Wellness Blog

  • The burden of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide. It has been calculated that, in 2001, chronic diseases contributed approximately 60% of the 56.5 million total reported deaths in the world and approximately 46% of the global burden of disease (1). The proportion of the burden of NCDs is expected to increase to 57% by 2020. Almost half of the total chronic disease deaths are attributable to cardiovascular diseases; obesity and diabetes are also showing worrying trends, not only because they already affect a large proportion of the population, but also because they have started to appear earlier in life.

    -World Health Organization

    Updated in November 2016
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  • At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts.

    Updated in August 2017
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  • Acid reflux, or heartburn, is a common condition we see in the clinic. Chinese medicine therapies help reduce stress and restore the healthy function of the digestive system. Along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, other lifestyle modifications can provide great improvement.

    Updated in August 2019
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