Lowering the Pressure: A TCM Approach for a Common Cardiovascular Issue

Are antihypertensive medicines helping or harming our bodies? Recently, the benefits of treating high blood pressure with antihypertensive medicines have been called into question. Research published in JAMA Internal Medicinein October 2018 found that treating mild ...

Busting the Cholesterol Myth: Sugar and Inflammation More Harmful than Dietary Fat

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes one in four deaths in the U.S. At least one half of Americans have one or more of the major risk factors of developing CVD, which are high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. The term CVD encompasses a wide ...

Holistic Treatment of Arthritis and Joint Pain through Yoga and Ayurveda

It’s that time of year in New England again. Time for leaves crunching beneath our feet, warm sweaters, crisp air and pumpkin-flavored everything. Though many Connecticut residents consider the short and spooky fall season their favorite, not everyone is drinking the ...

Pain Management for Pets: Effective Non-Drug Options

Dogs, horses, humans and cats are mammals. That means we have the same nervous system and neurochemical transmitters so animals experience pain in the same manner as humans. Since we know pharmaceutical options are limited when it comes to pain ...

Chronic Pain: Pain or Illusion?

Pain is a constant in far too many lives. Opiates, medications, energy work, dietary changes, specialized exercise routines, individualized herbal and supplement regimens, and complementary medicine practitioners are some of the avenues open to those of us ...

Natural Solutions for Pain Management: Options for Self-Care at Home

Pain can be acute or chronic. It can be the result of an injury or accident. Sometimes the cause can be easily identified, such as a fall down the stairs. Other times, it can be seemingly mysterious, such as when we wake up with a new pain and have no idea where it came ...