Whenever I have a woman who comes to me who is having trouble conceiving, I ask them if they have been charting their basal body temperature, or BBT. Many women I see have, at some point, charted their BBT, but gave up after a few months because it was just “ONE MORE thing to do” when working on fertility. It is true, that charting your […]

The American College of Physicians now lists Acupuncture as their top choice for both acute and chronic back pain!  We were excited to see all of the media coverage of the latest recommendations on the treatment of Pain.  The story has been featured on ABC, NBC, Fox News, and CBS.  The American College of Physicians recommendations has also been reported on in most major newspapers. Here […]

Now that you’re pregnant, your body is producing the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) in large quantities. This hormone makes sure that your baby gets what it needs from your body in the early weeks. However it also makes most women very nauseous.  Once the placenta takes over nourishing your baby, hCG levels drop and your nausea should ease. Although it’s miserable being sick, as […]

Drinking water at the correct times of day can help maximize its effectiveness on the body.  Here are 4 times of the day that water is a must. 1.) First thing in the morning is a very important time to drink water. Having 2 large glasses helps activate the internal organs and re-hydrate the body after a long nights sleep. 2.) Drinking a large glass […]

             In functional medicine, we believe that every system in the body is connected. Your digestive and hormonal systems, for example, aren’t independent of one another. At the center of it all is a properly functioning digestive system. When your gut is unhealthy, it can cause more than just stomach pain, gas, bloating, or diarrhea. Because 60-80% of our immune […]

Did you know that your body was designed to live 100 years or more? If we want to live a long and healthy life what we eat is very important because of the relationship between diet and the immune system. At least 70 percent of immunity is directly connected to our digestive system. This is because of the large number of microscopic organisms that live there. Here are […]

Like most doctors, I encourage all of my patients to exercise regularly. There is nothing that will end a good exercise habit faster than having to stop due to injury or pain. Lateral Epicondylitis, more commonly known as Tennis Elbow, is one of the most common injuries for today’s athletes and “weekend warriors”. Tennis elbow is caused by repeated twisting of the wrist or frequent […]

More than half of women who menstruate report some pain from period cramps for a day or two each month. While menstrual cramps are usually not a sign of a serious health condition, they can put a crimp in your lifestyle. To help with the pain, here are a few home treatments. 1.) Ginger tea in the bath water – run yourself a hot bath and […]

1.) Meditation –It helps balance your autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for helping your body maintain normal blood pressure. Transcendental meditation, where you repeat a sound or mantra with closed eyes, was shown to be particularly effective. 2.) Acupuncture – blocks the effect of an adrenaline rush. There is an area just above the spinal cord in the brain stem which regulates the release […]

There may be a lot that you do or don’t know about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) so let’s start with some basics. CTS is the most common diagnosis for wrist and hand pain in the United States. CTS is also responsible for the highest number of days off due to work related injury.  About half a million Americans get carpal tunnel operations each year, making it […]