osteoporosis

The Anatomy of a Smoker’s Body

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While taking my mom to hospital for her checkup, I came across a very interesting poster on the Anatomy of a Smoker’s Body. It lists and show graphically all the health problems that could arise from smoking: You can click on the picture to enlarge it: 1. Hair loss 2. Cancer of nose 3. Teeth [...]

Knock knees, bow legs and back pain due to structural and muscle imbalance

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As mentioned in my previous article, massage by traditional Thai healers (not your usual over-the-counter masseur) is effective to overcome structural imbalances that bring about conditions like knock knees, bow legs, knee pain and back pain. Such massage sessions are usually very painful as the healer worked to clear blocked channels. Still, professional therapists who [...]

Knee pain- to go for knee surgery or not?

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Someone I know, who is obese had been suffering from knee pain lately. Usually she does not move around much and is quite sedentary. When she saw the specialist, she was told that her cartilage had dried out because there was no more synovial fluid. The suggested option was knee replacement surgery to be done [...]

Creaking Knee and Clearing the Meridian Blockages

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In traditional Chinese physicians generally believe that conditions such as osteoporosis, bad circulation, joint pains and creaking body parts are caused by chi or element imbalance. Chi flows to an invisible meridian channels. If a certain area is blocked- due to injury, lack of exercise, overuse or under-use of the body part, food intake (yin or [...]