Entries by Up & Up Health

Bringing the Alexander Technique to Wilmington, NC

Sara is delighted to share the Alexander Technique with the Wilmington, North Carolina region. Her studio is located right in Wrightsville Beach which affords beautiful vistas and opportunities to breathe in the spaciousness of the ocean. If you are new to the Alexander Technique and curious about its benefits and applications, contact Sara at 804 […]

Stress Relief Workshop Coming Soon on Sept. 10

Gentle, upright posture improves breathing, circulation and mood. Finding balanced breathing and easy posture soothes the nervous system and calms tension. You can learn a lifetime of postural skills in just 30 minutes! Come for an evaluation and gentle instruction with Sara Sommers, Alexander Technique Teacher, Mindfulness and Posture Coach. Location: Zoe Therapy Services                   […]

Strategies for Safer Sun Protection

With chemical sunscreens in the news due to the FDA’s call for more safety data on their primary ingredients, many of us are left wondering how best to protect ourselves and our families from the sun’s ultraviolet rays that can cause sunburn, long-term skin damage and skin cancer. Oxybenzone, a primary ingredient in chemical sunscreens, […]

What are the Benefits of PEMF?

What are the Benefits of PEMF? As we age, our cells slow down. But what if you could reset your cells, restoring them to full power as easily as you swap out the batteries in your TV remote? Thanks to a non-invasive, alternative therapy called PEMF, you essentially can. What is PEMF? PEMF―short for pulsating […]

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

If you’re looking for an alternative approach to pain relief and tissue repair, you may find your answer in cold laser therapy. For over 50 years, doctors, dentists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and other medical professionals have been using cold laser therapy―also called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)―to treat a surprisingly wide range of physical ailments […]

How to Prevent Tick Bites and Tick-Borne Infection

Ticks carrying blood-borne pathogens that can infect humans with serious diseases including Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are present in all 48 contiguous United States. April through September is prime season for tick bites. It’s critical to prevent tick bites on yourself and loved ones, including children and pets. Here are some best […]

Tick-Borne Illness

5 Questions about Tick-Borne Illness and Lyme Disease Ticks are tiny arachnids, 3 mm to 5 mm in length—poppy seed size to sesame seed size–that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. Many species transmit diseases to both people and animals due to the tick’s lifecycle of feeding on three main hosts—one each in […]

Rethinking Drinking: 7 Strategies that Work

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. It’s a good time to ask yourself: what’s your relationship with alcohol? Alcohol offers zero health benefits, yet people across the globe continue to consume it. Though it’s addictive and highly toxic, it plays an integral role in many aspects of American life: celebrations, dinner parties, even sporting events. Alcohol […]