Visceral Manipulation: What Is It & How Does It Work?

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  • Visceral Manipulation, What is it? How does it work?

Visceral Manipulation: What Is It & How Does It Work?

Within the foundation of osteopathy is the concept that freedom of movement within all structures of the body is the key to their healthy functioning and self-healing abilities. Life is movement, a result of our muscles, bones and organs moving together harmoniously. Visceral manipulation is one such manual technique that fully embraces this concept. How [...]

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Return to the Heart

How to Avoid Blood Clots and Other Circulatory Health Problems While Flying Recently, I flew from Colon, Panama, to Dallas, Texas, and then home to Dulles, Virginia – a total of 7 hours on planes. Wow, were my arms tired! Actually, it wasn’t really my arms that were bothering me at the end of that [...]

Opioid Epidemic: Class Action Lawsuit Expected to Heavily Impact U.S. Pain Management Industry

A class action suit filed against opioid manufacturers and drug distributors in the United States is expected to have an enormous impact on the pain management industry as we know it. To what degree are drug companies responsible when opioids are being used for reasons other than their intended use? Healio Family Medicine spoke with [...]

CDC Report: Vector-Borne Disease Cases Rapidly Rising

Vector-borne diseases (diseases transmitted by insects) in the United States are steadily - and in some cases, rapidly - increasing, according to a report released earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). An analysis of data collected over the span of a decade showed that disease cases from tick, flea, and mosquito [...]

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A High Fat Diet for Health? Understanding The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic (“keto”) diet is a high fat, moderate protein, and low to very low carb diet. Its composition challenges what the nutrition industry has promoted as healthy eating over the last century, but despite this it has become one of the most popular diets of the moment. But the Ketogenic diet should not be [...]

Addressing the Fear of Cognitive Decline & How to Be Proactive

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. For most people, the subject of Alzheimer’s brings fear and trepidation. Why? Because the thought of deteriorating brain function and memory loss is frightening. Unfortunately current medical treatments are inadequate, dealing only with its end result. Alzheimer’s [...]

What the New High Blood Pressure Numbers Mean For You

When the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association (AHA) lowered the numbers that define high blood pressure (HBP) this past November, 46% of the adult population in the United States suddenly met the new criteria – that’s nearly half! What was the motivation for making these changes that placed an unwelcomed label [...]

Research Confirms Benefits of Curcumin on Memory & Mood 

The daily consumption of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, can have significant benefits on memory and mood, according to a new study recently published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one in five Americans over the age of 65 will be diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease [...]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know Acupuncture Could Treat

Acupuncture and pain relief go hand in hand. Every month new research is published confirming that acupuncture can effectively relieve a variety of pain conditions from migraines to back pain. In fact, there has been so much research in support of its efficacy that in the battle to fight opioid dependency, some major medical organizations [...]

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Downshift Your Day and Get Set for Restful Sleep

Great things happen when we are well rested: our breath is full, slow, and deep, the digestive system works well, and the body can focus on repair - including reduction of inflammation, tissue repair, and hormone production. In fact, getting regular, restful sleep is the best medicine for improving a health condition or for simply [...]

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