Health Tips and Advice

Safer skin care with Beautycounter

Do you know that chemicals found in most beauty products are not only harmful to your health but can also greatly disrupt your endocrine system throwing your hormones out of whack causing problems with your menstrual cycles. If you are struggling with infertility, trying to conceive, or pregnant you should consider looking at or switching your skin care and make up regimen. Here’s a list of some harmful chemicals that the FDA has not banned in the US. Many of these are known to cause cancer and yet they are still being used in our skin care and make up:

Benzalkonium chloride · BHA and BHT · Coal tar · Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) · Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA) · Formaldehyde · Hydroquinone · Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone · Oxybenzone · Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others) · Phthalates · Polyethyleneglycol(PEGcompounds)· RetinylpalmitateandRetinol(VitaminA)· SodiumlaurylsulfateandSodiumlaurethsulfate(SLSandSLES) ·
Synthetic flavor or fragrance · Toluene · Triclosan and Triclocarban

Recently I found a safer skin care product line that I fell in love with. I tried the mascara, of all things, and was hooked. If you’d like more info feel free to contact me. Here’s a link so you can shop their site:

Why So Many Santa Rosa, California, Patients Now Choose Acupuncture for Pain Relief

Across the country, millions are taking pain-relieving medications in order to manage their debilitating health challenges. What if there was a way to relieve the pain without resorting to dangerous pharmaceuticals? The latest medical research highlights the multiple benefits that acupuncture can have for those suffering pain-related issues. In this latest post, our Santa Rosa, California, professionals look at why patients are now increasingly choosing acupuncture for pain relief over pharmacological options.Read More >

How Does Acupuncture Work?

For years now I have been talking to people about acupuncture and how it can relieve pain and a host of other conditions. It is ancient Chinese medicine that usually involves sticking very fine needles into your skin.  It is usually painless and can be a very relaxing experience.

A lot of studies have been done in the United States and in Europe that have found scientifically that acupuncture is effective to some degree in treating pain and nausea. The October 2012 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine drew together 29 other studies and concluded that acupuncture is effective in treating chronic pain.Read More >

Acupuncture and Pain

Acupuncture works by helping to re-align a body’s “chi”, or “Qi”. This is a Chinese term that generally refers to an energy force which permeates the human body. It is also thought that Qi could be interpreted as oxygen and therefore relating to circulation within the blood vessels of your body. It sounds incredibly non-scientific, until you learn that today scientists are finding human bodies do have an electromagnetic force.Read More >

Chinese Herbal Medicine in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County: Books on the Subject

Chinese Herbal Medicine in Santa Rosa and Sonoma CountyChinese Herbal Medicine research goes back more than 2,000 years, as evidenced by one of the oldest texts on the subject, The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon also known as the Huangdi Neijing. Since that book, thousands of other books have been written about that text and the discoveries that have been made since “Huangdi Neijing” was written. Only a licensed herbalist should prescribe Chinese herbs, since the combinations are very specific to each person’s condition. We definitely do not recommend reading and self-prescribing, but we thought that our clients receiving Chinese herbal medicine in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County might be interested in knowing a little more about the topic.Read More >