4Apr, 2018

Acupressure for Seasonal Allergies

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Acupressure Acupressure is an effective way to stimulate acupuncture points at home. Although not as effective as acupuncture you can still help treat symptoms and get some relief. How to Use Acupressure You can sustain deep firm pressure, massage the area or tap the area to stimulate the acupuncture point There is no limit to the number of times a day that you stimulate a point. You can massage these points on yourself or have someone help you massage these points. 1. Large Intestine 4 This point should can induce […]
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28Mar, 2018

Acupuncture for Allergies

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Spring is quickly approaching. For some, it’s time for longer, warmer days and fresh flowers. For others, it’s brings on sinus headaches, runny nose and itchy eyes! Acupuncture offers tools for both preventing spring allergy symptoms and getting rid of them. It is best to come before your allergies really kick in but we can still help if you are already suffering with allergy symptoms. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient art of therapy that originated in China 5,000 years ago where a doctor places fine, sterile needles at […]
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1Nov, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Planks

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What is a Plank? A plank is an awesome core strengthening exercise but also engages big muscle groups simultaneously. Making it a go-to as one of my favorite exercises. Benefits of Planks Tighten your tummy Planking helps build your deep inner core muscle. As your abdominal muscles become stronger your mid section will tighten. Improve your posture and balance To do a plank correctly you must engage your abs to stay upright. If you do planks regularly, you’ll find you’re able to sit or stand up straighter with ease. Doing variations […]
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2Nov, 2016

Stretching for Runners

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Stretching: everything you need to know Before running, your body is not warm enough for static stretching. Dynamic stretching will help warm you up and get your body ready for a run Best dynamic stretches for running (do each for about 1 minute) Cat camel, especially if you sit at a desk all day to transition your body away for desk work Walking lunge or warrior lunge (out and back on the same leg) to promote hip  and ankle mobility Lateral/Side lunge to active glutes and inner leg muscles Front […]
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13Jul, 2016

Tips for Staying Pain Free While Traveling!

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Summer means travel. And, most likely, that mean spending uncomfortable hours in a car or on a plane, which can trigger back, joint and muscle pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid the aches and pains of travel this summer. 1. You may want to visit a chiropractor before your trip. Getting an adjustment before your trip could save you from aches and pains while on vacation. 2. Warm up and stretch before you get into the car or board the airplane. It sounds silly but stretching can […]
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11Apr, 2016

Neck Stretch

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Who should do this stretch? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain People who get frequent headaches How to do this stretch: It’s simple! Just place your hand on top of you head and let the weight of your hand pull your neck to the side and front. There is no need to yank or try to pop it. For an extra stretch, reach the opposite hand toward the […]
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6Apr, 2016

Open Book

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Who should do this twisting stretch? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this twisting stretch: Begin laying on your side with your pelvis facing straight and your arms in front of you. Your bottom leg should be straight and you can prop your bent top leg on a pillow or foam roller for comfort. Place your palms together then reach past your fingertips and into […]
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5Apr, 2016

Wall Angels

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Who should do this upper back exercise? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this upper back exercise: Start with your feet 6 inches from the wall, knees can be bent. Lean your back against the wall so your whole spine and head are touching the wall. Reach your arms up like you are making a goal post shape and place your arms and back of […]
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15Feb, 2016

Best Upper Back Stretch for Posture

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Who should do this upper back stretch? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this upper back stretch: You will need an exercise ball or surface about as high as a chair or couch for this upper back stretch. Begin on your knees with your buttock sitting back on your heels.  Place your hands on the ball or couch and bend your torso toward your thighs. […]
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8Feb, 2016

Low Back Pain Exercises Everyone Should be Doing

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Low back pain affects at least 80% of people at some point in their lives. It is considered a leading cause of disability by the World Health Organization. It is usually recurrent and the cause can be difficult to diagnose. WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOUR LOW BACK PAIN? These stretches are safe for everyone. If you have low back pain or want to prevent yourself from getting low back pain, you can start with some simple exercises and stretches that work on the muscles associated with keeping your pelvis […]
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