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3 Things That Might Help Symptoms of Seasonal Depression
Kristi King Interviews William McVey. What some people call the “winter blues” during months with shorter periods of daylight can develop in others as a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD — but a D.C. counselor (William McVey) has advice that might help.
Grace's 17 Minute Vermicelli
I know I have struggled some days with the desire to cook a healthy, fulfilling and nutritious meal. When I have zero motivation to do so. On days like that, this is one of my go to recipes that doesn’t require crazy ingredients or a lot of time! In under 20 minutes you have a filling satisfying meal that is plant based and energy packed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do after a long day.
The Medication Station: Will I Be on Medications Forever?
When faced with the decision to incorporate medications as part of your treatment plan, you may have questions or reservations. Similarly to how a person with diabetes may rely on insulin or someone with hypertension may need medications to maintain a healthy blood pressure, psychiatric conditions may require pharmacological agents as part of a treatment plan to support a person to achieve and maintain safety and wellness.
The Medication Station: ADHD Edition
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric condition that may present with various symptomologies depending on age, level of cognitive functioning, and potential presence of comorbid disorders. Misdiagnosed or untreated ADHD can lead to social difficulties, academic underachievement, and poor performance at work. When someone mentions ADHD, most people picture a young child running around with high energy, unable to sit still in the class room, but that is not always the case! Let’s clear up some myths about ADHD; its presentation, treatment, and prognosis!
Sports Massage Therapy
I work with each client on a case by case to deliver the best results. Each session will be a mix of deep tissue and stretches to reach desire results. Past clients have discovered that specially designed sports massage provides; flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, cardiovascular, improves recovery time between workouts, helps prevent injuries and repairs our body and mind for optimal performances.
Creating Your Wellness Plan - Part 1
A wellness plan helps you make an assessment of the current state of your health, a determination of the quality of your health and lifestyle you want to attain, and a plan to put your goals into action. It brings greater awareness to the small choices you make everyday that ultimately comprise the wholeness of the health of your mind, body and emotions.
Complimentary Medicine, IBS and Acupuncture
The quality of circulation in the body, sometimes referred to as Qi (pronounced chēē), is the manifestation of yin-yang cooperation. An acupuncturist is trained to identify circulatory pathologies and treat the source of those pathologies. In that sense, it might help to think of an acupuncturist as a circulation expert.
15 Tips on How to Use a Sauna
Watery Fat and Cellulite deposits begin breaking up into smaller water clusters as your core body temperature reaches approximately 100.5 degrees F. When you first begin to use your infrared sauna, start slowly. After you begin to break a sweat, a 20 -30 minute session is recommended. Once they become acclimated to infrared heat, users average 25-45 minute sessions. Two sessions per day is permissible if you are working on a specific therapy goal.
Acupuncture: A Resource for Your Health and Wellness
There are general conditions that most acupuncturists can treat including: low back pain, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, and symptoms of stress. However, there are other conditions that general practitioners of acupuncture are less likely able to treat. For example, acute sports injuries and facilitating recovery from surgery are areas where acupuncture excels, but a prospective patient must find an acupuncturist that is familiar treating these injuries.