How acupuncture and natural medicine can help you to look younger                through anti-aging treatments for your skin and body.        Whether it's wrinkles, puffiness (often accompanied by watery eyes from allergies), dark spots, redness,rashes or saggy skin cosmetic acupuncture can alleviate the symptoms. It based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.      It sees your appearance  as something deeper than only your  facial problems.    Natural...

Introduction It should come as no surprise that obesity is an epidemic in our country. In fact, one out of every two Americans is overweight. This does not include children who are rapidly becoming an overweight generation. Right now, two-thirds of Americans are trying to lose weight. Next to smoking, obesity is the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States, contributing to an excess of 300,000 deaths each year. The desire to lose weight has become one of the primary...

Introduction Are you stressed? Is your energy at an all-time low? Over 20 million Americans suffer from health problems linked to chronic stress. New statistics show that up to five percent of visits to health care professional are stress-related. Everyone is affected by varying degrees of stress. At best, stress causes useless fatigue; at worst, it is dangerous to health. Profound stress, such as that caused by job loss or the loss of a loved one, takes a serious physical toll. The human body...

Introduction Healthy, well-nourished skin is more than just skin deep. The skin is the body's largest organ, consisting of multiple layers that function together. Skin is also the body's first line of defense against bacteria and invading pathogens, so skin must be healthy to maintain a well-functioning immune system. The skin is often a good indicator of the nutritional quality of our diets as well as the balance of our hormones. Skin problems reflect a stressed lifestyle almost immediately...

Introduction Psoriasis is caused by rapid proliferation, or turnover, of skin cells resulting from a defect within the cells. Even healthy skin without an outbreak will turn over at rates 1,000 times faster than normal skin in people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is closely linked to stress. Stimulating the sympathetic nervous system increases the production of cAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate), which controls maturation of skin cells. Stress stimulates the nervous system, thus increasing...

Introduction Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a state of hormonal imbalance that affects many women during the one to two weeks before their menstrual cycle begins. The female hormones estrogen and progesterone, as well as prolactin, ebb and flow depending on a women's cycle. These hormone level changes contribute to other chemical changes, including the feel-good-chemical, serotonin. PMS encompasses a wide array of symptoms lasting from two days to two weeks in length. These symptoms include...

Introduction Childhood is a time for growth and development of bones, teeth, muscles and blood. Nutrition during this period of the life cycle significantly determines teenage and adult eating patterns and risks for nutritional disease. Children are at a greater risk for deficiency when they have a poor appetite for a long period, eat a limited number of foods, dilute their diet with nutrient-poor foods and/or have food sensitivities or allergies that limit their diet. Classical food...

Introduction Osteoporosis is a loss of bone or bone density/strength to the point that the specific skeletal site is unable to sustain ordinary strains. There is an increased risk for fracture at this site. Osteoporosis can be due to failure to make bone or destruction of bone. Osteopenia is too little bone mass during any stage of the life cycle. Eventually, bone mass decreases below the level required to support the body. The hormone estrogen supports bone strength in both men and women....

Introduction Menopause, also referred to as the "change of life," is the point at which a woman stops ovulating and menstruation ceases. During pre-menopause, usually two to seven years before menopause, periods become irregular and shorten. Menopause is intended by nature to be a gradual reduction of estrogen by the ovaries. Although estrogen levels drop sharply after menopause, the hormone does not disappear entirely. Other organs take over from the ovaries and continue to produce some...

Introduction Insomnia affects 40% of women and 30% of men according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Insomnia is not really a condition itself; it is more of a symptom of another problem. Insomnia is common among people with the following conditions: hyperthyroidism, kidney trouble, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease, as well as a side effect of some medications. Approximately one in three adult American's suffers insomnia during the course of a year....