WNC Wellness review: NC Senate Bill 31 and battlefield accupuncture

NC Senate Bill 31 amended & passed:

Lawmakers approved an amendment, supported by Glazier, specifying that the felony penalty will not apply to midwives, naturopaths, homeopaths, or any other alternative practitioners. It will only apply to someone impersonating a medical doctor.” – [WRAL] 

• Whooping cough still spreading in Asheville area:

There have been five reported cases of the disease in Buncombe County so far this year, including two in March and one last week.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times] 

Study: Meditation a powerful tool against pain:

Meditation can deliver powerful pain-relieving effects to the brain with even just 80 minutes’ training for a beginner in an exercise called focused attention, a study released Tuesday found.” – [AFP] 

Henderson County sixth-graders can get free shots this month:

Henderson County Public Schools, in conjunction with school nurses from the county Department of Public Health, will offer free Tdap shots at the county’s four middle schools this month. ” – [BlueRidgeNow.com]

Study: Elevated levels of sodium weaken body’s response to stress

New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that elevated levels of sodium blunt the body’s natural responses to stress by inhibiting stress hormones that would otherwise be activated in stressful situations.” – [Science Daily]

• Thursday: Park Ridge to host free sinus info event

[…] a special free presentation discussing the causes of sinus discomfort and possible treatment options. ” – [ParkRidgeHealth.com] 

• Video: US Army using battlefield acupuncture as an alternative to drug therapy in Afghanistan 

  

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