Screeeeeech….. boom!Whiplash symptoms are caused by actual changes in the brain

The results showed changes in the blood flow in areas of the brain involved in pain perception and processing sensory information from within the body (interoceptive stimuli). These changes, say the researchers, could be down to a mismatch in the way interoceptive stimuli are integrated in pain processing regions. “With the recent accumulated scientific evidence, […]

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Breathing-based yoga may help treat major depression

Sudarshan Kriya yoga – which focuses on controlled breathing – may be beneficial for patients with major depression who do not respond to antidepressants. At study baseline and after the 8 weeks, participants’ symptoms of anxiety and depression were measured using the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17). Subjects’ mean score at baseline was 22.0, […]

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Forward head posture associated with recurrent depressive episodes

New article states that forward head posture not only hurts (and looks bad), but is also associated with an increase in major depressive episodes! Investigation of associations between recurrence of major depressive disorder and spinal posture alignment: a quantitative cross-sectional study Janette Z. Canalesa, , , Juliana T. Fiquerb, Rodolfo N. Camposc, Márcio Gerhardt Soeiro-de-Souzaa, Ricardo Alberto Morenoa Highlights •The recurrence of […]

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Oral steroids for acute sciatica produce limited improvement in function and pain – Medical News Today

“These findings suggest that a short course of oral steroids (prednisone) is unlikely to provide much benefit for patients with sciatica due to a herniated disk in the lower back,” said lead author Harley Goldberg, DO, a spine care specialist at Kaiser Permanente’s San Jose Medical Center. “Despite its widespread use, we found that oral […]

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Omega-3: Intervention for childhood behavioral problems? — ScienceDaily

Have you ever met an antisocial and aggressive Eskimo child? Me neither!   Omega-3: Intervention for childhood behavioral problems? A new study by Raine now suggests that omega-3, a fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior problems in children. He is a Penn […]

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You adjust extremities?

In my opinion, an intelligent approach to any health issue is to start as simply as possible, with the most likely and logical premise first, and then introduce complexity as necessary. Sometimes cases do get complicated and require heroic interventions like surgery– and we are all thankful for the surgeons when they are truly necessary– but […]

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The Ultimate Roadtrip: Lost in America

Right after I got back from teaching in Hungary for a year, I got the offer of a lifetime: travel around the USA in a van with four strangers for months on end, having adventures and documenting our daily exploits on this new thing called AOL… We were “bloggers” before such a thing existed…    

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Simple, Beautiful Surroundings

But I can’t take credit for that. I’m sharing the lovely space of noted Feldenkrais practitioner Candy Conino, PT who owns Center of Motion and has made a lovely office here. A gifted massage therapist and energy worker, Carrie Wise, LMT, also practices here. Find out more about her work here. We are located between […]

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