Alternative health care is rapidly gaining ground as frustrations with the traditional medical system mount. Holistic medicine takes into account more than just our physical bodies; it looks at the familial, social, economic, environmental and ethnic dimensions of our lives. Holism refers to the whole body, mind and spirit and, thereby, offers treatments that traditional medicine does not. (more…)
Archive for July, 2012
Tennis elbow is not specific to tennis!
Anyone who uses her or his arms and elbows repetitively in sports or on the job, can get a so-called tennis elbow. In contrast to regular tendinitis, the symptoms of tennis elbow last from six to 12 weeks. It occurs when the forearm is frequently snapped, rolled or aggressively twisted, and when people lift heavy objects with the elbow locked and the arm extended. (more…)
If your healthcare provider suspects that you have Graves’ disease, or some other form of hyperthyroidism, the first test that they are likely to order is a TSH level. This test is very useful because the pituitary gland, which makes TSH, is an excellent “thermostat” and is very “clued in” to the activity of the thyroid gland. (more…)