Posted on Jul 12, 2017
Today, acupuncture is one of the top treatments regularly used to address a wide range of conditions. During the treatment, tiny needles are inserted into specific parts of your body to provide therapeutic benefits. The practice was first developed in China, and it has been used for over 2,500 years. Because of its benefits, the treatment is commonly used to address conditions that cause stress and pain.
People who seek acupuncture often do so because they are trying to avoid pharmaceutical medications and surgery. Some of the latest research has proven the effectiveness of this treatment for ...
Posted on May 17, 2017
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as “microneedling,” is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure with impressive anti-aging benefits. Improvement of fine lines and wrinkles (especially crow’s feet and lip lines), reduction in the appearance of pore size, improvement in acne scarring and an overall radiant, even skin tone can be noticed after just one treatment, though best results require several treatments 4-6 weeks apart.
The device, called the SkinPen, uses 12 sterile stainless steel needles that stamp the face several times per second to create tiny wounds to an adequate depth in the s...
Posted on Apr 28, 2017
MEASURING EXCESS WEIGHT
There are several ways excess weight can be determined.
Since height is proportional to weight, the Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to determine if you carry an excessive amount of weight for your height. The BMI uses your height and weight to give you a single number: 18.5 -25: healthy 25-30: overweight
30: obese Waist Measurement: This measures the distance around your waist at the level of your upper hip bones. Some studies show that weight carried around the middle, “belly fat,” may be a bigger risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke than general weight...
Posted on Apr 27, 2017
READY TO START MAKING CHANGES?
Don’t worry, lifestyle changes don’t have to be drastic to be effective at helping you lose weight.
You don’t have to make a complete overhaul of your life. Small, healthy changes to your everyday life can make significant changes in how you look and feel. Some easy to implement everyday changes to help you lose weight and keep it off include:
Weigh yourself daily, at the same time of day, on the same scale. I recommend after you wake up and use the restroom, before you shower. Research has shown that people who weight themselves daily have a lower BMI and body w...
Posted on Mar 30, 2017
It’s always around the time of year when the temperatures start to drop, the leaves begin to change, and those summer tan lines begin to fade that many people notice either new or changed freckles and moles. This is a great time to get a yearly skin exam.
A yearly skin exam is beneficial for everyone, but it is a MUST for anyone who is at increased risk for developing skin cancer, especially melanoma. Risk factors for Melanoma include:
Number of moles Moles that appear different from all the others A history of tanning bed use A history of a blistering sunburn Personal or family history of mel...