Category Archives: Complementary Health

Improving Sleep For Family Caregivers

Everyone misses out on a good night’s sleep at some point or another. But when adequate sleep becomes a nightly struggle, it drains energy and can drastically affect a person’s health, mood and daily functioning.

People who have difficulty falling asleep and-or staying asleep might be dealing with the sleep disorder called insomnia. Symptoms of insomnia also can include waking up too early in the morning or feeling unrefreshed upon waking. Insomnia is classified as either short-term or chronic, when it lasts at least three nights a week for a month or longer.

Adults generally need seven to eight hours of restorative sleep a night.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Acupuncture

By Cheryl McCarthy

Have you found yourself becoming completely absorbed with an activity only to realize the next day that it had left you with pain, numbness and weakness in the wrist or hand?

Have you awakened in the middle of the night with intense wrist discomfort?

You could have carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. CTS is defined as compression of the median nerve in the area of the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Continue reading