Tag: circulation

Osteoarthritis Part 3: Treating the Root Cause

In the last two posts we viewed osteoarthritis through the lens of inflammation, poor circulation, and calcification as dominant and overlapping disease processes.  A genetic predisposition (family history) or arthritis can accentuate these causes, but like most all chronic disease, it takes lifestyle and environmental factors to express arthritis in its most painful and debilitating […]

Heat or Ice?

One item of contention between practitioners of Western and Eastern medicine is whether to use heat or ice on an area of pain.  Whether the pain be acute or chronic, the standard line from most chiropractors, physical therapists, and doctors is to put ice on the affected area.  We are told that cold reduces swelling […]

Osteoarthritis Part 1: Wear, Tear and No Repair

One of the most common and debilitating conditions is late-stage arthritis.  Osteoarthritis is defined as a degeneration of the joints causing stiffness, pain, and deformity and is differentiated from rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune type) and psoriatic arthritis (which occurs alongside the skin condition psoriasis).  Osteoarthritis itself can further be broken down into several distinct disease […]

Breathing Yourself to Better Health

Breathing Yourself to Better Health

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