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Treat fibromyalgia with acupuncture

September 6, 2012

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by Dr. Simon Shim and Paul Shim —  “Chest out and stand up straight!” That is what I always tell people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM) because, in spite of modern treatment, the patient experiences widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. The area of pain is where muscles connect to bones. […]

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Osteoarthritis and prolotherapy

May 7, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold — One of the most common health conditions is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the world, affecting 43 million persons. When one suffers from osteoarthritis, a group of mechanical abnormalities including a gradual “wear and tear” […]

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Prolotherapy for sports injuries

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Nearly anyone who has ever experienced a sports- or exercise-related injury can tell you that sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of those injuries. Although sports teams have employed physicians for many years, it is only since the late 20th […]

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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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The benefits of qigong

February 23, 2012

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by Jolin Brandes and Jiliane Provinn —  The Chinese word “qi” translates literally to life force. “Gong” means the practice of developing more qi or life-force energy. Qi is present in the body from birth. Later we acquire qi through the ingestion of food, from the air we breathe and through our constant interactions with […]

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Rolfing®: WD-40® for the joints

February 23, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  Do you wake up sounding like a squeaky screen door? Do your shoulders, elbows, knees or ankles not bend the way they used to? In other words, is your range of motion limited? Does it feel like you just need to have your joints oiled so you can move easily (and […]

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Colds and flu prevention

February 23, 2012

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Many scientific studies have repeatedly found that there is little or no evidence backing flu vaccines as an effective flu-prevention strategy. Evidence is mounting in support of vitamin D as a potential cold and flu prevention strategy. However, optimizing your vitamin D levels through regular sun exposure is preferred, as the sun imparts health benefits […]

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