By Samantha Kent
Do you struggle to sleep at night? In the United States, 35 percent of adults don't get the recommended seven hours of sleep each night.
Inadequate sleep can lead to mental and physical health issues. People who sleep less than seven hours per day on a regular basis are at a greater risk of developing obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and frequent mental distress. Those who sleep a sufficient amount may be at lower risk for these diseases.
Stress, sleep disorders, medical conditions, and bad sleep habits can cause sleep loss. However, simple lifestyle changes and alternative treatment may be enough to put your sleep habits back on track and improve your overall health.
The weeks leading up to the Arizona desert bloom bring beauty all over the Valley. For many of us, these warmer temperatures also bring annoying guests; seasonal allergies. Pollen counts in Phoenix are at an all time high and reports will tell you that people with seasonal allergy symptoms won't be catching a break for a while. I'm here to share some advice on natural remedies to tame that runny nose and watery eyes this spring.
Take a moment to think about your daily skin care routine. Do you stick to the same products year round, or do you adjust according to the weather? Fall brings changes in humidity and temperature that can result in dry, itchy, and sensitive skin. Learn how to combine a traditional Chinese facial treatment with natural oils to protect and nourish your skin during the cool, dry months.
By Joyce Kawalchuk
Here's a question- "how does acupuncture work?" Sure, acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been around for centuries, but is longevity enough to make you confide in a medical treatment? If you're a skeptic, no...no, it's not. Scientific evidence shows that acupuncture consistently works to provide measurable health improvements, especially in cases of chronic pain.