Chambers Health

text neck2Why Does My Neck Always Hurt?!..

Date: March 31, 2017 | Time: 8:00am

If you are like me, you're probably wondering why your neck hurts all the time. Well, I have the answer! And, it's probably in your hand right now. It's your phone. What does your phone have to do with your neck?! Keep, reading and I will explain it all to you. The proper medical term is cervical strain with cervicalgia. The medical definition is neck pain and damage sustained from frequent neck tilt at 30 degrees.... <view entire article>

12 multivitamin supplements benefitsDo I Really Need to Take A Multi-Vitamin Everyday?..

Date: February 10, 2017 | Time: 6:30am

In a simple, one-word answer: YES. But, this would be the shortest blog post ever written, so I will elaborate on why it is imperative that every person supplement their diet with a good multi-vitamin. Even the healthiest of eaters should be taking a multi-vitamin daily. Why? Because taking a multi-vitamin is like an insurance policy. You may think you don't need it, but you don't want to find out when you do need it that.... <view entire article>

cold weatherI Can Feel it in My Bones! Really?..

Date: January 27, 2017 | Time: 8:00am

Whether it be Aunt Ethel's bum knee or Grandpa's shoulder from a war wound, we all know someone who can predict foul weather by the amount of pain in a certain joint. Although many of us just tend to roll our eyes at the notion, it turns out that it might have some validity to it! Studies have proven that changes in the humidity, temperature and barometric pressure affect the pressure inside our body. Specifically, it changes.... <view entire article>

acupuncture2Stickin' It to You: The In's and Out's of Acupuncture..

Date: January 13, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that historical texts date its usage as far back as 2000 years ago. The act of acupuncture is defined as the insertion of very thin (practically painless) needles into the skin at specific locations in order to influence proper flow of blood in the body. Traditional Chinese theory explains the art of acupuncture as a technique used to bring the natural balance of Qi (pronounced CHEE), or our life-giving force. Modern Western.... <view entire article>

ct3Curvesday Thursday: Non-smokers have less back pain!..

Date: June 30, 2016 | Time: 12:00pm

Most cigarette smokers report that they smoke to relax and relieve anxiety. Unfortunately, as we all know, "stress relieving" smoke is wreaking havoc in the body. What you may not know is that cigarette smoke is also increasing back pain. The Oxford Journal on Rheumatology hypothesizes that the reason for a higher of incidence of back pain amongst smokers is that smoking leads to malnutrition of discs, which in turn become more brittle and vulnerable to stress. Nicotine constricts blood vessels.... <view entire article>

ww4Weight Loss Wednesday: Does body weight affect cancer risk?..

Date: June 29, 2016 | Time: 12:00pm

The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that about 20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and/or poor nutrition, and thus could also be prevented. These factors are all related and may all contribute to cancer risk, but body weight seems to have the strongest evidence linking it to cancer. Excess body weight contributes to as many as 1 out of 5 of all cancer-related deaths. Being overweight or obese is clearly.... <view entire article>

sity1Stickin' It Tue You: Dermatitis and Acupuncture..

Date: June 28, 2016 | Time: 12:00pm

The word dermatitis is Greek in origin and means inflammation of the skin. There are many different types of dermatitis, each categorized by the person's specific symptoms and according to the location of the body affected. Generally speaking, the signature symptoms of dermatitis are itchiness and redness. However, the skin may blister, swell, ooze, scale, scab and/or be warm to the touch as well. Though there are many sources that can cause dermatitis, it often presents because a substance (or allergen).... <view entire article>

sf10Sunday FUNday: Why do functional medicine testing?..

Date: June 26, 2016 | Time: 12:00pm

This article by Dr Sarah will have you discovering why functional medicine testing can make a huge impact on your health. Simply discovering the genes that make up your body can be the link to optimal wellness. One of the problems with modern day medicine is that treatment is tailored to a symptom and everyone with that symptom gets the same treatment protocol. The result is a health care system that spends the most in the world with some.... <view entire article>

ct4Curvesday Thursday: Drug-free pain management for cervical herniated discs..

Date: June 23, 2016 | Time: 12:00pm

The majority of the time, the arm pain from a cervical herniated disc can be controlled with medication, and non-surgical (also called conservative) treatments alone are enough to resolve the symptoms. Once the arm pain starts to improve it is unlikely to return. If the arm pain gets better it is acceptable to continue with nonsurgical treatment, as there really is no literature that supports the theory that surgery for cervical disc herniation helps the nerve root heal quicker. All treatments for.... <view entire article>

ww2Weight Loss Wednesday: Can Weight Loss Improve Mental Health?..

Date: June 22, 2016 | Time: 12:00pm

There is so much focus on the physical aspect of losing excess weight, that few realize the cognitive and behavioral problems obesity causes in millions of Americans everyday. This article highlights the reversal of mental problems (memory and cognition) with significant weight loss. The physical benefits of weight loss include decreased blood pressure, improved circulatory system and increased cardiac health. But a new study shows that losing excess weight may also improve concentration and cognitive abilities including memory. John Gunstad,.... <view entire article>