Therapeutic Touch & Analgesic Hugs

When pain is experienced, an individual tends to touch that sore body part. Touch can relieve pain; however, the underlying mechanisms of touch in relieving pain are not clear. Pain is defined as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”.1 Surprisingly, the…

Neck Pain & Postural Instability

Individuals suffering from chronic neck pain and whiplash injury were observed to have postural instability (1). Postural control is maintenance of body position in space during any posture or activity. The body receives sensory information (afferent input) from vision, proprioception and the vestibular system in order to generate stability and positional orientation (2). A study…

Turmeric Is Health-Promoting & Disease-Preventing

Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) A chemical compound found in the herb turmeric has the potential of regulating various intracellular pathways.2 Curcumin is a well-known anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-lipidemic agent, “thereby attenuating certain diseases, including cancers, diabetic nephropathy, and neurocognitive disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease).” 3 Turmeric is health-promoting and disease-preventing. Don’t be scared to pinch as few dashes…

Relaxation/Postural Exercises Reduce Neck Pain & Headaches In The Workplace

Muscle tenderness over the surface of the skull (pericranium) is widely reported to be prevalent not only in sufferers of tension-type headache and cervicogenic headache but also in migraine sufferers.1 Neck pain has a lifetime prevalence of 45-71% and increases for those with headaches.2,3 Neck pain leads to high rate of work disability and lower…

The Posture That Forms Resilience To Stress

Posture is more important than just appearance No individual will look happy or powerful when they walk around with a hunched back, head down and with shoulders closing in. The ideal posture is a state of musculoskeletal balance and provides prevention of spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, and pain. Furthermore, the muscular state when standing or…