Yoga Therapy: The Newest Health Trend that Doctors are Paying Attention To

Wellness enthusiasts have long known the healing benefits of yoga. However, the popularity of this ancient practice is now growing among today’s mainstream, especially doctors. Today, there is a rise in doctor-prescribed yoga therapy, even among Western-trained doctors. So what is yoga therapy? Why is it a growing trend? Will yoga therapy help patients feel better? Here is some insight.

How to Avoid Creating Scar Tissue and Heal It

 I recommend no matter what your sport or activity to warm up the muscles you’ll be using before you start your workout with dynamic movements. You can borrow some exercises from a polymeric type workout but lower the intensity to about 60-70%. This will allow the fluids in the muscles and surrounding tissues to increase in volume, lubricating tissues that should slide easily over one another and increasing flexibility in the muscles to avoid a strain.

Chronic Pain Caused by Scar Tissue

Many people suffer from chronic muscle pain, from athletes to office workers, and are not aware of the source of their pain. The truth is there are many reasons for muscle pain, from diet, to dehydration, to what seems more obvious- musculoskeletal injuries. Let's look at injuries as a source of mysterious muscle pain, which is often the case even when you’re not aware of how or when they happened.

The Year of the Fire Monkey

Happy belated New Year! The Fire Monkey entered February 8 2016. 
The key to mastering the Fire Monkey is keeping your wits about you. In a nutshell the Fire Monkeys energy is erratic, irrepressible, clever, unpredictable, resourceful, adventuresome, amoral, selfish and magical. That's quite a mix, and you need to know going in that anything can happen. Expect the most surprising things to happen. This will be a test of your ability to stay calm in the face of unexpected and relentless challenges. On the other side of such chaos is the power of magic and transformation.

Minerals and Toxic Metals

For those of us in SE Portland we have been up in arms about The Bulls Eye Glass Company toxic emissions of arsenic and cadmium. It has been going on for some 30 years. Its excellent that we have found out about it, but its also important to recognize that we have been barraged by heavy metals for much longer than this current alarm. Tackling environmental toxic metals and minerals in our bodies requires a mineral balancing lifestyle. All this cadmium and arsenic in our immediate environment now joins the lead, mercury and radioactive isotopes we are dealing with from cars and nuclear blow out across the ocean. Here is a little information so you can be active and informed about your health in this crisis

Daily self care for heavy metal toxicity

Keeping your body’s minerals balanced can be a complicated process AFTER exposure to toxic elements. It can require help from a practitioner familiar with mineral balancing and mineral analysis. However here are some basic steps we can all take to improve our resistance to toxic metals that we’re all exposed to on a daily basis.