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Athletes and Alternative Medicine

As an athlete, you need to be in a state of continual improvement, continual practice, and continual innovation. To stay fit and functional, it’s crucial to address health issues, not just as they arise, but also preventatively. It’s no secret that many top athletes employ alternative medicine to keep them at the top of their30

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Thinking Outside the Box to Treat Fibromyalgia

Due to the variety of issues associated with Fibromyalgia, it can be bewildering to try and manage all of your symptoms through one treatment modality. After being diagnosed by a qualified physician and starting a medication regimen, there are other options to consider that could improve your level of daily functioning. These options are known30

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Is Dry Needling for Me?

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If you’re going through physical therapy, at some point you may be asked if you want to try “dry needling.” You may be wondering what this is, if it will hurt, and whether it will do any good. Today, we’ll explain the in’s and out’s of this practice so you can decide if it is30

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Four Ways To Treat Your Body With Love This Valentine’s Day

It’s a common myth that in order to treat yourself, it has to be with something that isn’t healthy.  By reversing this old wives’ tale, you can take control of your own physical and emotional health this Valentine’s Day. Here are our favorite ways to show yourself some love without compromising your health.   Don’t30

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The Role of Holistic Pain Injections in Chronic Pain Management

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In dealing with chronic pain, most suggested treatments are prescription drugs that are meant to manage symptoms rather than deal with the source of the pain.  Many holistic therapies, on the other hand, have been shown in some cases to actually heal the origin of pain.  Holistic pain injections can are given in a series30

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Could Craniosacral Therapy Be Right for You?

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15More and more patients are seeking holistic remedies to lessen the need for pain medications and other more invasive interventions. The draw of many holistic modalities is that they enhance the body’s natural capacity to heal itself. One such intervention is Craniosacral Therapy.   Craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive physical therapy technique used to treat30

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Three Ways to Fight The Winter Blues

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Many of us have heard of “seasonal depression” that can occur in the darker, colder winter months. While only a small portion of the population meet diagnostic criteria for clinical Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), many experience its symptoms, such as depressed mood, lack of motivation, or desire to sleep excessively. The winter blues affect us30

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Warm Up With These Nutritious Winter Cooking Tips

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Winter cuisine cues up images of home baked cookies and hot chocolate on a snowy day. Comfort foods like these can take the edge off of harsh winter weather and seemingly endless days cooped up indoors. These winter staples have their place, but who can afford to let their nutrition veer off course for an30

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Good Nutrition May Keep You Warm in the Cold Too

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by Christopher J. Tucker, MD With the changing of the seasons and the accompanying drop in the temperature outside, many athletes flock to the ski slopes, the ice rink, and the mountainside seeking outdoor adventure and fitness. Exercising in cold weather presents several unique nutritional challenges. Taking a few simple precautions can help maximize performance and30

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Holiday Spices With Surprising Health Benefits

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Spices are a great way to season food without extra sugar or salt. What’s more, research suggests that many spices may offer a variety of healthy benefits, from fighting inflammation to helping prevent Alzheimer’s. Load up on these classic flavors in your holiday dishes for a healthier season!   Nutmeg Nutmeg has long been used30

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Good health requires balance. Physical fitness, nutrition, sleep, pain management, and stress relief all contribute to a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. At the Advanced Health and Wellness Center of New Jersey, we help patients struggling with weight loss, fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other conditions using holistic techniques. Request an appointment and get started on a path towards comprehensive wellness.