10 Natural Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Ticks.

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10 Natural Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Ticks.

A recent article in Reader's Digest offered 10 natural ways to lower a person's exposure to ticks. These are not suggestions on what types of repellent to use before you go outside, but rather how you can reduce the number of ticks in the environment around your home where you may be spending time gardening, [...]

Does Raw Kale Interfere with Calcium Absorption?

Q: I know that calcium is a necessary mineral and one that, if properly assimilated, is useful in many pain situations. I, and many others, have been adding kale, spinach, beet greens, and chard to protein shakes, a current "thing to do." But I have read that kale and spinach, among other foods, contain oxalic [...]

3 Steps to Preventing a Migraine

As anyone who suffers from the condition knows, a migraine is much more than a bad headache. It is a collection of neurological symptoms that may include throbbing pain on one side of the head, neck pain or stiffness, nausea, vomiting, and/or visual distortions called aura. The severity of migraine symptoms can vary widely from [...]

  • gut microbiome

Central Sensitization Syndrome Research Study

Is there a relationship between bacteria in the gut and chronic pain? This is what Dr. Gary Kaplan and his colleagues at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, in conjunction with the J. Craig Venter Institute are investigating through a research study this summer. If you are struggling with chronic pain and depression/anxiety disorders, or [...]

Provider Spotlight: Jeanne Scheele, PT

"Provider Spotlight" is a series that highlights the wonderful team of healthcare providers and specialists here at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine.     Jeanne Scheele has practiced physical therapy in Northern Virginia for 40 years and serves as the Kaplan Center’s Physical Therapy Director. Over the last several years, Jeanne has focused her [...]

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: 6 Myths Busted!

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) is a highly personal topic, so it is rarely discussed among family, friends, and sometimes even doctors, leaving many individuals to suffer in silence. Consequently, there are common misconceptions surrounding the condition - which we're here to "bust!" MYTH 1: Pelvic floor dysfunction is always associated with pelvic pain. FACT: Pelvic [...]

  • turmeric benefits

Turmeric – Miracle Spice or a Bunch of Hype?

Q. Dr. Kaplan, you have recommended using turmeric regularly to reduce inflammation and improve health. What puzzles me is this: regardless of their continued, lifelong consumption of turmeric, the number of people in India suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia continues to spiral upwards. Can you comment on this?       Gary Kaplan, [...]

  • managing fibromyalgia pain

How Can I Manage My Fibromyalgia Pain?

Q. I have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and facet degeneration in the neck. Several times a week, the pain is almost excruciating in the mastoids, below the skull, and in the shoulder blades. I take Boswellia as needed, which helps occasionally, and I recently started 100mg of magnesium four times a day, which unfortunately further exhausts me, [...]

The Kaplan Center Welcomes Dr. John Broussard

It is with great pleasure we introduce the newest physician to join the Kaplan Center's medical team, John Broussard D.O.! Dr. Broussard is board-certified in Family Medicine with an added qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM) and specializes in regenerative medicine, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. We are thrilled to offer our patients an [...]

Provider Spotlight: Michele McLellan, PT, OCS, CLT

"Provider Spotlight" is a series that highlights the wonderful team of healthcare providers and specialists here at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine.     Michele McLellan joined the Kaplan Center in staff 2015 and has since become an indispensable part of the Kaplan team. She has been practicing physical therapy for over 30 years [...]

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