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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Calming the Triple Warmer Meridian to Improve Sleep

Restful sleep is crucial for our bodies to run optimally. For thousands of years Traditional Chinese Medicine has used the meridian system to help restore healthy sleep patterns. Triple Warmer is the meridian that controls our fight, flight or freeze response. According to Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine, the triple warmer impacts the immune [...]

When Going Gluten-free Makes Sense

Gluten is a general name for the family of proteins found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. Glutenin and gliadin, the 2 main proteins in gluten, are responsible for giving dough its characteristic elasticity and glue-like structure before the baking process and its wonderful texture and rise when baked. Most people can eat gluten [...]

Food Drive Extended to January 31

The holidays are meant to be spent with family and friends, eating delicious food and exchanging gifts. However, for those who are struggling financially or who may be homeless, the holidays can be one of the more difficult times of the year. Hunger affects 912,790 people in Virginia and 49 million Americans are food insecure, [...]

Dr. Kaplan Completes HHS Appointment

After 4 years of service, Dr. Gary Kaplan has finished his term as a member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC). In 2013, Dr. Gary Kaplan was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius. The 11 member Committee, which holds biannual meetings, was established to provide advice and [...]

Article: “Generational, bureaucratic obstacles fuel opioid crisis”

Dr. Kaplan and other physicians share their thoughts on what they see as the major obstacles that are preventing real progress when it comes to the opioid crisis in America.                    

I’ll Drink to That! The Benefits of Tonic Herbs

When consumed daily, tonic herbs can balance and tone most body systems. They often strengthen immunity, reduce inflammation and restore overall wellness. While used for centuries in Eastern and Western herbalism traditions, recent research has elucidated that many of their active chemical constituents reduce inflammation, oxidative stress and promote health(1,2,3). Some of these tonic herbs [...]

Dr. Gary Kaplan Featured in Pain Free Living Magazine

Breaking the Cycle of Pain by Paul Wynn, Pain Free Living Magazine, September 2017 THE FOUNDER OF AN INTEGRATIVE-MEDICINE CLINIC EXPLAINS WHY CHRONIC PAIN SHOULD BE TREATED AS AN INFLAMMATORY DISEASE IMAGINE TALKING to your doctor and finding out that chronic pain is actually an inflammatory disease. It's an unconventional idea that sur­prises many people, [...]

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