As we age, our oil glands produce less oil, causing our skin to become drier, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging. Other factors, including genetics, diet, lifestyle, sun exposure and smoking can affect how our skin changes as we age.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) was formally recognized by clinicians in the 1980s as a form of depression most commonly noticed in the winter. Research shows SAD to affect 4 to 6 percent of the general population with up to 75 percent of these individuals noted to be women.
Food allergies have become a growing public health and safety issue, with reactions to peanuts and tree nuts doubling in the past decade. True food allergies affect 15 million Americans, including 6 million children, with one in six at significant risk of anaphylaxis.
Massage is a wonderful tool for relaxation, but too often we think of it as a luxury. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine knows that massage can improve many health issues, from injury rehabilitation to oncology and cancer treatments, and be a powerful form of healing.
Chinese Medicine (CM) fills gaps in cancer prevention and treatment with the safe use of herbs, bodywork and supplements, as well as mind-body techniques that are beneficial for more than just symptom relief.
In February, the American College of Physicians (ACP) issued new guidelines for treating low back pain that recommend massage, acupuncture and other non-pharmacologic treatments as the first treatments of choice.
Wait a few minutes before slathering on natural sunscreen or covering up with long sleeves. It turns out we need five to 10 minutes of direct sunlight a few days a week so that our bodies can produce the vitamin D we need.