Melatonin as Complementary Treatment for COVID

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland, most attributed to regulating the circadian rhythm of the body. However, it does so much more than helping us get to sleep. Melatonin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as mechanisms that help to support the immune system. These properties make melatonin a potential option… Read more »

The Therapeutic Use of Light

Light therapy, which is now referred to as photomedicine, has been utilized in ancient civilizations for over 3,000 years. One of the latest advancements is photodynamic therapy (PDT) which combines laser light with a photosensitizing agent (topical, oral or IV drug or supplement) to prepare the treatment area for greater light penetration. It was first… Read more »

Identify Your Strengths

Transforming Your Well-Being with Positive Psychology

There is a relatively new segment studying human behaviors, happiness and overall well-being referred to as positive psychology. Defined by the Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. In other words, focusing on the positive side of the human life… Read more »

Helping the Body Heal Naturally

The growth of regenerative medicine now offers patients a variety of less invasive treatment options to joint surgery, replacement and pain management.  The basic principle of regenerative medicine uses the body’s own healing mechanisms to repair damaged tissues. The field includes injectables, patches, traditional Chinese medicine techniques and electronic stimuli equipment to name a few.… Read more »

Tuning in to Health

When it comes to pain and bodily dysfunction, there seems to be a positive shift from doctors’ visits for prescribed medications towards natural healing modalities. However, with so many alternative therapies on the market today, it is sometimes difficult to know where to start. And many would never think of turning to tuning forks. When… Read more »

Biofeedback: A Non-Invasive Intervention

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) estimates that more than 75 percent of doctor visits are related to stress while the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council estimate this number to be closer to 90 percent.1, 2 Reasons for visits include, but are not limited to, insomnia, fatigue,… Read more »

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The Future is Here

Many people have fully embraced robotically-assisted surgery, but some fear the use of artificial intelligence in medicine. Maybe that’s due to sci-fi movies depicting computers capable of overtaking humans, or perhaps they simply don’t understand how it can help.  Off the big screen, artificial intelligence (AI) is simply programming machines to perform specific tasks as… Read more »

Restoring Balance through Craniosacral Therapy

Every day we are bombarded by input: computer screens, telephones, traffic, food, blaring TVs, and everyone else’s energy. Our bodies are constantly challenged to integrate all this information, which can be exhausting. When our bodies are not able to process all of this information, we can experience imbalance that affects our nervous system, resulting in… Read more »

Energy Medicine in Harmony with Western Medicine

“Humans are made out of energy and sustained by energy. Our bodies are ever changing dynamic fields of energy, not static physical structures. They are a hologram in which every part contains information about the whole.” — Christiane Northrup, M.D. Conventional Western medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the biochemistry of the physical body: cells,… Read more »

Your Beautiful Blood

Blood gives life and is now being used to enhance beauty. You may have heard of the Vampire Facial®, a trademarked name for the platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, facial gaining popularity as a more natural means of rejuvenating skin.  Unlike fillers that use synthetic substances, PRP uses the patient’s own natural healing mechanisms to activate… Read more »