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A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that color-coding food with traffic light food labels, green for “choose often,” yellow for “good choice” and red for “on occasion,” helped people make more consistently healthy food choices.
Manipulating “choice architecture” so that healthier options were more accessible also helped boost beneficial food choices.
Read the full article: To Make Healthier Choices, Color-Code Your Food (Green Means Go!)
Stimulating acupuncture points in the ear could help people who are overweight shed unwanted pounds, according to a recent Korean study.
Participants were treated using either a specific five-point ear acupuncture combination, one single ear acupuncture point, “sham acupuncture,” or received no treatment at all (the control group). Both the five-point and single-point acupuncture groups showed a drop in weight and BMI, with the loss being slightly higher in the five-point group. The control group showed no changes.Read more
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Are you a new mom who wonders why sexual intimacy has changed so much since having a baby? Have you wondered if other new moms share similar experiences, or how to handle these changes? If you are the mom of a baby or toddler interested in exploring these issues, and more, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this upcoming workshop.
1) What’s normal?
2) Troubleshooting intimacy difficulties
3) What’s next?
Sarah Swofford, MPH, is a sexual health educator with a master’s degree in public health. A mom of two, she teaches sex education workshops and writes about sexuality throughout motherhood. She has written the soon-to-be-released e-book “From Ouch! To Ahh…The New Mom’s Guide to Sex After Having a Baby.”
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When: Saturday, November 23. 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
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Acupuncture can be effectively used to treat a wide variety of pain. Read about how acupuncture helped ease this man’s sciatic pain: Health: “Acupuncture was the only thing that eased my pain“
Do you ever wonder what acupuncturists do in their spare time? Check out your favorite acupuncturist, Ariel Solomon, L.Ac., in the new Emerald City Roller Girls commercial!
… and if YOU think you have what it takes, join the Emerald City Roller Girls for tryouts on October 20th at noon!
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… even albino alligators!
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that acupuncture, when used as a complementary or adjunct treatment for in vitro fertilization (IVF), may be beneficial.
“Our systematic review of current acupuncture/IVF research found that for IVF clinics with baseline pregnancy rates higher than average (32 percent or greater) adding acupuncture had no benefit,” says Eric Manheimer, lead author and research associate at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. “However, at IVF clinics with baseline pregnancy rates lower than average (less than 32 percent) adding acupuncture seemed to increase IVF pregnancy success rates. We saw a direct association between the baseline pregnancy success rate and the effects of adding acupuncture: the lower the baseline pregnancy rate at the clinic, the more adjuvant acupuncture seemed to increase the pregnancy rate.”
The results of the analysis were published in the June 27 online edition of the journal Human Reproduction Update. Previous studies have shown that the addition of acupuncture may increase IVF success rates by up to 65%, and corresponding live birth rates by up to 91% over IVF alone.
In addition to possibly boosting IVF success rates, acupuncture has a multitude of other benefits including: stress reduction, pain relief, improved blood circulation, improved digestion, mitigation of medication side effects, hormonal balancing, general balancing and much more.
Eugene, Oregon based acupuncturist, Ariel Solomon, provides adjunct acupuncture therapy to a host of assisted reproductive techniques including IVF and intrauterine insemination (IUI). Contact Five Seasons Women’s Wellness for more information about acupuncture and fertility treatment.