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Lyme Disease and the Benefits of Reflexology

I use to believe that reflexology was kind of voodoo horseshit that didn’t really work, but have now learned that reflexology is backed by science and can be a beneficial tool to help ease symptoms and ailments associated with this disease, as well as many other health conditions as well. My massage therapist, Gayle, incorporates reflexology on me weekly and it seems to have a positive affect. Maybe it will for you too! Reflexology is […]

Top 10 Herbal Teas To Enhance Immunity, Boost Brain Function, Combat Exhaustion And More

It’s been jokingly said that an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea. Herbal tea is one of those universally appreciated beverages consumed in nearly every culture. It can be served year-round hot or iced. Yet herbal tea isn’t enjoyed just because it’s palatable. It’s been seized by communities to enhance immunity, boost brain function and combat exhaustion, among other health benefits, for centuries. There are many herbal teas made from herbs […]

Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

Health benefits of oolong tea include the reduction of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, inflammatory disorders,  and high cholesterol levels, while providing vital antioxidants, promoting superior bone structure, robust skin and good dental health. Oolong tea is fragrant with a fruity flavor and a pleasant aroma. Despite its caffeine content, it can still be extremely relaxing to drink. The health benefits of oolong tea are basically doubled because of the combined qualities of black tea and green tea. According to the Tea Association of […]

Osteoarthritis Hip Exercises

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease caused when cartilage breaks down. This allows the bones to rub together, which can result in bone spurs, stiffness, and pain. If you have osteoarthritis of the hip, pain may prevent you from exercising. A lack of exercise may even contribute to osteoarthritis and muscle atrophy. Regular physical activity can help strengthen muscles, improve balance, and make your hip joints more stable. In addition to regular exercise, you can increase […]

Basal Joint Arthritis: How Therapy Can Help Thumb Pain

Carol Page, PT, DPT, CHT Rehabilitation Department Hospital for Special Surgery Introduction Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, frequently affects the joint at the base of the thumb where it meets the wrist. Known as basal joint arthritis or basal thumb arthritis, this condition is more common in women than men and is associated with aging. Over time, the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones degenerates, and excess bone forms. Basal joint […]