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December 20th, 2010 - Staff
Get Healthy is proud to introduce a redesign of its website. We’ve packed it full of all the great content you’re used to, plus the site will be the new home for engaging news stories about health care in Northwest Indiana.
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With access to the leading health experts right here in the region, Get Healthy offers readers a local perspective on what’s best for your health, including nutrition, fitness, mental health and environmental health. Along with the magazine, email newsletter and Facebook page, Get Healthy offers an array of valuable content that is both relevant and proactive.
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June 26th, 2010 - By Marisa Kwiatkowski, Julia Perla, Erika Rose and Bowdeya Tweh
There’s a growing awareness that the traditional Western way of medicine isn’t all there is. That the body, given the proper guidance and tools, can sometimes heal in a more natural way. We took a look at what the local naturopathic community is doing to prevent—and perhaps reverse—disease.
Check out all of the articles here:
» Blending East and West
» My Chinese Medicine Experiment
» Natural Medicine Menu
June 16th, 2010 - By Marisa Kwiatkowski and Bowdeya Tweh
Definition: Tiny needles are inserted into specific areas on the body to stimulate blood and oxygen circulation, and nervous system and organ function.
History: Acupuncture is a treatment under traditional Chinese medicine, a practice that dates back at least 4,000 years. Chinese medicine—which also includes the use of herbs, massage, diet, exercise and stress reduction—is used both to prevent illness and restore health.
What it is used to treat: A multitude of symptoms, including respiratory, gastrointestinal and gynecological problems, bloating, acid reflux, menopause symptoms, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and infertility.