Trigger thumb is a very uncomfortable and often painful condition where one experiences pain and a locked feeling of unable to move the thumb. It is getting more and more common for those who use their Smartphones or gamers. A friend of mine who does a lot of cooking for many people (which involves hours [...]
Early this year, I started developing rapid onset of rheumatoid arthritis. The pain started on 2 of joints in my right hand before spreading to my left hand. When it started to spread to my toes, it really got my attention. I started researching into emotional factors and managed to identify the emotional triggers that caused my own immune system attacking the joints on my hands.
It would probably not come as a surprise that if you have rheumatoid arthritis, some of your favourite food may be part of the triggers for your inflammation and joint pain. It is tough but is necessary for you to give up food that would harm you. If you speak to a doctor who is practicing conventional medicine, the doctor would tell you that you can eat anything but perhaps you may need to avoid seafood and duck meat. Things like eggs and poultry are not in the list but in traditional Chinese medicine, these are food known to trigger inflammation.
Through MSN, I’ve discovered an interesting site parade.com A slide that they’ve featured caught my eye because I believe it provides valuable information: 4 Diseases You Can Fight with Fitness by Michael O’Shea. 1. Heart Disease The article mentioned that regular exercise lowers blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. Heart attack can really be a silent [...]
I went for wet acu cupping, also known in Malay as berkam or bekam treatment (in Arabic it is known as Hijama) to treat my persistent neck, back and lower back pain. It has been quite an experience and I wanted to share with you the benefits of this alternative treatment. When I first looked up- initially [...]
High uric acid, which in the past used to affect older people is now beginning to affect the younger generation. A few of my friends in their thirties came back with blood test results with high uric acid. High uric acid sometimes do not have clear symptoms- when we feel our legs have not much [...]
Have you ever experienced this- you suffer the pain at one place and try to self medicate it. The pain reduces or may even be relieved- but the joy becomes shortlived- and you find another part of your body experiencing the discomfort. Let me share my experience. I’ve been having lower back pain for a [...]
This is a simple remedy that works and do you NOT require expensive equipments. I have writen earlier on a lady who uses a hair dryer to relief her arthritic pain in her joints. Whenever you feel that your joints are feeling cold, numb, tired or in pain, a hot water bottle offers a good [...]
Update in August 2017– View the updated location of cane exercise classes in Penang. Update 1 May 2014- Cane exercise venue has changed from Mengkuang Dam to Robina Park. Robina Park is after the RMAF at Teluk Air Tawar ( Butterworth ). Is by sea side & the exercises are conducted under the trees. Even [...]
Below is a forwarded article containing case studies of how acidic blood causes various conditions such as tiredness, bulging lower stomach, breathless and cancer among other conditions. Acidic blood is contributed by diet, stress levels and sleeping patterns. I have just received the article below via email from my friend- it contains Mandarin translation. There [...]
Nice people who cannot say no and set proper boundaries end up developing cancer or an auto immune disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Yes it real unfair and it sucks. But it could be our body's way of telling us to stop putting the needs of others ahead of our own, stop neglecting ourselves and set appropriate boundaries in life.