Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a medical system that has been cultivated over the last 2,500 years, is gaining popularity in the U.S. thanks to a growing number of studies that have proven it’s effectiveness.
Imagine the following scenario: Someone cuts you off on the interstate without signaling. Or, some jerk cuts in front of you in line and you’re already running late. Or maybe your coworker left your favorite cup in the sink again. Your body tenses and your face flushes. You clench and grind your teeth. You literally […]
The musculoskeletal system is vital to maintaining the integrity and protection of all other systems within our bodies. Collagen, the most abundant structural protein in our bodies, is a major component of skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and blood vessels. This fundamental protein helps keep our connective tissues strong, our joints moving smoothly, and our […]
A pregnant woman has limited options when it comes to alleviating the discomfort of musculoskeletal pain or lowering a fever. Essentially the one and only thing that has been available over the counter is acetaminophen, which we all know as Tylenol. Now a recent article in the New York Times has elucidated new studies that […]
Connecticut, the home of Lyme disease in the US, remains one of the most highly affected regions of tick-borne illnesses. The disease is caused by an infection from the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, and according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there has been up to 30,000 reported cases annually. A bite from an infected […]
With millions of women being diagnosed with endometriosis each year, further research is needed into risks of development and how mitigate proliferation of the disease. The microbiome project has sparked interested in how normal healthy flora can influence health not only in the gut but elsewhere in the body. This is a perfect place to focus our attention when it comes to pelvic diseases including endometriosis.
Migraines Aren’t just in Your Head Symptoms of a migraine are hard to ignore. Migraine headaches have an onset of significant pain that can last hours even days. Typically these one-sided, pulsing headaches are accompanied by nausea, vomiting, photophobia (light makes the headache worse) and phonophobia (sounds make the headache worse). Some migraines have sensory […]