Friday, 25 December 2015
If you are looking for an acupuncturist to help treat a health problem, it is important to be careful and thorough in your search. Here are five tips to help you find the right acupuncturist for you: If you need names of acupuncturists in your area, ask for recommendations Personal recommendations from friends and family can help you find a good acupuncturist but it is not always easy to determine whether the acupuncturist who treated your friend or relative will be right for you.
Thursday, 24 December 2015
If you have decided to visit an osteopath in Toronto, you may be wondering what to expect during your first consultation. Before booking your first appointment, you should check that they are registered with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO). You can do this by checking the register on the OAO's website, www.osteopathyontario.org. Once you are satisfied that your osteopath is registered, you can schedule your first consultation. Your First Consultation Typically, osteopathy is a patient-centred form of healthcare. This means that it focuses on your body as a whole. During your first consultation, your osteopath will spend some time listening to your complaint and asking you questions about your health and lifestyle. The information you provide will be recorded in your case notes.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Myofascial pain syndrome is a painful condition that affects the muscles and fascia, the sheath of tissue that surrounds the muscles. Myofascial pain syndrome differs from other types of pain conditions in that the pain originates in trigger points, sensitive points in the muscles that trigger sensations of pain when touched. Trigger points can be latent or active. A latent trigger point does not cause constant pain, but is tender when touched and can be activated through muscle use. An active trigger point causes constant pain and can prevent normal muscle functioning, leading to decreased range of motion and weakness.
Monday, 21 December 2015
It is a well-known fact that life in big cities can be stressful. As the number of people who live in urban areas continues to grow, urban stress is quickly becoming one of the chief complaints of many city dwellers. Depression, anxiety, mood swings, and fatigue are some of the most common effects of a stressful lifestyle. However, one does not need to be particularly busy to experience these negative effects, as routine tasks like driving to and from work, commuting on public transport, and coping with noise and pollution are common sources of stress. In large cities like Toronto, the daily routine can take its toll on both your psychological and your physical health. Researchers have found out that city residents are more likely to suffer from headaches, digestive problems, high blood pressure, and aches in muscles and joints.