Tuesday, 26 May 2015
People dealing with excess weight would want to shed as many kilograms as possible and commit themselves to a heathy lifestyle. Some people may recommend strenuous exercise and changes in diet, but others might even attempt alternative strategies such as acupuncture. An article posted on the Dr. OZ Show website states that if utilised properly as a “multi-prong approach,” the well-known traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) procedure may work in tapping more energy conduits to burn off fat and reduce one’s weight.
Monday, 25 May 2015
Lower back pain is often ignored by many, even though minor muscle strains are sometimes symptoms of a more serious health condition. As the lower back is composed of sensitive nerves and soft tissues, any discomfort in the area can spread throughout the body and may escalate into further spasms that require emergency medical help. Besides conventional pain-relieving medications, osteopathy is also a popular choice among many patients as a treatment for lower back pain. In fact, it is preferred by those who seek natural methods in restoring overall health. The Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO) defines traditional osteopathy as, “A natural medicine which aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance.” With a hands-on approach known as palpation, an osteopath in Toronto detects and treats the different areas of the body causing the disruption or pain.
Sunday, 24 May 2015
From your workload in the office to trying to keep up with the lives of family and friends, there are many sources of stress in everyday life. Unfortunately, allowing stress to accumulate in your body can inhibit your ability to perform well in your workplace and in your personal life. If stress isn’t adequately addressed, fatigue can give way to a variety of medical conditions. The key here is to find ways to relieve yourself of stress—or any event that could trigger it—before the heavy feeling overcomes and takes its toll on you. One of the most effective ways to relieve stress is to go for Toronto massage therapy at a trusted health center like Sage Health and Wellness Clinic. Many scientific studies have shown that massage therapy is capable of easing both the physical and mental fatigue brought about by stress. Furthermore, the therapeutic effects of a good massage by a registered massage therapist (RMT) can improve exponentially if used as a way to help prevent stress.
Saturday, 23 May 2015
In Toronto, people have a massage to unwind after a long week of hard work or simply as a way to spend leisure time. Massages are more than just that, however, as they also have benefits for athletes such as runners. Aside from coaches, doctors and nutritionists, it’s not unusual for runners to have a professional Toronto massage therapist on their team. The main benefits of massage therapy for runners is that it reduces muscle pain and fatigue, improves blood circulation, reduces muscle soreness, shortens recovery time between workouts and promotes relaxation. The effects are cumulative, meaning that the benefits increase with each massage.
Friday, 22 May 2015
Although modern medicine continues to develop treatments, old procedures are slowly returning to prominence as more people begin to see their benefits to overall health. Despite having relatively few studies to assess alternative medicine, unorthodox procedures like acupuncture have treated many patients in Canada, in unique facilities distinct from common health centers.
Thursday, 21 May 2015
Osteopathy is manual medicine that is non-invasive and does not involve any drugs. It focuses on the overall health of the body by treating and strengthening the different joints and muscles as well as the spine. Its objective is to affect the body’s circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems in a positive manner. An osteopath in Toronto aims to balance all the systems in order to promote good health and wellbeing. The philosophy of osteopathy is that the body functions together in such a way that if one part is restricted, then the rest of the body would need to pick up the slack and do extra work. This situation may lead to pain, stiffness and inflammation, among other things. Osteopathy could help minimize pain and stress, and give the body greater mobility so it could heal itself. It is believed that the body is capable of healing itself and that no traditional medication is really needed.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Getting an invigorating massage therapy in Toronto and elsewhere unquestionably feels good. Specialists such as athletes and health professionals have long touted its effects, and for good reason: massage helps reduce pain, facilitate muscle recovery, ease inflammation, and reduce muscle tightness. Several studies even claim that massage therapy is also as potent as painkillers like ibuprofen or aspirin. But how? What goes on behind the scenes, and is there really some sort of “miracle” at work here? In fact, there’s no “miracle” here, only science. Several researchers believe they have pinpointed the exact inner workings of a massage, using a simple experiment: have a group of people exercise to the point of exhaustion, then facilitate massage therapy to a few select individuals and see how their muscles recover as opposed to those who didn’t receive a massage.
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Roughly a third of Canada’s labor force works during either night or rotating shifts, which are known to take their toll on people’s internal clocks. Humans simply aren’t used to work after daylight hours, even with years of experience. Statistics suggest, however, that the prevalence of night and rotating shift work will grow in the coming years. Fortunately, irregular shift workers can look forward to a tailored treatment plan with the release of the results of a six-month study by the University of British Columbia (UBC). Said results suggested that stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) can control inflammation resulting from stress and other adverse effects of irregular shift work.
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Alternative medicine has existed for hundreds of years and is still widely practiced until today. Research has repeatedly shown that alternative forms of treatment have produced positive effects when used to treat common nagging conditions such as back pain. Thus, alternative therapy may be a more fitting option for Toronto residents searching for natural and holistic solutions. Chronic back pain is not only very painful, but can also pose a great inconvenience in daily life. Taking painkillers might lead to long-term side effects, and surgery is only recommended for extreme cases; therefore, those afflicted should always keep their options open to other kinds of therapy. Alternative methods such as acupuncture in Toronto are safe and trusted complementary treatments which have been proven effective and beneficial.
Friday, 15 May 2015
The hands and arms are essential parts of the human body, as they’re necessary for performing complex tasks and carrying out daily functions that allow people to survive. Even the most basic actions necessitate the use of the hands. These appendages are crucial for activities as simple as writing and as complex as cooking or playing sports; it’s almost unimaginable to go through life without them. Most people wouldn’t be able to grasp the importance of their hands until they lose the ability to use them. One hand contains a stunning amount of more or less 29 major and minor bones, 29 major joints, approximately 35 muscles, and over 2500 nerve endings. Even a minor injury could lead to a lot of damage and can cause a person to suffer great pain.
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Sprains, torn tendons or ligaments, pulled muscles, and overused tissues – these frequently occur in any sport. Combat or contact sports like mixed martial arts, hockey, and football where you will be hitting or running into other players and non-contact sports like running that require you to move fast or flexibly all put you at risk for common sports injuries. Although they are relatively minor compared to the worst injuries you can get in agile sports, you would still need proper medical treatment and rehabilitation before you can train, play, or compete again.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
It’s springtime in Toronto, but there are some things from the fall and winter seasons that could still be haunting you till now. If you were raking and bagging endless piles of leaves during fall or shovelling snow during winter, you might have strained your back or slipped and suffered injuries. The recent frigid months, in particular, have shed mountains of snow, and for Torontonians, the local snow removal programs have not been too efficient. Even seniors who rely on those programs were sometimes forced to wait days beyond the city by-law which says snow on sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours.