Pain or Injuries

Simple tools for pain management and self massage

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In Thailand, when you visit the marketplace, small stalls at shopping complex or street bazaars, you would be able to see many stores selling simple massage items.  These items are inexpensive and can be used as a quick relief for muscle aches and discomfort. The items are (kindly refer to the pictures for the diagram): [...]

Incorporating complimentary treatment like acupuncture in hospitals

Hospital incorporating traditional Chinese medicine

In the past when I was working in corporate, being sedentary, work stress and spending hours sitting in front of a computer caused me a number of pain and discomfort. I’ve had severe shoulder pains that caused pain even with the slight turning of my head. As well as severe lower back pain- I always [...]

Alternative treatment for vertigo or dizziness

everything is spinning. unexplained vertigo/dizziness

Last week I woke up one day feeling a little out of balance. By noon, as a got up from my sofa after speaking to someone on the phone, I felt suddenly very dizzy. The entire room was spinning. It was a horrible feeling. I took a few deep breaths to steady myself and slowly [...]

Rebounder and other treatment to relieve PMS/menstrual pain

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Menstrual pain can be terrible and unbearable for a woman to go through. For me, wrong food choices and lack of exercise prior to my menstrual cycle would result in quite uncomfortable episodes of pain during that time of the month. A few friends I know suffered from severe cramps that they would usually go [...]

Can acupuncture cure bow legs or knocked knees?

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A person I know have both the condition of bow legs AND knocked knees. My mom herself have bow legs and I have knocked knees. Acupuncture is definitely going to help in pain management for both bow legs and knocked knees. But the treatment alone would not be able to correct the postural imbalance. If [...]

Pain management in elderly from falls- acupuncture is very effective

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With falls, the older person or elderly could experience moderate to severe pain that eventually ends up limiting the mobility. Eventually it would get too painful to move or walk and thus the person would avoid movement and walking. This would cause muscle dystrophy and stiffness. Gradually, the person would eventually require a walker, then a [...]

Knee pain when getting up from sitting

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Since the last few months, I have been suffering from progressively stiff and painful knees. It can to such an extend that when I attempted to get up, especially after sitting on the floor, my knees were painful and stiff. I had to hold on to something to help boost me up as my legs [...]

Castor Oil for Knee and Joint Pain

Castor Oil (Minyak jerai)

A few friends of my mom constantly suffered from chronic conditions such as arthritis, knee and back pain. A particular lady have had very severe back injury as well as very bad knee pain that has greatly impacted her mobility. She has tried various remedies under the book as well as been to many alternative [...]

Diseases You Can Battle with Fitness- Part 1

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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 [...]

Kidney pain that went off with the extraction of a problem tooth

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Personally, I’ve been suffering from pain around my kidney area for a few years. It was worst during the days that I take lots of gourmet coffee like lattes and lead a highly stressed life. With stress reduction, the pain is there but lesser because I still could not give up coffee. The dull ache [...]