Oct 2 2017
Mainstream medicine offers limited relief for the pain and exhaustion that accompanies fibromyalgia. Sometimes antidepressants and counseling are prescribed. Patients are advised to pace themselves and restrict activities to keep their symptoms in check. Additionally, many physicians are suggesting that their patients explore complimentary medical approaches such as Rolfing and acupuncture.
Fibromyalgia symptoms include:
- Widespread pain throughout body that is frequently experienced as constant dull ache.
- Trouble focusing and concentrating on mental tasks.
- Anxiety and depression.
Chronic fatigue symptoms include:
- Extreme fatigue that gets worse with physical
and mental activity, but does not improve with rest.
- Loss of memory or concentration.
- Sore throat.
- Unexplained muscle pain.
While chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia have similar symptoms, pain is the dominant factor with fibromyalgia, while exhaustion is the greatest challenge with chronic fatigue. Both are chronic in nature and have no definitive cure. Conventional treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome focus on symptom relief.
Rolfing and acupuncture draw upon the body’s innate ability for self healing. At first glance, Rolfing and acupuncture are very different healing modalities. Rolfing uses deep pressure to create balance in the physical structure while acupuncture uses needles to balance energy. Read More
Sep 4 2017
Did you know that sitting posture and work habits play an important role in exacerbating or preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? In a previous article “Does Rolfing Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?” we explored what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is and how Rolfing can help you recover from this problem. This article will explore the role that sitting posture has on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and how Rolfing can help you to achieve and maintain good posture.
What does sitting posture have to do with hand and wrist pain?
Aug 1 2017
In 1958 rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran recorded a smash hit called “Summertime Blues.” So, what are exactly are the summertime blues? Is there a cure for them?
Many of you are familiar with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) where sufferers experience a lack of energy and depression in response to winter’s cold weather and absence of light. To accommodate to longer nights, the body produces higher levels of melatonin over an extended period of time. Melatonin is a hormone that promotes sleep. If you are producing too much melatonin, you may have trouble waking up. Additionally, winter’s darkness reduces serotonin, a neurotransmitter produced in the pineal gland that is associated with feelings of wellbeing.
Summertime depression or Summertime Season Affective Disorder is a different matter. If the onset of summer marks the beginning of insomnia, sleep deprivation, loss of appetite and interest in food, weight loss and an uptick in feelings of anxiety, agitation and inappropriate anger, you could be suffering from summertime depression or summertime SAD. A hallmark of this disorder is the return of symptoms every year in the late spring or early summer. Read More
Jul 18 2017
The Air Cleaner Store is pleased to announce that we have updated our online store. We’ve added a “Shop by Needs,” section to help you in your product selection. We installed a robust checkout system that will accommodate all of our customers including those in Hawaii and Alaska. We’ve made the site easier to navigate and find what you are looking for.
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Jul 14 2017
Imagine, each day you wake up feeling exhausted. You have trouble concentrating. Small irritations make you fly off the handle. Eventually, you are unable to get out of bed.
Mold toxicity is no joke. The byproducts of indoor mold include mold spores and mycotoxins. Common health problems from mold toxicity include skin problems, nausea, headaches, poor concentration, insomnia and depression. That’s not all; some mycotoxins cause liver damage and can be fatal.
How does mold toxicity happen? Water damaged buildings are the perfect breading ground for toxic indoor molds. A damaged roof, a pipe can leak or a leaky foundation are often the culprits. You don’t always know you have a leak, because the problem can be hidden by sheetrock, a bathroom vanity or behind a kitchen cabinet. In a matter of days, the warm wet environment provides the perfect breeding ground for indoor molds.
If you have this problem, there are several important steps that need to taken, often with the help of professionals. David describes these steps in his vlog here:
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Have you seen our brand new air cleaner store?
Our Air Cleaner Store now has a new look and helps you to choose air cleaners based on your needs. So head over to our store & let us know what you think.