Study on Loved Ones Finds Connection Holdings hands with a loved one reduces physical pain, report researchers at the University of Colorado and University of Haifa that studied the brainwaves of 22 heterosexual couples between ages 23 and 32. When in each other’s presence, the couples’
Circulation Nation now has a massage therapist that offers a unique therapeutic massage, customized to each client, for the release of chronic pain-causing patterns and tension of over-used and strained muscles. Sarah Woods, LMT, uses neuromuscular and deep tissue
Flavorful Ways to Lower Disease Risk by Judith Fertig Any time our bodies sense an “invader”—a microbe, virus, plant pollen or unwelcome chemical—they go into high alert, producing white blood cells to fight it off. Once the danger has been thwarted, normal functioning returns. If we continue to expose ourselves to these threats, then the high-alert process, known as inflammation, becomes chronic. This disturbance of natural equilibrium can lead to cancer,
Natural Ways to Reduce Pain by Kathleen Barnes Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, with annual treatment costs reaching $635 billion, according to the Institute of Medicine. Worse, opiate-derived pain medications, conventional medicine’s go-to treatment for chronic pain, are addictive and deadly. The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder involving prescription
Increases Cognitive Function and Reduces Fatigue Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity increases cognitive function and reduces fatigue in breast cancer survivors, concludes a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne study. The 299 participants that had undergone chemotherapy an average
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry is proud to announce that they have added the Solea dental laser to their practice. Celia Bridges, the Office Manager, explains, “The Solea laser takes the drill, the needle, the noise and the pain out of dental visits. It is great for adults and is especially great
by Roberta Bolduc The Upstate is home to a growing number of natural health practitioners and holistic industries that reflect the current tide of renewed interest in the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Food Food has been called the “magic bullet” in dissipating chronic ailments and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Harriet Belue, co-owner of Belue Farms Natural Market in Boiling Springs, says she was “saved by food”.
Yoga Poses to Stay Pain-Free Gardening is good for body and soul, but long hours and repetitive movements can negatively impact even the fittest body. While stiffness and pain patterns might manifest in the lower back, shoulders, legs and hands, performing a few yoga poses can lessen pain, increase flexibility, boost stamina and prevent injury.
Natural Awakenings Upstate congratulates Sports Spine & Industrial, otherwise known as SSI Physical Therapy, on its 2017 Facility of the Year award presented by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. SSI is a female-owned private practice that was also named South Carolina’s Small Business of the Year in 2007 by the Small Business Association.
Omega-3s Reduce Symptoms Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis,in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints,