Integrative Health Care Blog

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Central Sensitization & Pain That Gets Worse

by Chelsea Henry Pain can modify the way the nervous system works, making the body more sensitive to less stimulation, in a process called Central Sensitization. This happens mostly through changes in the brain and spinal cord, and means that little things hurt worse...

Chronic Pain and the Hardest Pill to Swallow

by Chelsea Henry Dr. Tracy Jackson spoke at TEDx Nashville about "The Hardest Pill to Swallow", regarding chronic pain. We at HaLe' feel inspired, because we see the evidence of the effectiveness of our holistic approach on the pain levels of our clients and students...

Now about those needles…

by Katherine Casey, LAc If you have never had any experience with acupuncture before, you are probably concerned about the needles. This is understandable, because the only needles we are familiar with are hypodermic needles, which are hollow-bodied, and designed to...

The Benefits of Yoga at Any Age

People derive different kinds of benefits from a yoga practice. Yoga and other eastern practices differ from most western forms of physical activity because you really have to incorporate the mind into the practice. With aerobic oriented activity like running or...

Pelvic Health: No Where To Go But Inward

Pelvic health has a huge effect on quality of life. Daily activities influence pelvic health in ways we may not be aware, like sitting postures, bathroom habits, etc. Learning what your pelvis holds and how it is interrelated to your anatomy can be very...

The Folk Art of Thai Massage

Thai Massage is a folk art, a healing art, and is a great complement to other healing therapies. It has its roots in both self-care and love and care of others, as inspired by the practice of Loving-Kindness, or Metta. Practicing Thai Massage teaches a person how to...