Posts in the ‘Research’ Category

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Is Yoga As Good As Physical Therapy For Back Pain?

If you’re one of the estimated 100 million Americans that suffer from back pain, a new study suggests that yoga could be an excellent pain relief tool. Researchers at Boston Medical Center have created a protocol that can be as safe and effective and physical therapy.   Gathering the Data The research team asked doctors,

APA Reports “Stress in America™” On The Rise

An APA report shows that American stress levels have risen in early 2017, reversing a ten year trend in overall stress reduction. This marks the first statistically significant increase in overall stress since the survey was first conducted in 2006. In all previous years, stress levels had steadily fallen.

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Health Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

When people talk about massage, it often gets lumped in with other spa day favorites and labeled an “indulgence” or a “treat.” But massage therapy has so much more to offer. Continuing research is showing what massage therapists have known for years. Therapeutic massage offers a multitude of health benefits. It’s a healthy lifestyle choice, not

Are Glucosamine & Chondroitin Supplements A Scam?

Glucosamine and chondroitin are two popular supplements commonly used to reduce join pain and promote overall joint health. Many massage lubricants formulated for “joint health” and consumer arthritis products contain glucosamine and/or chondroitin. (Arthritis causes pain, swelling and stiffness in joints and damages cartilage over time.) However, recent osteoarthritis studies show that these supplements may not

Are Doctors Getting Worse at Treating Back Pain?

Did you know that 1 in 10 primary care visits are due to back pain? Nearly 65 million Americans suffer from back pain, and one of the first places they turn to is their doctor. Unfortunately, doctors aren’t living up to their expectations when it comes to diagnosing and treating this type of pain. Expensive

Myostatin Inhibiting Drugs & Muscle Development

A recent NPR article discusses the development of myostatin inhibiting drugs and their potential for abuse by athletes looking to get an advantage. Myostatin is a protein that limits muscle growth, essentially keeping us from turning into the Incredible Hulk. The drugs’ could potentially be used to treat muscular dystrophy or simply to aid in