Integrative Health Care Blog

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Diabetes Support

Diabetes Support

 Diabetes is a stressful and common condition that requires constant management. It puts tremendous strain on the physical body, and elevates mental and emotional stress levels. Creating health and support for diabetes means treating the body systems that are under...

Relief for Osteoarthritis

Relief for Osteoarthritis

 Osteoarthritis is a common source of joint pain, caused by wear on the protective cartilage cushioning the ends of the bones of the joint. It can start at any age, and by age 60, most adults have some arthritis. The bones most often affected are in the hands, spine,...

Bodywork and Massage for Pain Management

Bodywork and Massage for Pain Management

 Bodywork and Massage therapy can effectively relieve pain, offering proven benefits and an excellent safety record with few, if any, side effects. Pain is the reason for about 80% of physician visits in the U.S., and the CDC now recommends that doctors start with...

Supportive Treatments for PTSD

Supportive Treatments for PTSD

 PTSD is a stress-related disorder that can develop after a traumatic experience. It often includes symptoms of increased anxiety and hypervigilance, pain from muscle tension and headaches, and sleep issues, and it can make every day a struggle. Treatment with HaLé...

Treating Fibromyalgia

Treating Fibromyalgia

 Fibromyalgia is a difficult and frustrating syndrome involving generalized chronic pain, fatigue, and mood and memory issues. Treatment focuses on managing these symptoms, and bodywork and massage are especially helpful for this. Developing a self-care relationship...

The Process of Healing

The Process of Healing

 The body is a marvellous machine, able to repair and heal itself. This process of healing happens in stages, and understanding these phases can help ease the frustration and fear of dealing with an injury. There are three main steps of tissue healing: Inflammation,...

On the Psychology of Muscle

 Your muscles take on the shape that they are accustomed to being in for hours every day. Any one thing, any repetitive motion, will shape the muscle and shape the fascia that surrounds it. The body responds so that the form follows the function, or that the function...

Cultivating Healthy Posture

Cultivating Healthy Posture

 Posture is one of the foundations of our overall health, and cultivating healthy posture is particularly important for our sense of wellbeing. The body’s ability to heal comes through movement, and every movement informs our posture, even as our posture informs our...