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2008-08-25 09:00:26

By Lois M. Collins Deseret News Janine Ottley's first visit to an acupuncturist was an act of desperation. She was on a cruise to Mexico when a killer headache struck, threatening to destroy her vacation. She figured it was worth a try. "I got off the table and didn't have a headache any more," she says. "It didn't seem possible." These days, regular visits are part of her survival strategy. Long plagued by headaches, pain, infections and fibromyalgia, she was a veteran of the search for...

2008-07-25 00:00:18

BUSINESS NAME: The Healing Compass Acupuncture Clinic BUSINESS ADDRESS: 5353 Topanga Canyon Blvd., No. 209, Woodland Hills 91364 PHONE: 818-884-2106 WEB SITE: www.thehealingcompass@att.net OWNER: Linda Read-Shelby ESTABLISHED: 2007 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Four DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: The Healing Compass offers treatment, knowledge and support for people who desire to bring their bodies back into a state of health and balance using the tradition, wisdom and safety of Asian medicine,...

2008-07-23 15:00:31

T here is nothing better than a good massage to ease tense muscles; and if you have someone at home who has talented hands, they are worth their weight in gold. Sometimes, though, you need to outsource your massage therapy - even if choosing a therapist can tie you in more knots than you have in your shoulders. There are 400 massage techniques out there, and choosing the one that meets your particular needs isn't easy. Should you go for aromatherapy, Swedish, Indian or sports...

2008-07-10 21:00:10

By Patrick B. Massey, M.D. One of the complaints I have with traditional medicine is that we do not do aftercare very well. Aftercare is the long-term plan and therapies that lead to optimal health after recovering from a serious illness. For decades, traditional medicine has been so concerned with surviving the acute illness that what comes after has been lost. This is especially evident in the treatment of cancer. Although we perform near-miracles in the treatment of cancer, we forget...

2008-06-02 01:39:58

By Loke Poh Lin LOKE POH LIN says it's only sensible to visit the Le Sense spa when your body's signalling it needs a break. We all know that all too familiar symptoms: tightness around the neck and shoulders, throbbing temples with a headache coming on, an uneasy tummy, brows all knitted up, minor aches and pains - your body is sending you warning bells for a time-out! The sensible thing to do is to pay attention to these red flags. One need not go very far for relief as there are...

2007-10-18 06:00:12

By Alfhaily, F Ewies, A A A Key words: ACUPUNCTURE, HOT FLUSHES, VASOMOTOR SYMPTOMS ABSTRACT There is an increased interest amongst women in seeking alternatives for hormone replacement therapy because of their fear of side-effects. It is claimed that acupuncture is effective for curing menopausal symptoms, and to be a safe treatment in the hands of well-trained and qualified practitioners. About one million acupuncture treatments are given in the National Health Service and two million...

2007-05-30 06:00:00

By RUTH DORIS THE doctor checks my pulse with his fingertips and asks me to stick out my tongue. He speaks rapidly to his assistant - a young Chinese man dressed in a suit - who acts as a translator. It is Dr Liao's opinion that the severe headaches, nausea, dizziness and vomiting I've been suffering from for the last three weeks are the result of not having 'enough blood' in my head. 'The blood is going up to here,' the translator says, indicating at the top of his throat, 'and not all of...

2006-10-31 09:00:18

Massage therapy is effective in reducing hand pain and increasing grip strength, according to a new study conducted by the Touch Research Institutes (TRI) at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Fla. Arthritis is a systemic inflammatory disease, frequently located in the small joints of the hands. It affects the active, working-age population as well as the elderly, and it causes pain, activity limitations, and a lower quality of life. Many daily activities require...

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2006-05-02 08:00:00

NEW YORK -- Acupuncture, in conjunction with the latest drugs to prevent nausea and vomiting, seems to help relieve chemotherapy-induced vomiting, a new report suggests. Despite the advent of new drug that control nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy (anti-emetics), many cancer patients still experience these unpleasant side effects, which can impair quality of life, cause emotional distress, and aggravate cancer-related symptoms such as weight loss, lethargy and weakness. The ancient...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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