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Just Breathe. Oxygen is very critical to our well being, and any effort to increase the supply of oxygen to the body and especially to the brain will pay rich dividends.    So many people walk into my office and their breathing is noticeably shallow and their diaphragms are often tight. When stress occurs in our life the more tense we become, the more muscles in our chest, neck, and jaw contract. The effects are global!!! This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around, and this chronic irritation paves the way for disease and dysfunction.   SO TAKE TIME TO BREATHE!! Check in with yourself whether at the stop light, late for a meeting, or standing in line at the grocery store “wishing for your day to be done”.    Take some slow deep deliberate breaths through your nose, allowing your belly to expand. You will not only help slow your heart rate, you will relax your muscles and oxygenate your blood.    Holding our breath does not make anything happen more efficiently, It only diminishes the quality of our body’s ability to function properly. So “BREATHE” you will be healthier for it.

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Varicose veins are a common problem that is stereotyped as being purely cosmetic. The truth…there is often an underlying medical condition causing varicose veins. There are treatment options available that are performed in the office and have no recovery time.    Are there options available to treat recurrent varicose veins after vein stripping? There are outpatient, ultrasound guided techniques that are effective for treating recurrent leg veins.    Are my veins too large to be treated in the office? Endovenous thermal ablation is an alternative to vein stripping. It is effective for any size vein, performed in the office, and in less than one hour.    Does medical insurance cover vein treatments? Most treatments are covered. Remember, varicose veins can worsen over time and cause other health issues. Treat now to avoid later complications.

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