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Sciatica and Herniated Disc Best Resolved By Cox Flexion Distraction

The secret to resolving sciatica and back pain or neck pain due to herniated disc is the chiropractic technique called Cox Flexion Distraction. It is a very effective, safe, gentle, non-force, and non-surgical procedure. Because it is a lot less known and chiropractors who use this technic are not many in most regions in the United States, it might as well be known as the best kept secret in resolving herniated discs and sciatica. Many consider surgery and physical therapy more often than chiropractic treatments for herniated disc and pain management and/or physical therapy for sciatica. Among different chiropractic technics, the Cox Flexion Distraction is superior in healing herniated discs and sciatica.   What is Cox Flexion Distraction? Cox Flexion Distraction, which is also known as Cox Technic, involves the use of a specially designed chiropractic table. Typically, the patient...

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Hypothyroidism

  Functions of the Thyroid The thyroid is a small ductless gland weighing less than one ounce, located in the neck along the trachea or windpipe. The thyroid is the only place where iodine can be absorbed into the body.   Iodine comes from the different foods we eat and is necessary in small quantities to make thyroid hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).  These hormones are then circulated throughout the body where they control metabolism in every cell.  Metabolism is the body’s conversion of oxygen from the air we breathe and calories from the food we eat to energy.   What is Hypothyroidism? “Hypo” means too little or under normal, and “thyroidism” is the disease of the thyroid. Therefore, “hypothyroidism” is the disease of too little thyroid activity or decreased thyroid activity. Hypothyroidism is the result of too little thyroid hormone....

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Chiropractic Helps Ease Painful Menstrual Cycles

  During menstruation, women suffer from painful menstrual cycles and also have uterine pain while and after menstruation. These cramps are also called dysmenorrhea. This word is derived from the Greek words “dys”, “meno” and “rrhea”. Menstruation is marked by a sharp pain along with nausea, headache, digestive problems and lower back pain.     Side Effects of Prescription Medications for Dysmenorrhea At times, women are prescribed birth control formulations which are made especially for those who have very painful menstrual cycles. Although there has been no concrete proof of link between breast cancer and oral contraceptives but it does lead to other problems like blood clots in the legs, brain, heart and lungs, heart attack and immune system suppression. Usually, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are used to fight the pain that is caused by cramps. Although medicines...

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Self-Care: It’s Good for Your Health

Does this sound familiar: you make time to take care of everyone else but you “don’t have time” to do something nice for yourself? Occasionally you might manage to eat a balanced meal or workout. Guess what: self-care is as important to your health as nutrition and exercise. Since being healthy means functioning at your best in all areas of life, it’s important to do things to improve mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being in addition to physical wellness. One way to do this is to choose activities that help you manage stress and feel balanced. Practicing self-care accomplishes this and more. Consciously tending to your personal needs creates wholeness, the essence of health. Being healthy means more than flat abs and normal cholesterol levels. It also includes healthy thoughts, uplifting emotions, and a supportive life philosophy. Nourishing social...

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Chiropractic Benefits Pregnant Women And Helps Children

  Spinal Manipulations With Chiropractic Have Benefits For Pregnant Women And Helps Children   A lot of people are unaware of the fact that chiropractic adjustments are extremely beneficial to women during their   pregnancy and beneficial for babies and children. It is quite common for faster and more comfortable deliveries among the women who receive spinal manipulations throughout their pregnancy. Pregnant women are much more predisposed to back pain than non-pregnant women, primarily due to the extra weight and spinal pressure placed by the growing fetus. For each stage of the pregnancy, the table and adjusting techniques are modified to suit the patient. The stabilization and reduction of the vertebral subluxation complex can be related to the many uncomfortable symptoms that are associated with labor and pregnancy. An important element in creating the healthiest foundation possible for developing...

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Anorexia nervosa, Eating Disorder

  What is Anorexia?   Anorexia is an eating disorder with an obsession with weight loss, refusing to eat, and where starvation affects the personality. It is also associated with bulimia.  Anorexia is more common for teenaged girls in developed countries.   For bulimia and anorexia, the main causes are understood to be a fear of becoming overweight, an obsession with body fat, and a fixation with perfection. An anorexic may see themselves as fat, obsessed with death and exercise. Recent studies suggest that a zinc deficiency plays a role in the perpetuation of bulimia and anorexia.   Complications of Anorexia nutritional deficiencies, especially zinc food allergies imbalances of amino acid   Symptoms of Anorexia wasting of the body, especially muscle tissue menstruation stops, sexual development stops yellow, dry skin dull hair low blood pressure low weight anemia sensitivity and pain to...

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