The hormone secreted by the thyroid gland is the key to ensuring every cell in the body is performing properly. If the body doesn’t produce sufficient thyroid hormone, the cells will not function well, and ultimately the organs in the body will be affected. Continue reading →
Summer is around the corner and many of us have big plans. I know I do! Does your summer bucket list include a desire to lose weight or feel better on an upcoming trip? Perhaps you have a big athletic feat you’d like to accomplish or you just need more energy to get through all the events you have planned this season? Many of us just need a nudge to get us in the mindset of thinking about our health in terms of OPTIMIZATION and not just basic functioning. While much of my work is dedicated to helping clients “feel better,” I am equally rewarded when I can take a relatively healthy person and help steer them toward the little details that will make a huge impact on their ability to perform optimally in life and in sport. Continue reading →
Lakewood Life Magazine recently featured Nature’s Balance in their magazine, offering insight into the wellness center’s history and mission.
“To help people become the best version of themselves” is the goal of Janine Jozwiak, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Nature’s Balance Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Janine’s clients determine exactly what those goals are, ranging from less pain and better sleep, to being able to climb stairs, or hiking to the top of Machu Picchu. Continue reading →
Just as April showers bring May flowers, a little TLC on aging skin can work magic to turn the clock and create a more youthful appearance. At a time when the use of chemical solutions like Botox that are so ubiquitous you can get it done anywhere, it’s even more important to consider all-natural alternatives. Recent evidence suggests that the injected botulinum toxin can have a host of long-term consequences. The toxin can actually jump between neurons and hit unintended areas, legitimizing fears that it could hit the central nervous system and cause long-term damage. Even further, botox and plastic surgery can limit one’s ability to make full facial expressions. Without expression, people lose the ability to manage emotions and empathize with others. (You can read more about these studies in some of the articles we share below).
At Nature’s Balance, we recognize that health and inner beauty can often be enhanced when you look and feel your best – and it’s important to understand that there is an inherent connection between the appearance of your skin and your overall health. In this month’s edition of our ‘Qi-mail’ newsletter, we zero in on the all-natural, chemical-free virtues of using cosmetic acupuncture as a healthy and viable alternative to Botox, fillers or taking the surgical route. And, for a limited time, we are offering a complimentary consultation to all of our clients considering cosmetic acupuncture. Call us today to learn more. Continue reading →
Cosmetic acupuncture uses Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) method of acupuncture to help slow and reduce the signs of aging, as well as improve blood flow and circulation to the skin, making it a natural and effective way to treat and slow the skin’s aging process.
Unlike more expensive cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, cosmetic acupuncture treats the entire face, not just one specific area, as well as the health of the whole person. Beauty and health are a package deal. If you have one, then you naturally have the other one! Continue reading →
Our March edition of the qi mail newsletter showed you all the ways to make this March the spring-ahead your body needs. We zeroed in on healthy eating, spring detox season, and ways to spruce up your health patterns by getting a baseline on your current health. Enjoy this month’s ‘qi mail’ and, as always, let us know what health & wellness news you’d like us to cover in the months ahead. Continue reading →
What’s with all the hype about microgreens? As the first leaves of a vegetable or herb plant, these tiny greens can be a veritable powerhouse of nutritional value. Recent research from the Department of Agriculture indicates that certain varieties actually contain up to 40 times more nutritional value than their mature counterparts.
Estimates suggest that up to 40% of all healthcare spending in the United States is related to the consumption of excess sugar. 40%! That money gets spent on treating health conditions that can be directly related to sugar consumption, such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, liver disease, and other chronic conditions. Continue reading →
We’re all heart this February and for good reason! Now take a moment to appreciate yours. Seriously. Stop & feel your heart beating. Depending on your activity level & fitness, it could be beating up to 115,200 times a day! It can be easy to take this organ for granted. But consider this: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 Americans each year. Continue reading →
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States, accounting for one in every three deaths? And is the leading cause of death in women particularly? With this scary statistic, it is important that we properly care for and appreciate our hearts. With February being American Heart Month, we would lie to focus on your heart’s health, and how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help. Continue reading →