Alternative Therapy: Massages

For those of you that do not believe in traditional medication, or for those that simply wish to try something unique, massages are a great form of physiotherapy that aids your brain, body, and soul. Here are a list of different types of massage therapy techniques, with their specific benefits: Swedish Massage Therapy Swedish massages are among the most popular massages in Western culture. Swedish massages are a great way to introduce yourself to the culture because they are not painful, like deep muscle massages, but they still allow you to reap the benefits. Read More 

Alternative Treatment Options For RA

Rheumatoid arthritis (also known as RA,) is a debilitating autoimmune disease. While symptoms can usually be managed through medication, alternative forms of treatment may compliment traditional methods, reducing symptoms even further. Acupuncture, massage, magnet therapy, and fish oil supplements may be effective at decreasing pain and inflammation. Acupuncture A staple of ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture centers around the belief that the body is flowing with energy, called qi. Qi travels through vein-like passageways known as meridians. Read More 

Protect Eye Health With Swim Goggles

Swim goggles seem like an innocuous accessory that just keeps water out of your eyes, but they are a little more crucial to your ability to swim comfortably than you might realize. The goggles act as a protective layer that can keep your eyes healthy and let you avoid infections and irritations that could affect your eyesight. However, they can also prevent your children from learning an important water safety skill. Read More 

Herniated Disc Treatments: What You Should Know

When you begin to suffer from unprecedented, debilitating back pain, you find yourself wondering what could possibly be the problem. After a visit to your doctor and/or a spinal clinic, you find out that you have a herniated disc. Now, herniated discs are usually not particularly dangerous to your health, but they can hurt like crazy, and can eventually cause troublesome complications including numbness and bladder dysfunction. If the pain of your herniated disc is too great, or you suffer from the more sever complications, you need to know your herniated disc treatment options and choose from among them. Read More 

How Often Should You Replace Your Eyeglasses?

It can be easy to overlook your eyeglasses when you're thinking about things that occasionally need to be replaced.  For starters, you don't often think about them to begin with since you're usually wearing them.  And even when you do remember them, you'll probably assume that everything is fine so long as they aren't broken in half or if doesn't feel like your eyesight has changed. But although you may not know it, new glasses may very well be something that you need to look into sooner rather than later. Read More