Acupuncture for Depression

Acupuncture for Depression

Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior -- your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all-natural depression treatments. These tips can help you feel better -- starting right now: Set goals. When you're depressed, you may feel... (read more)

Fake appetite acupuncture

Fake appetite acupuncture

The real trick to managing weight is to eat less, but not to feel hungry or deprived. Being hungry all the time is a death sentence for any weight loss program. The desire to eat starts with a twinge, and before you know it, you're rummaging through the fridge. But the real question is: Are you really hungry, or was that a twinge of habit,... (read more)

OCD symptoms

OCD symptoms

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and ritualized, repetitive behaviors you feel compelled to perform. If you have OCD, you probably recognize that your obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are irrational—but even so, you feel unable to resist them and break free. Like a needle getting stuck on an old record, OCD causes the brain to get stuck on... (read more)

Migraine symptoms and treatments

Migraine symptoms and treatments

A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so severe that the pain is disabling. Warning symptoms known as aura may occur before or with the headache. These... (read more)

hormone imbalance signs and symptoms

hormone imbalance signs and symptoms

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. Produced in the endocrine glands, these powerful chemicals travel around your bloodstream telling tissues and organs what to do. They help control many of your body’s major processes, including metabolism and reproduction. When you have a hormonal imbalance, you have too much or too little of a certain hormone. Even tiny changes can have serious effects throughout your whole... (read more)

acupuncture for pocrescophobia

acupuncture for pocrescophobia

Pocrescophobia is the morbid and irrational fear of gaining weight. This phobia often stems from other psychological issues, which will be discussed further down. It is most often people who are pressured to be fit and thin that develop this phobia, such as aesthetic athletes (ex. dancers, cheerleaders, ice skaters, etc.). This phobia is usually seen in women, although many men have this phobia as... (read more)

Natural cellulite treatment

Natural cellulite treatment

Women are more prone to develop cellulite than men for three primary reasons: Hormonal changes that weaken the fibrous tissues surrounding fat cells and negatively affect the skin’s support structures. These effects are normally seen between the ages of 25-35, when women’s estrogen levels naturally decline. This causes a loss of blood vessel receptors in the thigh and hip regions, and less circulation means less... (read more)

Seasonal allergies

Seasonal allergies

Symptoms of running nose, sneezing, and watery itchy eyes that recur during specific parts of the year (especially Spring and Fall) are a cause of much suffering of a large segment of the U.S. population. Millions of dollars are spent on medications and the allergy shots for the treatment of seasonal allergies. Western medicine views seasonal allergies as a form of immediate hypersensitivity reaction which... (read more)

Instruction for weight loss

Instruction for weight loss

To lose weight, we need to eat and drink fewer kilojoules that we use. Don't skip breakfast: Skipping breakfast won't help you lose weight. You could miss out on essential nutrients and you may end up snacking more throughout the day because you feel hungry. Eat regular meals: Eating at regular times during the day helps burn calories at a faster rate. It also reduces... (read more)

The most common causes of obesity

The most common causes of obesity

The balance between calorie intake and energy expenditure determines a person's weight. If a person eats more calories than he or she burns (metabolizes), the person gains weight (the body will store the excess energy as fat). If a person eats fewer calories than he or she metabolizes, he or she will lose weight. Therefore, the most common causes of obesity are overeating and physical... (read more)