Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Different Approaches of Acupuncture and How They Resolve Illnesses

Acupuncture is a treatment based on the belief that a type of energy, known as the qi, runs through energy pathways, referred to as meridians, which correspond to particular organs or group of organs in the body. Acupuncturists, such as those at Sage Health and Wellness Clinic Inc. in Toronto, believe that an imbalance of qi in these meridians causes illnesses or health conditions. To restore balance to the qi, acupuncturists insert needles at specific points along the meridians, which are called the acupuncture points. The needles used are exceptionally fine and the process of inserting them is almost painless. Acupuncture needles are very different from hypodermic needles and the majority of people who are frightened of hypodermic needles find that they can tolerate acupuncture needles.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

On Osteopathy and Alternative Therapies: What Can They Do for You?

Osteopathy works on the principle that good health is achieved and maintained when the bones, muscles, ligaments, and other connective tissues work in harmony. To achieve this end, an osteopath uses massage and stretching therapies so that the body can work to heal itself. Osteopaths don't use drugs or surgery on their patients, but use their hands to practice their craft. Osteopathy is becoming increasingly popular in the developed world as a complement and alternative to more conventional therapies. As more and more people spend days hunched over computers or engaging in active sports—with many reporting lower back, shoulder, and neck pains, as well as sports injuries and other aches—the demand for osteopathy increases.

Friday, 10 July 2015

How Massage Therapy Can Help Alleviate Discomfort during Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings countless changes to the body, some of which are more painful than pleasurable. Back pain, leg cramps, nausea, headaches and swollen feet are all common during pregnancy. However, many women in Toronto choose to ease some of the discomfort associated with pregnancy with prenatal massage therapy. The benefits of massage therapy have been known for centuries, but the benefits for pregnant women are a relatively new discovery. Only a handful of small studies have explored the benefits of massage in pregnancy. A study conducted by the University of Miami’s School of Medicine, however, revealed that massage therapy might have multiple positive effects, including reduced anxiety, decreased leg and back pain, improved sleep, and decreased levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

How Massage Therapy Can Help Relieve Acute and Chronic Pain Symptoms

Several scientific studies have proven the powerful healing effects of touch and the vital role that massage therapy can play in the relief and management of pain. After all, massage therapists focus not only on the site of the pain but also take a holistic approach by taking into account the entire body and its relationships to soft tissue. This whole-body approach is extremely helpful in managing the various manifestations of both acute and chronic pain. Massage therapy can be especially effective in relieving the pain caused by occupational and sports injuries, and it also alleviates the aches and pains of pregnancy. In fact, the medical community in Toronto is increasingly using massage as a viable method of treating patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities like Sage Health and Wellness Clinic, Inc.