Do you ever feel
your life's a ride that won’t ever stop? How many nights do you wait for Mr.
Sandman to magically appear? How often do you truly take time for yourself? Do
you have aches and pains almost daily? Are over-the-counter or prescription
medications controlling your life? When was the last time you actually felt at
peace? If any of these questions resonate with you, then it might be time to
look at Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for an answer. People in
Asian countries have known the magnificence of acupuncture for thousands of
What is an Acupuncture Physician?
In the State of Florida, an Acupuncture
Physician is a Physician who is licensed by the Florida Department of Health to
practice Acupuncture as a primary healthcare provider. In case you’re
wondering, all physicians are typically referred to as Doctor, as in, “Hi, my
name is Dr. Lopes.”
This definition brings up two questions:
1. What is Acupuncture
as defined by Florida law?
2. What is required to
receive this license?
First off, “Acupuncture” as defined by Florida includes a
lot more than the practice of Acupuncture itself, which is essentially the
insertion of very fine needles at specific locations in order to produce a
physiological response which results in pain relief or the activation of
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your loved ones how much you care. Below are some ideas to make this year’s holiday a memorable one.
Start the day off right
Make a homemade breakfast for your loved one or close family and friends in your life. Everyone can appreciate waking up to something homemade. Try doing breakfast in bed for your significant other or hosting a friends and family brunch at your house.
Show your appreciation
Don’t forget to tell your loved one how much you appreciate them.
In this fast-paced world we find it’s pretty hard to slow down.
Everyday stressors are the norm and although some stress is good, too much can
hurt the body not only mentally but physically as well. Work, family, finances
and everything in between can start to take a toll on your health. Below are
tips that not only help to reduce stress but are good for heart health as well.
Not only is exercise a good way to relieve stress, but is great
for strengthening the heart as well. Try getting some sort of physical activity
for at least 30 minutes a day.
can be frustrating when it isn’t happening as easily as planned. There are many
reasons you could be dealing with a difficult pregnancy including egg health.
There are many factors that play into egg health including blood circulation,
stress and hormonal balance. For improving blood and oxygen flow, try to get
some sort of exercise whether it is yoga, running or simply going on a brisk
walk at least three times a week. Ask a massage therapist about abdominal
massage, which can increase blood flow to the reproductive system.
7 Steps to Detox After the Holidays
Get rid of leftovers
holidays bring delicious homemade food, and along with that come the leftovers.
Holiday leftovers can be just as good as when you cook the meal the first time
and become a tempting go-to snack. Time to let go. Toss the leftovers, they
most likely aren’t the healthiest dishes and it’s time to start fresh.
Americans do not drink enough water, and there is no better time to start than
now! Fill up your glass at least 8 times a day.
5 Ways to Eat Without Overeating this Holiday Season
always the heard the saying to enjoy everything in moderation, and that is
definitely true when it comes to holiday foods. Don’t try to deprive yourself
during the holidays, it most likely won’t go over well. Having an extra holiday
treat here and there won’t kill you. You’re allowed to indulge a bit, just keep
portions small when it comes to holiday desserts and make sure you limit how
often you eat them. Going the whole season without any treats is cruel and will
most likely end in binging later, so have your guilty pleasures, just keep them