Monday, June 13, 2011

New Massage Therapist Joins the Team!
We are pleased to announce that licensed massage therapist and certified medical assistant Jacinta Tsosie has joined the office. Jacinta uses a variety of massage therapies including deep tissue,
Shiatsu, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, and sports massage. Read more about Jacinta here.
Don't miss our great introductory massage special throughout the months of June and July. Call the office today for details and scheduling.

Bad Bugs Begone!
Recently on the news there were reports of an E. Coli outbreak in Germany that caused illness in an estimated 30,000 people. German officials fingered inadequately washed produce such as sprouts, cucumbers, and lettuce as the source of the bacteria. I also recently diagnosed a gastrointestinal parasite infection in a otherwise healthy patient. One of the possible ways this infection may have occurred was from not washing produce well. In light of both of these events I thought I would pass on an old vegetable and fruit washing tip that's easy, works great, and takes a minimal amount of effort.

Step 1: Fill up your sink with room temperature water.
Step 2: Add one cup of hydrogen peroxide.
Step 3: Add your produce.
Step 4: Let it soak for 10-20 minutes.
Step 5: Rinse and eat (a minimum of 4-5 servings per day)

Sauna Therapy Now Available at the Clinic!

We are excited to tell you that we are now offering sauna therapy to our patients. Saunas are an excellent way to address a variety of health problems. Saunas offer a relaxing and safe approach for promoting detoxification of a number of environmental toxins. Our new state of the art sauna uses infra-red carbon heaters to deliver a powerful and precise heat. The heaters in our sauna are the only heaters to have been researched and found beneficial for human health. In addition to providing heat, our sauna also has optional chromotherapy built in
Chromotherapy, aka. color therapy, uses specialized color-emitting lights to positively effect health.
While sauna therapy has been mainly used to treat toxicity issues, there are several common health problems that can be successfully helped with sauna use. Medical research supports the use of sauna therapy for congestive heart failure, hypertension, and chronic pain. Sauna therapy has been shown to increase quality of life in patients with type-II diabetes and to provide benefits people with asthma or chronic bronchitis. Several studies have found sauna therapy to be effective in alleviating rheumatic pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Sauna therapy has also been studied as an adjunct to chemotherapy as a way to improve the functioning of the immune system.
Sauna therapy is very safe and even enjoyable to receive. We are offering sauna and massage packages, as well as special detoxification IV's with can be paired with sauna use.
For more information about sauna therapy see our sauna page on the website.