Facial Medical Conditions That Can Benefit From Botox

Botulinum toxin, better know as "Botox," may be best known for its use as an anti-aging tool, but it has plenty of other uses that can impact medical conditions related to the face. If you have never heard of Botox, or are unfamiliar with how it works, all you really need to know is that it temporarily paralyzes the muscles where it is injected. Its cosmetic benefits are most commonly in the form of wrinkle prevention. [Read More]

Needles Can Make You Less Stressed

Even though the ancient Chinese practitioners who developed acupuncture never envisioned the hurried pace of modern-day life, this centuries-old method can help to reduce your stress level.  Years of research show that acupuncture helps problems and chronic conditions such as neck, lower-back and knee pain, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. But, what about that nagging feeling of tension that everyday stressors cause? Hormonal Connection Whether you're stuck in rush hour traffic and are running late for a major meeting or you're feeling queasy when you pick up that big stack of bills sitting in the mailbox, stress has a biological basis. [Read More]

2 Reasons To Utilize A Midwife

The two main types of healthcare in the field of obstetrics are midwives and obstetricians. Midwives are becoming increasingly popular for pregnant women due to the more natural methods used by the average midwife. Two reasons to use a midwife are versatility and increased support. Versatility Midwives are extremely versatile healthcare professionals that can accommodate your childbirth requirements. For example, a midwife is more than capable of helping you arrange for a home birth with your family around to provide support. [Read More]

Preparing For Natural Childbirth

When you are preparing for a natural childbirth experience, there are three areas of preparation that you should pay extra attention to, to ensure a safe happy experience. These are nutrition, exercise, and childbirth education. Nutrition You will need to eat a balanced diet (balance of complex carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats) that includes a wide variety of colorful vegetables, fruits, protein laden food and whole grains with plenty of fiber. You would do well to avoid junk food with high calories and sodium, but low nutrition. [Read More]