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These infections usually begin when colds or allergies cause swelling in the mucus membranes. Mucus production then increases, causing congestion. A good indicator of bacterial infection is if discharge is colored yellow or green instead of clear. Sinuses are located all throughout the head, meaning that the increased pressure often leads to headaches. Traditional Chinese Medicine is useful in mitigating sinus congestion, encouraging drainage and relieving pressure that leads to headaches. According to this tried and true philosophy, sinus problems are most often associated with disruptions of the gallbladder, spleen, lungs and qi stagnation.
Stress is ever on the rise in this wild 21st century- beyond the struggles of work and managing our lives, we are now almost constantly bombarded by depressing news and social pressures through social media. At our office in Park Slope, we want you to feel great mentally, emotionally and physically. But we know that you can’t feel wholly great unless all three areas are addressed and balance is established. I want to give you some substantial reasons to use chiropractic as a therapy for stress.
Cold air makes life difficult. To start with, it makes breathing harder and affects articulation. Traditional Chinese Medicine tells us that "cold wind" is responsible for a number of maladies, both seasonal and long-term. What this tells us is that simple things like wrapping up warm and drinking hot, nourishing liquids like tea actually make a huge difference during winter time. And if winter wellness starts with small, simple factors like this, then chiropractic and acupuncture should also be considered.
The awkward angles and the extra weight combine to add more pressure on to an already imbalanced system. We recommend you take a proactive approach to preventing back pain from breastfeeding, thereby mitigating the additional mental stress and fatigue that results from physical pain. Here are our tips for keeping the pain away.
We are big fans of balance: work-leisure balance, mental health balance, exercise-relaxation balance and, of course, balance in the diet. Today, we want to focus on balance between two important minerals: magnesium and calcium. Calcium is well touted for its impact on bone and tooth health, and this impact becomes greater as we age. As we grow older, we face the loss of bone mineral density, which leaves us more vulnerable to injury from bone breakage. Weaker bones can be offset with diet- calcium and vitamin D are the two main minerals that help us maintain strong bones. But several studies have shown a correlation between arthritis, osteoporosis and magnesium deficiency. What's behind this link?
Many people hold on to reservations about acupuncture because it is not part of the western narrative of medicine. However, clinical evidence is starting to prove the efficacy of acupuncture in treating back pain. Having been certificed acupuncture and TCM specialists for decades, we have seen acupuncture make powerful changes in the lives of those living with chronic back pain. If you have run the gamut of western medicine trying to overcome daily back pain with little real success, it could be worth considering acupuncture. Read on to find out how it works.