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Osteoporosis: How to Reduce Your Risk

Western medicine focuses mainly on treating disease, illness and unhealthy conditions.  Not as much emphasis has been placed on cause or prevention. In 1977, the McGovern report studied the rising costs and causes of cancer and cardiovascular disease because the … Continue reading

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Treating System Disorders with Qigong

Many people are familiar with acupuncture, Tai Chi, herbs and meditation techniques from the East to enhance health. On a trip to Hong Kong I learned how to use ancient methods of Chinese medicine for difficult-to-treat disorders. Some methods used … Continue reading

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Decrease Stress with Diaphragmatic Breathing

Consider the frantic pace of life today.  Even if you don’t count freeway traffic, people still have to deal with the demands of maintaining maximum job production, balancing family and social life and keeping afloat in the river of finances. … Continue reading

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Creating Happiness Through Communication

Many years ago while working at a large hospital, I was in a situation where I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to be working as a physical therapist. I had been out of school for a short time and … Continue reading

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Coping and the Autonomic Nervous System

Some people go through life with composure while raising small children, handling a stressful job and being a caregiver for an elderly parent. Others get extremely upset because a traffic light doesn’t change fast enough. Emotional stress taxes our systems … Continue reading

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Good Thoughts Bad Thoughts

With so many treatments available to us today, how do we evaluate which is best? I take the approach “first do no harm.” Then I make sure permanent, irreversible changes are last (like cutting something out, a permanent tattoo for … Continue reading

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Your Magical Mind

Cancer patients have gone into remission by imagining “white knight” cells killing off the cancer cells in their bodies. A group of students significantly increased strength by imagining themselves doing a weight training program without actually lifting the weights. Athletes … Continue reading

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Vitamins & Minerals, Nutrition for Good Health

Nutrition, a key component to good health, is as important as adequate exercise and quality sleep. Because of that, I have collected sound advice from nutritionists, vitamin experts and books to better advise my patients. Many nutrition experts agree a … Continue reading

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Boosting the Immune System

There has been a change in recent years in how patients see illness, health and wellness. In the past, physical therapy patients, in Alhambra and elsewhere, would visit a physical therapist for arthritis pain relief, sciatica, or lower back pain. … Continue reading

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