I recently listened to a compelling discussion on “designer babies” the ethical issues surrounding screening embryos for chromosomal disorders and abnormalities before implantation. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a gift to those challenged with natural conception, but it does raise deep philosophical questions when we have the ability to predetermine the sex of a child or screen for the abnormalities that have been a part of our natural evolution. Continue Reading
Getting pregnant can be the simplest thing in the world or the most complicated when it’s not going as planned. There can be so much pain and emotion associated with the struggles of conception. When a couple faces infertility issues and starts stressing about becoming pregnant, the added pressure and self doubt unfortunately don’t help the body get into a relaxed and receptive state conducive to getting pregnant.
Unlike most things in life, the goal of getting pregnant isn’t usually achieved by more planning, more research, and “trying harder”. While these strategies are great for other obstacles in life, they fall short for women struggling with infertility.
Stress affects millions of people every day and many turn to prescription medicines to help reduce stress in their lives. Unfortunately, there are often unwanted consequences of prescription medications. This article explores a few simple techniques you can apply to help relieve your stress without resorting to medication. Continue Reading
At it’s core, Chinese herbal medicine utilizes thousands of herbs with medicinal qualities to treat health and wellness issues in a holistic approach to the body, mind and spirit. Continue Reading
A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the chronic pain treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain. Continue Reading
Day to day pain plagues millions of people around the world, by using a few simple pressure points, you can get immediate pain relief without the need for a doctor. One of the most readily effective is a spot called Hegu or LI4, between the thumb and the fore finger that can help relieve nausea, headaches and general pain. Continue Reading
Acupuncture eases some kinds of chronic pain – and it’s not just a placebo effect at work, researchers who looked at data from nearly 18,000 patients found.
A new study has found that dementia rates among people 65 and older in England and Wales have plummeted by 25 percent over the past two decades, to 6.2 percent from 8.3 percent, a trend that researchers say is probably occurring across developed countries and that could have major social and economic implications for families and societies.