Exercising to Prevent Arthritic Pain

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in General Health | 0 comments

As we all know, our bones are connected through our joints such as the knees, hip, fingers and toes.

Wherever the bones connect is a cartilage, which acts as a protective layer that guarantees our joints bend and rotate seamlessly without pain. However, the cartilage cannot sustain this constant grind by itself. It needs the support of “synovium”, a fine membrane that produces fluid to lubricate and supports the movement of the joints. Over time, the cartilage wears thin along with the synovium which causes an inflammation and results in a case of “osteoarthritis” or “rheumatoid arthritis”.

In the case of osteoarthritis, the cartilage have corroded to the point that bone scrapes on bone. This outcome doesn’t necessarily result from a few years of abuse but from a lifetime of every day stress on the joints. In fact, studies suggest that people over the age of 50 have, to a certain degree, been affected by osteoarthritis on at least one joint. Furthermore, men and women are equally affected by this form of arthritis.

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Abdominal Pain in Children

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in General Health | 0 comments

Stomach aches are probably the most often complained about conditions in children.

There are several causes linked to it, which is quite a challenge for the parents or the doctor to uncover the real problem.

In certain cases, the pain demands prompt attention and can even be a case of emergency.

The causes are usually linked to food, infections, poisoning, insect bites, etc.

Bacteria and viruses are the cause in the event of an abdominal pain resulting from infections.

Examples of infections that will cause stomach aches include gastroenteritis and stomach flu. In gastroenteritis, the cells lining the stomach and intestines are inflamed.

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Aromatherapy to Treat Migraines

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Alternative Medicine | 0 comments

A majority of health practitioners have agreed to the fact that aromatherapy is an effective way to treat migraines.  While it may not permanently cure the splitting headaches, studies have shown that aromatherapy can scale down the number and intensity of attacks.

The methodology of using plant-derived essential oils in aromatherapy is beneficial for its therapeutic effect.  Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, sandalwood, clary sage, ginger, ylang-ylang, basil, and chamomile are just a few examples recommended to treat migraines.  And it can be used in a variety of ways.  For instance, it can be used in an aromatherapy diffuser to be inhaled two to three times a day.  Also, it can be mixed with a full bowl of water and its scent inhaled.  Essential oils can also be applied on the face and body during a bath or massage but only after a thorough consultation with an aroma therapist with knowledge for its purpose.

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Can Acupuncture Help Autistic Children?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Alternative Medicine | 0 comments

Results from research reveal an increasing number of children that are diagnosed with autism.

As yet, doctors have not discovered a remedy to this condition which explains why a number of parents decide to test out alternative forms of treatment like acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an alternative method in the treatment and prevention of several diseases. This type of  treatment uses very thin needles inserted to several specific points in the body. These points are linked together by a system of pathways called meridians. As soon as these pathways are stimulated, balance is supposed to be created in the body.

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