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Tip To Help Relieve Jaw, Neck, And Head Pain

By Osteopathic Techniques, Osteopathy, Physical Health, Self-HelpNo Comments

This is a simple maneuver that I often give to my patients to help them with jaw, head, neck and even back pain. This should be done 1 to 2 times per day and no more until painful tender spots are gone. Each session should only last a few minutes. Once gone, then it can be done periodically if tender spots return. This does not replace a medical work-up and assumes that you have consulted with your general physician prior to trying this. This works best in conjunction with the Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) patients receive. Step 1: Use the index finger…

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The Interrelationship Of Structure And Function: A Progression Through The First Osteopathic Principle

By Health, Osteopathy, Physical HealthNo Comments

When one first glances at osteopathic principles, there may not seem to be much depth to them. Philosophically there is nothing special about the principles. Actually many who are not osteopathic practitioners agree with osteopathic principles. What separates an osteopathic physician from others who agree with osteopathic principles is the application of the principles. Just like it is important for a runner to understand philosophically the principles of proper running, the philosophical understanding does not help if those principles are not put into place during running. Those who do not apply these principles are like the runner who understands proper…

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Food And Mood: Top Ten Natural Stress Relievers

By Nutrition, Physical HealthNo Comments

Guest Post By Andrea Moss, www.mosswellness.com 1) Hot water: Excellent for settling a stressed or queasy stomach, and for relaxing and cleansing the body by stimulating our intestines and helping move waste out of our body. A simple, magical remedy which works despite its simplicity. 2) Blueberries: These berries are jam-packed with antioxidants, high in fiber and vitamin C, which help your body through the strain of stress. Blueberries’ high amounts of fiber  can help relieve the stomach cramps and constipation that can occur in times of stress. Throw them into smoothies or on top of oatmeal, or eat them…

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What Doctors Can Learn From Cesar Millan

By Emotional/Mind Health, Medicine, Osteopathy, Physical HealthNo Comments

  Cesar Millan (a.k.a. The Dog Whisperer) is a person that I greatly admire and utterly respect for what he has accomplished and the value he has added not just to my life, but the life of many. The principles he teaches have helped me deal with not only my dog, but have taught me a lot about life in general. I recently watched a video where Cesar Millan spoke candidly about attempting suicide following the death of his beloved dog, Daddy, and learning his wife, Ilusion, was divorcing him. He reported that upon waking up in a psychiatric ward…

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Do You Suffer From Pain And/Or Tension? Osteopathy Can Help

By Osteopathy, Physical HealthNo Comments

If so, how is this affecting you from enjoying your daily life? How different would your life be if you could get rid of this pain and tension? If you are ready to get rid of your aches and pains naturally, then you have come to the right place! Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) could be right for you. It can be used to treat many problems including pain and tension, headaches, and more. Anyone can benefit from OMT because it works to maximize the health of the body. Visit the Yelp to read about experiences that others have had with osteopathy….

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Is Your Neck Pain Affecting Your Life?

By Osteopathy, Physical Health2 Comments

Do you carry stress in your shoulders? When you squeeze the fleshy area between your neck and your shoulder, do you find achy, “crunchy” knots? Do you get tension headaches, have tenderness at the base of your skull, neck, between your shoulder blades, and down to the middle of your back? Do you find yourself constantly searching for a corner to press up against or massaging your neck? If you answered ‘yes,’ you may be suffering from an extremely tight trapezius muscle. How often are people suffering with tension in their necks and shoulders trying to get at least temporary relief…

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Intermetatarsal Space Release Of The Foot

By Gait, Health, Osteopathy, Physical Health, Self-HelpNo Comments

The purpose of this article is to describe a simple exercise you can do to help maintain the health of your feet. Our shoes are narrower than our feet. (1) Shoes have an impact in the overall shape of our feet.(2) Because of this I have found that over time our feet are also narrower than they should be. Part of this is because some of the small muscles and the connective tissue in our feet become chronically contracted. As a result, this can cause muscles and joints in the legs, thighs, and low back to tighten. The narrowing of our…

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Osteopathic Approach To A Dysfunctional Iliacus Muscle

By Osteopathic Techniques, Osteopathy, Physical Health7 Comments

The iliacus muscle lies on the inside of the pelvic bones. Although it can be a big factor in low back pain, is seldom evaluated or treated. I have previously written that often times when we treat a dysfunctional psoas major, we assume that we are also treating a dysfunctional iliacus muscle. However, I rarely find that a treatment for psoas major truly does help resolve a dysfunctional iliacus. Although these two muscles share a tendon, they are two separate muscles with separate innervation. It has been my experience that to treat iliacus dysfunction requires a different approach than treating a…

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Natural Cure for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By Health, Nutrition, Physical Health2 Comments

Guest Post By Nicole Jardim, Founder Of The Healthy Elements You may have heard of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) but do you know that it is the leading cause of infertility in the United States. It is estimated to affect 1 out of every 10 women in their childbearing years – that is 10% of us ladies! Despite its prevalence though, there still remains an ongoing debate regarding its cause, and why it appears to be on the rise in Western societies. As has become the norm in the medical industry, a focus on cause and prevention has taken a…

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What Takes Place During A Colon Hydrotherapy Treatment? Your Questions, Answered!

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Guest Post By Joyce Rockwood, CCH Are you one of the many people who has heard about the benefits of colon hydrotherapy and even considered booking an appointment but shied away simply because you weren’t sure what takes place during the colonic treatment? I am here to explain the specifics to you so you can put your fears aside and start reaping the glorious benefits of the missing link in your health regimen – colon hydrotherapy! What Is A Colonic? Quite simply, a colonic, or colon hydrotherapy, is the use of purified water to rinse the colon of fecal and gaseous…

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