Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Study participants who practiced yoga both moderately and strenuously had a significant reduction in inflammatory cytokines IL-6 and TNF-α compared to those who did not practice yoga. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A 6-week intervention of mindfulness meditation and yoga significantly decreased stress and improved feelings of peace, focus, and endurance, as well as happiness, positivity, personal satisfaction and self-confidence in the participating medical students. (more…)
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PhD. Acupuncture is an effective alternative to prescription over-the-counter medications for those who suffer with seasonal allergies.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. A topical application of 10% tea tree oil significantly improved wound healing in the participating subjects with MRSA infected wounds compared to the control group. (more…)
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PH.D. Read about the health benefits of meditation, such as relieving the symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).
Reiki Therapy Improves Pain, Anxiety, and Blood Pressure in Patients Undergoing Major Surgery — Director’s Choice
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Three to four 30-minute sessions of Reiki therapy significantly enhanced pain management and post-operative recovery in knee replacement patients. (more…)
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PH.D. Energy medicine, increasing in popularity throughout the world, has many therapeutic applications that include the following: acupuncture, meditation, qugong, tai chi, yoga, Reiki, Therapuetic Touch, Quantum Touch , color, and sound.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This study demonstrates that, for supporting longevity, legumes may be the most important component in the Greek variant of the Mediterranean Diet.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 40 patients in this study, those in a quiet environment who took melatonin had 33.9% more sleep and 50% less awakenings than the placebo group. (more…)
Written by Marcia J. Egles, MD. This study of 367,442 adults, ages 50 – 71, demonstrated that those with the highest intake of whole grains had a 17% lower risk of all cause mortality. In the highest grain intake group, those with diabetes showed the greatest mortality reduction rate of 48%. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Honey is antimicrobial, helps with pain reduction, and has cancer fighting properties.
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. In 80 overweight volunteers, 1.7 grams of CLA significantly reduced BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, as well as body fat mass. (more…)
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Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. After 24 weeks, those on the almond diet (a low carbohydrate diet that included 84 grams of almonds) had significant decreases in blood lipid values, blood pressure, and body fat compared to those on a complex carbohydrate diet.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 60 participating subjects, those who consumed protein powder for 24 weeks increased their daily protein intake by 33% which resulted in a 1.21% increase in lean muscle mass compared to placebo. (more…)