Acupuncture is moderately effective for chronic low back pain. It involves the insertion of thin needles into precise points throughout the body. Some practitioners believe this process helps clear away blockages in the body’s life force known as Qi (pronounced chee). Others who may not believe in the concept of Qi theorize that when the needles are inserted and then stimulated (by twisting or passing a low-voltage electrical current through them) naturally occurring painkilling chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin, and acetylcholine are released. Evidence of acupuncture’s benefit for acute low back pain is conflicting and clinical studies continue to investigate its benefits.
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You’ve read how a sluggish thyroid can be responsible for weight gain. Getting your thyroid up to speed is crucial in any serious weight-management program.
However, there are areas on the body where it seems no matter how much we diet, watch what we eat, work out and take the proper supplements, the fat just refuses to budge.
The stomach and side obliques (love handles) are two such examples.
For whatever rhyme or reason, it looks like Mother Nature has taken some sort of wicked delight in making sure those “jelly-belly rolls” around our middle stay put.
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Deep partisan divides among the politically engaged. When it comes to the role of government in specific areas, already-wide partisan gaps grow even wider among politically engaged adults, particularly over government’s role in health care, poverty assistance, education, environmental protection and the economy. For example, fully 90% of politically engaged Democrats say the government should have a major role in ensuring access to health care; just 21% of politically engaged Republicans agree. Among less-engaged Democrats and Republicans the differences are not as dramatic (79% of Democrats vs. 47% of Republicans).