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If you sit a lot during the day and your legs swell but the swelling goes down overnight try these suggestions. When you are stuck at the desk do the same thing that is recommended during air travel: I call them ‘butt-ups.’  Squeeze your buttocks; make the buttock muscles tight so that you get pushed […]

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If you suffer from pain in your lower back and neck you can benefit from a lumbar support pillow.  It’s easy to make your own and it’s a good way to get natural back pain relief. You can create

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Do you have a stiff neck?  Here are eight ways you can get that tight neck loosened up. 1.  Massage.  If you have massage does your massage therapist massage, warm and loosen the muscles on the front of your chest and arms and abdomen?  Does she or he or has anyone checked to see whether […]

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Tension Headache Natural Relief

Tension headaches should really be called Muscle Tension Headaches.  They happen when we do things that tighten the muscles that attach at the base of the head.  What are some of these things? 1.  Driving.  Most car seats tilt back too far or have headrests that push your head forward.  Either of these will strain […]

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Muscle spasms are contractions in your muscle.  Imagine you are flexing your upper arm by bending your elbow.  Your bicep muscle will pop up.  It is contracted or in contraction. At the very same time, the muscle in the back of your arm is also going into a different type of contraction.  It has to.  […]

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How Your Mind Causes Pain

Your thoughts can cause pain.  When you have certain thoughts you will assume certain postures. If you are depressed, you might hunch forward.  You get a depressed posture. If you don’t, you cannot stay depressed. If you are sad, it’s reflected in your mouth and face and in your whole body. When you are happy, […]

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You have muscle or joint pain and, of course, you want to get rid of it.  You prefer to get rid of your pain naturally without the use of drugs or surgery.  Is this possible? Yes.  Why?  Your body heals all the time.  It is constantly changing and making corrections (when it can.) Let’s use […]

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Did you know that pain can be caused by not getting enough sleep?  Researchers have been able to create muscle pain in healthy, young college students simply by depriving them of sleep! The kind of pain they developed was the type that people with Fibromyalgia Syndrome have:  all-over joint and muscle aches. If you have […]

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