Tag Archives: muscles

Uptight? Try stretching

January 23, 2014

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by Mimi Solaire —  Stretching not only relaxes the body but also has a calming effect on the mind and emotions. Some of the benefits of stretching include mental and physical relaxation; body awareness; reduction of muscular tension and soreness; production of chemicals that lubricate connective tissues and joints, helping reduce injury to joints, ligaments, […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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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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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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Myofascial release for carpal tunnel syndrome

February 27, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  All too often, people diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) have surgery, only to find later that their symptoms have not improved. One reason for this is a phenomenon known as pseudo-carpal tunnel syndrome. Another is double crush syndrome. Both are reversible soft tissue imbalances, easily treated with the John Barnes […]

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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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Bowen Therapy allows the body to heal naturally

February 25, 2012

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by LuAnn Drake —  Bowen Therapy is a gentle form of hands-on bodywork procedures that are performed on muscles, tendons and ligaments. The “moves” cause an immediate muscle relaxation, which begins the healing process. Bowenwork was developed more than 60 years ago in Australia and is now being practiced in 30 countries. The practice addresses […]

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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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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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