Review of written, updated and scientifically researched papers on alternative medicine during 2011 year.
- Andree represents Washington DC.
What did you miss from May to June 2011?
Arthritis Awareness Month: brief review of carpal tunnel syndrome.
- A musculoskeletal disorder that affects the wrist.
- It is estimated that 1.505 million recordable musculoskeletal disorders are expected to occur annually. Over 4.0 million private-sector workers had a nonfatal occupational injury or illness.
- Prevention and other alternative methods to decrease inflammation and pain: acupressure acupuncture, alexander technique, chiropractor, Paul St. John method of neuromuscular therapy, prolotherapy injections, supplements, ergonomic education and intervention.
- Botanical medicine may lessen pain due to carpal tunnel syndrome: burdock, arnica Montana, boswellia serrate, devil’s claw, lemon balm oil, evening primrose are some that are commonly used.
Getting rid of headache with alternative methods.
- Use of some drugs both frequently and regularly can have a paradoxical effect, causing headaches rather than relieving them, and leading to medication overdose.
- Find relief with traditional Chinese medicine: acupuncture, auricular electro acupuncture, auricular sticking therapy; tuina may relieve chronic, acute headache and pain radiating to the neck, shoulders and arms.
- Lifestyle changes may be the best preventable methods to decrease headaches.
- Food allergies appear to be the greatest common cause of headaches.
Holistic, mind-body intervention: yoga produces incredible results.
- Studies show that yoga is superior to other forms of exercise.
- Many disorders benefit from yoga practice: Stroke, gait problems, mood and anxiety, fibromyalgia, etc.
- Green beans.
- Asparagus is known as interior “cleaner and healer”. It has hypoglycemic and hypotriglycemic functions.
- Rambutan can be useful for high blood pressure to diabetes.