For more than two years I worked at a pain clinic that happened to be attached to a long term care facility inhabited by elderly patients. Many of them were my patients, and although their treatments at the clinic were multidisciplinary (seeing many types of doctors and receiving different types of treatments depending
on their issues), I found that acupuncture really worked wonders on the eldery patients
from next door.
It is normal to have mild breast tenderness, slight bloating or achiness a few days before your period, but what if these become more severe or are accompanied by a myriad of other physically uncomfortable and emotionally disruptive symptoms? This cyclical occurrence of symptoms is referred to as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Some examples of PMS symptoms are depression, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, diarrhea or constipation,
acne, food cravings, headaches, low back pain, and cramps. PMS can have a dramatic effect on your quality
of life, force you to make abrupt changes in your schedule and can even undermine your confidence.
Q:Are there any new things we can do to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's? It runs in my family and my Dad is in stage 4 now.
A: There are quite a few things that can help
you improve your memory and possibly even prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s
disease. Studies have shown that a substance called Huperzine A may help improve memory and thinking skills. Huperzine A comes from a Chinese moss and can improve function of
the neurotransmitters in your brain that are essential for memory and cognitive function. Speak with your
doctor first to make sure that it doesn’t interfere with other medications that you or your father may be
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