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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed new healthcare legislation that, for the first time, establishes no-cap Acupuncture health insurance benefits for California citizens. The new law is the state’s implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often called Obamacare. Under the PPACA, the precise details about what constitutes “essential health benefits” was left up to individual states to determine, based on broad descriptions in the federal law. The new California law, titled California State Legislature Assembly Bill AB 1453, does just that – and described Acupuncture as an essential health benefit for pain and nausea, and possibly more conditions. Other services defined as essential by the PPACA include: Ambulatory patient services (outpatient care) Hospitalization (hospital admission … Continue reading
About 400,000 people in the U.S. suffer with multiple sclerosis (MS). The effects are often widespread and debilitating and it can significantly reduce a person’s lifespan. Unfortunately, the cause of MS is not known, and there is no known cure. Instead, drugs are used to try to manage the symptoms. Studies have shown Acupuncture to improve the quality of life for those who have MS but, according to a new case study, Acupuncture may even put MS into remission. It is believed that MS is an autoimmune disease. Instead of defending the body from bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, autoimmune diseases cause the immune system to perceive parts of the body as invaders and to try to get rid of … Continue reading
Feet Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion based on a system of zones and areas that reflect an image of the body feet. If you imagine a body superimposed over the soles of the feet, you can begin to understand the basis of reflexology. Reflexologists work from the toes to the heels via a slow, gentle progression, reflexing the shoes, the sides, and the tops of the feet. They also work points on the lower leg. As these areas are worked, the receiver begins to relax, experiencing the stress-relieving effects immediately. Advantages of Feet Reflexology Feet reflexology has amazing benefits. Consistent, … Continue reading
For some people it is experienced as the uncomfortable sensation of “pins and needles” or burning pain (especially at night) of their hands or feet. Others may suffer even more extreme symptoms such as muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction. With more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathies in existence, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of development, and prognosis, the symptoms can vary as much as the cause. Nevertheless, Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition that can be treated with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. What is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, which transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body. In … Continue reading
It is estimated that 25.8 million men, women and children in the United States have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the risk for death is approximately twice that of persons of similar age without diabetes. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Complications of diabetes include heart disease, hypertension, eye problems, kidney disease, nervous system disease, periodontal disease, amputation, fatigue, depression, and … Continue reading
While we each tread our own way through the year, we come together now from our separate paths to celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of another. Yuletide greetings to friends, family, and safe journeys ahead into 2013. We’ll meet you there. Have a Happy Holiday and New Year from Nature’s Grace, Inc. to you and your close ones.
It’s that time of year again. We here at Nature’s Grace want to wish you and your family home and abroad a very Happy Thanksgiving. There is no better time than this Thanksgiving holiday to reflect, give thanks and truly be grateful for the things we have…no matter how big…or how small. Time to sit down with those we love and care for, break bread and together give thanks for each other and for many of our blessings. From our family to yours, have an excellent day.
With support from Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine along with small changes in lifestyle and diet, menopause can be a time of a revival of vital energy and an opportunity for personal growth. Please call with any questions or to schedule a consultation. Continue reading
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