Happy Chinese New Year or Gong Xi Fa Cai! As we embark upon the Lunar New Year for 2014, it’s time to slither away from the Year of the Water Snake and get ready for a brisk gallup through the Year of the Wood-Horse. (And hold on, because this year promises just that kind of excitement…)
Acupuncture can be effective in treating depression during pregnancy, according to a study that was presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual Pregnancy MeetingTM in Chicago.
Massage Therapy Reduces Stress is natural and safe and unlike some forms of alternative therapies, massage therapy is a proven discipline within the medical community with scientific evidence supporting the use of massage for stress management. Read more
Moderate-pressure massage therapy increases relaxation and significantly decreased stress and heart rate, and caused a shift toward left frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry, suggesting that the massage was perceived as pleasant and relaxing, according to a recent study involving 36 healthy adults.
A 20-minute foot and hand massage significantly reduced subjects’ perception of pain intensity and distress the day after surgery, and also lowered their heart and respiratory rates, according to a recent study.