Can pain be caused by our brains/mind rather than is due to physical factors such as muscle overuse, injuries or wrong posture? No, I am not saying that the pain is imaginary but could our brain switch up the functions of our body that result in real pain? Recently I have discovered to my amazement [...]
This story is shared to me first hand by a friend of mine not long ago. When I know him, he was already a very responsible, honest and relatively successful in both his career and his life. He shared with me that prior to this, he was not the person he used to be. It came to a stage where he hit rock bottom and was broke, jobless and saddled with young kids to feed. He was also very depressed. One day he met a successful man who gave him advice that changed his life.
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 felt as they were made from lead. It was then that I fully understood the predicament of old ladies and know how they felt when their knees had no energy when getting up. Usually when an elderly person has such a condition, knee replacement surgery is often recommended.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I have purchased a mini portable exercise pedal which comes with the bare essentials of an exercise bike- with only the bicycle pedals and adjustable nobs to change the resistance. The equipment is very portable- you can just take it up and carry from place to place…put it under your desk or while reading a [...]
The following is based on an inspiring account, being circulated in Facebook. A person by the name Chuah Chong Yi, had suffered a back injury in 2001 during rock climbing where he fell 2m flat on his back. In 2009, his left knee developed neurological spasm which would wake him up. He saw a video in Mandarin that was [...]
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 [...]
Of course, being physically active is better than being sedentary and not moving. Ladies, especially those who consider themselves active because: they go to the market every morning they spend the entire day cleaning up the home and doing housework they pick up after their hyperactive young kids Is there a need for structural workout if [...]
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 [...]
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.