Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Truth about Acupuncture

By: Christian Goodman

Acupuncture is a part of ancient Chinese medicine. It?s a technique very similar to acupressure.

Fine thin needles are inserted in the skin to stimulate specific points called meridians which are believed to be energy paths to treat illness and provide general good health.

When someone becomes sick or is injured, the chi (pronounced either 'chee' or 'kie', like pie) gets blocked and positive energy is prevented for getting through.

Along the body's exterior surface, there are different points of acupuncture scattered all over, around 365 points. All these points follow 14 main meridian paths.

When these specially designed needles are put at certain locations on the meridians, the blocks are removed and enables the chi to now circulate freely. Continue reading

The Condition Of Hemorrhoids Popping

By: Kyle Stanley

Not something a lot of us would like to talk about; hemorrhoids are a common but unpleasant condition. People are reluctant to talk about this condition since of the location of hemorrhoids and the personal nature of the ailment.

But since hemorrhoids are so common, people should have some knowledge on the topic of how hemorrhoids start, as well as more about one type of hemorrhoids which can happen - internal hemorrhoids.

How Hemorrhoids Are Formed

Hemorrhoids is a condition in which there is swelling of the blood vessels in the anal region. This condition can be due to many different causes.

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Foot Complications of Diabetes and Kidney Disease

By: Lindelwa Maseko

Whenever we think about people with diabetes, we often think of them as having problems with their feet. This is one of the most common complications of diabetes and diabetes, more than anyone, need to make certain that they address any problems with their feet early on as such problems can result in a life threatening condition.

Because high blood glucose levels make it difficult to stave off infection, a diabetic with a sore on their foot must be treated differently than a person without diabetes. The sore may be very slow to heal, if it heals at all. Infection often sets in. This can lead to gangrene and, in some cases, amputation.

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Alzheimer's Symptoms Made Simple

By: Juliane Anders

While aging gracefully can result in a loss and concentration and difficult recalling where one has left certain items, it may be a sign of a much greater problem. Alzheimer's disease can affect a person's daily life and the life of their loved ones negatively, and it is important to recognize the signs of this illness in order to better treat it. Alzheimer's requires treatment early on by a medical professional, and it is important to recognize the warning signs that it may be time to visit a doctor.

Individuals who suffer from Alzheimer's have a hard time with even basic tasks, especially memory recall. Someone may intend to call a friend and forget, or need to attend a social function and fail to show up due to poor memory. This behavior varies depending on how active of a lifestyle that the individual leads, but a noticed increase in memory loss is a sure sign of the disease.

Individuals with Alzheimer's disease can also
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Building Muscle Tips - Get Lean Today!

By: Dave Vower

How do you strip the fat from your body to reveal your muscles?

Take a look around next time you go to the mall or out to work. Look at the physiques of the people you work with, the people next to you at the supermarket, the people at the newsagent and the local take away. What is the standard these days? Do people look fit and strong? Well, unless you live in a community where hard physical exercise is the standard then you'll see fat people.

So how does one overcome the tendency our body's have to put on a few extra pounds? Now that we've got it so good, we've got to come up with a way to stay healthy and lean without popping pills and getting liposuction!

Building Muscle Tips - You'll Learn How To Strip The Fat Like The Professionals

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Muscle Building Tips - Comprehensive Exercises Are Best

By: Dave Vower


So what are the best exercises anyway? You wanna get big biceps? Gonna do some bicep curls and get massive? Nope I don't think so. Now don't get me wrong, the bicep curl has it's place. But not in an exercise program designed to get you bigger fast.

We've got to think about this. What are the best exercises to do if you want to gain muscle and put on some solid weight? Exercises that work out MORE than 1 muscle is better. The reason why is because we want to economize.

It takes about a 1 hours time (probably closer to 45 minutes) to warm up, workout and cool down before our body starts turning against itself. The last thing we want is our body burning muscle fibers for energy. So keep the workout short, and intense so we can get as much done as possible in this short time. What's the secret? The comprehensive exercise. Continue reading

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

From Basal Cell to Melanoma Skin Cancer

By: John Grimmes

Turn on the news, pull up the web or grab a magazine and you will find the same thing. Story after story about various health threats. Skin cancer is one of the major health risks that does not get much attention.

Skin cancer is unique in that it is so deadly and yet so treatable if caught early. Unlike a hidden tumor in the abdominal area, skin cancer is readily apparent. So, why does it go untreated? Most people simple do not know what to look for.

Skin cancer breaks down into three distinct forms of the illness. Melanoma is the best known, but two other versions exist. They are basal and squamous cell carcinomas.

Basal cell carcinoma is by far
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The Proper Diet for Arthritis

By: Gary Pearson

Arthritis is coming to be considered as an inevitable part of growing old. In the United States, over 40 million people suffer from arthritis - the resulting cost to the US economy is to the tune of over 130 billion dollars, according to studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are plenty of factors that can cause arthritis. Genetics is one important factor. Age is another, as is obesity. You can also be affected by any previous injuries that you might have, infections or illnesses. High impact sports can also be a cause for arthritis.

Inflammation and arthritis go together. Inflammation is a sign that your body is trying to cope with injuries of some sort, when cytokines are produced. When too much of cytokines are produced by the body, inflammation is the result. There are certain foods that stimulate the production of cytokines. It follows that eliminating these foods from your diet can help you deal with arthritis much better.
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Alcoholism vs. Alcohol Abuse

By: Ed Philips

Alcoholism is a disease involving uncontrollable physical dependence and emotional reliance on alcohol. The sufferer is unable to stay away from drink even when faced with dire consequences in all areas of his life - marriage, work, financial health. It is a chronic disease and often progresses to the point, if untreated, it becomes fatal.

Alcohol abuse on the other hand, still refers to an alcohol related problem but is considered to be a less serious level than that of an alcoholic. The alcohol abuser may drink to excess and suffer both health and social problems as a result, but they never lose complete control over alcohol as compared to the inability to do so in the alcoholic.

Do not be fooled by alcohol abuse however, while not as severe as alcoholism, abuse is still not a safe way to indulge in alcohol.
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Get Rid of Your Belly Fat Fast with These Amazing Tips

By: Roland du Preez

Most of us would like to get rid of belly fat, but targeting areas of the body, where we want to lose weight at, can be very tricky sometimes.

I know that losing weight isn't as easy for many of us, but, did you know that targeting your belly is not hard to do and you can exercise it quite easily.

When we exercise certain areas of the body, we not only help to define the muscle areas of a particular region, we are also able to lose a certain amount of weight in the target region.

If you've attempted
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What Is Anger Management?

By: Don Pedro

Some people tend to become vengeful in a fit of anger. The fact about the matter is that vengeance never did anyone any good. The energy you exert being vengeful can be diverted towards a good cause.

The truth remains that there is nothing wrong with getting angry. What is wrong however is if you get angry without controlling the way you express it. Some people actually think that getting angry is wrong and do everything in their power to stuff the anger they feel deep inside. This will only make it worse and is not an effective anger management technique.

Don't think that it is something of an evil thing to get angry because anger is normal. Anger is considered
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Relieve Back Pain Through Yoga

By: Christine Rodgers

If you ask most back pain sufferers they will tell you that doing yoga exercises can greatly help ease your back pain, as the stretching and strengthening of your body that is occurring will help. As well, most back pain sufferers feel that stress contributes to your back pain, and yoga exercises can help with this as well.

The yoga philosophy of never forcing or straining, and of moving in a meditative manner, has obvious value. But yoga philosophy also encompasses the harmony of mind, body and spirit - a concept that is foreign to many people.

Yoga instructors achieve the best results with
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How to Lose Abdominal Fat And Keep It Off

By: Jolene Oh

If you're sick of fad diets, fast weight loss programs or restrictive food diets - it's about time! These kinds of inflexible diets are not only a waste of your time and money - it does not show you how to maintain or improve your lifestyle. If you really want to know how to lose abdominal fat, then use the tips below as a guideline to fat loss success -

1. You may have heard this before, but it needs to be drilled into you - get into enjoying a big, healthy breakfast loaded with fruits and whole-grains. If you really want to lose the inches, then maybe it is time to plan for you big daily breakfast. Not only can a healthy breakfast help jump-start your metabolism for the day ahead - it can help prevent you from feeling hungry and stop you over-eating later in the day.

2. Know what you are eating - Keep an eye on your
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Muscle Building Secrets, Get Rid Of Those Manboobs

By: Ricardo Daryans

Manboobs it's something that you don't have to got trough. It's a very embarrassing situation for men. It causes a lot of discomfort, on a psychological level, and can result in stigmatiziation. It can get so bad that you have to wear a specialized vest to compress the breast tissue down are sometimes worn under clothing and you never want to take off your shirt.

If you want to get rid of them, start treating them like any other fat. You need to cut back on the junk, and fill up on the intensity. Turbulence Training is the fastest fat loss workout you can do at home. Forget of the humiliation and feel fine with your own body again. You don't need fancy equipment or a gym membership.

Listen, women love a chiseled chest, but are turned off by the site of manboobs poking through a sweatshirt.
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Married to an Alcoholic?...6 Steps to Helping Them Get Sober

By: Ed Philips

Is your Partner an alcoholic? Do they change character when they drink? Are you fed up with their double personality? Are you about to explode? The best thing you can do is stop trying to get them to give up alcohol.

No matter how much you nag and complain at them to stop drinking, it is not going to do a bit of good. I know, it sounds backwards, but when you're emotionally stressed out, it will be more difficult to help your loved one. You have no verbal power over the alcoholic. What you do is have control over is your actions. What you do and say to the alcoholic will have a direct effect on whether or not they will continue drinking or not.

You must always bear in mind that
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Effective Arthritis Information

By: James Redder

Arthritis usually means pain in the joints but it is a disease of the muscles and the bones so there could also be swelling and pain all over. Each bone is covered with a living tissue that covers the ends of the bones and guards them from rubbing against each other; this tissue is known as the Cartilage. Cartilage is made of living cells known as chondrocytes and this tissue resembles many of the other human organs. The chondrocytes die, they are replaced with new ones and the life cycle goes on.

The body can handle only a certain amount of cartilage cell replacement when there is inflammation the cartilage cells need much faster replacement which sometimes cannot be handled by the body. This is especially true if there has been
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Neck and Back Stretches for Beginners

By: Pat Lowe

There's a vast array of stretching routines that target your back and neck, most of them easy and effective. These basic techniques are perfect for those who are new to stretching.

Basic Back Stretch

One of the most useful stretches you can do for your spine is the basic back stretch. Follow these directions: Stand upright, contract your abdominal muscles while bending forward at your hips, and lower your hands to the floor. Then relax your head down and push with your fingertips while you feel the stretch in your back. Hold this pose for 30 seconds; if you find this too difficult, build up slowly to this length of time.

Wide Back and Shoulder Stretch

This stretch should directly follow the basic back stretch. While your hands are still on the floor, stand with your feet wide apart and your arms positioned on the
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Rowing Machines : Boost Your Fitness Level

By: Ray Lam

A rowing machine is one of the best fitness machines in the gym because it workouts the whole body all at the same time. A rowing machine workouts your abs, arms, chest, back and legs. Rowing is a low impact exercise that do not put stress the knees and ankles. Although your legs are in full motion when exercising on the rowing machine, your legs do not bang on hard surfaces therefore it is good for your knees. Many joggers and treadmill users have switched to using rowing machine as an alternative exercise.

Other cardio machines, such as exercise bikes, stair climbers, and treadmills do wonders for your legs and butt, but do not give an adequate workout to your upper body. Rowing machines, believe it or not, actually work both upper and lower body. In fact, workout analysts say that
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10 Ways To Get A Flat Stomach

By: Don Pedro

First and foremost, there are countless people who are distressed about their belly fat; a lot of people are in the dark about how to eliminate their belly fat in order to get that slim look we all yearn for. Don't forget the fact that workouts aren't all you need to get a tummy that is flat; suitable foods are equally indispensable requirements; you can't make success in your flat belly quest if you don't know the "suitable" kinds of food.

You have got to know that muscles and fats aren't similar things; the former constitutes fibers which trim down or constrict to create movement while the latter is in reality additional calories.

Consuming numerous fibrous foods reinforces your likelihood of
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By Learning How To Rebuild Muscle Quickly You Get Amazing Results

By: Greg Knight

If you want to know how to rebuild muscle quickly, you need to learn the methods that make it happen in a timely manner. Learning how to rebuild muscle quickly is far from an easy thing to do, but if you stick to some simple rules you will get results.

Protein is the main source from which skeletal muscle gets it's nutrients. The common opinion that by consuming a lot of food that is rich in protein, and that some hard training will increase muscle mass, is not entirely true. There is a lot more to it than that.

How To Rebuild Muscle Quickly:

In order to know how to rebuild muscle quickly, you will need to
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Build Muscle Fast With Exercise

By: Greg Knight

There are many wrong theories and notions regarding the methods to build muscle fast. One of them is the assumption that it is impossible for thin people to build muscle fast without using steroids. These days, many skinny people are incapable of putting on weight despite the large amount they eat.

Skinny people cannot always be blamed, however, since genes can have a lot to do with it. Genes can tell a body to use up lots more calories than others. But it is still possible under these conditions, to build muscle fast in a skinny person. The way most people would go about trying to gain weight is by consuming more food than is being burned up by the body. Even using this method, weight training should be incorporated in the plan in order to build muscle fast. The body will take in extra nutrients through weight training, and will increase levels of muscle mass and raise essential hormones.

Build Muscle Fast Using Exercise
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Migraines - Not Just An Ordinary Headache!

By: Richard H Ealom

INTRODUCTION: Migraine is a disease, a headache is only a symptom. These headaches, with nausea and vomiting, routinely begin in childhood and tend to becomes less severe and often with age. They can occur any hour of the day, though they frequently starts in the morning. The pain is produce by vasodilation in the cranial blood vessels (expansion of the blood vessels), while Headache pain is caused by vasoconstriction (narrowing of the blood vessels). The disease characteristics can include: Pain usually on one side of the head with a pulsating or throbbing quality, Moderate to intense pain affecting day to day activities, Nausea or vomiting, Sensitivity to light or sound.

Attacks often last from four hours to three days, sometimes longer and visual disturbances or aura Exertion such as climbing stairs makes the headaches worse. Approximately 20% of people experience aura, the warning associated with migraine, prior to the headache pain. It is frequently mis-diagnosed as
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Patients Welcome An Effective Treatment For Hemorrhoids

By: Kyle Stanley

Studies have shown there are literally millions of people who suffer in silence daily with the pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids. Treating the symptoms can be different for each person depending upon the severity of the condition.

Although hemorrhoids are thought to be a hereditary predisposition, it is usually the result of
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Bipolar Medication - Yes, There Are Side Effects

It is possible to manage bipolar disorder with numerous types of bipolar medicines available today even if the disease can't be cured. The treatment depends on how well bipolar disorder is managed in the long run.

Other than medicines, modification in behavior and counseling are two very important psychological techniques which are helpful in treating people who suffer from this disorder.

It is essential for many people suffering from bipolar disorder to take a
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Liver Cancer - Cause Of 600,000 Deaths In 2002!

Liver Cancer - Cause Of 600,000 Deaths In 2002!
By: Richard H Ealom

Introduction: Liver cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths in the world after lung and stomach cancer, with approximately 600,000 deaths in 2002. A deadly disease, It will kill almost all patients who have it within a year. In 1990, the World Health Organization (wHO) estimated that there were about 430,000 new cases around the world,and a similar number of persons died as a result of this disease.

About 75 percent of the cases are located in Southeast Asia (China, Hong Kong,Taiwan, Korea, and Japan). The rate of liver cancer in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa is more than 20 cases per 100,000 population. In contrast, the rate of cases in North America and Western Europe is much lower, less than five per 100,000 population. However, the frequency of cases among native Alaskans is comparable to that found in Southeast Asia.

CAUSE: The cause of liver cancer is usually...Continue reading

Get a More Consistent Golf Swing with Massage Therapy

By: Steve Esquire

If you play golf then you know the importance of having a good swing. Your swing makes or breaks your golf game. The follow through and mechanics of your swing are very important to long term success. To ensure you have a consistent swing, it is vital to warm up your muscles, joints and tendons prior to playing. Proper warm up consists of stretching, light exercise and massage. These are important to get your body prepared for the repetitive physical activity that it must perform. Now you may not know that a massage chair can be an effective part of your pre-golf game.

The golf swing actually puts stress on many of parts of the body. The fact that it is repeated throughout the game will build up stress on the lower back, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees and hips. All of these areas are required to work together to produce a truly accurate swing. If one area like your shoulder has tightness, then it...Continue reading

Male Genital Warts Are Preventable And Treatable

By: The Alternate Medic

Genital warts are the most common STD. If You have It you're not alone. There are many other males going through the same thing you're going through. Male genital warts are not only very stressful for the sufferer but they are ugly, which further increases the levels of stress. They are highly infectious and can be transmitted to other sexual partners by mere contact of the skin.

If you already have male genital warts, you can treat them to make living with them a little more bearable. Just ask your doctor about your problem. Don't be embarrassed. It may be easier to learn that genital warts are the most common STD around today. So, you're not alone. There are other males going through the same thing you're going through. The thing to keep in mind is...Continue reading

Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief Without Drugs - If You Know How!

By: Mark John

Arthritis is a term used to describe around 100 similar diseases, these many different conditions are closely linked because of there detrimental effect on one's joint and joint area. The many guises of arthritis come with there own underlying causes and contributing factors. Although arthritis is common with age, it is clear that the disease is far from being only age related, and is reported throughout all age and social groups.

Arthritis is an increasing issue for an ageing population, studies indicate an alarmingly high number of reported cases of arthritis by people around the age of retirement. These debilitating conditions collectively termed as arthritis,...Continue reading

Bottled Water Is An Environmental Disaster

By: Marlene Affeld

Do you want to live in a way that protects thefuture of our children? Do you wish to live in the greenest world possible with a conscience, respect and appreciation for the environment?

Many Americans have a strong sense of environmental and social responsibility. We try to make environmentally well advised choices in many aspects of our daily living, yet we ignore one of the major contributors to the endangered state of the planet.

Worldwide in excess of one billion people do not have an uncontaminated source of clean drinking water, this is in excess of...Continue reading

Heart Disease - Public Enemy Number One?

By: Richard H Ealom

INTRODUCTION: Heart disease is a number of abnormal conditions that affect the heart and its blood vessels. Also called cardiovascular disease, it primarily affects older persons and indicates that there are problems with the heart and arteries.

It has become the leading cause of death in the United States, is a major cause of disability, doesn't go away, but by working with your doctor, you can live longer and feel better. Types of cardiovascular disease include: Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type and is the leading cause of heart attacks.

In 2003, almost twice as many...Continue reading

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Just What Is A Normal Marriage In The Bedroom?

By: Dr. Arlene Krieger, PhD

Everyone wonders about this. Are our friends having more sex than we do? Do any other couples have this problem where one partner has high desire, and the other one has little to none? There must be something really wrong with us! Everyone wants sex 24/7 don't they? The answer to these most commonly asked questions are no. Not really. More than 40 million Americans feel stuck in low-sex or no sex marriages. Research studies tell us that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men reported little to no sexual desire. Sometime in a marriage more than 50% of couples experience one or both partners with little to no sexual desire.Continue reading

How Opiates Affect The Human Body

By: Chris Channing

Known for centuries as some of the most powerful painkillers, opiates are narcotic drugs made from the poppy plant P. somniferum. Manmade synthetic opiates, called opioids, are made to be used in prescription painkillers such as fentanyl. Opiates are body numbing analgesics that are extremely effective in the relief of pain. In addition to their painkilling abilities, opiates are some of the most addictive substances on the planet and risk for abuse is present with every form of opiate. When withdrawal from opiates occurs, it is known to be one of the most agonizing drug withdrawals, and in the case of powerful opiates such as heroin, it is possible to die from withdrawal symptoms.

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Stress Anxiety Relief Tips

By: Zul Rahman

There are a list of elements that spark off the anxiety attacks. So in order to get the prompt anxiety relief a great deal would depends on those factors.

One of the elements that start out the anxiety attacks is the direct interaction with the root of the stress. As for this condition the sole technique to relief the anxiety attack is to eliminate the origin of the stress.Continue reading

How To Stage An Alcohol Intervention

By: Chris Channing

When you have a loved one who is an alcoholic, life is complicated. It is hard enough to live with an alcoholic, and sometimes it proves even harder just trying not to give them more reasons to drink. You don't want to enable their addiction by being seen as the "bad guy" and at the same time you desperately want them to get help for their problem. If you know a family member has a self-destructive drinking problem, then an intervention might be the only way to get through to them.Continue reading

Dizziness and Vertigo - Is It Real or Just All In Your Head?

By: Christian Goodman

Most people attribute proper balance as the sole responsibility of the inner ear. The reality is there are several body systems that work together to keep us upright and balanced and a malfunction in any of these systems can result in dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance. The brain is ultimately responsible for maintaining balance and in order to do that, it relies on input from the inner ear, the eyes, certain muscles, tendons and joints, and lastly, even blood circulation aids the brain in maintaining balance.Continue reading

Laughter Is The Best Medicine, But Why?

By: Rick London

There's a myriad of reasons why we laugh and use humor in our lives. Humor goes back to the prehistoric days, or so they say. Since that was a few years before my time (but unfortunately not too many years before my time), I will have to take archaeologists word for this phenomena. I remember loving to laugh as a child. My mom was the joke cracker of our family until I came along and tried in all earnestness to out-perform her. She was a natural and it was impossible. But and making her laugh, was especially fun, as she was a perfectionist in the field of humor.Continue reading