The human body is designed around movement; without it, we would cease to exist. As movement declines, so does health and longevity, which means that movement is so vitally important that it sustains life. Consider the human form. Without blood pressure, we cannot move our blood; thus, our heart … [Read more...] about The Importance of Movement
Aspen Integrative Medical Center
If you’ve read my articles in Flagstaff Business News before or you follow me on social media, you know that I love helping people get healthy, get moving and get out of pain. A good number of patients I see in my office have joint pain from osteoarthritis. Since osteoarthritis is the most prevalent … [Read more...] about Five Supplements for Joint Health
The new year began with a bang. As I write, our country is faced with the highest daily infection and mortality rates of the COVID pandemic and the greatest challenge to our democracy in more than two centuries. The trials and tribulations of 2020 clearly weren’t left at the threshold of 2021. A … [Read more...] about Beginning Anew with Health, Home, Heart
Most of us were more than ready to show 2020 the door and cross our fingers that 2021 will be better. It’s time to reset, but where do you start? For most of my patients, family and friends, the most useful resets need to happen in three areas. These areas are diet, stress and exercise. The … [Read more...] about What Kind of 2021 Reset Do You Need?
My friends, winter is coming. Between flu season and being in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s really easy to get sucked into the fear narrative, get angry at the behaviors of others, and feel powerless to do anything. Realistically, none of us can control other people’s behavior. We can’t … [Read more...] about Building Resilience: Five Simple Steps to Thrive
Hydrotherapy is defined as the clinical application of water to treat or prevent ailments. Yes, this literally describes how water can be used as a medical treatment. One could say that simply drinking water will prevent dehydration or that using sterile water to dilute certain IV medications (such … [Read more...] about Hydrotherapy: Using Water as a Medical Treatment
COVID-related back pain…is it a thing? I’m going with a big YES. Time hunched over a computer almost always equals more back (and neck) pain. Today, I want to focus on low back pain. The low back and pelvis (also known as the lumbopelvic region) is a really fun area to study and treat. It really … [Read more...] about Experiencing Back Pain from COVID-19?
For many of us, these past few months have brought unprecedented challenges. Our lives have been radically rearranged in ways that we couldn’t have predicted or prepared well for, even if we had seen it coming. Losses of jobs, routine, income, stability and, most tragically, losses of life have made … [Read more...] about Seeking Anxiety Relief in Trying Times
"You have cancer.” Not only is this news difficult to receive, but it’s difficult to deliver. There they are: two people in an office, one with news to give and one with news to receive, two people occupying the same space and time, within the same moment, both under duress (it is stressful to … [Read more...] about Gaining Perspective on Cancer Care
I know, I know. It sounds very odd to think that sugar water can help with pain and strength, right? The sugar water I’m talking about is dextrose and it can help with musculoskeletal pain as well as nerve pain. With more and more people seeking non-opioid options for pain relief, it’s worth … [Read more...] about Can Sugar Water Ease Your Pain?