Category Archives: Pain relief

Information about alternative treatments for musculoskeletal pain, possible cause of pain, and when you need to see a doctor.

How often should you get massage?

Until recently, your massage therapist relied upon her or his experience to give you guidance. I’ve usually been reluctant to recommend that clients with come more than once a week, no matter what their issue, partly because of the expense, … Continue reading

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Massage for headaches originating in the neck

Many headaches, especially those which are one-sided, are caused by neck tension or problems with the cervical spine. The technical term for this is a cervicogenic headache. The pain is actually referred from the neck to the head. They are … Continue reading

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The joy of an open access article

Most of you are probably not science nerds like me, but I was searching on google scholar for research articles on acupuncture published in 2013 or later and found one immediately on  PLOS| One, which is an open access journal. … Continue reading

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Try Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

A recent meta analysis of research studies on acupuncture published in the journal Spine found that acupuncture may help with nonspecific chronic low back pain [2013, 38(24):2124-2138] (here’s the abstract). Although the wording in the conclusion sounds skeptical, in fact, … Continue reading

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Why sitting is so bad for your back and what to do about it

In today’s world, many people sit all day, often at a computer. This can be awful for your back. I just found this fabulous blog at Healing Yew about why, with tips for preventing back pain when you have to … Continue reading

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Hard work and miracles

This past week, I did a one hour private session with Dr. Vance Bonner, and I have to tell you that it was amazing. I’ve had the great good fortune of studying with Dr. Bonner, the inventor of Structural Reprogramming, … Continue reading

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Caring for sore feet

Do your feet sometimes ache or even hurt? Mine do.  I’m on them a lot of hours every day, due to work, and also because I don’t really like sitting down. There’s nothing worse than standing around on achy feet. … Continue reading

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