Pain in the wrist, hand and fingers consisting of weakness, tingling, numbness or more could be an indication of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). CTS is when the median nerve (a long nerve running from the upper arm into the hand) becomes compressed within the carpal tunnel, its only pathway to the thumb and first two […]

Each year in the United States alone one thousand babies are born with sickle cell anemia a hereditary blood disorder where red blood cells become abnormally shaped. These abnormal cells (usually in the form of a C) are caused by the clumping together of hemoglobin an oxygen carrying protein. This inevitably blocks oxygen and blood […]

Naturopathic medicine is capable of allowing the body to embrace its own healing properties through the application of such remedies as acupuncture, clinical nutrition, nutraceutical supplementation and botanical medicine. More people are turning to the benefits of these remedies to avoid conventional medicines synthetic approach to disease especially when it comes to the overuse of […]

Peristalsis is the involuntary contraction of smooth muscle responsible for moving food through the esophagus, stomach and intestines. When this contraction becomes sluggish (hypomotility), digestion can be difficult to complete causing a number of adverse reactions. Some of these include constipation, bloating, acid reflux, and abdominal pain. Hypomotility is associated with several health diagnoses such […]