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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...

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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....

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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...

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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....

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Bulimia nervosa, Eating Disorder

What is Bulimia? Bulimia is an eating disorder with overeating and then self-induced vomiting. It is also associated with anorexia nervosa, obsessive weight loss and starvation. Bulimia is more common for adolescent girls and women aged 12 – 30 in developed countries. However, it is difficult to know how prevalent bulimia truly is, because the eating disorder is done in secret.   For bulimia and anorexia, the main causes are understood to be a fear of becoming overweight, an...

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Ovarian Cysts, Tumors

The ovaries are two small reproductive organs in a woman’s body located on the left and the right of the uterus. The ovaries produce an ova or egg each month, release hormones like estrogen, and bring about menstruation. Various kinds of cysts can form in or around the ovaries.  Most ovarian cysts occur during the childbearing years.  75 – 85% of the ovarian cysts being benign, or non-cancerous, and would not require surgery.   Ovarian cysts cannot be prevented,...

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Vaginal Infections (Vaginitis)

    Vaginal infections or Vaginitis is a condition that causes the inflammation and infection of the vagina. If the vulva and vagina are inflamed and infected, the condition is called Vulvovaginitis.       Symptoms of Vaginal Infection (Vaginitis) May Include: Itching around the vagina Burning during urination Irritation of the vaginal and vulvar Abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse   Possible Causes: Yeast      – Yeast or Candida infection...

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