Monthly Archive:: January 2015

Lavender Oil for Bronchial Asthma

A recent study “evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of Lvn (Lavender essential oil) on experimentally induced bronchial asthma” in mice. Researchers looked at the impact of the lavender oil on inflammation as well as inhibiting an increase in

Infant Antibiotics = Asthma

Three studies have demonstrated an association between antibiotics and childhood asthma. The first study found that “both prenatal (before birth) and post-natal exposure to antibiotics was associated with an increased risk of asthma.” Building on this, the

Chiropractic Effective for Scoliosis

A 2011 study revealed that a multimodal chiropractic treatment can significantly ease the pain and disability of adult scoliosis. This is one of the first studies on the effects of chiropractic and exercise on adult scoliosis, and showed

Poor Eating on Weekends

A study of overweight adolescents aged 12-16 years looked at when they ate healthy and when they did not: “Overweight adolescent girls were more likely to eat fruit on weekdays than weekends as were boys. “Adolescents consumed more

Chiropractic for Daily Living

As an older person, one of your greatest concerns is to maintain your “activities of daily living” (ADL). The ability to get up in the morning, take a shower, get dressed, take care of yourself and be

Acupuncture better than drug for sciatica

Acupuncture could be better than a common drug for treating sciatica pain, a recent small study suggests. After three treatments, 57% of acupuncture patients were cured compared to just 27% of patients taking a common pain killer

Losing sleep to fibromyalgia

Sleep. It’s something many fibromyalgia patients have a difficult relationship with. It seems like it’s seldom there when you need and the lack of it manages to impact every aspect of your life. Fatigue, insomnia, and sleep

Surgery or Conservative Care for Sciatic Pain?

When a patient discovers they have sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation, one of the first questions they have to answer is whether or not they wish to undergo surgery. Numerous studies have explored that question, and