The Truth About Heartburn and GERD

The Truth About Heartburn and GERD

Heartburn is a very common symptom. The NIH estimates that 60 million Americans experience a burning sensation in the chest or an acid taste in their mouths at least once a month. Heartburn can be an occasional symptom associated with heavy meals or alcohol consumption, or it could be associated with GERD.

 

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Pain in the Butt? Acupuncture for Sciatica

Pain in the Butt? Acupuncture for Sciatica

Acupuncture has been well documented for its effectiveness in helping relieve and manage both acute and chronic pain. Over the 28-year history of SFNM, I have treated many people experiencing pain and have been impressed with the results I have seen. In particular, I have been impressed by the relief it has brought to many people suffering from Sciatica.
 

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Can Acupuncture Really Help People Control Diabetes?

Can Acupuncture Really Help People Control Diabetes?

The short answer is YES, and a recent study shows it has an even greater impact on health markers that affect blood sugar regulation, cholesterol and other blood fats, inflammation, weight, body mass and insulin sensitivity.

Researchers have been interested in assessing ways besides medications to address diabetes management and recently turned to acupuncture to evaluate its effectiveness. The results were surprising and showed it to be an extremely effective tool for improving insulin sensitivity and effective management of diabetes.

 

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Natural Treatments for Tendinitis

Natural Treatments for Tendinitis

At San Francisco Natural Medicine, we take an integrative approach in treating acute and chronic tendinitis, often using acupuncture to address the local pain and inflammation while using both TCM and western herbal and nutritional formulas to promote healing, reduce inflammation and pain, and give the tendons nutritional support to speed recovery.

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Acupuncture Shown to Help Arthritis Pain & Disability

Acupuncture Shown to Help Arthritis Pain & Disability

The authors concluded that acupuncture is an effective and cost-effective modality for people with osteoarthritic pain and disability. Based on this review, they note that acupuncture should be considered a central therapy in treatment plans centered on clinical management of osteoarthritic pain and disability.

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Cancer Diagnosis—How Your ND Can Help Maximize Your Success

Cancer Diagnosis—How Your ND Can Help Maximize Your Success

Being diagnosed with cancer can be very scary, confusing and overwhelming. The name itself conjures up fear, even though cancer is not one disease but many, with different types, stages, treatment options and outcomes. Depending on the type of cancer and the stage at diagnosis, mainstream treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and a host of other treatments specific to certain types of cancer or after genetic testing.

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Got Allergies? Tips To Manage Springtime Allergies

Got Allergies? Tips To Manage Springtime Allergies

As they say, "March blows in like a Lion…" This year it seems like spring arrived early with a warm and dry January followed by some wet weather in February. The hills are green and the pollen counts are rising. With this unusual weather, we have seen our patients who suffer from allergies come in sooner and more symptomatic than usual. We expect it will be a tough season for allergic people.

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