What is Manipulation Under Anesthesia?

Term Manipulation under anesthesia is just what it sounds like. Manipulating your muscles while under anesthesia. This has been around since the 1930’s and used by osteopathic physicians. Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is performed while the patient is lightly anesthetized to a state of relaxation. Adjustments and stretching movements are performed that would normally be…

Diabetes in Children: An Emerging Epidemic

Type 2 diabetes used to be called “adult-onset diabetes” for a reason — it occurred in middle-aged adults primarily and rarely, if ever, in children. But within the last decade, a serious change in diabetes trends made the description “adult-onset” no longer applicable, because adult-onset diabetes is becoming increasingly common in children. An estimated 3,700…

Obesity In The United States

Obesity in the United States has significantly risen in the past 20 years. Over 60 million adults and 9 million children are obese! If you are overweight, this is extremely dangerous for your health. You need to get to a normal weight. Obesity is caused by an energy imbalance which results from consuming too many…

Skin Rashes – Causes of Different Skin Rashes

Skin rashes are repulsive and can make us very uncomfortable and too sensitive to glances of other people. It is the reason why someone would do anything just to rid this awful condition. What most sufferers don’t understand that a skin rash can be caused by many factors and some of them are bacterial, fungus,…

Six Common Causes of Lip Sores

Comment from my mailbox: Hi Dr. Moffat –I just wanted to let you know that my lips cracking in the corners are all healed up today! Looks like the call on the lip balm was perfect — I started using mint lip balm from Trader Joe’s after I got your message on Monday. The little…

Top 5 Herbal Teas for Psoriasis

Herbal teas can work wonders for psoriasis sufferers and provide a great alternative for those looking for more natural remedies. These special brews may not cure psoriasis but they will certainly bring some relief. Below is a list of herbal teas reputed for helping psoriasis. Ginseng Tea A 7000 year old medicinal brew – with…

Fungus in the Rainforest

To most people the word fungus is a dirty word conjuring images of skin irritations, green fur on leather shoes in the tropics, and mould on bread. Others may think more kindly in terms of mushrooms and culinary delights. But in spite of the alert in Australian Geographic, April-June 2005, to be on the lookout…

What Is Depression?

Wikipedia defines depression as a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and physical well-being. There may be a loss of interest in activities that once were pleasurable. There may be a change to appetite – a loss of appetite or over-eating. There may be insomnia…

How to Stop Phobias

To show you how long phobias have been with us there was a doctor, overwhelmed with terror as soon as he heard the first note of a flute being played. He would cower away from the sound of the flute as quickly as he could in horror from the noise. The name of the doctor…

Understanding Panic Attacks and Extreme Anxiety

Anxiety disorder is a condition that puts a person in a constant state of alertness and fear. Anxiety is otherwise a normal reaction to stress that people commonly experience at various points in their lives. Generally speaking, anxiety helps people to cope with difficult situations until they are resolved (tense situations at work, harder studying…

Insomnia Cures – End Insomnia Tonight

Is your insomnia keeping you awake? When you can’t sleep, your body can’t repair itself, and this can have long term health consequences. Let’s look at some insomnia cures which will help. Many people suffer from the inability to sleep occasionally. However, for ten per cent of the population, insomnia is long term, and chronic.…