Integrative Medicine

Not So Sweet

Common artificial sweeteners — saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame — can transform healthy gut bacteria into dangerous pathogenic bacteria with the ability to invade gut cells, potentially causing intestinal damage that promotes life threatening infections and chronic disease.
These super sweet artificial sweeteners aren’t so sweet after all. It’s time to think about down-regulating our taste for sweet.
Source: Aparna Shil et al, Artificial Sweeteners Negatively Regulate Pathogenic Characteristics of Two Model Gut Bacteria, E. coli and E. faecalis, International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2021).

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New Research Confirms Gut Health Plays a Role in Neurodegeneration

A research team at The Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, City University of New York has found high levels of three toxic metabolites produced by gut bacteria in the cerebrospinal fluid and plasma samples of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The research team included scientists from the CUNY ASRC, MS Center of Northeastern New York, […]

What COVID-19 Vaccine Effects to Expect: Based on Your Age, Gender, and Dose

Expect to see evidence of your immune system waking up, paying attention, and revealing itself in common and various ways — fatigue, body aches, fever and chills, for example. These things inform you that your system is actively alerting it’s defenses. Vaccines are designed to alert the immune system and often result in noticeable (and […]

Allergies or COVID-19?

Is it Allergies or COVID-19?
Differentiate the Symptoms.
If it looks like COVID-19, quarantine, get tested, and inform your PCP.
If it is allergies, call us now for your treatment plan to defeat them this year!

 

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What is Integrative Medicine?

What is Integrative Medicine?
And how does integrative medicine differ from all those other types — complementary, alternative, conventional, and functional medicine?

Integrative medicine is a system of medical care that uses the best, evidence-based therapies available. It treats the whole person and is centered on the patient’s needs, and it utilizes the connection between mind, body, […]

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Natural Thirst: The Instinct You Didn’t Know You Lost

Don’t get thirsty? Don’t like water…or forget to drink it? Sick of having to visit the bathroom constantly when you do try to drink more water? If you answered yes to any of those questions, please read this article. You are not alone, but you are at risk. And fixing it is easier than you think.

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Local Mindfulness Classes in Nashua! Fall 2018

Interested in learning how #mindfulness practice can help with stress, anxiety, pain, or improving your health? Attend a quick class, or a longer series of classes:

“Mind-Body Healing”, a 2-hour, one-day course, will be offered by St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua on Wednesday 11-14-18 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM (register here: https://reg126.imperisoft.com/StJosephHospital/ProgramDetail/3337323032/Registration.aspx).

“Mindfulness Fundamentals Stress Reduction”, a […]

Chronic Pain? Tell the FDA about your experience with non-pharmacologic treatment.

The FDA is actively seeking patient input about non-pharmacologic treatment of chronic pain. If acupuncture and Oriental medicine has helped you deal with chronic pain in your daily life, please take a moment and submit your comments here. And please share this post! Comments are due by 9-10-2018. Thank you in advance for taking the time to educate […]

Acupuncture for Restless Legs: Recent Study Shows Benefits

Authors of this recent study say acupuncture has additive therapeutic effect over gabapentin alone in patients with RLS, and that acupuncture plus a low dose of gabapentin (300mg/day) is clinically useful in the treatment of restless legs syndrome.

 

High Blood Pressure? Research Supports Aged Garlic Extract

This recent study shows aged garlic extract is effective in reducing peripheral and central blood pressure. Study authors report: “Our trial suggests that aged garlic extract is effective in reducing peripheral and central blood pressure in a large proportion of patients with uncontrolled hypertension, and has the potential to improve arterial stiffness, inflammation, and other […]

Acupuncture for Patients with Cancer

Medical oncologist and acupuncturist Ting Bao, MD, Director of Integrative Breast Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center explained in New York Magazine how acupuncture improves quality of life for people with cancer. Mounting evidence in this 2012 review of 29 clinical trials supports it’s use as an effective treatment for at least several ailments: chronic back and neck pain, […]