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April 2021

Gravity is not the only reason the tongue and jaw collapse into the airway. Find out more here.

The Fascial Imbalance That Pulls The Tongue Into The Airway

By Osteopathy, Tongue Ties3 Comments
People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea often struggle with their tongue collapsing into their airways during sleep. Sleeping on one's back increases the risk of the tongue and jaw collapsing into the airway.  Much of this blamed on gravity. Gravity is not the sole factor for the tongue falling into the airway. This article will describe another reason that I have discovered that can pull the tongue into the airway during sleep. This factor is not dependent on gravity.  An overlooked component of swallowing is the balance of tension above and below the tongue. During normal swallowing, the front...
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Science Shows How a Creative Lifestyle Reduces Stress

By Emotional/Mind Health2 Comments
Mental Health: An Increasing Problem During these times of global pandemic and lockdown, we’ve seen mental health concerns become an overwhelming reality for many. We’re also living in a digitalized world, where we’re constantly online and connected via our phones increasing our stress levels. While some apps and technology are trying their best to combat mental health issues, the solution may be far simpler than that. Many of the topics I cover, are beneficial for those suffering from depression and anxiety. Yes, Osteopathy can provide prompt pain management however, one of the key long term benefits, is the positive impact...
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Is our modern lifestyle causing facial bone loss?

Strong Chewing As Gravity For The Face: A Missing Piece To Bone Loss

By Osteopathy, Physical Health2 Comments
Bone loss of the face is a normal part of aging, right? If you are like most people, you rarely ever open wide and bite into something that provides significant resistance. You eat soft foods and have never thought about the health consequences of that. Worse yet, perhaps you have an open bite. That means your upper and lower teeth in the front don't touch each other when you close your mouth. In this article, we're going to talk about why these things are a problem and what you can do about it.  Why Are Soft Foods A Problem?   Gravity...
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Chronic Muscle Tightness: How To Loosen Tight Muscles In Your Legs

By Osteopathy, Physical Health, Self-Help3 Comments
Chronic muscle tightness Do you struggle with stretching? Do you have chronic muscle tightness in your legs that will not loosen or become more flexible no matter how much you stretch? Do you find stretching abnormally painful and uncomfortable?  If you answered "yes" to any of the questions, then you may have a difficult to resolve form of chronic muscle tightness. Both from personal experience and as a hands-on osteopathic physician, I have observed that some muscles behave differently.  These muscles are stuck in a state of chronic muscle tightness and pain. They are reflexively unable to relax and behave...
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