Treatments and Techniques

Olive Oil: The Ancient Fountain of Youth


“I’ve never had but one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it,” Jeanne Louise Calment famously quipped.  Jeanne Louise Calment was a French supercentenarian who had...

  • Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the second Semifinal of the Men's 200m Individual Medley on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 10, 2016. On Phelps’ shoulders can be seen the bruises left by cupping therapy. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    A Short History of Cupping

    Cupping is a form of therapy widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It consists of creating a local suction on the skin using either... Read more

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    Pain in the Hand and Migraine Headaches, Study Shows Association Between the Two

    An association has been found between carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headaches. A study has found that carpal tunnel sufferers are twice more likely to... Read more

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    15 Natural Remedies for Back Pain

    Up to 80 percent of the US population will experience back pain at some point during their lives. Most often, the problem is mechanical in... Read more

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    How to Tell If You Are at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

    When it comes to metabolic syndrome, the saying goes: “It’s not a matter of if you’re going to have a heart attack or stroke, but... Read more

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    Science-Backed Ways to Take a Break for Better Productivity

    You’ve heard it before: breaks are good for productivity. Taking breaks actually helps you sustain your focus and energy, so even though you’re taking some... Read more

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    Suffer From Muscle Cramps? Try This…

    You don’t have to be an athlete to suffer from muscle cramps, the sudden, involuntary spasms in your muscles. Causes of muscle cramps include dehydration, inadequate blood... Read more

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    How to Drink Coffee Without Staining Your Teeth

    For many, coffee or tea is a sacred morning ritual. And while that ritual may offer many health benefits (and a serious pick-me-up), your favorite brew comes... Read more

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    The body is like an onion

    In my experience, the body is like an onion, with layer upon layer of past history beneath the visible surface. What does this mean? Let’s start... Read more

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    How to Stay Calm, According to Science

    Stress clouds our thinking, and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains an interesting, common sense way to handle stressful situations. Basically, you manage stress before it even... Read more

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    Shingles Risk Can Increase With Digestive Problems

    Shingles risk can increase with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to the research. A cohort study of 108,604 patients has found that the risk of contracting herpes... Read more

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    What It Means When Kids Walk on Their Toes

    When toddlers are learning to walk, many spend some time walking up on their tiptoes, which is known as toe walking. Commonly this is to... Read more

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    Cancer – the Need for a New Paradigm

    What is cancer? Cancer is not something that is physical. You cannot see or touch cancer. Certain tumors are commonly called “the cancer”, but in... Read more

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    How to Look Confident Even When You’re Not (Infographic)

    Even if situations arise that are stressful, the good thing about confidence is that acting like you have it is one way to gain it... Read more

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    Mosquitoes Prefer People With This Blood Type

    Have you ever caught yourself itching all over due to mosquito bites while your friend right next to you is enjoying the outdoors without a... Read more

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    Benzos: A Dance With the Devil

    “It feels like I’m plugged into an electric socket, and every move I make shoots voltage throughout my body. I’m nauseous, and my stomach feels... Read more

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    Sleeping Like a Baby Could Prevent Stress and Chronic Diseases

    An ongoing lack of quality sleep puts you at an increased risk for chronic conditions such as heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and... Read more

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