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When nature bites

September 29, 2013

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by Dannette Hunnel, HMA —  This summer and fall, many hikers, campers, joggers and even swimmers will encounter some sort of bite or sting. A simple, lightweight homeopathic kit can, in most cases, alleviate the discomfort and swelling associated with these little annoyances. Homeopathic remedies are portable, effective, inexpensive and readily available. The following list […]

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The power of balance — Rolfing®

September 24, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  There is no escaping that we live in a gravitational field. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., understood that poor postural alignment was the major cause of gravitational stress in the body. She believed gravity could promote balance and ease stress if a person’s body was in proper relationship with it. Over 50 […]

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Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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Neural prolotherapy

August 26, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Neural prolotherapy is a new, exciting breakthrough in the treatment of pain, developed by John Lyftgoft, M.D., a New Zealand physician. Neural prolotherapy combines the treatment principles of both neural therapy and prolotherapy. As in neural therapy, shallow, subcutaneous injections are made along the path of superficial nerves and, […]

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Steroid vs. regenerative medicine injections

June 13, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Standard of care is defined as the appropriate medical treatment based on scientific evidence and collaboration between the medical professionals involved in the treatment of a given condition. For the treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions, steroid injections, such as cortisone injections, are considered the standard of care by many […]

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Fibromyalgia, fibrin and proteolytic enzymes

May 26, 2013

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by Betsy Timmerman —  It has long been known that people with chronic muscle pain or fibromyalgia have more fibrin in their tissues and blood. This fibrin, while initially helpful in the early stages of healing after an injury, can become problematic if the body does not clear itself of the agent after it has […]

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The role of herbs throughout time

April 22, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Herbs have played a huge role in healing throughout the centuries, and one of the major contributors has been Egyptian medicine, which has provided some of the oldest documented remedies. From the 33rd century B.C. until the Persian invasion in 525 B.C., Egyptian medical practices were highly advanced for the […]

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Our body’s shock absorbers

April 12, 2013

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by Roxann Christensen —  How are your ankles doing today? If you do not know, try these tests: Put your hand on a counter for balance. Bend your right knee, lifting your right foot off the ground. Now wiggle your leg back and forth. Does your foot wiggle independently from your leg? It should. It […]

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Replacement medicine vs. regenerative medicine

March 24, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Far too often, I hear from a patient that he or she was never told that there was an alternative — such as regenerative medicine — to surgery and joint replacement. It is particularly sad when a patient has had replacement medicine and is still in pain. This article […]

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The straw that broke the camel’s back — Principles of manual therapy

March 1, 2013

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by Tony Liker —  Many people experience back and/or neck pain. The apparent causes vary widely — sports injuries, automobile accidents, falls, lifting, bending, etc. Yet, each person has his or her own unique history of injury, trauma and stress underlying the apparent cause. Each time the body sustains a stress or injury, tension may […]

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Using ozone for healing

February 19, 2013

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Either by firsthand experience or through the grapevine, you may be familiar with Prolozone, a remarkable, natural treatment that can permanently treat most joint pain and degenerative joint disease. If you have done any research on Prolozone, the name Frank Shallenberger, M.D., may sound familiar. He pioneered the treatment and […]

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Prolotherapy and joint hypermobility

February 17, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Hypermobile joints are sometimes referred to as loose joints, and those who have them are labeled “double jointed.” Hypermobility of a joint can be entertaining when we see nimble performers at Cirque Du Soleil contort their bodies in strange and awkward ways. However, for some individuals, hypermobility is a […]

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Rolfing changes lives

January 19, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk — When you experience chronic pain (from an accident, overuse, poor posture, etc.), you may elect  to take, or be advised to take, painkillers. The painkillers probably have some side effects, such as drowsiness or stomach upset. Because you no longer feel the pain as sharply, you may go back to work […]

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