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Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment

September 12, 2015

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Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment by Kathleen Porter In a culture of cocked hips, sauntering models and slouching TV watchers where “chin up, shoulders back, stomach in” is believed to be good posture, we have forgotten what healthy alignment looks and feels like — leading to chronic neck, shoulder and […]

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Exercise — a fountain of youth for aging bodies

May 6, 2013

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by Brenda McDermott —  Talk to any group of older people and chances are you will often hear a long list of stories about bodies that, once young and strong, are now betraying their owners. Many who are less healthy than they once were may even be facing a loss of independence. The bottom line […]

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Rolfing® — A holistic approach to health

March 8, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  What does rolfing do that other complementary therapies do not? Why is it considered holistic? Rolfing is more than a feel-good or fix-it alternative therapy. When connective tissue has been injured through accidents or invaded and cut via surgery, its nature is to create more connective tissue in the damaged area. […]

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Why Rofling®? Some questions and answers

March 3, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk  —  Although rolfing is a modality that has been in use for years, misperceptions still abound. The following are answers to commonly asked questions about rolfing. Q: Is rolfing important for everyone or does it only benefit those who have been in an accident or had surgery? A: While rolfing is extremely […]

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Wag your tail to health

February 4, 2013

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by Steve Kricun —  Dr. Ichi Lee believes he has unlocked the key to improving your health in the simplest way. And it all starts by wagging your tail. Lee, a Korean physician, subscribes to the philosophy that we should heal ourselves. “The best and most knowledgeable healer lives inside of you,” Lee said. More […]

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Massage therapy improves your life

November 13, 2012

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by Tony Liker —  How many people do you know who ever turn down a massage? It is hard to say “no” to something that is so good at loosening muscles, providing relaxation and reducing stress. Massage therapy is quickly gaining popularity, not only because it feels good, but because it has documented health benefits […]

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Elevate your sport performance

October 16, 2012

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by Laurie Breeden —  In sports competitions, having the edge means winning. Integrated Movement eXercize (IM=X) is a cross-training system that integrates resistance and cardiovascular training into Pilates moves, and can help you win. It is designed to increase flexibility, endurance and muscle tone while strengthening the spine and abdominal core. The regimen complements traditional […]

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“Rolfing saved my life”

October 2, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  The headline sounds melodramatic, doesn’t it? But this refrain is heard from rolfing patients, time and again. Saving my life can mean jogging without pain for a morning athlete, skiing on one’s 60th birthday instead of walking with a cane, moving with flexibility and ease for a senior citizen, running without […]

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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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Peace and Happiness

March 5, 2012

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 by Dr. Larry Wilson —  An overall healthful lifestyle is often the most important aspect of maintaining health. Here are some simple ways to live well and find more peace and happiness in your life. Sleep and rest Sleep at least eight or more hours every single day. If you require an extra hour to […]

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Rolfing® — The ins and outs

March 5, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  When we hear of Rolfing and Structural Integration, the first thought that generally comes to mind is: but it hurts, doesn’t it? Dr. Ida Rolf, over a period of 50 years, developed the method of Rolfing, which she called Structural Integration. Many dedicated rolfers have continued to advance this bodywork since […]

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Sitting and stretching behind the desk

February 27, 2012

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by Jacklien Salas —  The majority of people in today’s workplace spend much of their time sitting in front of computers. Some might sit facing forward with good posture, but most of us do not. Many will twist their bodies to the side in unnatural positions. This contortion can result in fatigued muscles that can […]

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Solving the chronic pain puzzle

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Warner —  Pain is a significant problem for many people, and the way too many of us deal with it is either by taking medication to temporarily relieve the pain or ignoring it altogether. Foolishly hoping the pain will go away without taking any action is an even bigger problem, often contributing […]

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