knee pain

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 [...]

Why caffeine is bad for our body

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Most of us cannot function without our daily dose of coffee. We may have a vague suspicion that the daily fix may ran havoc to our health- and our instincts are right. If you suffer from the following symptoms and is an active coffee/ tea drinker, perhaps you may want to go about to gradually [...]

Relieving pains, stiffness and nightmares with a simple home remedy

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The following remedy is almost free- easy to do and quite effective- it helps to relieve muscle aches, neck and shoulder stiffness/aches, back pain/discomfort. It is known as guasa- and it is practiced during the olden days, passed down from ancient Chinese practice. My grandaunt, who lived to be over 90 and was relatively healthy [...]

Knee Pain & Feelings of Lack of Support in Life

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Factors such as gait, being overweight, aging, wear and tear, past injuries, inactive, wearing the wrong footwear/ high heels are obvious reasons for knee pain. When you go to a doctor with a knee pain complaint, he/she will commonly examine these symptoms. These are physical and lifestyle symptoms related to getting knee pain. But can [...]

Tui Na and Bamboo stick beating to clear pain in Singapore

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Update: It is with deep regret to announce that Uncle San has already retired after in this profession for decades. A friend who previously visited Uncle San due to his mother’s leg is very painful is finding wet acupping (bekam) to be very helpful. I myself have tried it and you may read about my [...]

Exercising and Knee Pain

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The following advise was given by an experienced personnel called Ben who have been working for many years in a store specialising in sales of fitness and rehabitation items. I feel it’s worth the while to include it here as this person was kind enough to offer me this advise free of charge even though [...]

Knee beating with bamboo stick to clear blockages and reduce pain

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When I was down in Singapore, I had the chance to witness ….and being on the receiving end of a beating by a Chinese traditional healer using fine bamboo strips. Before the beating is done, the healer who first press on a few acupressure points to determine the cause of the problem. He would then [...]