Tag Archives: pain

A light approach to pain

August 13, 2012

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by Victoria Bowmann —  When pain comes on — whether it is a low back ache, a hand or wrist problem from overuse, a headache or even painful feet — do you reach for an over-the-counter pain pill? Many people do, but relief is usually only temporary. We hope the pain goes away, until the […]

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Rolfing® is the answer — no matter your age

March 1, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  As we grow older, we tend to restrict our activities; our lives slow down. We sit at our computers, perform a repetitive job or play one sport (golf, for example). Usually, we forget to stretch. One day, our joints do not move as well as they did; we have lost our […]

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Americans look for alternative medicine

February 28, 2012

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by Anna Filipski —  According to a government report, Americans spent $33.9 billion, out-of-pocket, on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in 2007. CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices and products such as herbal supplements, massage, yoga, chiropractic and acupuncture that are generally not considered to be part of conventional […]

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Athletic teens and celiac disease

February 28, 2012

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by Heather Demeritte —  Cindy was the star runner on her track team, and the coach praised her consistent effort. But after a couple months of training, he noticed a rapid decline in her performance. She complained of fatigue, achy muscles and chronic diarrhea. He suspected the flu, but after a month of watching Cindy […]

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Why Rolfing®?

February 27, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  If you are you living with chronic pain and have not yet done so, it pays to take the time to assess both the origin and source of the pain. Does it stem from an accident, surgery, poor posture, repetitive motions or emotional stress? Where specifically is the pain — is […]

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Rolfing® — the body plastic

February 26, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  “The body is flexible, a fluid energy field that is in a process of change from the moment of conception until the moment of death. The flesh is not a solid, dense mass; it is filled with life, consciousness and energy … The purpose of [Rolfing] is to expand the awareness […]

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Natural treatment options for osteoarthritis

February 26, 2012

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by Denise Jenderzak —  Struggling with arthritic pain can be frustrating and challenging. For those with osteoarthritis (OA), the pain affects all areas of their lives. Sleep is disrupted, and the ability to focus and concentrate is diminished. Irritability and depression can occur. As the disease progresses, many patients are forced to give up activities […]

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Forgiveness, an act of self-love

February 26, 2012

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by Eric Radwanski —  In one way or another, we have all experienced harm at some point in our lives. The question that follows, however, is what have you done with the associated pain and anger? Do you need to forgive someone or forgive yourself? Have you ever thought of forgiveness as an act of […]

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Speed up healing with microcurrent therapy

February 25, 2012

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by Dasha Trebichavska —  Microcurrent therapy is a painless form of energy therapy, based on the principles of acupuncture. This therapy has been used by medical doctors, acupuncturists, chiropractors and others to help rid their patients of pain and discomfort, and to improve the functioning of their tissues and organs. If you experience chronic pain […]

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Healing Touch for balance and well-being

February 24, 2012

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by Carol E. Gutierrez — Healing Touch is being incorporated into more and more hospitals across the globe. This low-tech approach to improve the health and well-being of patients can minimize pain and anxiety, as well as aid in relaxation. In fact, Healing Touch can be provided without even touching the patient. The body has […]

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Myotherapy for lasting pain relief

February 24, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman — Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy is a technique that helps people to relieve the pain, inflammation and stiffness they may feel from disease, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries and accidents. Myotherapy is a direct, but noninvasive outgrowth of the medical discipline of trigger point injection therapy (used by Janet Travel, M.D. to help […]

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Treating whiplash with myofascial release

February 24, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  Whiplash is a nonmedical term that describes a set of symptoms usually caused by a rear-end collision, but also can be caused by sports injuries, falls or other movements where a similar rapid extension-flexion motion of the head and neck occurs. These symptoms typically include neck pain, difficulty turning the […]

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Hepatitis C virus

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Being told by your physician that you have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) — the number one reason for a liver transplant in the United States — could leave you temporarily speechless, particularly if you do not exhibit any of the symptoms. However, most people diagnosed with HCV do not […]

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