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First US Spa Berkeley Springs

3 Reasons to Visit First US Spa Berkeley Springs

First US Spa Berkeley Springs Twenty-five years ago, Tim and Nancy started out married life with a honeymoon in the first US Spa Berkeley Springs, WV. It was an easy decision for a young couple just starting off and watching every penny. Berkeley Springs was an easy drive from Ohio (and many other states), inexpensive …

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WHO Promotes Back Pain Alternatives

WHO Says No to Drugs and Surgery in Back Pain Guidelines

WHO Promotes Back Pain Alternatives It may have taken decades but there is an opening for non-drug and non-surgical alternatives in new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) where WHO promotes back pain alternatives like manipulation and acupuncture. These approaches are good first lines of care and do not introduce risks associated with medical …

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Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System: What It Does — And How To Keep Yours Healthy

Lymphatic System Outside of a biology or anatomy class, we really don’t get much exposure to the lymphatic system. It is obviously critical for a healthy body but so often overlooked. This article from mindbodygreen.com gives a nice overview of the lymphatic system and a range of ways to help keep it healthy, from proper nutrition to …

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Researchers Find New Organ Missed by Gold Standard Methods for Visualizing Anatomy & Disease

Researchers Find New Organ This might be a great learning lesson… despite our claims about science we do not know everything. Researchers find a new organ and now claim it may be the largest organ in human anatomy. Yet the “interstitium” and its functions remained undetected for decades, even centuries? There are trillions of unknown …

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When Fido is sick as a dog, more pet owners turn to dog aromatherapy, massage, even psychics

Dog Aromatherapy And More Maybe it is the benefit of love from a pet. Perhaps pet owners are pinching pennies like everyone. Whatever the reason, pets increasingly benefit from complementary therapies like dog aromatherapy, pet massage, and more. Massage is just one of a growing body of alternative therapies that Mary Kelley and Mark Falstad, …

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Acupressure App May Ease Menstrual Pain, Try These Home Remedies Too!

Acupressure Eases Menstrual Pain Acupuncture points have long been used to help with menstrual pain. Acupressure eases menstrual pain as well but finding the points on the body in order to apply pressure has been a challenge. Now a new app, AKUD, helps women learn to locate the points. The clinical evidence is promising. The …

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Wellness Evidence: Is massage good for you, or does it just feel nice?

Wellness Evidence Quite often we come across someone who is interested in a more holistic approach to health. Unfortunately, they hesitate because there is no wellness evidence. Without “evidence” so many therapeutic modalities are dismissed as placebo effect or even just “woo woo” (we’ve actually heard that term). Some systems like Traditional Chinese Medicine or …

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I Tried Gua Sha To Treat My Ankle Injury And This Is What Happened

A Need for Gua Sha? I cried as they carried me off the basketball court, blubbering about how this couldn’t be happening. I had a half marathon in 14 weeks, and a severe ankle injury was not in the plan.  After a month of pain and little-to-no progress, I was willing to do just about …

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Top UCSD researchers pitch yoga, massage and integrative medicine for healing

An Integrative Medicine Approach We continue to find articles on topics like integrative medicine and are happy to share them with you! UC San Diego’s Centers for Integrative Health launched Saturday, a network to unify current research, education and clinical programs. Source: Top UCSD researchers pitch yoga, massage and integrative medicine for healing From Aromatherapy …

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