In the list of common chronic disorders of digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ranks high in the ability to wreak havoc on the sufferer’s social life, occupation and personal comfort. The symptoms that accompany IBS (also known as spastic colon or mucous colitis) – constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence, searing abdominal pain spasms – can […]

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Magnetic energy is a structuring force of the universe. The application of magnetic fields to damaged tissue improves blood flow, which encourages the body’s healing process. Muscles and tissues relax and lengthen and inflammation and pain are reduced. As one of the four fundamental forces of nature along with gravity, nuclear energy and radioactivity, electromagnetism […]

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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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There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis of which osteoarthritis is the most common. This article focuses on its causes, treatment options and preventive measures against further joint damage. Osteoarthritis is an increasingly common disorder in both men and women. It is mainly a chronic disorder associated with age due to general wear […]

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Concerned parents are all too familiar with the sight of their children slouching off to school under the burden of an overweight school bag. Dr Frances le Roux offers advice on how to avoid resulting long-term posture problems. The musculoskeletal system of the human body is a very finely tuned piece of mechanical engineering. Every […]

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