What Are “Manual Therapies” and How Are They Used? |
Manual therapies have been used to treat musculoskeletal disorders for thousands of years. Practitioners around the world—in countries with many different cultural influences and diverse medical traditions—have used their hands to manipulate various parts of the body to stimulate healing. “Manual” literally means “by hand.” Thus, manual therapies consist of healing techniques that use the hands. There are more than two dozen techniques used worldwide. Among the most commonly known are acupressure, chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, reflexology, Rolfing and shiatsu.... Read More Read More
What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Physician reviewed symptoms and treatment information for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a type of arthritis that affects the spine, shoulders, and knees.
Why Chiropractic is the Best Solution for Sciatica Pain
Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities. Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1). In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records. Fortunately, a recent study offers [...]
Why Chiropractic is Superior for Musculoskeletal Pain
Countless studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat musculoskeletal complaints like back pain, neck pain, or sciatica. Now a new study from Switzerland has looked at the relative benefits of chiropractic compared to medical care for the most common types of pain issues. In this study, the authors [...]
Back Pain Tips from a Physical Therapist
Matthew Randall, PT, DPT, discusses low back pain and some of its causes. Physical therapists examine and evaluate a person thoroughly to determine the cause...
101 ways you never knew you could relieve pain
101 ways you never knew you could relieve pain Pain can be disrupting, and it can interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks. Pain is also one of the most common ailments, and it affects more people than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined Acute pain refers to pain that has a sudden onset, and the duration of the pain is limited, whereas chronic pain refers to types of pain that last longer. Long-term diseases often cause chronic pain, while the injury is usually the culprit behind the acute pain. Pain is often treated with painkillers, which helps to reduce painful sensations and sometimes also to reduce inflammation that occurs in the affected area. The most common types of painkillers include paracetamol, NSAIDs, and opioids, but all of these have been linked…
Why air fresheners and scented candles can wreck your health
John Naish explores the potential dangers of hugely popular home perfuming products such as candles, incense and air fresheners. They could cause cancer and asthma and disrupt hormones.
Why Functional Medicine Is The Future Of Health
Share on "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." Thomas Edison uttered these wise words more than 100 years ago at the start of the 20th century, the century that would become the expansion of the conventional medical system we know today. Sadly, the last century was in many ways a complete departure from Edison's words. Away from looking at the foods we eat and prevention and toward the Big Pharma , sick care system: diagnose a disease and match it with a corresponding drug. Despite spending more on health care than the next 10 top-spending countries combined , the U.S. has the most chronic disease and shortest life…
How GMO Crops Impact Livestock and Human Health Worldwide
"Transgenic Wars," an award-winning film by French investigative journalist Paul Moreira, looks at the effects of GE crops, both on livestock and human health.
10 Benefits Of Chiropractic
Chiropractors offer adjustments to improve spinal alignment and overall well-being before symptoms develop.