How poor posture can affect the health

Poor posture: Poor posture refers to any habitual positioning or awkward posture that puts unnecessary strain on the body. Poor posture is a tricky physical pattern of the body. Poor posture can be caused by muscle shortening or tightening. Different factors including biochemical factors and occupational activities can have an impact on posture. Poor posture doesn't just look bad but also can lead to many other problems. These problems can vary from immediate issues, to longer term complicati

Spinal Decompression to Treat Herniated Discs

Spinal decompression to treat herniated disc Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical medical procedure. Spinal decompression is similar to the basic principle of chiropractic and traction. It involves gentle stretching of the spine to change the position and force of the spine. This change builds a negative pressure in the spinal disc and takes off the pressure. Spinal discs act as cushions which are jelly like and placed between the bones of the spine. Spinal stretching is done in nonsurgical

Dangers of prescription pain medications

Dangers of prescription pain medications Prescription pain medication Many diseases, injuries and surgical procedures involve different kind of pain. Different type pain medication is required according to the type of pain. Prescription pain medicines are normally for moderate and severe pain like trauma, surgery, rheumatoid arthritis or cancer. Other painful conditions like back pain, labor pain, urinary tract infections and fibromyalgia also require prescription pain relievers to tackle

Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Weight gain and related health problems are complicated issues in the current scenario. Excessive weight causes physical difficulties and emotional fraught along with other medical complications. Weight loss is a difficult task. It needs full determination and strong efforts. Nowadays, everybody is searching for weight loss products and treatments which can give best results without any risk. But it is difficult to know that, what will work exactly. Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a technique

Autoimmune Diseases Causing Hypothyroidism

Autoimmunity is a condition in the body caused as a result of several environmental, physical or physiological stressors being in constant interplay within our body. There can be genetic factors or triggers to this condition as well. There are several triggers which cause our inbuilt immune system to dysfunction under their influence. This can enable the immunity to either over function or under function. The dysfunctional immune system thus produces killer cells or antibodies against the natura

How Acupuncture Improves Digestion

Acupuncture It is a Chinese healing technique or we can say a traditional Chinese treatment. National Institute of Health researched and observed acupuncture's effectiveness and safe treatment method for a number of medical problems and found that Acupuncture can impeccably treat several health issues. Acupuncture treatment involves insertion of fine sterilized needles in the skin at some specific points of the body called as acupuncture point or acupoint. Needles are inserted at strategi

Knee Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Introduction The knee is among the largest and most complicated joints in the human body. It joins the shin bone (tibia) to the thigh bone (femur). Your knee performs the important role of holding your body weight. It absorbs much of the pressure whenever you are walking, jumping or running and therefore prone to pains and injuries.   What is knee pain? Knee pain is a common problem which can originate from bone structures of the knee, the kneecap (patella), cartilage (meniscus) or the

What is Functional Medicine?

[caption id="attachment_1153" align="aligncenter" width="840"] Hand with latex glove holding blood sample on white background,Close up[/caption] Functional Medicine is an individualized approach to medicine that raises the bar when it comes to the standard of care we have become accustomed to. It is a systems-oriented approach built between patient and practitioner tailored specifically to the needs of the patient. The goal of functional medicine is to address the underlying causes of disease

The Thyroid and Coffee Beans

Every nose is familiar with the wonderful aroma of coffee beans. Non-coffee drinkers and coffee lovers alike can appreciate the smooth, rich smell of fresh roasted coffee. Even as you read this many of you are activating the amygdala and hippocampus areas of your brain that will recall past coffee smells and associated memories. Well today we are going to combine the brain, the thyroid and coffee beans into a nice step-by-step process of growing and brewing our bodies very own free trade cof

Nutrition for Seniors

Nutrition for Seniors While some of the basics of nutrition remain the same as we age, there are some that need to be adjusted as we age.  The food we consume has a huge impact on our lives.  Various diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis can be attributed to poor eating habits.  Good nutrition can improve our immune function and other bodily functions that help prevent injury and disease. Eating healthy is not just about what you eat, but how you eat.  For exa