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Roll fibro pain away

March 27, 2013

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by Betsy Timmerman —  One of the most effective and affordable tools for pain relief is the foam roller. Often used for relaxing muscles after workouts, athletes really appreciate the relief they get from post-exertional tightness after a “roll out.” The foam roller is an excellent way to release trigger points in painful fibromyalgia muscles. […]

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Vibrational matching aids the healing process

January 1, 2013

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by Tara Howe —  Frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) is gaining a reputation for its usefulness in many arenas. As a massage therapist who has worked within the mainstream and the complementary medical communities, I find the possibilities for FSM not only staggering but profoundly rewarding, due to the success in patient treatment outcomes. FSM has […]

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Trigger point tools to release fibromyalgia pain

December 10, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  Healing from fibromyalgia requires a multifaceted approach. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies must be corrected; an acidic cellular state must be made more alkaline; muscles must be stretched and strengthened just so; sleep disorders must be rectified; and a proper food plan must be in place. Some people use a combination of […]

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Healing with sound

September 9, 2012

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by Sunanda Harrell-Stokes —  Every cell in our body is a sound resonator. Every cell lives in a rhythmic pattern. Each organ has its own cycle and its own pulse. Each system has a cycle, rhythm, pattern and pulse. We exist in a world of vibration. Sound healing seeks to harmonize, balance and reconnect the […]

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Chronic pain doesn’t have to be a lifelong companion

August 28, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Many people have accepted pain as a lifelong companion because their doctors don’t know to examine all the possibilities for finding a solution. There are many reasons a person might have chronic pain, and it pays to explore them all. Pain frequently occurs in the muscles, so this is the […]

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Stretching and strengthening your fibromyalgia away

March 1, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that has reached epidemic proportions today. Once believed to affect 2 to 4 percent of the population, that estimate has climbed in recent years. Chronic pain in all four quadrants of the body for more than three months is the leading definition of the illness, […]

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Intelligent rehab for injuries

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Had President John F. Kennedy lived another year, his legacy likely would have included the story of his astounding recovery from the chronic pain that caused him to use crutches much of the time when the cameras were turned off. In 1961 the President’s physicians had become alarmed at Kennedy’s […]

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The hidden prankster and joker of low-back pain

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Kenneth Muhich —  Have you ever experienced back pain so severe that you had to crawl on your hands and knees to get to the bathroom because you could not stand up? Maybe after sitting at a computer or driving a long distance you were unable to get up without pain, making you […]

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Stretching and strengthening your fibromyalgia away

February 22, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that has reached epidemic proportions today. Once believed to affect 2 to 4 percent of the population, that estimate has climbed in recent years. Chronic pain in all four quadrants of the body for more than three months is the leading definition of the illness, but […]

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