What is Arthritis and how can you relieve its symptoms?

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints. Joints get cushioned and supported by soft tissues that prevent bones from rubbing against each other. A connective tissue called articular cartilage plays an important role. It helps the joints move smoothly without friction or pain allowing for a range of movements. Other joins […]

How effective is acupuncture in relieving cancer pain and the effects of chemotherapy?

What is acupuncture Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and is a staple part of traditional Chinese medicine. It has been practiced for more than 3,000 years. In some parts of the world, acupuncture is used to treat many ailments. Acupuncture involves placing fine needles in specific points within the body (Hopwood and Donnellan, […]

Should you take dietary supplements?

What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements are defined as products that are taken orally and contain a dietary ingredient such as vitamins, minerals or amino acids. These take many different forms including tablets, capsules, powders, energy bars and liquids (FDA 101: Dietary Supplements, 2015). Why take vitamin or mineral supplements? Certain vitamins and minerals are […]

Prenatal Yoga Styles for Different Stages of Pregnancy

As you know it, Spring is the time to celebrate the rebirth of nature, from flowers blooming to mammals reproducing, this season is a time to look forward to more life, especially if you’re a soon-to-be-mama.  One thing that is for certain, being pregnant during a pandemic or even better in a lockdowned region, isn’t […]

Traditional Chinese Remedies to Relieve & Prevent Menstrual Cramps

In 2019, the Independent published research stats revealing that on average women lose up to 33% in work productivity per year due to menstrual cramps, translating to approximately 8.9 days of productivity loss. To worsen the matter, countless stories and experiences have been recorded of medical practitioners minimising or ignoring the severity of cramps when […]

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