If your optometrist suggests vision therapy for your child, you might assume that they mean an at-home kit and exercises such as the ones that were popular at the turn of the century. These kits have been shown to overstate their effectiveness and have little scientific evidence to back up their claims, so you should be wary of them. However, your child's optometrist is recommending something entirely different when they suggest optometrist-led vision therapy.
Most people hear the term ultrasound and think of a pregnant woman at her OB/GYN's office. When you hear the word cancer you might think of the pink ribbon symbol for breast cancer – and its correlation to women. However, ultrasound and cancer can relate directly to men, as well. Continue reading to understand how these three terms are interconnected.
Ultrasound is Used to Detect and Evaluate Cancer in Men
If your buttocks cramp up from sitting at your computer all the time, take steps to ease your pain now. Each buttock contains the gluteus maximus, which is the largest muscle in your body. Although a thick layer of fat covers and cushions your gluteus maximus muscles, they can cramp up with tension and pain when you sit on your buttocks for long periods of time. In addition, the nerve fibers that support your muscles pinch or squeeze together from the constant pressure placed on your bottom.
If you read magazines or watch the news, you have probably read or heard about the many health benefits that can be had just by drinking red wine. In fact, modern medical research now shows that red wine contains several antioxidant compounds that enhance heath, including:
resveratrol - believed to improve cardiovascular health, prevent blood clots and help slow or stop both mental and physcial aging processes quercetin - believed to help patients fight some types of cancer by inducing cancer cell death polyphenols - believed to help prevent some types of chronic disease tannins - believed to protect against heart disease In addition, red wine is thought to interfere with the growth and development of fat cells and even lower blood pressure, when used in moderation.
Acupuncture may seem like an extreme alternative treatment for pregnancy troubles, but it can actually be very effective for many women who struggle with the effects of pregnancy. Acupuncture is used to treat all sorts of different ailments using thin needles to access specific nerve and pressure points in the body. For pregnant women, acupuncture can be especially effective for relieving these common forms of discomfort:
1. Morning Sickness
Many women struggle with nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy, and some will continue to struggle even after they pass into the second and third trimesters.