Posture

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 [...]

Sandals for those with painful cracked heels

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When you have cracked heels, it indicates a postural imbalance that you are leaning more weight on the heels. I also have this issue and have been told to avoid wearing heels or footwear which raised the heels higher. When you have heels that easily cracked coupled with lower back and/or knee pain, try scouting [...]

What can help knocked-knees more than surgery…. lifestyle adaptations

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My mom had worked at the Orthopedic section where she had seen patients coming in for knock-knee (genu valgum) correction surgery. She would advise against having the surgery unless really necessary. Because she had noted that after the surgery, it seemed to give the patient more problem than before. For one, I have knocked-knees all my life.  My knees turned inward when [...]

How to reduce pain due to bow legged in older adults

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Being bow legged can cause knee pain and as one gets older, the pain affects a person’s mobility. The condition can be heritary or result from posture or muscle weakness. Take a look at the photos below: The old lady on the photo above had bow legs. As she pushed the trolley (which she also [...]

Curing humped/ hunched back with martial arts

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This was published in the book “The Mystery of Longevity” written by Dr Liu Zhengcai. In the book, he had documentend lifestyle practices by centenarians in China. Imagine there was no gym or any modern facilities in China or anywhere else about 100 years ago. And yet, people still lived long and healthy lives. In particular, [...]

Relief stiff back, pain in kidney and creaking neck

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Do you suffer from stiff or painful back with pain in kidney when you get up every morning? I’ve writen an article on pain in the kidney area from my personal experience. For you, if you suffer from pains in the kidney, please do yourself a favor and get test- at least blood and urine tests [...]

Children with bow leg and Leg Perthes that grow up to be normal

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From the book, “Your Body Believes Every Word You Say”, written by Barbara Hoberman Levine, she wrote two examples on the effect of words spoken by adults on children: “When I was a little girl, I was severely bow-legged and walked pigeon-toed. My aunt told me, “It hurts me to see that your leg isn’t [...]

The hunching back and the hopelessness of life

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A professor that I once took a course in during university had a hunched back and drooping head. When he conducted his lectures, he never looked at us- he always looked down and had conversations with the slides that were displayed on the projector. Even when he walked, his head drooped downwards and his gaze [...]

Lower back problems and lack of support in life

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The lower back acts as a support that holds our body together. Inactive lifestyle, being overweight, past injuries and sitting positions have been identified as the main causes of lower back problem. The recommended prescription: Exercise, more stretching, develop a strong core, sleeping on a better bed, and note ergonomic aspects when you are working. [...]