Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2012’

Is the pain in your back pain coming from your front?

    Pain is a signal from your nervous system that something is wrong, however, where you feel pain isn’t necessarily where that something  is. In General, there are 3 types of pain: Nociceptive- e.g. Irritation to nerve endings by a  burn  or a cut Inflammatory- e.g.   A sprain/strain injury causing tissue damage Myofascial – structural and functional changes in the nerves, …

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Eat This for That- Using food as medicine

  Eyes (vision)- Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in Kale, Spinach And Collards, that protect and maintain healthy cells in your eyes. Ears (hearing) – Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant shown to protect brain and nerve tissue. It is found in Spinach, Potatoes, Broccoli, red meats and liver. Vitamin E works to make the blood vessels and nerves …

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The Science of Gua Sha

      What is Gua Sha? Gua Sha is an Asian healing technique that is centuries old. Gua means to scrape or rub. Sha is a reddish, elevated, skin rash (also known as petechiae). Sha indicates Blood stasis (poor circulation) in the subcutaneous tissue. Gua Sha is a technique that intentionally produces petechiae. It is commonly used for pain …

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Schvitzing for 30 minutes is better than 60 for weight loss

    Exercise is great for your physical and mental health. Many people use time as an excuse. Recent research published in the American Journal of Physiology, found that 30 minutes of daily exercise is just as effective  as 60 for weight loss. The results of the study found that the men who exercised 30 minutes a day lost 3.6 …

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