Experienced practitioners of tai chi, the traditional Chinese mind-body exercise, have improved expansion and contraction of arteries (arterial compliance) and improved knee strength, according to a recent study.
The findings of better muscle strength without jeopardizing arterial compliance suggest that tai chi may well be a suitable exercise for older … Read More
Mindfulness exercises, which focus on experiencing the present moment, can help curb the stress and fatigue associated with painful rheumatoid joint disease, according to a study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.
The study included 73 patients between the ages of 20 and 70, all of whom had … Read More
Health prevention strategies to help people achieve their optimal health potential could add a decade or more of healthy years to the average lifespan and reduce cardiovascular disease, according to cardiologist Clyde Yancy, M.D., former president of the American Heart Association and professor of medicine at Northwestern University.
People can … Read More
Several health conditions and ailments can benefit from Shiatsu massage, a form of Oriental therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine principles and Japanese massage therapy traditions.
- Acute and chronic neck and back pain.
- Sinusitis and bronchitis.
- Joint problems and sprains.
- Arthritis and sciatica.
Shiatsu practitioners define health conditions … Read More
Countless people make the New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. While quitting smoking is extremely difficult—six out of ten smokers require multiple quit attempts to stop smoking—preparing a quit-smoking plan can greatly improve a person’s chance for success. Including acupuncture in your quit-smoking plan can aid in managing withdrawal symptoms … Read More