Acupuncture is a Solution to Pain
Here at Naturna, our practitioners are experts in the realm of relieving pain. We know that pain is a sensory experience that all humans share. Humans behold rich and invaluable diversity, but pain is a factor that makes us alike. For most of us, we resort to quick and convenient over-the-counter painkillers. Some will visit or call their...
How To Get The Most Out Of Acupuncture
The physiological and psychological benefits of acupuncture extend beyond an immediate acupuncture session; health benefits go into effect after each acupuncture session and continue throughout the day, sometimes even for days. This manifestation of well-being than postulates what activities should be avoided after a session to maintain...
Improving Menstrual Cramps and Fertility with Castor Oil
I was a huge fan of the Anne of Green Gables books growing up and she was often given castor oil as medicine and described the nastiness of the taste. I knew that castor oil has been used medicinally for many years but it wasn’t until working with Chinese medicine that I learned about the many health benefits castor oil provides....
Are Painful Periods Really “Normal?”
Ask any gynecologist and they will likely tell you that experiencing pain before or during your period is expected and nothing to be worried about. Dysmenorrhea, the technical name for painful periods, is experienced by almost all menstruating women with at least one or more of their periods. According to Grandi et. al. (2012),...
Do’s and Don’t’s for a New Exercise Regimen in the Spring
With the weather finally getting better, I see runners zipping down the sidewalks to Central Park or West Side Highway, and I think to myself “Oh boy, here come the knee injury, hip pain and shin splints patients.” If you ask a running coach she would say these injuries are due to overtraining or the common, “too fast too soon.”...
Acupuncture for Pain Management
Acupuncture for Pain Management A new study recently published in Brain, A Journal of Neurology, has found new evidence showing that acupuncture not only works at a local anatomical level, but that it also influences the brain to rewrite a mental map of the body. This is an incredibly important finding, especially during a time...
Natural Medicine for Children
When my three year old daughter had an ear infection recently, I was reminded of the power of Chinese Medicine when it comes to pediatric care. Otitis media, which is an inflammatory condition of the middle ear, is extremely common in children. The conventional medical approach is a course of antibiotics. However, given that my...
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