At some point during pregnancy, most women will battle with pain – from headaches to muscle aches, back pain to pelvic pain, it’s incredibly common and is often a huge source of discomfort. Faced with pain, many women may consider taking something to ease it, and may turn to over-the-counter meds. Ibuprofen is one of several medications that fall under the category of over-the-conter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and may be considered for pain relief.
This is the first of a series of blog posts about one of my most frequently discussed hormonal health topics with patients – the thyroid. It’s a complicated topic, and I find that it is commonly misunderstood by many patients. Given the thyroid’s important role in every single cell in the human body, it can affect every aspect of our health. Today’s discussion is meant to familiarize you with the thyroid gland and what it does. We’ll pick up next time with a nuanced dive
Doing some research for a migraine patient recently, I came across a new article giving some credo to the use of IV magnesium for acute migraine pain. If you’ve ever had a migraine headache, you know how absolutely debilitating the pain and associated symptoms can be. The next time you’re triggered, it would be worth exploring the use of IV magnesium. Here’s what the study found: The paper I’m referring to was some preliminary work done by researchers in Korea, in the Korea
Gluta-what? If you're reading the title of this post and have no idea what I’m talking about, you’re not alone. In fact, many of my patients who I regularly inject with glutathione have trouble pronouncing the name - but most know at least one of the benefits of glutathione, it’s the body’s master antioxidant. Sounds cool, right? Master antioxidant – one of the most effective means of fighting free radical damage, similar to how vitamin C and vitamin E work. If it’s the ma
At Acubalance, we practice proactive health care to assist you in achieving optimal health. We’re always striving to be on the cutting-edge of the latest in natural medicine, and one of these therapies that we use is nutritional IV therapy. You may have heard of nutritional IV therapy before (the classic Myer’s cocktail for example), where a doctor infuses vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream. At Acubalance, we tailor our nutrient c