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Institute of Manual and Manipulative Therapy

For those unfamiliar with the picture above, this is from the movie The Princess Bride in the late 80’s. After his boss Vizzini continues to exclaim “Inconceivable!” every time something doesn’t go as planned, Spanish swordmaster Inigo Montoya makes the confused statement “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what youRead Full

Aromatherapy Massage

What is Aromatherapy Massage? Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy but with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, added to the massage oil or lotion. The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory
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Goldenrod Tea: An Herbal Blend for Urinary Tract Infections

Need to get your urinary tract back on track? This tea blend is helpful for addressing the symptoms and the root cause (primarily, bacterial infection) of urinary tract infections (UTIs). The herbs in this formula soothe inflamed urinary mucosal membranes through their demulcent, astringent, and anti-inflammatory actions. They are also antimicrobial as well as diuretic—they help flush out bacteria by promoting urination.It’s important that the tea be drunk at room temperature, which augments
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Sciatica: Top Ten Natural Ways to Ease the Pain

This past week I've been in training: an experiential intensive on Sciatic nerve pinching, otherwise known as Sciatica.It all started on a day that consisted of seven hours of continuous driving. Three days later, another six hours of driving. But truth be told, it started before that. It's a spot that, muscularly, has given me a history of irritations. As a former dancer, my piriformis muscle has seen better days. Problem is, I'm an overly busy (stubborn?) mother of two with more
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Thought Field Therapy

Thought Field Therapy™ (TFT) is an energy-based form of psychotherapy designed to reduce symptoms of psychological distress by manipulating how energy flows in the body. TFT is based on the premise that bodies consist of energy fields and that imbalances
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Complementary and Alternative Holistic Health - 8 Remedies to Try in 2019

Summer is already here with the days becoming warmer and warmer and people spending more and more time outside. On a beautiful summer day, we all want to be healthy and glowing. For most, the main focus of leading a healthy lifestyle is exercising and keeping to a diet. While those can bring substantial benefits without a doubt, there are other great ways to enhancing your life, health and mood. Test one of the alternative medicine treatments described below and let me know what you
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Short history of the Chinese term for ‘nerve’

The following is a syndicated post from the blog “Aowen Chinese Medicine 奧文中醫: Chinese medicine in words and pictures,” by Nicolaas Herman Oving (practitioner, translator, and educator in the field of Chinese Medicine). It originally appeared at http://ovingchinesemedicine.com/uncategorized/short-history-on-the-chinese-term-for-nerve/.I originally wrote this in response to a colleague who suggested that the Chinese term for ‘nerve’, 神經 [shénjīng], implied that the Chinese conceived of this
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Colon cleansing: Is it helpful or harmful?

Our general interest e-newsletter keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics.Is colon cleansing a good way to eliminate toxins from your body? Answer From Michael F. Picco, M.D.Colon cleansing is normally used as preparation for medical procedures such as a colonoscopy. However, some alternative medicine practitioners offer colon cleansing for other purposes, such as detoxification.But colon cleansing — also called a colonic or a colonic irrigation — for such purposes isn't
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Neuroscience of Happiness: 4 Rituals to Bring Joy into Your Life

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life. Here’s what you and I can learn from the people who really have answers:Sometimes it
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Auricular Acupuncture Benefits: Healthy Heart

How do you improve your heart health? A lot of people are asking this question today because of the growing amount of heart attacks. If you are looking to improve your heart health, your ear might hold the answer. What? Yes, this is true. Auricular
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3 Key Reasons for a Failed ACL Surgery - Sports Medicine Clinic

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a vital stabilizing ligament that’s located in the center of the knee. It’s a rope-like structure that runs from the femur to the tibia.Direct trauma and strenuous sports activities can cause a tear in the ligament. This leads to instability and long-term knee pain, which can only be treated with ACL reconstruction surgery.Each year, around a million ACL injuries are reported in Canada and the United States. The injury, following surgery, and the recovery
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