An alternative solution for back pain and bad posture is non-invasive, non-forceful Inversion Therapy, which was used as early as 400 BC by Hippocrates, who suspended patients upside down on a ladder, to allow gravity to exercise therapeutic traction. In the 1960s, Dr Robert Martin (an osteopath, chiropractic and medical doctor) introduced the ‘Gravity Guidance […]

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Male behaviour is to a large extent driven by testosterone. It’s therefore logical that the age-related decline in testosterone levels with age will bring about corresponding symptoms. However, the concept of male menopause is rarely considered as a potential cause of the physical and psychological changes that occur in men as they age.   Menopause […]

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Daleen Totten interviews Dr Sandi Ny on what a poultice is, how to make it, how to use it and how it is different from a compress. Please follow and like us:

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With acknowledgement to the British Chiropractic Association and the Chiropractice Association of South Africa Today, back pain can be considered as one of the most common of all physical complaints in the world. It is therefore one of the single most important factors in time lost from work and recreation – the condition should be […]

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This is not intended to be an in-depth article on the management of back pain. Rather, Dr Bernard Brom shares his personal views on this problem views on his problems and shares what he has learnt about the back in over 30 years of practice as a doctor of Integrative Medicine. Back problems affect most […]

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Suffering from back pain and tired of popping pills to ease the discomfort? Yoga could be the new answer according to recent research from Boston Medical Center, collaborating with yoga teachers, doctors and physical therapists. Trained instructors guided participants through gentle poses, including cat-cow, triangle pose and child’s pose. Simple relaxation techniques are part of […]

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Today motherhood is more complex than ever, with women attempting to juggle children, career, relationships and their own health, often even without the support of family or community. Yoga, however, can restore peace of mind and keep the body supple and toned, ready to welcome that important new little being into the world. With the […]

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Q I am in my early 30s and am suffering from unbearable lower back pain. I thought I was too young to have to deal with this now and really want to avoid an operation if possible. Could I benefit from a visit to the chiropractor and what would it entail? Y.N. A DR JUAN […]

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Low-level laser therapy is becoming ever more popular as a highly effective, non-invasive treatment for the management of a variety of conditions. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has proven to be highly effective in treating a wide range of conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, degenerative diseases, arthritis, joint replacement, rehabilitation, back pain, ankle injuries, knee injuries, whiplash, certain […]

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The urinary tract has a vitally important function, but it usually does its job every day without us even thinking about it. We tend to take this essential system for granted – until something goes wrong, that is. You may be surprised at how often problems, particularly infections, affect the urinary tract. It’s estimated that […]

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