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Healthy Yuma: Alternative medicine edition
At some point in our lives, many of us have asked ourselves if alternative medicine would be effective in relieving our aches, pains and ailments.
If that question has crossed your mind, Healthy Yuma may be able to provide some answers, whether you're wanting to know about acupuncture, herbal medicines or yoga.
In this issue, Elyse Tera, a licensed acupuncturist in Yuma, explains the benefits of acupuncture, a centuries-old therapy that is used not only to relieve pains, but for allergies, colds, insomnia and even post-traumatic stress disorder.
Tera, who relocated her practice from her native Canada to Yuma, is also the featured health care provider in the 10 Minutes With article in this edition.
In Fruits & Veggies, another regular feature of Healthy Yuma, Christine Winters, registered dietitian and coordinator of the Diabetes Education Program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, discusses what we should include in our diets to ensure we get all the vitamins and nutrients we need.
But assuming our diets our well-balanced, should we also be taking vitamin supplements? Dr. Carl Myers, the chief medical officer at Yuma Regional Medical Center, tackles that question in a separate article.
Meanwhile, Toni Holland, an iridologist and co-owner of Sunshine Herbs N More in the Foothills, discusses the benefits of herbal cures.
And, Michael Little, owner of Serenity Yoga in Yuma, and yoga therapist Stephanie Martin of Yuma explain the benefits of yoga.
And in what is a recurring feature of Healthy Yuma, we highlight an area walking trail or path. This issue focuses on the walking paths and trails at Yuma's Gateway Park and the Yuma East Wetlands.
You can also find out what health- or fitness-related events are happening this month and in July in the calendar.
We hope you enjoy Healthy Yuma.