Are Essential Oils Essential?

Essential oils, or concentrated plant extracts, have been used medicinally for over 6,000 years, promising relief from anxiety, stress, depression, and a whole slew of other mental and physical ailments. But apart from ancient tradition, there might in fact be some science behind these scents. Aromatherapy is believed to stimulate smell receptors in the nose, which […]

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Benefits of Cupping Therapy

    Most of the validity of cupping as an alternative medical practice comes from its long history of use over the past 3,000 years. Cupping techniques have been used extensively to treat a range of disorders and symptoms. It’s common for cupping therapy to be used along with massage therapy, acupuncture or even as […]

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Why Young Living Essential Oils?

The essential oil trend has been growing in popularity for awhile now, and most likely you know of someone who absolutely raves about how essential oils have improved their lives! It is remarkable actually, hearing some of these testimonials from tiny bottles of ‘liquid’. But the next inevitable question always is…which kind of essential oils should I use? […]

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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine (sometimes called “naturopathy”) is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) blend centuries-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current research on health and human systems. Naturopathic diagnosis focuses on identifying […]

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6 Powerful Ways to Ditch Inflammation

Inflammation is a part of life whether you want it to be or not. It’s part of the muscle-building process and is part of your immune system’s response to an attack. But inflammation is also one of the most common links in heart disease, cancer, and diabetes… And these conditions are responsible for approximately 70% […]

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The 4 New Things You Need To Know About Lyme Disease

Summer’s in full swing, and while Zika’s splashed across headlines everywhere, Lyme disease is still the bigger bugger, infecting an estimated 300,000 to 1 million Americans each year. Lyme is spread by the bite of a tick—usually a nymph tick, poppy-seed-size and hungry during the spring and summer months. You already know the symptoms: a bull’s-eye-shaped rash, […]

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The Benefits of Acupuncture on Your Mental Health

As an alternative or complimentary therapy, acupuncture offers a variety of benefits for dozens of common medial problems. In Western medicine, this most often includes using acupuncture for pain management along with treating specific issues such as asthma, nausea, and neurological conditions. However, as an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture’s role is far […]

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for the Health-Conscious Couple

Valentine’s Day is all about love, but, often, that love is expressed with chocolates and high-calorie dinners. If, as a member of a health-conscious couple, this doesn’t appeal to you, you might want to consider one of these healthy Valentine date ideas instead. Go to the Farmer’s Market Spend the money you would have at […]

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