Posts Tagged ‘stretching’

The “Fuzz” Speech

For our friends at Elder Spirit:

Gil Hedley’s famous “Fuzz Speech”

Gil Hedley, Ph.D., of http://www.gilhedley.com gives a lesson on the importance of movement and stretching to maintain the sliding properties of tissues in the body, as well as the value of bodywork modalities and yoga when movement potential has become inhibited.

 

Rotator Cuff Therapy

Rotator Cuff Therapy – How to Heal Your Shoulder Naturally Without Surgery

By Matt Olson

Is your shoulder pain getting to the point where you need to do something about it? Unfortunately the pain has not subsided on it’s own. But sure enough, your doctor tells you that your RC has a small tear. Ok, what are your options? Is it possible for the rotator cuff to heal without surgery? There is a possibility you may be able to heal your shoulder naturally, without surgery, if you follow a strict and properly designed rotator cuff therapy program. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Having Foggy Memory? Don’t Forget to Deal With Stress

By Janet Martin

It is quite normal to forget where you have placed your keys or parked your car once in while. Everybody has dealt with such phenomena. However, if you keep on forgetting a lot of things, then you may need to see your doctor. Remember that even if you are getting older, it doesn’t mean that you should accept memory lapses and fogs as if they are inevitable age-related changes.

For so long, people were led to believe that difficulty in remembering things often are just symptoms of old age. Most of the time, however, fuzzy memory is actually caused by stress and anxiety. If you want to minimize or totally eliminate memory lapses, you should first alleviate stress or deal with what makes you feel anxious and tensed. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Healing Mind and Body With Massage and Stretching

By Mark Bromson, M.D.

When patients ask me about natural medicine, they often expect me to talk about herbs, folk remedies or exotic Chinese healing techniques. So, when the first thing I recommend for patients is stretching and massage, they are often surprised. Though most people view massage as a pleasurable indulgence and stretching as an athletic activity, both of these practices can also be part of an effective medical treatment. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Why Do I Cramp, And How Can I Avoid And Treat It?

By Scott Niekerk

Contrary to the information recently published in the science section of the NY Times, “cramping” is not really a mystery in my clinical experience.

What is a cramp?

First we must understand this. According to Wikipedia: Cramps are unpleasant, often painful, sensations caused by contraction or over shortening of muscles. Cramps can be caused by cold, overexertion or low calcium level in blood. Illness or poisoning can also cause cramps, particularly in the stomach, which is referred to as colic; but this is a whole different issue, as is menstrual cramps. Read the rest of this entry »