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Lessen Migraine Pain, Improve Quality of Life

Headaches can be mysterious, frustrating, and painful. Why did it come on? When will it go away? Is there anything I can do to stop the pain? There are different kinds of headaches, and some are more serious than others. When dealing with headaches, we look at symptoms, severity, triggers, frequency, and life impact. Regular […]

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The Power of Relationships As We Age

Are you 65 or older? If the answer is yes, then congratulations. You are part of the largest group of older Americans ever seen in our country. Indeed, 10,000 people turn 65 years old every day, and those aged 85 and older now make up the fastest growing demographic in the United States. To some, […]

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How the Right Relationships Can Help You Heal

Your personal support system consists of a number of relationships. These include your family, friends, doctor, pastor, neighbors, coworkers, boss and many others. They can support you, or they can add to your stress and burdens. An optimal interpersonal environment is made up of more positive relationships than burdensome ones. Those that are healing in […]

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Mind-Body Approaches to Pain Relief

Mind-body practices . . . focus on the interactions of mind, body, and behavior, with the intent to use the mind to affect physical functioning and promote health. –National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH If you have children, chances are good that when they get sick or injured you put on a favorite […]

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Time for a Relationship Check-up: 4 Steps to Fostering Healing Relationships

Healing relationships cultivate emotional and spiritual well-being, creating a powerful way to maintain wellness or recovery. They are typically formed between family members, friends, or other individuals with whom you share a deep connection. During the pandemic, these relationships have been more critical than ever in part due to the healing nature of relationships and […]

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HOPE Note: Your Guide To a Personalized Health Care Visit That Heals

A good relationship between a patient and a physician is crucial and could become a lifetime — and life-saving — connection. Personally, I do something I like to call the HOPE Note when I see patients. This stands for Healing Oriented Practices and Environments Note. It is essentially a set of questions physicians can ask their patients that address the underlying determinants of their […]

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3 Integrative Approaches to Effectively Treat Migraine Headaches

The past 10 months have been a headache and, in anticipation of the long, trying winter weeks ahead, we are focusing on the theme of “protection” and how patients, and providers, can remain healthy—mentally, socially, and, of course, physically. As we’ve touched on several of those topics in the last few blog posts, we wanted […]

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The 3 Best Exercises You Can Do Right Now

Recently, experts from the Harvard Medical School published a study on some of the best exercises you can ever do. It is a comprehensive list of five exercises that will help you get in shape and lower your risk for disease, “no matter your age or fitness level.” In the spirit of a new year […]

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Healing Tool Series: Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies

“Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. The tool below is for patients with cancer and their family members as well as providers working with patients with cancer. To see more Healing Tools use this link and to learn about […]

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Five Steps to a New Normal: Life After Cancer

Jenny Leyh is a mother, freelance writer, cancer survivor and integrative health advocate living in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Hearing the words “you have cancer” was devastating. It was a life-altering diagnosis that caused time to stand still. But once a plan was established and the treatment began, the fear and unknowns morphed into empowerment. […]

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