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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. [...]

Acu cupping therapy to relieve lower back pain

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A friend of mine recently went for Acu cupping  treatment, a traditional Chinese treatment whereby certain meridian points and energy gateway of the body are activated.  Usually, it is believe that the dampness and wind are trapped in certain part of your body, blocking good chi and energy flow- and also bring about pain, especially [...]

More exercises to relieve stiff shoulders and lower back

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This is continuation from a previous published post on How to Overcome Shoulder & Lower Back Soreness When Travelling . 4.  Shoulder stretch– very good to relief tension in the shoulders and back area. I always do this exercise. (click HERE to view the picture from another site) It gets more effective when done with a [...]

How to Overcome Shoulder & Lower Back Soreness When Travelling

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Lower back pain/ soreness is quite common during travelling especially if the traveller does a lot of walking, carting their heavy backpacks with them. It brings a lot of discomfort as the muscle soreness prevents a good night’s sleep, decrease enjoyment and may slow down the travel. Most of the time, travellers who want a [...]

Hot Water Bottle for Cold Limbs

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There is a simple home remedy that I have recently tried and find to be very useful in relieving ‘cold’ or numb limbs. My healer friend had spoken to me about this method but I’ve never had time to try it out. Then, the days prior to Chinese New Year, I was so busy cleaning [...]