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Cure headaches without aspirin

November 15, 2013

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by Toffler Niemuth —  How many times a week do you get a headache? And of those times, how often did you pop some aspirin or ibuprofen to get instant relief? While it may not seem like a big deal, over time, taking those pills comes with its own side effects and health risks, including […]

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Fix your face with hypnosis

August 7, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  Before you read the article below, please do the following short exercise. Take a long, slow, deep breath in through your nose, and slowly exhale through your mouth. As you exhale, relax all the muscles in your face — relax your forehead and the tiny muscles around your eyes. Relax your […]

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Real superheroes: massage therapists

July 1, 2013

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by Dannette Hunnel —  Imagine, if you will, a culture of loose-limbed and limp-wristed inhabitants, pleasant and carefree without the need for drugs or alcohol. A euphoric society completely decaffeinated and stress free, where the only snap, crackle and pop you hear comes from your cereal. Car exhaust and factory output are replaced with the […]

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Do I love my pain?

March 13, 2013

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by Dr. Tom Stempel —  Pain is a message from your body telling you something is wrong or out of balance. It often originates in your emotions or spirit. We each have a place where we hold stress or tension; frequently, it’s in the shoulders or back muscles, which can result in a headache, stiff […]

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A new angle on relieving old muscle tension and pain

January 3, 2013

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by Roxann Christensen —  Amy could not turn her head without stirring up pain from an old gymnastic injury. Steve’s leg muscles had atrophied from his many foot injuries. Sally’s hands cramped so badly at night that the pain would wake her up. Ted was headed for carpal tunnel surgery, but wondered if there was […]

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From stress to calm in 30 seconds

October 6, 2012

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by Cammi R. Collier —  Stress factors in our environment can include the urge to “be somebody” and often involve desires for fame, power, money and prestige. Often, the urge to succeed results from a combination of personal desire and external pressures from friends, family and society. Whenever we make choices for success that are […]

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Anger and Asian Medicine

September 27, 2012

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by Brian Skow —  When an obstacle gets in the way of a goal, we feel frustration, then anger. In Asian medicine, anger is associated with the Wood process. The Wood organs are the liver and the gallbladder. Although often perceived as negative, anger can be a positive if it promotes a non-damaging action that […]

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Does your exercise correspond with your constitution?

July 17, 2012

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by Dr. Meghana Thanki —  Most of us would agree that exercising can be a very important part of daily life. It gives us a chance to move energy, release stored-up tension, process and digest our experiences, and slip into a meditative space. The only problem is that often we fall into patterns of moving […]

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Fix-it Rolfing® for specific pain

March 5, 2012

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by D.J. Cross and Deanna Melnychuk —  People tend to think of Rolfing as overall bodywork. Indeed, Rolfing is known as third-paradigm bodywork because it integrates the body, mind and spirit. But did you know that Rolfing is also a great modality to heal specific body ailments? It is the role of a Rolfer to look […]

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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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Sweet potatoes to the rescue

February 23, 2012

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One of the most nutritious winter foods is the sweet potato. These orange-skinned root vegetables offer an amazing host of health benefits. Here are just a few: High nutritional value — The Center for Science in the Public Interest rates the sweet potato as the most nutritious vegetable because of its nutritional richness. One cup […]

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