Treating cancer often requires using strong medicine. Chemotherapies work as toxins to kill cancer cells. Unfortunately, they often cause harmful side effects and although it is important to eradicate cancer the patient is often left with health issues. Acupuncture during chemotherapy and radiation can lessen nerve damage and may even prevent it.
For cancer patients, self-care can take on new meaning. A diagnosis can instill a strong desire to exercise, eat well, rest, or make space for quiet. It also might mean considering new treatment options like acupuncture.
To get the most out of desired outcomes and effective treatments, traditional acupuncture can be added as supplemental care to reduce unwanted side effects, diminish pain and much, much more.
Getting into the yoga studio when the summer weather is calling you outside can be difficult. Maine summers are short and we need to enjoy every moment of it. Letting your yoga practice take a back seat in the summer may hold you back from doing the things you love.
Summer is an especially wonderful time to be in Maine. There is so much to do outside and we want to take advantage of our time outside gardening, working, and playing. The sun is very strong on those warm summer days and it is easy to get overheated or sunburned. Our electrolytes can be imbalanced by over exertion and sweating profusely.
As summer comes into full bloom, some may be dreading the raise in temperature. If you’re someone who deals with mild swelling during the winter, summertime can make it much worse. Why is this?
The sun is here and gardening season is underway! This five part blog series focuses on how Jade Integrated Health's collaborative approach to health can make your gardening experience better! From protecting your back to sunscreen updates to reconnecting with the Earth, we give our take on the wonderful world of gardening.
Sunburns can sneak up on you, especially if you are busy working in your garden. Most gardeners have an arsenal of protective sunwear, but with all the recent regulation updates and press releases, it’s hard to stay up-to-date on the latest sunscreen news.
In East Asian Medicine, every season has different aspects of health that are important or in need of extra support. Check out this blog to learn a little more about springtime, your health and how gardening can help!
While gardening, you may find yourself in odd and uncomfortable positions while reaching that hard to get flower or hidden weed. Being mindful of proper ergonomics when bending, lifting and racking can make the difference between pain-free and painful yard work.
Prevention is key! However, sometimes we need a little extra help. East Asian Medicine has an extensive tool kit for all kinds of itches, bites, rashes and allergies.
Check out this blog to learn a few stretches for your pre-gardening routine and call Jade for an individualized treatment plan to get you to pain-free gardening!
Last year, we saw the caterpillars and then the furry white moths. Learn a few tips to stay itch-free this summer. And if you are one of the unlucky ones, our acupuncturist are here to relieve the irritation, cough and more!
Women throughout their pregnancy can assemble their pantry for postpartum healing, and ask their own community to offer gifts of support, in the form of healing food! Join Muriel Webster, owner of Held: Postpartum Care Guided by Deeply Nourishing Whole Food, for an amazing conversation on postpartum healing through Nourishing Food.
It is classically thought that around age 28 women are in the prime of their life in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a time of great health and fertility because women have a peak supply of the body’s resources including qi, blood, yin and yang at this age. After age 28 there is a natural slow decline in these resources as the aging process occurs.