Integrative Health Care Blog

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Massage for knee arthritis eases pain

Cartilage is our friend. Protective cartilage on the ends of our bones cushions the bones and allows easy movement. Over time, though, this firm yet slippery tissue wears down, and the rough surface creates friction. Friction creates pain. The pain intensifies when...

What is Ear Acupuncture?

The eyes may be a window to the soul but the ears are a gateway to the whole human organism. Ear acupuncture involves stimulating five points on the ear to help lessen pain and illness, much like foot reflexology. The ears, like the feet, contain groups of...

Acupressure Improves Insomnia

A simple acupressure intervention, pressure applied to a point on each wrist, improved sleep for residents with insomnia in a long-term care facility during a five-week study. The study involved 50 residents of two facilities in Taiwan who were randomly assigned to a...