Most people don’t want to talk about glands—they’re complicated and kind of gross, even the word is kind of gross. However, your glands are important to good health! They’re a part of your endocrine system, which controls the production and secretion of hormones. Some of the major endocrine glands in your body include the … [Read more...]
So What’s The Big Deal About Stress?
Everybody seems to be stressed out to some extent, but why do you hear so much about the importance of relieving it? The answer is that stress is a mixed bag. It’s your body’s natural response to threatening situations. Your reaction to stress is largely regulated by your body’s sympathetic nervous system, which activates … [Read more...]
Could Acupuncture Make Heartburn a Thing of the Past?
Heartburn can turn a wonderful meal into what feels like a three alarm fire. It’s best known for the characteristic burning sensation between the bottom of your throat and the top of your chest. However, it can also cause a sore throat, hoarseness, a chronic cough, an acidic taste in your mouth, and even difficulty … [Read more...]
Healing Through the Sense of Smell
The Emotional Link Between Your Sense of Smell and Your Brain. There is nothing more powerful than your sense of smell when it comes to conjuring up memories from the past. The smell of places, people, things, and events from your childhood can bring memories rushing back to you in vivid detail. Whether it’s the smell of … [Read more...]