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Sleep Hygiene

Caffeine:

Reduce or avoid caffeine intake later in the day.  Caffeine has an average half life of 5 hours in most individuals. (1)  For example, if you have one cup of coffee at 4pm, half of the caffeine is still in your system around 9pm and a quarter of the caffeine is still in your system around 2

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How to Stay Healthy As Winter Changes to Spring

For most people, the change of seasons from winter to spring is something to look forward to. But it also means a time when people tend to get sick or seasonal allergies start to flare up. This can make things miserable for a lot of people. As the weather fluctuates between freezing cold and warmer, sunnier days, it

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Home Massage for Infant Colic

Colic is defined as severe, fluctuating pain in the abdomen, caused by gas or an obstruction in the intestines. When a newborn baby suffers from colic, they tend to cry or be fussy, even though they are otherwise healthy. Approximately 20 to 25 of all babies experience clinical colic. Pediatricians now think all babies actually suffer from this affliction, but

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Positive Side Effects of Acupuncture

During an initial session of acupuncture, most practitioners began with an extensive health intake that goes over all of the systems in the body. We use this to determine certain patterns of imbalance, allowing us to treat the root cause of issues. This is one way we differ from Western medicine.

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Massage Therapy for Sleep Improvement

Have you been having trouble sleeping lately? If you’ve answered yes, you should consider coming into the clinic for a massage therapy appointment. Massage has been proven to help reduce restlessness, and treat those experiencing insomnia. Routine massage therapy appointments are a great remedy for those experiencing trouble with their sleeping patterns.

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4 Tips for an Energizing, Joyful Summer

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element fire. Fire represents maximum activity. In nature, everything is at its peak growth during the summer, so TCM sees our energy as its most active and exuberant. Summer is the time of

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5 Reasons You Need Massage Today

The American Massage Therapy Association took a survey recently to find out why people get massage. What they found was 72 percent of those surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage was because it was medically advised, or to relieve stress. And the growing research behind massage supports this therapy. Is indeed has numerous health benefits. Depending on

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How to Prepare For Seasonal Affective Disorder

When the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially as we move from fall into winter. Although it may not seem as drastic of a shift as you think, it matters more to our mental and physical states than you may know. Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect around 10 million Americans a

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Signs You May Need a Massage

How do you know if you need a massage? What tell-tale signs will your body or mind exhibit to let you know it is time to schedule a massage therapy appointment? Believe it or not, there are some key indicators most people commonly experience before they head into a massage therapy appointment. If you experience any of these signs, chances

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5 Reasons Massage Can Improve Overall Health

Massage is great for your overall health. Most people assume that massage can only help correct your sore muscles and reduce tension present throughout your body. But, that is a false assumption. Massage therapy is a great way to keep your overall health in tip-top shape. Check out these five reasons as to why massage is great for your overall

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