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Herbal Teas to Cool the Skin and Body

​​Herbal tea with cooling herbs can be a refreshing addition to a cooling diet. Check out these recipes for cooling herbal drinks to keep your temperature low.

Amy Branum, AHPAugust 27th 2018
potpourri of dried tea leaves and herbs

Why People Visit An Alternative Medical Pract...

​​Alternative medicine has benefits that conventional medicine doesn’t. Learn about the benefits of visiting an integrative medicine practitioner.

Alexis MeyerAugust 26th 2018
integrative medical practitioner office

Skin Stories: How Should the Doctor Tell me B...

Breaking bad news to patients cane be inherently adverse. Here's some advice to doctors on delivering bad news to patients.

Alexis MeyerAugust 18th 2018
doctor breaking bad news to patients

Discover Your Skin's Superpower

Your skin is part of a personal journey, revealing more than you think. Whether you are feeling great or down, learn what your skin is trying to tell you.  

Keira Barr, MDJune 17th 2018
Happy black woman outside in pink dress with radiant and beautiful skin

Can You Stress Your Skin Out?

Stress can have a profound effect on your skin. Read about how stress affects your microbiome and skin. Learn 3 tips to start doing today to reduce stress.

Nadia Musavvir , NDMay 25th 2018
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Skin Story: Why It's Scary to See the Doctor

​​Being too scared to go to the doctor is more common than you may think. Learn how you can overcome doctor appointment anxiety.  

Alexis MeyerMay 13th 2018
scared while visiting doctor

Skin Story: Living with Acne

The best solutions for acne can be found by visiting a dermatologist. Read about this teenage acne experience and skin care advice for acne.

Alexis MeyerMay 13th 2018
asian man thinking outdoors about acne experience

Skin Story: A Personal Experience with Isotre...

Isotretinoin is commonly prescribed for acne. One college student shares her experience with isotretinoin for acne treatment.

Alexis MeyerApril 29th 2018
girl with clear skin wearing glasses resting on tree

Green Chakra and Your Skin

​​The heart chakra is associated with the heart and the color green. Learn how to correct a heart chakra imbalance and open the green chakra.

Kim Lee, ND, MH, LEMarch 6th 2018
green house plant for heart chakra energy

Skin Story: Eyelash Extensions - Are They Wor...

Not familiar with eyelash extensions?  Here's some advice from one person's experience.  Whether you want full thick lashes or long full lashes.

Alexis MeyerFebruary 21st 2018
woman with eyelash extensions

Dead Sea Mud Masks

Dead sea mud masks have many benefits for your skin including anti-aging, wound healing, prevention of infections, and is involved in cleansing pores. 

Tammy WuFebruary 7th 2018
woman with dead sea mud mask remains on face

Holiday Home Spa: Myrrh & Frankincense Bath

Make your home feel like the holidays with a frankincense and myrrh oil bath. Frankincense essentail oil will make your home feel like a spa and give you a relaxing bath.

Paz Vizcarra, MSTCM, LAcFebruary 7th 2018
People bathing in an outdoor medicated spa bath

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: An Intervention f...

Cognitive behavior is psychological therapy to relieve stress. Read more about how this therapy may help your health and skin and allow you to de-stress. 

Anna PleetDecember 8th 2017
Woman in blue plaid shirt relaxing on deck lying down after cognitive behavioral therapy

Mindfulness for Healthier Skin

The benefits of mindfulness practices, such as yoga, have been explored by researchers. Learn about the physical benefits of mindfulness and meditation. 

Anna PleetSeptember 11th 2017
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Skin From an Ayurvedic Lens: Ayurvedic Elemen...

Take a look through an Ayurvedic lens at the ayurvedic element approach. Taking an alternative approach to your regular skin care routine may help your skin.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJune 19th 2017
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The Solar Plexus Chakra: Spring Clean Your "Y...

The physical location of this chakra is the solar plexus. "Solar" is an appropriate word, as the greatest yellow energy in our lives is the sun

Kim Lee, ND, MH, LEJune 5th 2017
Woman outdoors with white shirt and yellow flower

Do IUDs Cause Acne?

New IUDs may worsen or improve acne. Learn about the effects of IUDs and progesterone on acne and how it compares to other forms of birth control.

Megha Trivedi, MDMay 13th 2017
hormone releasing intrauterine device

Flower Essences for Positive Body Image

Flower essences can be highly beneficial in fighting low self-esteem. Flower essences can clear emotional blockers that are holding us back.

Amy Branum, AHPMay 2nd 2017
Smiling woman with flower crown

Skin Story: Behind the Spot - My Experience w...

Cafe au lait are skin birthmarks. Hear one person's journey to come to terms with her Cafe au Lait birthmark and laser treatment removal.

Alexis MeyerApril 4th 2017
Woman outside with hair over her face

DIY Face Mask: Balancing Oily Skin During Kap...

Balancing your oily skin during kapha season can be done with your very own face mask made at home. Balance your oily skin and find a skin care routine that works for your oily skin.

Amy Branum, AHPMarch 3rd 2017
Woman wearing sweater during cool, damp, kapha season

The Root Chakra: Balancing Your "Red" Energy

Red is a stimulating color and can get out of balance. Check out these tips to help balance your "red" chakra.

Kim Lee, ND, MH, LEFebruary 15th 2017
Woman in red clothing and red lipstick outside with sun behind her

Surprising Connection Between Meditation and ...

The connection between mediation and skin inflammation is that meditation can be anti-inflammatory for your skin. Read about the science of meditation.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 14th 2017
Woman with long black hair wearing striped pants and white button down shirt sitting cross-legged and meditating by a pond in Thailand

5 Simple Steps to a Meditative Home Spa

Take the time to relax by creating a home spa for meditation. Use a bath bomb to relax and slow yourself down.

Anais Foley-KennedyFebruary 3rd 2017
Woman in relaxing outdoor spa bath

Kansa Wand Massage for Facial Rejuvenation

The kansa wand massager is great for facial rejuvenation. A kansa wand massage can rejuvenate your skin and create a brighter appearance.

Melanie SachsJanuary 13th 2017
Woman with LED lights around her youthful face

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Ayurvedic Facial Ma...

Rejuvenate your skin with an ayurvedic facial massage. Love your skin and treat it to an Ayurvedic marma type facial massage.

Melanie SachsDecember 21st 2016
Woman with glowing skin from Ayurvedic facial massage

Sleep for Healthy, Beautiful Skin

Sleep is very important for beautiful glowing skin. Healthy skin needs sleep to help rejuvenate and replenish the skin while you were sleeping. Sleep is great for skin hydration. 

Anna PleetDecember 2nd 2016
Woman sleeping in relaxing room to improve her skin health

13 Ways to De-Stress for Healthier, More Yout...

Stress can lead to skin breakouts or cause your acne to flare up. Learn more about how stress affects your skin and find solutions to reduce your stress.

Anna PleetNovember 24th 2016
Woman exercising in a kayak to lower stress and improve her skin

Stress and Acne

Psychological stress can have a major effect on acne. Stress has been proven to cause acne. Stress acne treatments include relaxing, yoga, and meditation. 

Jason Derico, NDNovember 10th 2016
Crossroad sign with words stress and relax

DIY Angelica Root Home Spa Bath

Turn your home into a spa with this DIY angelica root bath recipe. Try an angelica root bath to heal and soothe dry skin during the fall and winter months.

Paz Vizcarra, MSTCM, LAcNovember 7th 2016
Angelica root dry skin spa bath items

Rose Baths for Skin Rejuvenation

Rejuvenate and love your skin with a relaxing rose bath.Learn how to rejuvinate your skin with rose baths and all the ingredients you will need.

Paz Vizcarra, MSTCM, LAcOctober 1st 2016
Red rose on folded white towel with window in the background

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils or other aromatic parts of a plant to help improve physical and mental health through smell. Learn the skin benefits

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcAugust 31st 2016
Aromatherapy essential oil in a bottle surrounded by leaves and flowers on a white canvas

What Is Mindfulness?

Any activity where one focuses on his or her present moment without judgment is practicing mindfulness. Some basic mindfulness practices like yoga, meditation, body scans and breathing.

Anna PleetAugust 26th 2016
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Ten Ways to Reduce Stress

There are many ways that stress can effect your health. Stress reduction is very important in maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 26th 2016
Woman holding temples and looking stressed