Podcast #20: The Top 20 Anti-Snoring Options

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I will talk about the 20 top ways of getting rid of your snoring. We’ll cover 15 non-prescription and over-the counter options, as well as 5 prescription/surgical options.  How snoring and ADHD are linked How snoring can cause stroke A better way to lose weight Your best sleep position […]

Podcast #10: 9 Proven Alternatives to CPAP

Frustrated CPAP users are constantly asking me what other options are available. There are literally dozens of over-the-counter, natural, prescription, and surgical options that are available. I’ve chosen 9 options that have proven results, based on published research in peer-reviewed medical journals. There may be other options that may work very well, but as of date, I’m […]

Acupuncture Lowers Sleep Apnea By Almost 50% After One Treatment

In a follow-up study (PDF) to their previous paper (PDF) showing that 10 acupuncture treatments can lower the AHI by 50%, the same authors performed sleep studies just before and after one acupuncture treatment, and found a 49% improvement in the apnea hypopnea index. The apnea index improved by 86%, and the hypopnea index dropped 39%. This […]

Complementary Options for Sleep Apnea: Acupuncture & Yoga

As many of you know, I incorporate acupuncture and yoga into my practice when treating sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome. Of course, I don't do it myself—I refer to other trusted practitioners. Despite acupunctures' completely different paradigm of health and wellness compared with Western allopathic medicine, one thing it's great for is to […]

Surprising News About Alternative Medicine

Americans spent $34 billion in a single year on alternative and complementary medicines. "Natural" products, not including vitamins and minerals, made up the bulk of self-care spending. This estimate was found in a recent survey sponsored by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Almost $50 billion was spent on out of pocket for doctor’s visits […]