Is spinal fusion the solution? Despite an increase in the number of fusion surgeries in both Australia and the US there is: ~”Inadequate high-quality evidence to support the use of spinal fusion for most back-related conditions, including spinal stenosis. ~ Surgeons continue to disagree on when spinal fusion surgery should be performed. ~ There are no studies comparing spinal fusion
“Grieving your old self when chronic illness turns you into someone you don’t like. This loss is so profound – how do you grieve for someone who is here but not here? I no longer recognize myself. I don’t know who I am anymore.” This is such a powerful statement. Chronic illness is not only debilitating, but it can also
There continues to be a growing body of evidence that adopting healthy dietary interventions can help lower anxiety and depressive symptoms. “Researchers at the University of Manchester conducted a meta-analysis of 16 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with 45,826 participants, that assessed the effects of dietary interventions on the symptoms of depression and anxiety The findings, published in The Journal Psychosomatic
The phrase “butterflies in my stomach” refers to a common experience – that fluttery feeling in the stomach before a stressful event, a big presentation, a first date and even moments before riding on a rollercoaster or boarding a plane. It is an idiomatic expression that means that a person is anxious or has a nervous feeling in their stomach.
Recently, I was on CW22’s show, Community Matters, giving a general overview of what acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and personal development coaching can do. You can check out my segment here: If you’re in the greater Raleigh area, I’d love to help you find out just how healthy you can be!
Our 2 year old daughter, Kali, seemed like she was coming down with a bug. No big deal. We met the usual fussiness and whining with some Chinese herbs that usually take care of anything before it ever gains traction. Yet, she still had a slight temperature when we put her to bed. Before I knew it, I was