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Acupuncturists Reveal The 5 Pressure Points That Can Stop A Headache ASAP

You're sitting at your desk, and without warning, your head starts to pound. You've been there before, right? You drink some water, stretch out a …

Massage Therapy

5 Questions to Answer Before Considering Sciatica Surgery

Sciatica is the type of pain that originates in your lower back and typically radiates down one or both of your legs. It results from the …

Pain

If You Have Lower Back Pain, Here's What Science Says You Should Do

You don't just have to put up with it.<p>Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is becoming more common as our population …

Pain

Forget the Markles – who in their right mind would want to marry into the royal family?

Oooo it’s so exciting, the great day is nearly here! For weeks the news has been full of stories such as “Residents at a nursing home in Keswick have …

Royal Family

When a Client “Hurts All Over,” Fibromyalgia Might Be to Blame

Do you remember the last time you had the flu? With it came aches, pains, stiffness, headaches, lethargy, disturbed sleep, inability to concentrate …

Massage Therapy

What are the main functions of the muscular system?

The muscular system consists of various types of muscle that each play a crucial role in the function of the body.<p>Muscles allow a person to move, …

5 reasons your upper back is killing you

Solving your upper back and neck pain often boils down to simple lifestyle changes<p>It doesn’t matter whether you have a physical job or sit at a desk: …

Pain

What Does an Acupressure Mat Actually Do?

A few weeks ago, I came home complaining of an intense pain in my back and shoulders, radiating from my right collarbone to my upper back. No amount …

Massage Therapy

Kinesiology Tape - Shin Splint Treatment

1 Measure<p>Mitch Mandel<p>Sit with your leg in front of you, foot flexed. Hold tape at the center-top of foot (about two inches beneath top of big toe) and unroll until it hits just below the outside of your knee. Cut tape there.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>…

Pain

Lose Up To 10 Pounds In 10 Days With The Watermelon Diet

<b>The watermelon diet is a very effective way of losing weight and naturally detoxifying the body, without going hungry.</b> This diet is known as one of …

Weight Loss

How to Make an Indoor Self-Watering Herb Garden

No green thumb required.<p>Start an herb garden indoors with a planter that will keep your herbs hydrated and blooming all year long.<p><b>What you'll …

Gardening

The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>X⁠—<p>Last week I returned to Amherst. It’s been years since I was there, the time we met. I was hoping that you’d show up again; I even …

Empathy

These 10 Essential Cucumber Recipes Are Extra Easy

It's hard to beat the cool refreshment cucumbers provide. The water-packed veggie is not only wonderfully crisp, but its mild flavor also makes it …

Healthy Eating

The Esquire Guide to Sex: Positions, Tips and How-To Advice

You're never too old to learn new tricks.<p>Hey, it's okay to ask. Whether you're completely new to sex or looking for innovative ways to spice things up with your partner (or partners), we've put together a collection of the best sex positions, tips, and expert advice, from foreplay to sex game ideas …

Workouts

10 Amazing Looking Air Purifying Plants You Need in Your Home

Alright guys, lately I’ve become a bit interested (totally an understatement) in house plants. When I was younger, I thought they were just something …

Got Lower Back Pain? Fix Your Posture

Many people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives, and most will go to just about any length to make the pain go away. But what …

A Slow Cooker Steak Burrito Bowl That's Better than Chipotle

<b>Drain the tomatoes.</b> Drain the tomatoes into a 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible.<p><b>Make the salsa.</b> …

Cooking

Self-employed? 12 tax changes you need to know for 2018-19

<b>If you’re running your own business, every penny counts – and tax rules can have a huge impact on how much you earn. As the new tax year kicks off,</b> …

How to prank your kids as April Fool's Day and Easter Sunday coincide

Parents rejoice! For the first time since 1956, Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day take place on the same day – meaning it’s a once in a lifetime chance to play corny and obvious Easter-themed pranks on your children. Here are some suggestions:<p>A treasure hunt with a twist<p>A fantastic Easter Sunday …

Easter Bunny

15 Of The Best Cities To Visit In England

There’s something so gorgeous about England and yes, I am slightly biased. After growing up in Wales, studying in Scotland, I finally set down some …

England

Character Reference Letter Example and Writing Tips

Character Reference Letter Example and Writing Tips<p>Updated March 31, 2018<p>Have you been asked to write a character reference for a friend or …

A definitive ranking of the 20 smartest dog breeds

Get your greens fix outside of the salad bowl with this vegetarian kale soup

When Alana Chernila was in her late twenties, she worked at her local farmers’ market on Saturdays to help pay for her CSA share. Customers kept …

Plant Guru – Pure Essential Oils

Essential Oils are one of the great untapped resources of the world. The concentrated essences of various flowers, fruits, herbs and plants have been …

The hard truth about back pain: don’t rely on drugs, scans or quick fixes

Back pain is the biggest cause of disability globally, and most of us will have at least one nasty bout of it. But treatment is often wasteful, wanton and wrong, according to a series of papers in the Lancet . “Worldwide, overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and …

Medicine

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Time Management

Post-surgery pain resolution mechanisms may explain healing variability

Dr. James C. Eisenach, professor of anesthesiology and physiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, explained in a plenary session talk …

Conquer Clients’ Confusion About Massage Cupping

Being a massage therapist requires that we develop good communication skills to simply and easily convey key concepts about our practice to our …

Is Magnesium the Answer to Our Oily Skin Woes? Here Are the Facts

How often do you hear about the importance of magnesium in your body? Not enough. For some reason, this necessary nutrient is often overlooked, yet …