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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.
It is your main muscle, after all. At a certain point, cognitive performance reaches its zenith and then begins to decline with each passing year. What's more, cognitive performance is closely linked with physical performance and key functions such as balance. One of the key risk factors in our senior populations is falling- the injuries that can be sustained are devastating. By improving cognitive performance, you can actually make yourself more physically able and less vulnerable to injury.
But each side is responsible for different function and skills, and imbalance between the two can cause neurological dysfunction and increase mental stress. The left and right brain are generally thought of as independent, but overlapping, hemispheres; harmony between the two is called hemispheric brain balance, and it is worth pursuing regardless of your age or mental condition. In fact, exercising your brain is just like physical exercise- it conditions a potent muscle, and the result is more mental acuity, energy, creativity and memory retention. All you need to get started is to focus.
Inducing labor is a critical decision that has enormous implications for the health of both mother and baby. It is put forward when it is thought that the pregnancy should not continue for reasons including:
When these conditions are present, many women are faced with a tortuous decision. Medical inductions are fraught with side-effects that can have long-lasting impacts on the life of both mother and child. More and more women seek an alternative method for inducing labor and acupuncture is answering that call.
Unfortunately, we are far better at abusing our brains than treating them nicely. We pile on the stress at work, then "decompress," with sensory stimulation in the evenings; we forego hydration and good nutrition against our better judgment; we let our sleep suffer; all of these factors create serious wear and tear for our brains. The problem is not that we wear them down, but that we do little to replace what we take out. Let us give you some incentive for why you will want to start taking better care of your brain.