Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Benefits of Naturopathic Pain Management Treatment in Everett

Naturopathic Pain Management Treatment in EverettThose who do not suffer from chronic pain do not have any idea of the suffering involved. It is tempting to turn to pharmaceuticals just for a little bit of relief. However, there are stories in the news every day about addiction to pain medication and deaths resulting from overdose. There is another way to ease pain that does not involve harmful drugs that more and more people are experiencing. Examine the benefits of naturopathic pain management treatment in Everett for back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and more.

There are a variety of natural and effective methods that can be utilized for different types of pain and include:

  • Massage works well for post-surgical pain, back and neck pain, tension headaches, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. This therapy boosts endorphin and serotonin levels which are the body’s natural pain killers.
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy relieves stress and help you deal with painful symptoms.
  • Acupuncture works well for migraine and tension headaches, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain and sciatica.
  • Yoga is highly effective for arthritis, back pain and migraines because it promotes relaxation and enhances the body’s coping mechanisms for pain.
  • Meditation lessens all kinds of pain and manages symptoms. Focused breathing is relaxing.
  • Tai Chi and Qigong or slow, purposeful movements of each part of the body positively affect arthritis, fibromyalgia and back pain.
  • Herbal remedies reduce the inflammation that causes pain. With guidance from a professional, specific herbs and vitamin supplements have shown to be as effective as pain medication.

Call McQuinn Naturopathic for a consultation about pain management treatment in Everett at (425)905-2487.

Why You Should Consider Low Testosterone Treatment in Arlington

Low Testosterone Treatment in Arlington

Having low T is a common issue for men, especially as they age. However, there is no single cause and no single cure to address the issue. Let us examine potential sources for the problem and effective natural low testosterone treatment in Arlington.

 Low testosterone is also called hypogonadism and there are two types – primary and secondary. Primary hypogonadism is caused by testicular failure. This can be due to:

  • Klinefelter Syndrome – Males are born with an extra X chromosome which leads to abnormal testicular development.
  • Undescended testicles – The testicles do not descend from the abdomen into the scrotum prior to birth.
  • Hemochromatosis – Increased iron absorption decreases testosterone production.
  • Mumps – Having the mumps after you reach puberty can affect your testicles.
  • Treatment for cancer – Chemotherapy lowers T levels.
  • Injury – Trauma can affect T levels.

Secondary hypogonadism originates in the brain. Problems with the hypothalamus and pituitary gland can lead to:

  • Pituitary disorders – Tumors impair testosterone function.
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Kallmann syndrome – Delayed or lack of reaching puberty.
  • Inflammatory diseases like TB and sarcoidosis.
  • Medication – Certain pharmacological treatments affect testosterone production.
  • Stress and/or obesity

Contact the professionals at McQuinn Naturopathic at (425)905-2487 to schedule an appointment to obtain a blood test for this disorder and to discuss your options for low testosterone treatment in Arlington. You may be a candidate for natural remedies that include a specialized diet that emphasizes particular vitamins and minerals, an exercise and meditation program and herbal treatments. Regain your health and libido with no side effects and proven naturopathic methods.

Half Off Allergy Testing $99 March Only

Allergy Testing in Everett, Washington

Allergy season is just around the corner.  The tulips are coming up and before you know it, the pollen will be flying.  If you’ve accepted seasonal allergies it’s time to schedule an appointment to figure out what exactly you are allergic to. The team at McQuinn Naturopathic is offering Allergy Testing for 1/2 off during the month of March, with a cash price of just $99.  Together we will beat environmental allergies!

HAVING DIFFICULTY SLEEPING?

Cant Sleep In Everett, Sleeping DoctorIt is estimated that at least 30% of the general population complain of sleep disruptions- many of them also experiencing daytime functional impairement. Insomnia can be a complex disorder with many underlying factors. Symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Difficulty falling sleep (despite being tired)
  • Waking up frequently during the night
  • Trouble getting back to sleep when awakened
  • Exhausting sleep
  • Relying on sleeping pills or alcohol to fall alseep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Daytime drowsiness, fatigue, or irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day

If you are experiencing any of the above, our goal is to always determine what the cause of the insomnia is (instead of treating it as a symptom). Causes of insomnia can include stress, anxiety, adrenal fatigue, thyroid dysregulation, hormonal disruption, inadequate sleep environment, medications, and many more.

OPTIMAL SLEEP ENVIRONMENT/HABITS

Here are some things you can do to create the best sleep environment:

  • Consistent sleep and wake times
  • No screen time at least 1 hour before bedtime
  • Keep the bed for night time activities only (no TV, eating, worrying in bed)
  • Make sure your sleep environment is quiet, cool, and comfortable
  • Exercise regularly during the day
  • Morning exposure to sunlight (to help with circadian rhythm)
  • Protein snack before bed

If you’re still experiencing difficulty sleeping, contact us for medication review, supplements, herbs, and for other recommendations!

LEAKY GUT SYNDROME

Leaky gut is a condition in which are intestines have more gaps than normal, making them more permeable to ingested food, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and allergens. Poor digestion has been linked with many conditions including Celiac disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Autism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eczema, Asthma, and many more.
Symptoms of leaky gut can include: gas, bloating, food sensitivities, skin rashes, joint pain, and more.
Quick guide to healing a leaky gut**:
1. Figure out your food sensitivities (we can do this with a blood test)
2. Eliminate foods you are sensitive to
3. Start eating foods rich in Omega-3
4. Supplement with L-glutamine and quercetin
5. Re-inoculate with probiotics
6. Reintroduce foods 1 at a time
** Always check with your physician before starting new supplements or medications!

NEW INSURANCES ACCEPTED BY DR. BLOW

Dr. Blow is now credentialed with the following insurances:

  • Premera
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Aetna
  • Cigna

Dr. Blow is a primary care physician with special interest in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, digestive health, and women’s health (PMS, PCOS, menopause, fertility).

ALL ABOUT BITTERS

Are you getting enough bitter food in your diet? Bitter food is great for many things including: metabolism, sugar cravings, detoxification, and absorbing nutrients! Some of our favorite bitter greens include: dandelion greens, arugula, kale, mustard greens, and raddichio. Aim for at least 1-2 servings of bitter greens daily!