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Health and Wellness Articles

Take the Reins: Your Health Matters

When it comes to some health concerns, it is often helpful to seek the care of a specialist.  After all, who knows more about your specific affliction than a specialist in that area? That said, I have a major, MAJOR pet peeve.  I have noticed that some specialists are...

Behind the Scenes of Your Allergies

Behind the Scenes of Your Allergies The wind is howling, the blossoms are bursting, and your sinuses, respiratory tract, and skin may be crawling.  You've likely tried it all, from over the counter allergy medications to allergy shots to good ol' Benadryl.  But have...

Climbing out of Health Hole

The majority of the patients I see have chronic health problems that limit their way of life in some way. It makes me sad when a patient has come to accept their fate of being ill for the rest of their lives. Often, those same patients feel dependent on pharmaceutical drugs. I call that slumped down, tired, and painful place a “health hole”. I like to show my patients that we do not have to be limited by any diagnosis to live our fullest lives possible. In actuality, we can choose to climb out of the health hole by lessening or alleviating symptoms, slowing down disease progression, and in many cases, reversing the disease process all together.

Mind, Body, Spirit not just a catchy Phrase

You have heard it over and over again when it comes to health these days.  I’m talking about the catch phrase “mind, body and spirit” which is tossed around just about as commonly as a football on Sunday afternoons.  It even seems like the “in” thing to be touted by...

Anxious About Being Anxious?

 Written by Paula King, PhDApril 18, 2014Do you worry about being anxious?  Are you stressed, freaked-out, burned-out, panicked, fearful, or dreading things?  You are not alone; in fact, everyone has these feelings from time to time.  Fear and anxiety are common and...

Tai Chi, Chinese Medicine, and the Cultivation of Qi

by Joseph Ellerin, LAc, RMT, Dip. Hom. March 21, 2014 One of the ideas I most admire about Chinese medicine is its all encompassing approach to health. Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long and rich history dating back over 3000 years. Its disciplines encompass...

Encouraging Fertility

Written by Dr. Paula King Free Press printed February 20th, 2014 There is a lot to manage when you are trying to get pregnant and dealing with infertility issues. Especially difficult can be the emotional ups and downs inherent in the process. The emotional roller...

A Personal Testament to Weight Management

Free Press Article January 3, 2014 - April L. Schulte-Barclay, DAOM, LAc Now that Christmas is over and 2013 is winding to a close, we look ahead to the New Year. This time of year personal goals often include losing a certain amount of weight and hitting the gym more...

How to Recover from Depression

Free Press December 13, 2013 - Dr. Paula King “Everything looks gray and sad.” “I feel hopeless and all I see is life not working out for me.” “I imagine myself alone.” “I feel empty inside; there’s only space where I should be.” “Life has lost all color.” “Food looks...

Climbing out of Health Hole

The majority of the patients I see have chronic health problems that limit their way of life in some way. It makes me sad when a patient has come to accept their fate of being ill for the rest of their lives. Often, those same patients feel dependent on pharmaceutical drugs. I call that slumped down, tired, and painful place a “health hole”. I like to show my patients that we do not have to be limited by any diagnosis to live our fullest lives possible. In actuality, we can choose to climb out of the health hole by lessening or alleviating symptoms, slowing down disease progression, and in many cases, reversing the disease process all together.

Mind, Body, Spirit not just a catchy Phrase

You have heard it over and over again when it comes to health these days.  I’m talking about the catch phrase “mind, body and spirit” which is tossed around just about as commonly as a football on Sunday afternoons.  It even seems like the “in” thing to be touted by...

Massage Is More Than A Luxury

Massage therapy, also referred to as bodywork, serves a very important role in maintaining health. To help explain that massage is more than a luxury spa treatment, I decided to give you a personal account of how I have incorporated massage to help me live my life as...

Top 5 Myths About Chiropractic Care

There is a lot of false information floating around the internet about Chiropractic care, and it causes a lot of patients to feel apprehensive, or even apathetic about the principles of chiropractic. The definition of Chiropractic Care is a system of complementary...

Chiropractic Can Cure Your Acid Reflux

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you suffer from heartburn or acid reflux? You are not alone. It is estimated that sixty percent of the adult population will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) within a 12-month period and 20...

Chiropractic: It’s MORE than you think!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Do you suffer from heartburn or acid reflux? You are not alone. It is estimated that 60% of the adult population will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) within a 12-month period and 20-30% will have...

Give your well-being a gift this holiday season

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="3741" img_size="800x400" alignment="center"][vc_column_text] By April Schulte-Barclay Monday, December 12, 2016 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]You have a choice this holiday season. You can choose to allow the hustle and...

More to PTSD than a mental condition

Beep! Beep! Beep! BEEP! The nurses were quite used to the incessant beeping. But we weren’t used to it. With my heart racing, I jetted over to the IV machine to silence it. I knew sudden sounds would, at the least, startle my dad, if not leave his nervous system...

Dr Schulte On Your Health, Do It Right, Right Now

My first love was ballet. Ballet has shaped many aspects of who I am, especially as a doctor. Through my dance training, I learned what it means to work hard to achieve my dreams and live my passion. I also learned that working hard is required to get where I want to...

Dr. Schulte “On Cupping”

Cupping is used to treat a variety of ailments, anything from muscle pain to anxiety to skin rashes.   The idea of using cups to help ease pain or speed the healing process may not seem like an obvious choice, but it is gaining in popularity across the country. The...

What Do Migraines Tell You?

According to The Migraine Research Foundation, it is estimated that migraine headaches plague 38 million women, men and children in America each year, rendering them unable to function normally in their daily lives on a regular basis. Migraine-like symptoms are not to...

A Personal Testament to Weight Management

Free Press Article January 3, 2014 - April L. Schulte-Barclay, DAOM, LAc Now that Christmas is over and 2013 is winding to a close, we look ahead to the New Year. This time of year personal goals often include losing a certain amount of weight and hitting the gym more...

How to Recover from Depression

Free Press December 13, 2013 - Dr. Paula King “Everything looks gray and sad.” “I feel hopeless and all I see is life not working out for me.” “I imagine myself alone.” “I feel empty inside; there’s only space where I should be.” “Life has lost all color.” “Food looks...

How Organ Massage Can Improve Fertility

Free Press- October 18,2013 by Micah Priest, RMT Massage has been well established to help decrease and take away aches and pains in the body. What the average person does not know about this field of health care is that a therapist can provide organ massage. Did it...

Integrative Approach in Dealing with Infertility

Free Press Article- Paula King August 7, 2013 A couple decides they want to have a baby. Simple, right? We all know the standard mechanics for accomplishing that desire, don’t we? What if it turns out not to be such a simple thing? What if the doctor says to them:...

The Use of Homeopathy in Pediatrics

Free Press Article - Joseph Ellerin  October 1, 2013 In my many years of practicing homeopathy, parents will occasionally ask me how they can help their families at home with homeopathic remedies. While I wouldn’t recommend a parent try to cure a child having chronic...

Neck pain is neck pain, right?

Free Press Article- September 18th, 2013 April L. Schulte-Barclay Nearly all of us have experienced that nagging neck pain that keeps us from living our day to our fullest. You know the feeling; trying to get dressed in the morning and finding putting on your socks is...

Autumn health, transitioning from summer to fall

Free Press Article - Friday, October 19, 2012 Dr. Paula L. King “Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.” — William Cullen Bryant Wednesday, Sept. 22, was host to the Harvest Moon, the biggest, brightest full moon of the year. This moon has special significance...

What can aromatherapy do for you?

Free Press Article - Friday, September 21, 2012 Carolyn Lampshire, LE, IIA In ancient times, herbs and plants were studied for their medicinal qualities. Using them to treat illness is the oldest known form of medicine. Plants contain a fluid in their oil glands....

Are you experiencing any late summer doldrums?

Free Press Article - Friday, September 7, 2012 April L. Schulte-Barclay Lately, many of my clients have mentioned feeling unmotivated, sad and fatigued, in addition to experiencing increased pain. In fact, two weeks ago these complaints of general malaise were at...

Abundant health given through power of giving

Free Press Article - Friday, August 10, 2012 Dr. Paula King I'm sure you have experienced the high that comes from giving; the “natural gladness” that occurs when you give of yourself without any expectation of getting something in return. In fact, in many circles it...

Tai Chi, meditation in motion

Free Press Article - July 13, 2012 Joseph Ellerin Practicing the many healing arts as I do, I find tai chi to be one of the most self-helpful. I love to teach tai chi because it is a wonderful slow exercise for all ages, and is a way for patients and students to help...

Seeing the bigger picture when it comes to health

Free Press Article - June 29 , 2012 KIRK APT, RMT, GSI Healing Horizons recently received an email from a patient telling us how encouraged he was with the prospect of improving his health now that he had an understanding of “the big picture.” I think what he was...

How elephants, fish & flies can improve your health

Free Press Article - June 15 , 2012 Dr. Paula King The Shrine Circus was in town not so long ago and as I sat watching the acts I was most impressed with the elephants. Just imagine, a huge elephant being willing to stand on its head because a tiny (in comparison)...

The teeter totter and your health

Free Press Article - June 1 , 2012 April Schulte-Barclay Occasionally, I will hear from one of my patients something like, “I didn't used to be sensitive to wheat” or “I'm not under any more stress than usual,” when I point to something like wheat or stress as being a...

‘Nature Cure' — an alternative to medicine

Free Press Article - March 9 , 2012 Julia Gullotti, N.D. “Naturopathy is a philosophy which encompasses a view of life, a model from living a full life. The word naturopathy is a Latin-Greek hybrid which can be defined as ‘being close to or benefiting from nature.'” —...

Achieving ‘heart-felt' health

Free Press Article - February 24, 2012 Dr. Paula King February is heart month. It's about hearts and flowers for your loved one, and about a focus on heart health, and it is the inspiration for these thoughts about heart-felt health. Did you know your heart has a...

The true fountain of youth

Free Press Article - February 10, 2012 April L. Schulte-Barclay, DAOM, LAc It is not uncommon for me to hear expressions from my patients like “this getting old stuff is for the birds” or “it ain't easy getting old” or “do you have a needle that will make me younger...

Pamper yourself and prevent illness

Free Press Article - January 27, 2012 Carolyn Lampshire, L.E. Lose weight, lift weights, run that extra mile ... these are the resolutions that many people are making at this time of year in order to change old habits and choose health. We have a different idea. How...

Strategies for lasting change in your life

Free Press Article - December 30, 2011 Dr. Paula King “I'm trying. I mean it, I am trying really hard to make the changes we talked about since the last time I saw you.” Whether it's following a diabetes plan, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy eating plan,...

Connecting to each other through kindness

Free Press Article - November 18, 2011 Dr. Paula King On Nov. 2, 2011, Tom Kenyon, mayor of Grand Junction, proclaimed November to be “Random Acts of Kindness” month and encouraged all citizens to participate in daily acts of kindness. What a wonderful gift you can...

Food for thought: Eat your way to thin

Free Press Article - October 21, 2011 Dr. April Schulte-Barclay, DAOM, LAc Much like a rocket ship, how well your body is maintained depends on the quality of fuel you choose and how much and how often you put fuel in your tank. Fueling your body to perform at its...