Archive for January, 2015
Acupuncture is a complete medical system in and of itself. Often in the west it is common for people to use acupuncture for pain, arthritis and most recently fertility issues, with notable success, . However many people don’t realize the relief and positive effects acupuncture can bring for everyday conditions. Headaches, migraines, bloating, low back pain, tight neck & shoulders, allergies, stress, digestive problems, depression, menstrual cramps and even quitting smoking are a few conditions acupuncture can successfully treat. In fact the WHO (World Health Organization) approves acupuncture as an effective Traditional Medicine (TM). Their recent clinical trails provided supportive evidence treating many of the conditions mentioned above, some with even just a few acupuncture treatments.
Stretching is recommended for everyone, regardless of age or flexibility. By stretching you will: •Reduce muscle tension •Improve coordination and body awareness •Increase flexibility and range of motion •Reduce the risk of strain from unexpected over-stretch •Improve circulation •Prepare for other physical activities Important Points to Remember: •Attempt to integrate stretching into your daily routine. •Always warm up first. •Do not hold your breath while stretching. Each stretch can be held for 4-8 deep breaths. •Do not strain. The stretch should always be comfortable. •Return to neutral slowly. •Never change position quickly after a stretch is completed, or muscle spasm may occur. •An average stretch routine should require approximately 15 minutes.